A destination of captivating contrasts, Corfu's lavish green landscapes provides an idyllic backdrop to quiet beaches and calm waters. On luxury holidays in Corfu, a boutique hotel or private villa is the perfect base to explore the island's stunning scenery, unspoilt coastlines, historic fortresses, and quaint villages.
The lushest of the Greek islands could arguably be the loveliest, as Corfu's aesthetic appeal is arresting both inland and by the sea. It's emerald mountains are awash with olive groves, orange orchards, and cypress trees, which provide the perfect backdrop to pink-tinted towns, turquoise waters, and white sand beaches.
For the ultimate in sequestered sun-worshipping, head to the cliffs and coves of Paleokastritsa, where magical sunsets can be enjoyed from the comfort of a secluded shore. The nearby Colovri islet is also a prime spot for scuba diving thanks to the scenic canyons and sea caves where nudibranchs, barracudas, and groupers dwell.
Corfu Old Town, a UNESCO-listed heritage site, is a historical and cultural melting pot of Venetian, French, and British influences. By day, spend your time seeing its main highlights, such as the Neo Frourio (New Fortress) and Church of Saint Spiridon. When the sun goes down, explore its pedestrian-only streets in search of rustic tavernas that serve delicious Greek cuisine.