Corfu Luxury Yachting Guide

Glowing in the typical island combination of sun, sea and sand, Corfu is more than meets the eye. As the most luscious, diverse and cosmopolitan of the Ionians, this vibrant island draws party-goers, escapists and history buffs alike to its pebbly shores.

The most northern and well-known of the Ionians, Corfu is blessed with idyllic beaches and dramatic landscapes dotted with olive groves, sweeping cypresses and charming villages. Corfu forgoes the iconic sugar-cube-style architecture of most Greek Islands for shuttered buildings in tender shades of coral; evidence of the island’s Venetian influences tinged with a subtle French flavour. 

Over 60 kilometres long and 30 kilometres across, Corfu’s size only manages to enhance its allure; it is almost always possible to find a secluded cove or quiet bay even when the island is at it brightest. As the busiest of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is constantly buzzing with activity and offers endless options for indulgent onshore hotel escapes and watersport adventures. Despite its modern facilities however, the entire island still exudes an alluring ancient-Grecian charm.

Corfu Town
Even the capital of Corfu Town is drenched in medieval spirit from its cobblestone streets and historic buildings to its age-old alleyways, statues and fountains. Intricate avenues, sprawling squares and European architecture characterise this energetic town that draws visitors with its lovely museums and ancient churches.

The French-inspired Liston Arcade and delightfully laid-back Esplanade in particular are simply brimming with delicious open-air eateries and charismatic cafés. The enticing regions that surround Corfu Town in all directions are fabulous places to play a scenic 18-holes or drink in the magnificent Mediterranean sunset.

The popular seaside resort of Sidari lies north of Corfu Town and is famous for its unique rock formations and gentle beaches. Further west sits Paleokastritsa, an unspoilt town boasting the island’s best beaches; all crystal clear waters and perfectly sandy bathing coves. On Corfu’s southern tip is Kavos, an absolute party paradise that is extremely popular with the young and active.

For an escape from the sea, head into Corfu’s deeply luscious interior and explore the tiny, timeless, unaffected Greek town of Sokraki or take a scenic walk through Corfu’s countryside scattered with brightly coloured orchids and tumbling olive groves.



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