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Why We Love Corfu!
22nd December, 2011
Known as the Emerald Isle, Corfu really isn’t afraid to hide its beauty. With its wondrous green mountains, beautiful beaches and ancient architecture, not to mention the other sites and many attractions that the island has to offer, there is no doubt that you will find that little something that really makes your holiday something special and you will be glad that you grabbed that last minute bargain from us! Located just off the coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea, Corfu is in just the right location for you to experience great weather all year round (when compared to the UK of course!) From average highs of 31°C in the summer to a lower average high of 15°C in December, there is rarely an excuse to don the three layers of clothing and a woolly hat when you’re about to get ready for a stroll. So why not take advantage of the lovely climate and have an adventure! Journey to higher ground to take in the fantabulous view of the island and surrounding sea by exploring the Mountain of Santi Jeca or if you’re feeling super adventurous then why not conquer Mount Pantokrator, which is Corfu’s highest peak, from where the whole of the island can be viewed! Not a fan of heights? Then why not keep your feet firmly on (sea-level) ground and take in the most interesting architectural sites including Palaio Frourio (the old citadel) which is an old fortress, built on an islet and although the outside may look ancient and crumbling in some places, the inside has been restored and is used for cultural events and concerts. Also, Palaia Anaktora (or old palaces) is literally a substantial complex of old buildings or ‘palaces’ which were used in the past to house the King of Greece. They are now open to the public so make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to check them out whenever you are in Corfu! There are also the many top quality bars, restaurants and cafes spread throughout the island and of course many different attractions to keep the kids entertained - including waterparks! – those of which we will feature in future blog posts, so keep posted so you can stay informed and learn not only a little more about Corfu but also about our range of affordable package holidays!