Known as the jewel of the Ionian Sea, the Greek island of Kerkyra is a truly wondrous holiday destination, for its style and sophistication, stunning scenery both inland in the olive-draped landscape and around its beautiful coastline, for the quality of cuisine, the appeal of Corfu Town and the amazingly warm welcome from the locals. The greenest of the Greek islands, if you've previously only experienced the arid Cyclades, Sporades and Dodecanese islands, Corfu's emerald mantle will be a huge surprise!
As a one-time resident of this beautiful island I know it very well, I've selected a range of villas in what will become your favourite locations. What's constant across the selection is each villa's location, within easy reach of the coastline and local facilities and, the quality of the property.
Pontikonisi is one of the two small islands right below you when the plane is landing, Pontikonisi (mouse island) is the one that's shaped like a mouse, the other is one of the most photographed scenes in Corfu, the monastery of the Vlacherna, reached by a narrow causeway.
The North East coast of the the island is the upmarket summer retreat for half of Kensington, it really is a beautiful stretch of coastline where Mount Pantokrator meets the crystal waters of the Ionian Sea forming some idyllic bays. Kalami is one of the prettiest and is where the Durrell family lived during their time in Corfu. Gerald wrote "My Family and Other Animals" about their adventures here, you can now enjoy lunch beside the sea at the White House Taverna, where they actually lived.
Aqualand is one of Europe's largest water parks with 75,000 square meters of slides, pools and fun, located in the centre of the island on the main road to Paleokastritsa and not too far from the island's sole golf course.