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.
Shop for bargains and help Corfu's stray animals! The Ark charity shop displays loads of quality nearly-new clothes, books, DVDs and household goods, all at rock-bottom prices (11 Agiou Dimitriou, Corfu Town - behind Hondos Centre).
Carnival climaxes on Sunday 17 March, with an afternoon procession of floats, bands and majorettes in Corfu Town. It's not Rio, but it is regarded as one of the best in Greece, and draws big crowds. Celebrations continue on Monday, with similar processions and live Greek music in villages all over the island (17-18 March).
Bordering the Contra Fossa moat of Corfu Town's old fortress, the Bosketto Garden is a haven from the traffic of neighbouring Esplanade Square and the bustle of the Liston bars. See the busts of renowned authors Lawrence and Gerald Durrell. Afterwards, take time to visit the fortress with its museums and fine views.