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Corfu is a great place for package holidays to Corfu this year. Situated in Greece it is one of the most well known of the Greek islands and very popular with holidaymakers
Corfu is an island in the Ionian islands, to the west of the Greece mainland and to the north of the Ionian Sea. It is one of the greenest islands in the Mediterranean due to its lush climate - rain in winter and hot dry summers - and is covered in many olive trees, approx. three million. It is a very popular and cosmopolitan island, used to attracting many tourists and visitors from around the world, meaning your holidays to Corfu should be well catered for by a wide choice of places to stay.
Before holidaying in Corfu decide what type of holiday you'd like to experience. There are some very busy areas of Corfu, which have been heavily promoted to tourism, which if you are looking for liveliness and nightlife will be ideal. For the more discerning traveller the more remote west and northwest of the island would suit better and harbour much quieter unspoilt areas.Visit and sunbathe on the wonderful sandy beaches of the western side of the island, or stroll along the east side of the island on the numerous pebbly beaches, taking in the view of the sea, ships and luxurious hidden villas along this side of the coast. Catch the view from the mountainous north and visit the mountain of Pantokratoras.
Corfu enjoys hot, dry summers and mild winters. Temperatures in July and August range from 90°F (32°C) during the day to 64°F (18°C) at night. Rainfall is unlikely during the peak summer season, but heavy showers can be expected between September and April.
Corfu Town is the capital of the island and the principal port. It has unique architecture, influenced by the French, English, Venetian and Sicilian. It is a very elegant and interesting area and one you should visit whilst on holiday in Corfu. Other popular resorts include Roda, Aghios Ioannis, Sidari, Gouvia, Kassiopi, Kavos.
Aswell as the natural beauty, the island holds all the comforts of a big cosmopolitan city, which you can experience whilst on your holidays to Corfu. It is connected to many European destinations by direct flights and has daily flights to Athens, mainland Greece. You can also catch a boat to one of the other islands for a day trip during your stay should you fancy it.
If you are looking for a lively holiday, Corfu is a good place to choose. Corfu town offers many bars and clubs in various different styles, from which you can choose depending on your taste. If nightclubbing in Corfu is your aim, there are large night clubs outside of the town centre, mainly on the coastal roads, which offer late night partying from a choice of bars and nightclubs.
The Easter festival in Corfu is famous and people travel from all over the world to holiday in corfu during this time to enjoy the festivities. But there are also festivals at other times of the year including the festival of Corfu, which takes place in Corfu town in the month of September and consists of concerts, orchestras and theatres.
Corfu is a very busy island in the main areas, offering a wealth of cultural, historical and sports related activities. It is cosmopolitan in nature and the people here are friendly and welcoming to tourists. It is attractive as a holiday destination in that it combines the natural environment with all the comforts of a big city atmosphere.