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Being a first visitor to Corfu can be a very nerve wrecking experience, but don't worry your representative will guide and help you through your holiday. Always ask your Rep anything about your stay in Corfu, he/she will tell you what you should or shouldn't do on the island. Do go to the welcome meetings and get to know your rep as he or she will answer any of your questions
On your stay in your resort your rep will give you an itinerary of what is on offer to you and your family, ie: night shopping in Corfu town, Albaina Experience, boat trips north and south of the island, Greek nights ( Greek Dancing and Plate Smashing etc ). You can book any of these through your rep and they will inform you of any changes well before you go on any of the trips.
If you care for tasting local wine along with local food & delicacies, you may book to visit "Ambelonas Corfu" - a family owned vineyard with a panoramic view, wild nature, flower, herb and vegetable garden (ambelonas corfu)
If you are staying in a hotel or with a package holiday yes, your representative may be able to offer you a lot of useful advice so by all means ask them for advice.
If you prefer to do your own thing however there are endless possibilities for first time visitors to the island depending very much on what you want from your holiday.
The faint-hearted or those travelers who seek restfulness, may at least explore the aquarium on Corfu Island. The lovers of fishes and reptiles, any way they visit Paleokastritsa, the Corfu Aquarium is a real experience. The collection of the international reptiles is excellent and very well chosen, exactly what you expect to see from a well organised local aquarium. The mediterranean fish collection is also infrequently selected and in combination with the excellent service of the staff, the Corfu Aquarium provides a memorable experience for both children and adults.
There are over 300 beautiful beaches on Corfu ranging from tiny private shingly coves to enormos stretches of sand with bars, discos and watersports. You will find pretty much all watersports available on many beaches from water skiiing to scuba diving, plus the usual games such as the ringos, banana or pedalos. On the whole the West Coast has the big sandy beaches and there is some dramatic scenery that is well worth exploring such as Paleocastritsa and Cape Drastis. The beautiful North East coast has hundreds of lovely coves with sparkling waters and friendly local tavernas
Hire a Car
There are hundreds of car hire rental places in almost every resort.
Take a boat trip
You will find boat trips and hire of all sorts at most resorts. try www.dailycruisescorfu.com for one of the best days out.
Also dont forget the amazing 600 hp engine speedboat trips to Paxos-Antipaxos and Blue Lagoon,Sivota with BLACK PEARL SPEEDBOAT FROM ASPROKAVOS,KAVOS...Web site: http://www.aspro-kavos-watersports.com/
Visit Corfu town
A must for everyone, it is a truly fabulous cultural and historic center with masses of wonderful shops and cafes plus some great historical sites. You will find local buses, organised excursions and boat trips to the town from most resorts.
Go to Aqualand
a cheesy but great fun day out for all the family!
Hire a bicycle
there are several places that hire bikes and do organised tours.
there are many beautiful walks on the island
you will find a range to suit all of the family from the clubs of Kavos to the more sophisticated Greek nightclubs of Corfu to the local family tavernas with live Greek music. Most hotels have a good range of music on most evenings, even if you are not a residaent of teh hotel you can alwyas go along for the nght.
Perhaps at a later date more links will be added. for now try www.allcorfu.com it is a nice clean site with a lot of very useful information.
A very helpful article on Corfu, on "The Irish Times" by Richard Pine, Irish, who now lives in Corfu.