Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George. (Google info).
In late September, we were longing for a short autumn break, and spotted a very cheap packet holiday to Corfu, and immediately booked 2 pacakets for us both. I certainly got very excited of this holiday as this was my first time to visit Greece. We landed at the airport and was taken by a rather large tour bus to our hotel. Upon arrival after checked in, we are escorted to our room by the hotel staff. We passed a large cafe and a fairly big swimming pool on our way to our room, and in the pool there were loads of people hanging around drinking bears and a little bit loud to my liking. I do like to go on holiday, but to be honest, I am not a kind of person who like to sit by a pool during my stay, or sit around the bar drinking beers. I am boring I know, but I love to explore; going for walks, for a long drives, visiting markets, etc.
We stayed at the hotel for one night only, and one the first night we were planning our escape. The packet holiday was so cheap anyway, we were kind of OK to find another hotel far away from the place. The hotel was located in Kavos, a town with character which doesn’t suit me at all. We decided to hire a car for the length of time we stay there, and looked for a more Greek town and moved there. We headed up northern part of the island and exploring daily from there. We stayed in a small B&B, with a beautiful veranda and a very friendly owner, near a large plantations of olives. Once we found our comfort hotel, the adventure of the island begun.
Corfu is really beautiful, but you do need a car to explore it easier and better. Corfu, the city is also very interesting, full of beautiful building, lovely markets and restaurants. The marina is of course very special, a bonus for us as we love boats. Corfu was a special experience, and hope to go back again one day. I am sure, there are more to see when visiting on a longer holiday.
Explore Corfu, you will enjoy it.