Fly from Liverpool to Corfu
Situated off the northwest coast of Greece, lies the beautiful Ionian Island of Corfu. Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, this destination is a summertime favourite that is renowned for its picture perfect sunsets, lush mountainous terrain, pristine beaches and relaxing atmosphere. From strolling along one of its many beaches to discovering its ancient past, this destination has something for everyone. Read our top travel tips below for exploring this idyllic Greek Island.
Why you should go
Filled with cobble stoned streets, the capital of the island is home to the beautiful Old Town. With origins dating back to 8th Century BC, explore its incredible Venetian Old Fortress, the Palace of St. Michael and St. George and the incredible Museum of Asian Art.
Home to some of the best diving sites in Greece; discover sea caves, shipwrecks and soft coral. Don’t worry if it’s your first time scuba diving, there are plenty of PADI-approved classes that you can take.
Traditional Corfiot Town
For those seeking a traditional Corfiot village, Benitses is the ideal location. This former fishing village is postcard picture perfection complete with a mountainous backdrop that’s surrounded by crystal clear waters. With its welcoming atmosphere, this town will immerse you into local culture.
Dating back to 1228, experience the traditional life of Greek monks in this tranquil setting. Providing break taking views, this stunning hilltop monastery has plenty to offer. Sample traditionally pressed olive oil and kumquat liqueur that’s handmade by the monks whilst admiring the stunning Byzantine artwork on display in the museum.
When you should go
For those who enjoy warm summers days filled with clear blue skies, Corfu offers and average of 3000 hours of sun a year, with the hottest months being June to September that can reach a scorching 31oC – perfect for those who enjoy lazy days in the sun!
Cooling down in the autumnal months to around 11oC, this time of year is ideal for those seeking a relaxing get-a-way filled with sightseeing and outdoor activities such as hiking.