22.02.17

Top 5 attractions in Corfu

With a stunning natural landscape and a rich past intertwining, Corfu island is a dazzling and magical retreat, harmoniously combining everything that your Greek holiday experience needs to bring along, in order to be engraved on your mind and heart: azure waters, exceptional architecture, cultural and historic wealth, welcoming people, delicious local flavours, – and last but not least, several attractions to discover. Here are the top-5 among them, that will make the most of your holidays in this Greek island with the impeccable beauty.

  1. Corfu Old town: Wander in the Old town of Corfu, deemed a Unesco world heritage due to its breath-taking Classical, Baroque and Renaissance architecture that could well be the backdrop of a movie. Highlights include the famous arcades of Liston, the Palace of St Michael and St Georgiou and the Old and New Fortress guarding the city for centuries.
  2. Achillion Palace: Beloved refuge of the illustrious Sissy, Empress of Austria, after her tragic son’s death, the palace is an ode to the legendary Achilles. In the luxuriant garden, you can admire the well-known statue of Dying Achilles with the scenic views of the azure waters of the Ionian Sea in the background.
  3. Mon Repos: The grand colonial estate and palace, which hosted a multitude of illustrious British aristocrats and the Greek royal family, hides a sumptuous garden with rare varieties of flowers and plant, ideal for a romantic walk.
  4. Paleokastritsa: Escape for a day in the stunning Paleokastritsa village, nestled in a gorgeous landscape of coves, hillside and tall cliffs. Take a little hike to explore the lovely Theotokos monastery or lay in the sun in one of six secluded beaches.
  5. Kanoni-Mouse Island: Plan a little escapade to the Kanoni Peninsula where you will visit the quaint and scenic 17th-century Monastery of Vlaherna that seems to float on the Ionian Sea. From this location, pursue your exploration by taking a five-minute boat ride to embrace the beauty of Mouse Island’s lush landscape.

Indeed, Corfiot beauty has the power to seduce you – surrender to Corfu’s aristocratic aura, experience its charms and be ready to come back again and again; because that is what happens when your mind and heart finally belong to someone.