Corfu, the island of Phaeakia in ancient times, is considered as one of the most interesting and beautiful islands of Greece. It is a place heavily influenced by various European cultures, an element predominant in the architecture of the island. Corfu gives the impression of a travel back to the time of the knights. Nonetheless it is also one of Greece’s most beautiful islands and certainly the greenest one.
Excellent sandy beaches, lush landscapes and magnificent archaeological, historical and religious sites complete the picture. Each year Corfu hosts countless visitors from Greece and abroad, making it one of the most frequented and favorite islands.
Kerkira, the capital city of the island is one of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean with a strong Venetian element, but also with many English and French influences.
Corfu’s history ranges from ancient times until today. The island capital Kerkira has a majestic flair and features old venetian buildings, small romantic alleyways along with many neoclassical houses.
We recommend you start your tour of Corfu in Kerkira, where you can explore:
In other parts of Corfu you can visit:
Corfu has wide beautiful sandy beaches but also small, isolated bays. Apart from the beach of Moraitica, you can swim in the nearby beaches of Messoghi, Aghios Georgios, Issos and Kavos.
On the northern coast of the island you will find the beaches of Agios Georgios Pagon, Arillas, Acharavi, the Dassia Bay, Kalami, Sidari, Peroulades and of course Paleokastritsa. Near Kerkira you will find the beaches of Mon Repos and Kontokali, while the beaches of Glyfada and Agios Gordios are located on the west side of the island.
Corfu offers a wide variety of entertainment choices, from frequented big clubs and bars to quiet seaside cafes and ouzo tavernas. Also worth the visit are the public or religious celebrations in numerous villages throughout the summer.
The cuisine is influenced by various cultures that occupied the island during the last centuries. Some of the most known specialties are Pastitsada (Stew veal or rooster with thick pasta in red sauce), Sofrito (Julien of tenderloin in wine-garlic sauce), Savoro (Fish in a white spicy sauce), Bourtheto (Scorpion Fish in red pepper sauce), etc. A very famous sweet is the small orange fruit of the Koum Kouat tree, which is prepared and served in many different ways.
And last but not least you should try Tsitsibira (The corfiot Ginger Beer) when you are in Corfu.
78 spacious and bright rooms placed on the ground and three upper floors expect you, where you can spend an unforgettable holidays in Corfu.View More+
To the seaside of the Albatros hotel area one can find the swimming pool, a children pool, a children playground and the Snack Bar.View More+
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