If you’re already dreaming about that warm weather holiday you’ve always wanted to take, it’s time to look at the island of Corfu. Of course, you will need to book your trip well ahead of time, so we wanted to still give you the scoop…even if there’s still snow on the ground where you are.
What you need to know is that Corfu is the northernmost of the Ionian Islands in Greece. It’s in the Adriatic Sea, east of Italy and southwest of Albania.
This is a culture rich region that has something for everyone. Corfu Town will be where you are most likely going to spend most of your time on the island. It’s known as Kerkira or Kerkyra. This is where the airport is located and where most of the ferries will dock. It’s incredibly tourist friendly, which is something that we look forward to in every way.
The north part of the island will be where you have all of your mountains, and the coastal areas will be where you’ll find those classic pebbly beaches.
You will find that while things aren’t set up directly for children to enjoy, the entire island is devoted to the happiness and joy of children. You will see children playing safely in the streets, in parks, at playgrounds and even on the beach. Modern Greece still has old fashioned roots, and this is also noticeable on Corfu.
The warm Mediterranean climate will welcome you — warm and dry summers with blue skies that seem to go on forever.
The mountainous areas are going to be cooler. The winters are pretty mild. You’ll get plenty of sun here, even in the Spring. A lot of people travel to Corfu all year around, because there’s always something to do. Spring is awesome because you get to see all of the vegetation and colors. Summer is popular because of the beaches, and fall is popular because of the harvests. Good food grown right is one of the main themes of Corfu.
You can get around pretty easy by bus, which means that you don’t need to rent a car. You can, of course, if you really want to. You’ll find that bus tickets are very cheap.
There’s also a chance to rent bikes to travel around in style, if you choose to do so. This is a great way to see the beauty of the island, get some exercise, and even have a lower impact on the environment. Continue reading