If your idea of a holiday is unwinding on golden beaches, then set your sights on Corfu. Tumbling green cliffs in Mirtiotissa give way to warm sands, while the crystal clear Ionian Sea beckons you from your lounger.
On the other side of the island, a rockier coast creates small secluded beaches just waiting to be discovered. Take a break from the sun and dive into the clear water to see reefs and wrecks that are teeming with life. Charter a boat and explore the coastline with the wind in your hair – it really is the only way to travel.
Venture inland to see the green heart of this mountainous island up close. Vast swathes of wild olive trees and grape vines stretch for miles with charming villages dotted in between them and the rugged terrain.
Corfu Town is vibrant and varied. Dip in and out of fashion boutiques and upmarket restaurants in the new town. The old town is home to a mishmash of sights, sounds and scents. Wander between the golden buildings, discovering twisting lanes full of lively bars and others that feel frozen in time.
When to go
Visit between May and September for plenty of sunshine.