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
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.