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Corfu - or Kerkyra, as it is known in Greek - is the second-largest island in the Ionian Islands, situated on Greece’s gorgeous northwest coast. With its rugged mountains and pristine beaches, olive groves and coral reefs, this charming island is the perfect spot for a fun family holiday. A short flight from home, so no child (big or small) gets too bored, this picturesque island begs to be discovered.

Corfu's Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is the perfect place to start your Greek adventure. Walk around the promenade, unearth the long history of the city on guided tours, admire the ancient architecture and - most importantly - take the time to taste the local food. Feast your way around the city with a culinary tour of Corfu Town and visit its many friendly tavernas. For a hands-on experience, a tailored cooking class for the whole family is a fun way to learn to make tasty traditional dishes such as an aromatic sofrito sauce and a perfect dish of pastitsada.

For families with sea-loving squirts in tow, the northern part of the island is the best spot for diving. On tours tailored to any ability, find the best places to admire the underwater world of the Ionian Sea. Above the water, take a boat trip to the lesser know Diapontia Island for a light picnic or have a go at stand up paddle boarding on the waves of Agios Spiridon beach.

Back on dry land, Pantokratoras mountain is the ideal place for a hiking trip. Be it on foot or by bike, admire the small traditional villages and the Mediterranean fauna and flora. Switch two legs for four as you hop atop a trusty steed for a truly memorable family experience discovering the island's unspoilt scenery. Take in the panoramic views of Corfu and Albania and see who will be the first to spot the southern tip of Italy.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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Francesca, Kate L and Charlotte H are our 'Family Corfu' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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