Holidays to Corfu
Lush, mountainous and bathed in perpetual Mediterranean sunshine, Corfu is the largest and greenest member of the Ionian islands. A Corfu holiday offers the variety that defines Greece; sun-dappled olive groves, golden beaches lapped by warm, turquoise waters, history, culture and an amazing variety of wildlife. We at Co-operative Travel have bargain holidays to Corfu and its most popular areas – as well as a few lesser-known ones.
Homer called it a rich and beautiful land, Lawrence Durrell called it this Emerald Isle. However, you choose to describe Corfu, holidays there will leave you captivated. While Corfu may appear to some to lack the ancient splendour of Crete, last minute Corfu holidays spring plenty of archaic surprises, including; Roman temples, Byzantine monasteries, medieval churches and even a fabulous ruined castle. Book late deals in Corfu Town and you’ll see ample evidence of the island’s rich Venetian past.
A major draw of cheap Corfu holidays is the beaches. Swathes of silvery sand and hidden rocky coves offer safe, family-friendly bathing, melting into a backdrop of cascading wild flowers, olive groves and Cypress trees, with a lush mountainous interior begging to be explored. The island is rich in locally grown produce and fresh seafood, and many people book Corfu package holidays in villas and self-catering apartments, buying delicious produce from local markets, or dining out at the cheap tavernas and restaurants. At the other end of the scale, bargain holidays to Corfu resorts like Aghios Ioannis, near Corfu Town, offer all-inclusive facilities with waterparks, kids clubs and live entertainment all as part of the package.
Most late deals in Corfu are booked in the east and west coastal resorts to the north. We at Co-operative Travel particularly recommend Paleokastritsa, widely renowned as the most beautiful beach on the island. Corfu package holidays in Sidari and Gouvia have an upbeat vibe, while Acharavi and Aghios Georgios are tranquil and secluded. Kavos, in the south, is popular with youngsters searching for cheap Corfu holidays with a clubbing atmosphere.