Corfu has long been a holiday destination favoured by Europeans and international travelers alike. Be it the vibrant nightlife, great weather and rich history and culture, this Greek island is amongst the top travel destinations in Europe.
Despite the Greek financial crisis, the sun shines as usual and visitor numbers climb steadily each year, making it a great destination for family holidays regardless of budget. More specifically a great visitor increase has been noted during the past year throughout Greece (2015), with a great percentage of visitors preferring to have their family holidays in Corfu. The motives for this as described above are more than enough so we will try to establish some of the reasons why you should visit Corfu this summer.
Greek weather is usually mild and sunny and being on the western parts of Greece makes Corfu one of the warmest places. Usually blown by southerly winds raising the temperatures, Corfu is a great place to catch the sunshine while taking in its spectacular views. The aforementioned winds may bring tropical rains from September to the beginning of May but this only adds to the overall character and helps with the bustling vegetation adorning the island.
From the madness and excess of Kavos to the quietness and beauty of Corfu town, the resorts cover all budgets and dispositions. For the luxury inclined looking to rent a villa, Kassiopi on the north east coast of Corfu, also dubbed ‘Kensington on Sea’, offers luxurious accommodation in according prices for some far from cheap family holidays. Busy Kavos has always been a British favourite, offering great beaches, huge resorts and low prices for all inclusive family holidays in Corfu. Corfu town on the other hand is a mixture of both, combining postcard perfect looks and a wide variety of places to stay from bed and breakfasts to big tourist hotels. Where you stay may depend on your budget but lots of other places in between offer accommodation such as Roda, Gouvia and Agios Gordios.
While on family holidays in Corfu you can do loads! Swim, dive, ride jet skis or go on a boat tour to the nearby Ionian islands. Get in touch with nature by climbing on mount Pantokrator and enjoying the views extending to nearby Albania or feed the donkeys and dogs in the donkey rescue centre. If you want to keep your children splashing away happy or want to hop on a waterslide yourself, then Aqualand water park in Agios Ioannis Perelion is the place to visit.