Corfu-The Unmissable Island
Corfu is an island of contradictions. From the sprawling resorts of Kavos, past the historic museums of Corfu Town. Then on to the wild beauty of the Korission Lake reserve, this is an island with something for everyone. Is there any wonder that so many passengers on our chartered Ionian cruises. Make sure they stop off at the island the Greeks know as Kerkyra?
Like all of the Ionian islands, Kerkyra has a history stretching back into antiquity. The island was yet another stop on legendary traveler Odysseus’ long trip home. But in the 21st Century, Corfu stands alone as the most popular destination for tourists from all over Europe. It offers fun, history and relaxation in one package. We’re sure you’ll ask us to drop anchor here as part of your cruise.
But why? Are you here for history, for fun, or for relaxation?
As far as cultural qualifications go, Corfu (the town, not the island) boasts an impeccable pedigree. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is home to a collection of museums. The imposing architecture of the ‘Old Fortress’ and the Philharmonic Society of Corfu.
Wandering the meandering streets of Corfu town. You’re guaranteed to find breathtaking buildings both historic and modern. Enjoy traditional Greek food in the town’s many bistros.
But Kerkyra isn’t all about intellectual curiosity – this island is home to a truly vibrant nightlife. Now you’ve enriched your mind, it’s time to have some fun!
Kavos, Ipsos, Dassia and Gouvia – Corfu will leave you spoiled for choice when you look for a lively night on the tiles. Whether you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful with the students and tourists. Or something more upmarket, the island is packed with nightspots where the party never ends. This is an island where hedonism and the high life rub shoulders. This makes it perfect for anyone looking for one “big night” as part of their cruise.
If your idea of fun includes sporting endeavor, then Corfu has one last curiosity for you. Thanks to a British presence during earlier centuries, the island is the unlikely home to the Hellenic Cricket Federation!
After all that partying, you’ll be forgiven for wanting a relaxing morning before hopping back onto the Glaros to continue your tour.
Crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and hidden coves await Corfu’s travelers. Perfect for rest, relaxation and topping up your tan, or for indulging in your passion for water-sports. But it’s not all sun, sea and sand. When you pack away your deckchairs and head inland. Corfu’s beautiful landscape and local wildlife will welcome you back to nature. Enjoy a quiet wander through some of Greece’s most stunning scenery.
What do you look for on a luxury Greek cruise? Whether you long for intense, wine-drenched nightlife. Or quiet history and culture. Or just quality time on sunny beaches, Corfu delivers in (buckets and) spades. Book now with Deep Blue Yachting.