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.
Go horse-riding through Mt Pandokrátor's lush foothills with well-established Trailriders outside Áno Korakiána village (tel 6946 653317; trailriderscorfu.com).Rides Apr to Oct daily Mon to Sat along shaded tracks from 10am to noon and 5 to 7pm.
Watch Corfu's Easter celebrations (14 to 16 Apr), perhaps the most vivid in Greece. On Good Friday afternoon and evening, each parish parades its epitáfios (Funeral Bier of Christ) as brass bands play solemn dirges played. On Saturday, specially made pots are hurled from upper storeys, to banish the bad luck of Judas' betrayal. After the midnight Resurrection service, fireworks are set off above town.
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