Dress up and Splash out!
Barbati Beach next to Nissaki has a very sophisticated beach bar and restaurant called Piedo del Mare - a llittle oasis of calm and elegance for a dress up and splash out evening and just five minutes drive away!
Saddle up and explore!
There are two horse riding schools along the NE coast of Corfu. One at Avlaki (Avlaki Horse Riding School) and one at Ano Korakiana (TrailRiders Corfu). Different rides are available for beginners and children. Those with experience will be taken on more demanding rides, through the olive groves and along the beach
Enjoy a little "retail therapy"!
The narrow streets radiating off from the Liston, house small shops of every commercial nature. Dominated by the 'gold shops'. Corfiot craftsmen excel at designing and making Greek jewelry in gold - this coupled with competitive prices may tempt you. Among the bustle, look out for those shops and stalls selling local items like wild honey, fig cakes and handmade lace.
Enjoy the beach where princes and lords regularly visit!
Kerasia is a quiet cove situated between Kouloura and Agios Stephanos. It is mainly just one long sweeping beach and is quite stunning.There is just one Taverna and a scattering of villas. During lunchtime, the occasional day trip boat may arrive - but they soon depart! The Rothschild's have a holiday home on the headland - Prince Charles and Lord Sainsbury are regulars. It is an idyllic 'get away from it all' setting.
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 Venetians 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.
Walk up to Kassiopi castle
As you walk around the harbour glance up to your left and on the hillside you will see the remains of Kassiopi Castle. The remains overlook the harbour and continue around the headland. The castle has Roman foundations but the visible remains above the ground are Byzantine. Unfortunately the castle was all but dismantled in the 14th century by the Venetians. You can walk among the ruins and the top ramparts offer an excellent view of the Albanian coastline. Recent efforts are being made for its restoration. You can visit the remains by following the road that goes up behind the bar Illusions. This is on the right of the road as you walk down to the harbour.
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.
Explore the Aghios Spiridon region 's nature reserve
Agios Spiridon is known in the North East of Corfu as a nature reserve. The reserve is just a short walk or drive along from the beaches. There are many butterflies and wild flowers and the fish swim up the canal and lay there eggs here. There is also a lagoon behind the resort - which does increase the number of mosquitoes in the area!
Take the plunge and try the watersports!
Nissaki has a large water sports jetty to the left hand side of the beach. It is a little climb over some rough ground, don't wear high heels!!!! Water skiing, Wakeboarding, Ringo and Banana rides and Parasailing are available.
Step back in time and visit Old Perithia
Old Perithia (gr. Palaia Peritheia) is a deserted village. It is located high up, off the main road between Kassiopi and Acharavi. It is strange driving in the mountains, coming across this deserted village with a few sheep and a couple of Tavernas in the middle! Even more interesting, walking around just wondering about those who used to live here. At one time 1,500 people lived in the village, now just 6 people remain tending the local flocks and looking after livestock.
Try a home brewed beer
Corfu has one of a few organic breweries in Greece and Adonis taverna in Avlaki has pilsner and ale on tap. A delicious meze is a great way to savour the popular beer!
Enjoy a little orchestra music in the square
Splianada Square is the main square of the island and the central meeting spot for locals and visitors, situated in Corfu (Kerkyra) Town. It was constructed to resemble the European Royal Gardens. It is the largest square in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe. During the summer months, symphonic orchestras perform at the kiosk that is situated in the square, order a Greek coffee and soak in the atmosphere....
Small but magnificent!
The Archeological Museum that is!Don't miss this little gem - you won't get "museum indigestion" here, it is quite small and very well laid-out, with a couple of real highlights which are as good as anything we've seen in the whole of Greece on many trips in the past. It is air-conditioned which makes it a lovely place on a very hot day - cool off as a culture vulture!
Explore the island on the first day by local taxi!
A great way to see the island is to take a whisle stop tour at the beginning of the holiday with a local taxi driver. Generally knowledgable and more than happy to show off their island, you can sit back and relax and get to know the size and roads of the island without getting lost and gain a lot of useful local knowledge!
Korission lake ornithological nature reserve.
A Lake and swamp of great interest to bird watchers in particular, although it is also of great interest to plant lovers and walkers in general. It is the temporary and permanent habitat of more than 150 bird species, as well as many rare and beautiful plants. You will find this beautiful lagoon and its neighbouring deserted sandy beaches close to Halikouna in the south of the Island.
Gaze down into the depths from the Glass bottom boat
This is far more than just a sea voyage 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.
Drive the scenic route around the North West coast
To start this stunningly beautiful drive, head for Tzavros junction in central Corfu, next to the resort of Gouvia. From here, drive north via Liapades to Paleokastritsa (we advise you to stop here for a while, to visit the lovely monastery). From Paleokastritsa, the road starts to climb & twist & climb again up through the village of Lakones to Makrades. From here, we recommend that you visit the castle ruins of Angelokastro. Once youve had a coffee here, head for Troumpetta, passing through Vistonas. From Troumpetta head back towards the south of the Island to Tzavros again.
Get in the mood for Corfu - The Durrells' Brothers Versions
Visit the white house in Kalami. Home to the Durrell family back in the 40's, whilst Lawrence wrote his novel, Prospero's Cell, and where Gerald created his novel, "My family and other animals" both a must read before heading of on holiday to Corfu. There is a taverna on the premises which is a delightful stop-over to enjoy the scenery.
Visit another country - Albania!
There are organised day trips to this fascinating country. The cost of this trip is about Euros 40 plus an additional Euros 18 for the visa to enter the country. This is well worth the trip, to experience the culture of a country that is still completely un-commercialised. You can purchase tickets directly from the Ionian cruises office in the old harbour in Corfu town.
A night out in Corfu Town
It's a wonderful town to eat out in - a huge variety of restaurants and tavernas can be found throughout the narrow cobbled streets, from simple traditional fare to trendy Italian cuisine, and the luxery of getting a taxi or water taxi back!
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