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Best time diving with Apollo
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We had the beste time at Apollo diving cntre in Corfu. Chris and Maria are very experienced and skilled divers and show you some beautiful diving spots. There are three shipwrecks nearby and lots of interesting stuff to see. There is a lot of respect to all the aspects of safety. Besides the owners are great to hang out with and willing to tell you everything about scubadiving and corfu. For beginners and experienced divers a great place to go.



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South Corfu
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Many people think Corfu finishes at Corfu Town. But there are 40 kms south of it.
So many people think that Kavos is the only resort south.
WELL... Take a trip and see what we found 30 years ago. West coast is amazing, good beaches from Aghious Mathious down to Vitalades, gentle sloping sand into the sea great for the families...
We built in Vitalades/gardenos in 2006 after much deliverance about building. Best thing we ever did! We retire in 2015 and can't wait to move out there semi permanent.
Lefkimmi still typical town unspoilt, 2nd biggest town on Corfu. Rick Stein did a program regarding the local produce used in cooking and excelled about the food locally.
Petriti largest fishing port on the island, trawlers real ones catch fish that's distributed through out the island. Great local fish restaurants there.
Take a look and enjoy.
WE DID!



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Perfect is the word
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By charter to Thessaloniki, few days to see the town and then by bus to Corfu. There is a direct bus from Thessaloniki to Corfu. If you are staying far from the Town in Corfu, ask for transport from port to hotel because this is a very large island and taxis are very expensive.

We were picked up to Benitses, in a comfortable and centrally-located hotel. We loved our first meal in a traditional fish tavern at the small port, followed by a nice walk. There are many shops and taverns in Benitses, it's hard to choose among them, we even found a Cuban cuisine restaurant. This place is ideal for families with a superb view to the sea.

Paleokastritsa was also an unforgettable place. This place seems rather unspoilt and peaceful at first sight, full of trees and lush vegetation but it is quite lively with tourists, one of the busiest spots on the island. Glyfada is one of those places but you will enjoy more as it looks remote. Take a swim at the sandy beach and enjoy the clean water. In Corfu Town, we were stunned by Liston, the Old Town and the Fortresses. Do not also miss the Palace of Achilleion, the perfect place for princesses :-)



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Impatient to go back
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I was invited by a friend to his house in the picturesque village of Kassiopi in Corfu. I spent only few days there but I made some truly beautiful memories. It was a unique opportunity to see the historic villages of Corfu and the famous buildings which are world wide known. I remained speechless before the beauty of the Old Town, the paved streets and the old houses and the attractive Neoclassical buildings which stand proudly in the heart of the city. We had a delicious meal at a small local tavern that overlooked the bay of Mouragia above Faliraki, Corfu Town, I don't remember the name of the tavern but it was nice and cheap. Next to Pizza Pete I believe. Tried Sofrito, which is a local dish.

Kassiopi is highly recommended for family vacation. Peaceful, the locals are very friendly and warm and the taverns serve the best Corfiot delicacies. The close beaches are very nice for swimming but too crowded for me. I found some beautiful souvenir shops selling creative art objects and local prouducts, Bought Mantolato for everyone back home! It is like pasteli with a slightly different taste. Would like to go back to Corfu for more days sometime. The Easter celebrations must be very nice, but I'm sorry I can't make this year.



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Gateway to childhood
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I had been to Corfu some time in my child years with family and friends. We all stayed at a Gouvia, a tourist resort, some miles away from the city. I remember vividly the small hotel with the large swimming pool. To my young eyes, the swimming pool was as large as the sea! The owners were just lovely and had a son at my age, so we frequently played together in the garden. Every night we went to a tavern and I remember some groups dancing Greek dances in strange costums. I won't forget how cold the water was in the beach, probably that is why I was crying my heart out to stay at the swimming pool. In the end, my cousins, a couple of years older, would take me by hand and play in the sand. If a kid doesn't want to swim, you can't persuade him without having other heads turn in the beach. Now fortunately I have solved this issue and enjoy as much as I can the Greek sea, nothing else like that in the world! I have more than 10 years to go to Corfu and truly miss it, I think returning there would be like returning to the happiest summers of my life. I am anxious to see and remember but I hope not to see many changes.



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Top in natural beauty
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Finally I got to visit Corfu with two friends of mine, on a summer week of August. A friend of ours, who lives there, was happy to give us a tour of the island and show the amazing beauties. Unfortunately, I will have to keep it as short as possible in order to avoid talking for hours. The historical center with the paved squares and the Venetian houses was a wonderful scene, something about Venice but without the canals.

The old fortress that you might have seen in many photos or card postals is equally impressive offering a fantastic view to the town and the sea. There is a outdoor cafe there in the yard of the fortress with great view and some shade from trees. We walked between the narrow paved streets of the town many times, watched for hours the shops with the lovely souvenirs, local products and other interesting objects that remind you of Corfu. At night, we went to some great clubs and bars. Moreover, the island has been the perfect place to capture its beauty with hundreds of photos.

