Uncover charming countryside and royal history on Corfu
The second largest of the Ionian islands, Corfu has a winning combination of sandy coastlines, lush green terrain and a history that is said to date back to Greek mythology.
Best time to visit Corfu
• The climate is fundamentally Mediterranean with long hot sunny days often from April through to the end of September, and pleasant, warm evenings
• The water is warm until mid-November, however, the rainy season begins mid-October.
Corfu holiday highlights
Corfu Town's narrow cobbled streets, pretty squares and eclectic architecture reveal an array of European influences. Wander along The Liston and soak up the cosmopolitan charm of this elegant Venetian city. Further north along the coast lies the beautiful peninsula of Kommeno Bay. Here is where you'll find white-washed buildings, verdant terrain and secluded sandy beaches. For history lovers, must-sees include Achilleion Palace, the summer house built by 'Sissi', Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and Mon Repos Palace, the birthplace of the Duke of Edinburgh. Guests staying at Grecotel Corfu Imperial can also visit Danilia Village, a replica of a 1930s Corfiot village where James Bond film For Your Eyes Only and ITV's series The Durrells were filmed.
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