South East Corfu
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At a glance
- Sleeps 8
- 2 Double Bedrooms
- 2 Twin Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Beach 2.7km
- Taverna 1.6km
- Minimarket 1.5km
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Location of Kirki
Great Things to Do Near Kirki
A visit to Mon Repos is well worthwhile. A Royal mansion, with huge gardens, fountains, ancient trees and plants. Also famed for being the birthplace of Prince Philip. Mon Repos is only a 20 minute walk from the centre of the old town of Corfu, at the start of the Kanoni peninsula.
Go for lunch on Vidos Island
Vidos Island used to house an ancient Venetian fortress, later turned into the Corfu ‘Alcatraz’! Now, it is simply a wonderfully tranquil spot to go for a walk, a quiet swim and a perfect setting for lunch – with the beautiful view of Corfu town and its 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 Mouse Island Pontikinissi
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.
Walk along the Liston
and after having selected your café, and waited for a seat, enjoy the atmosphere and take your time, as the children run around the esplanade and the locals parade their newly purchased clothes. This is the place to people watch. The coffees may be a little bit more expensive than in other parts, but the entertainment comes free of charge!
Play a round of golf!
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.
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 off on holiday to Corfu.
For those who would like to know about more of the cuisine 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.
Benitses Shell museum
Not to be missed by all shell lovers, this extremely impressive collection is lovingly curated and features shells from not only the Ionian sea, but from all over the world. The children will love it too.
Ornithologists will know about the bird watching area at the Korission lake, where you can see several different species of wading birds, amongst others.
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.
A Visit to Lefkimmi
Why not head down to the south of the island and visit the second largest town in Corfu. Lefkimmi is a traditional village which still has the charm of an old fashioned Greek town. Drive down to the river ( Potami ) and sit back at one of the cafes or local tavernas and watch all the locals go about their business. Then finish the day at the local beach called Boukari which is at the end of the river.
A Trip to Aqualand
Fun for all the family at one of Greece's largest water parks. Head into the centre of the island and spend the day on one of the many water slides on offer.
Drive down to the south west coast of the island and discover an unspoilt area that has not been developed with tourism. Halikounas Beach is one of the best beaches on Corfu, with a beautiful sandy beach and gently sloping waters. Whilst there have an explore of the lake which is set behind the beach. Stop on the way home at one of the very traditional tavernas along the road side.
The Big Red Bus
Why not catch the Big Red Bus from the Achillion Palace up in Gastouri to have an open topped trip into Corfu Town. Its a hop on hop off bus and a great way to explore the area and also visit Corfu Town.
An Evening overlooking Mouse Island
Why not walk down to the main road into Corfu Town and follow the path until you come to one of the lovely tavernas that line the road overlooking Mouse Island. Sit back and enjoy a meal or a drink and watch the planes coming into Corfu. Grab a taxi from the main road to take you home.