Corfu has many types of beaches, from long sandy beaches to secluded ones that offer a lot of privacy. They are all impressive and you should definitely visit unless you can't stand the cold water. It is actually one of the main characteristics of the island, as most of the beaches are surrounded by steep rocks and the water is ice-cold, especially in Paleokastritsa. But the natural beauty is gorgeous, love AiGordis, Issos and Agios Stefanos.



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Crowded but still lovely
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Corfu is the largest island of the Ionian Sea and one of the most beautiful destinations in Greece. I first visited the island 10 years ago but this time I felt the great atmosphere and the beauty of the island. Corfu is popular for its traditional cuisine and its musical tradition. Pastitsada and sofrito are among the most famous dishes of the island. Most beaches in Corfu are large and fully organized, ideal for tourists who wish to spend luxurious vacation.

Paleokastritsa is probably the most popular beach for its crystal clear water although it is quite small. The village is quite lovely with many hotels, bars, cafeterias and many tourist shops. Myrtiotissa beach is a paradise and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe! The rough rocks covered with dense vegetation and approach the blue waters create a magic sight that you can never forget. It is the place that combines the wild natural beauty away from civilization, the right place for free camping.

We actually stayed in the village of Pelekas, a picturesque village that stands on a hill. I loved the fact that it was not so developed as the other villages. However, it gets very busy mostly in July and August. Corfu town offers a fascinating mix of Greek, Italian and British architecture and the tourists can admire the buildings that have a great history. The most interesting monuments that you can see in Corfu Town are the Town Hall Square, the Ionian Academy as well as the Old and the New Venetian fortresses. In my opinion, Corfu is a gorgeous island that combines relaxation with an intense night life.



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No place like this
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Over the years Corfu is getting more and more commercialized and as a regular visitor to the island I am quite pained. That said, I still can't think of any other place in Greece, where I'd much rather for holiday. And despite all the cheerful budget resorts that are crowding the island, I still manage to find my little spots of happiness in tranquil hideaways with beautiful beaches and splendid sceneries that are yet to be sacrificed at the altar of the tourism economy. I stayed at an apartment in Agios Stefanos, a quaint seaside village on the north western coast. The apartment was on a slope from the road and I had to climb up an incline, but the splendid view from the balcony, the small beach and the tiny harbor with its brightly painted fishing boats, was well worth the climb. My best beaches in Corfu are Agios Gordis and Nissaki, two amazing clean coasts surrounded by lots of green.



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Times to remember
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What I liked best about Corfu was its greenery. Hot spells in summer and mild winter rains have produced a green island full of olive groves and the landscape is absolutely pleasing to the eye. After few days enjoying the beach in Pelekas and the hot sun, I decided to take a local taxi and explore the island on my own. The taxi driver offered to take me to the Aqualand, the largest water park in Corfu, but I declined (a bit too old to be frolicking in the water!).

I visited some very picturesque villages like Strinilas and the deserted mountainous village of Perithia, where the only life (besides me) was a few sheep. But I was surprised as hell to find a couple of taverns there. Well, the Greeks sure know a thing or two about tourism! The Achillion Palace in the village of Gastouri is a "must see" and is one of the top tourist attractions of Corfu, and so also is Paleokastritsa, a beautiful spot set around three bays with a backdrop of beautiful green hills.

The taxi driver was a happy man in his middle 50s and he tried to open conversations, which I find very amusing to talk to the locals. They always have something different to tell you! If you decide to take the cab to get around the island, first ask a tavern owner for a good taxi driver and then negotiate the price from before. Me I gave 80 euros for all day. If I had a licence, things would be easier but I don't.

What I also liked in Corfu as food. I tasted some fabulous Mediterranean food at many of the taverns I visited. Not being very fond of seafood, I decided to tuck into some of the popular meat and vegetable dishes of the island. Among the great many dishes I tasted, I simply cannot forget: stifado (a meat stew with baby shallots), stuffed chicken breast with spinach and wine sauce, and briam (a baked dish of mixed vegetables), washed down with glasses of Metaxa, or was it Ouzo, or perhaps Retsina?



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Great for families with kids
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We had been to Corfu twice before and we went again last summer because it is a great place for families with children. Beaches are safe: no strong winds, no urchins, no deep water. Perfect to let your children free all day. Favourite beaches: Glyfada, Agios Gordis, Pelekas, Ypsos and so many other.

Maybe beaches on Corfu are not as impressive as in Kefalonia, but it has so many other things to do than just swimming. The island is full of castles and ancient sights. Especially Corfu Town. You can walk and walk for two days on the row and still have things to see. We always enjoy the view from the cafeteria in the Old Fortress. Liston is also great for coffee and the square of the Town Hall. We loved walking in the Old Town with an ice-cream at hand and looking at the gift shops. So many nice memories!

The only difficult thing with Corfu is to get around. It seems that buses are not frequent and almost never on time!! The best way seems to rent a car but signposting should be improved, or else be prepared for much confussion. A map helps a bit but will not solve all your problems. If I have to give you an advice on that issue, I would say not to look for small villages but for big villages of the area. For example, do not look for any sign to Kerasia (a really picturesque beach), just follow the road to Kassiopi and after Kalami have your eyes open!



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