Corfu (which is also known as Kerkyra locally) is the second-largest of the Ionian Islands, an archipelago forming a substantial part of the Greek Islands which surround the Southern European nation of Greece. This ancient country is one of the oldest in the world, boasting a dizzying depth of history which spans the course of millennia. Considered to be the cradle of Western civilization, Greece was the birthplace of everything from political science, to travel writing, to the very concept of democracy – and in the modern era, Greece is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world, drawing in an astonishing 13 million tourists annually! It’s not difficult to see why, either. This ancient country is famous for many things: the hospitality of its people, its wealth of beaches, its extraordinary array of historical sightseeing opportunities and – of course – its affordability.
The island of Corfu is no exception. One of the most beautiful destinations in Greece, this verdant island enjoys the nickname of ‘the Emerald Isle’. Festooned with a lush garland of cypress trees, olive groves and dense beds of wildflowers, this stunning island is the perfect destination for beauty-seekers and sun-worshippers, who are sure to be thrilled by sites such as lofty Mount Pantokrator and stunning, world-class beaches like Porto Timoni and Agio Stefanos! But with sightseeing opportunities which include the historic old quarter of Corfu Town, the 13th century Byzantine Monastery of Paleokastritsa and award-winning water park Aqualand, a cheap holiday to Corfu is ideal for virtually every type of traveller. So if we’ve piqued your interest, read on – and discover exactly which of Corfu’s resorts is best for you!