If you're thinking about a Mediterranean vacation, think no further than the dreamy island of Corfu, Greece. Visitors can't help but fall in love with this Ionian island as soon their flights to Corfu touch down. The incomparable blue waters of the fairytale beaches alone make the airfare to Corfu worth every penny. With the exception of winter time, when direct flights are hard to find, cheap flights to Corfu can be found the rest of the year.
Corfu flights land at Corfu International Airport. Here you will hail a taxi or rent a car to take you to your hotel. Because of the island's small size, either mode of transportation is reasonably priced.
There are three main modes of transportation for touring around Corfu and its neighboring islands. Renting a car from a local vendor is without doubt the most convenient and cost effective way to travel around Corfu. There is also the KTEL, a coach bus that provides service to the major coastal towns. If you're feeling more adventurous, motor boat rentals are a fun and popular way to travel around the picturesque coast.
Aside from its fabled beaches, Corfu is rich in history and culture. The Achillion Palace, a must see, is nestled in breathtaking gardens overlooking the sea and is Corfu's feature attraction. Paleokastritsa is Corfu's precious gem and is considered the most spectacular beauty spot on the island. In addition, there are many ancient Greek and Roman ruins peppered around Corfu that are sure to delight sightseers.
Shopping in Corfu is like taking a trip back in time. From traditional Greek crafts and foods sold at the marketplace in Corfu town, to souvenirs made by the monks at the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary, shopping in Corfu is unforgettable.
While you can find many places to dine that serve your favorite international dishes, one of the best parts of dining out in Corfu is the authentic Mediterranean cuisine. In keeping with the authenticity of the dining experience, try some of the long standing, family run tavernas such as Pelargos Tavern or Chrisi Restaurant in town.
Corfu comes alive at night. Beach resorts such as Kavos, Ypsos and Dassia transform into lively nightclubs where you can enjoy your favorite drinks and dance the night away to your favorite music. The nightlife in Corfu is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.