Cheap flights to Corfu
The second biggest of the Ionian Islands that lie off Greece’s north west coast, Corfu is not only one of the Mediterranean’s more popular holiday destinations, it’s one of its most beautiful too.
Three thousand years ago Homer called Corfu ‘a beautiful and rich land’ and not much has changed, except of course for the pink northern Europeans sizzling on its beaches. This island is incredibly green with lush rolling plains bursting with over 600 species of wild flowers. It has miles of olive groves and beautiful mountain backdrops.
And when you’ve tired of walking around World Heritage listed towns complete with some superb Venetian architecture, then why not head down to Corfu’s many beaches, which will leave you breathless. It’s no wonder this island has been the prized possession of so many, from Byzantines and Venetians to the French and the British, all of whom have left their mark.
Corfu's excellent microbrewery at Aríllas stages an annual tasting festival pitting their eight varieties against foreign guest beers. This year (12 to 16 Oct) the theme is Corfu versus Italy.
Attend the Agiotfest soul, rock and dance festival in Ágios Ioánnis village on 27 August, from 7.30pm onwards (€15). Headliners this year are the Black Strat Band with George Gakis, Zoe Unsworth and Lia Kolita.