The second largest Greek Isle and set amongst the perfect backdrop of the Ionian Sea, the majestic Corfu exudes elegance and beauty. This is the perfect destination for an utter relaxation of the ultimate holiday lifestyle. Sun, sea and sand lie in wait to epitomise the perfect get away. Steeped in Greek mythology, rich heritage and mesmerising architecture, this sublime port of call is a highlight of an Eastern Mediterranean voyage.
The beach settings welcome passengers to their havens to soak up the sensational sun kissed scenes. This is the ideal location for a romantic stroll along the beach or family fun in the sun. The climate here is often superb year round and provides the picture-perfect chance to soak up the sunshine rays. Paleokastritsa and Glyfada are renowned for being two of the best beach settings on the Island so be sure to head for one of these if it’s a day of relaxation you desire.
Along with the sumptuous coastlines there is much more to the enchanting Island of Corfu. Many guests choose to head inland towards the capital known as Corfu Town. This fascinating location boasts the largest medieval cosmopolitan in Greece and presents an amazing array of winding cobblestoned streets complimented by audacious architectural creations. Corfu Town now even contains a UNESCO World Heritage site in the form of the Venetian-built Old Fortress. As part of a diverse, scintillating history, Corfu was controlled by the Venetians for a long period of time. This influence is evident in such monuments as the Old Fortress as well as many other constructions that can be seen.
Enveloped by lemons trees, a flourishing flower garden and breath-taking views inside and out the ancient cloister, the Monastery of Virgin Mary is located high above Paleokastritsa, Inside, the monastery is full of Byzantine and believe it or not a traditional olive press. Thanks to the monastery’s position high above the sea the Monastery offers unforgettable views over the island and sea.
Corfu is now an incredibly well established holiday destination and continues to welcome more and more cruise ships to its shores. The reason for this is clear; the beautiful, picturesque setting lies harmoniously towards the entrance of Adriatic and creates a breath taking sight upon arrival. One of the other main attractions of this magnificent port of call is the divine culinary creations passengers can enjoy. The Liston Arcade and Esplanade is packed full of fantastic cafes, bars and restaurants for a sample of some Greek specialities.
Culinary pleasures can be enjoyed by opting to do a tour of sensational Greek gastronomy. Such tours often include explanations and demonstrations of the cooking process for many local specialities. The Old Town is predominantly used for such trips and many samples can be appreciated including the sublime taste of tzatziki complimented by the delectable Greek drink of Ouzo.
Families and those that are young at heart who would prefer a more fun-filled day can spend a day at one of the Mediterranean’s largest waterparks known as Aqauland. With more than 36 different waterslides and 15 pools, Aqualand will generate hours of fun for all to enjoy. Experience everything from Double Twisters, Hurricane Twist Slides, Black Hole and more, as there is hours of endless of fun for all.
Corfu represents the definitive Mediterranean holiday destination and one that is not to be missed. Eastern Mediterranean cruises are enhanced even further with the ever growing popularity of this enchanting island.