Take the youngsters to Aqualand Water Park
The largest in all of Greece, and just 10 minutes from Corfu town. Make the children the excuse and have a great time yourself on the slides and flumes.
Glass bottom boat
This is far more than just a trip on a glass bottom boat. As well as seeing the wonders of the Ionian sea, you'll also be taken to the amazing caves close to Ermones that can only be accessed from the sea, and then you will be left to enjoy the afternoon on Paradise beach - a huge expanse of white sand/shingle beach and aqua marine sea, no road, and only accessed by sea. Truly amazing. These trips leave from the village of Paleokastritsa daily.
Go for lunch over on Vidos Island.
Vidos Island used to house an ancient Venetian fortress, later turned into the Corfu Alcatraz! Now, it is simply a beautifully tranquil spot to go for a walk, a quiet swim and a perfect setting for lunch with the beautiful view of Corfu town & it's fortresses in front of you. You catch the boats for Vidos in the car park at the old port, which you will find situated in front of the new fortress.
Visit Pontokinissi (Mouse Island)
What a lovely way to spend a half day, take a trip out to the Kanoni peninsula and enjoy a coffee on the waterfront café there, next to the Vlahernon monastery, which is also an Island, but has been connected to the Kanoni Peninsular by a small causeway. It's from this small causeway that you take the regular boat crossing over to Pontikinissi- about a 5 minute boat trip away. Don't forget your swimming gear, as you can easily have a lovely swim here.
Sail to the tiny island of Paxos
A truly idyllic Island unspoilt and full of olive trees! Paxos is a tiny Island, with only 3 small coastal villages, and of course a very famous little sister in Anti-Paxos (small Paxos!) where the beach resembles the white sand of the Caribbean. Well worth the day visit
Go hill walking along the many trails
The Spartillas to Ano Perithia via Mount Pantokrator is one of our favourites. Through the hills to the highest peak on the Island and visit the deserted hillside village of Ano Perithea for a delightful lunch in one of the 2 tavernas there along the way. Remember your camera!
Horse and carriage ride through Corfu's old town
For romantic couples, lovers of horses or for those who want to see Corfu town from a little higher up! This is a very popular way to see the sights of the town, and very easy on the legs!
Watching the world go by in Corfu town
The café at the Liston: built by the French in the same style as those in Rue de Rivoli, Paris is probably the place to 'people watch' while enjoying a Ginger beer.
Take some kodak moments from the Old Fort
Otherwise known as Paleo Frourio, construction on Corfu's Old Fort began in the 8th century, and this structure has served to protect Corfu Town throughout various historically significant conflicts. Much has been contributed to the fort over the years, with the Venetian's' adding a moat in the 16th century and the British adding various buildings inside the fort such as the church during the 19th century. Magnificent views over the city are available from the top of the fort, which is one of the islands most popular historical attractions.
Blue flag beaches
See how many blue flag beaches you can swim on during your stay, an ideal way of seeing the Island, experiencing the diversity of the Island, and having a lot of fun at the same time.
This really is an excellent course, the oldest and currently one of only half a dozen in all of Greece! We have the British to thank for this, for it was created during the time of the British occupation of the Island. You'll find the golf course close to Ermones on the Ropa Valley.
Take Corfu Town's little train
For a fabulous view of all the best landmarks. A chance to rest your feet after a hard morning of sight-seeing! The little train leaves from the Liston every day, practically on the hour. This is great fun for all the family, and should not be missed.
For those who would like to know more about the cuisine here on Corfu
Try bourdetto, one of the many local dishes created here on Corfu. Bourdetto is a spicy fish stew made from freshly caught scorpion fish. Be warned though, you have to eat this dish with your fingers and a lot of bread for the salsa (sauce), as it is a very bony fish, and is far too fiddly to try to eat with a knife and fork, so eat it the local way!.
Glass bottom boat
This is far more than just a trip on a glass bottom boat. As well as seeing the wonders of the Ionian sea, you'll also be taken to the amazing caves close to Ermones that can only be accessed from the sea, and then you will be left to enjoy the afternoon on Paradise beach - a huge expanse of white sand/shingle beach and aqua marine sea, no road, and only accessed by sea – truly amazing. These trips leave from the village of Paleokastritsa daily.
Nissaki Beach is a small pebbly beach protected by unbroken mountainside. A couple of charming tavernas and mini-markets make it ideal for a relaxed and lazy day.
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