Discover Mediterranean hotels and villas in Corfu, Greece
The cypress-studded island of Corfu, just off the northwest coast of Greece, is surrounded by the crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea. The rugged interior is home to hill-top villages, and the entire island is dotted with sandy coves, pretty beaches and dramatic rocky outcrops with mythical status – legend has it a shipwrecked Odysseus washed up on these very shores. In its time, the island has been ruled over by the Venetians, French and British – their footprint is most evident in Corfu’s Unesco-listed Old Town, where you’ll find twin fortresses, winding cobblestoned lanes and a grand palace. Architecture not your thing? You’ll also find bijou eateries with mod-Greek fare, sea-view bars with fortifying wine lists, beach clubs, traditional taverns and boutique stays in coastal Corfu Town. And there’s no need to make a dramatic entrance à la Odysseus – your holiday will be suitably epic without it.