Why Corfu over any other Greek island?

Wondering why Corfu is a better choice for your next holidays? One of our favourite answers through the years has been the description by the British Vice-Consul, John Fort, written back in 1963:

“… Exotic scenery, magical colours, flaming sunsets, luxurious vegetation, a riot of radiant flowers and colourful blooms, centuries-old silver olive groves, glowing oranges, scented lemons, rich pergolas, sleepy lagoons, forgotten coves, bubbling springs, exciting caves, virgin beaches, golden sands, and pellucid turquoise emerald seas ­there is surely no other island in the whole universe to which these superlatives collectively apply…”

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Pontikonissi or Mouse Island and the Monastery of Vlacherena in Kanoni

But this island has lots more! Corfu has a long history, culture, traditions! Corfu has music! And above all Corfu has the Corfiots that are really really special people. Welcoming, smiling, happy and with a special ‘craziness’ that only them amongst all Greeks are famous for.”

In Corfu hospitality runs in the blood!

And of course, it has the beautiful Town that was founded in the 8th century BC and since 2007 is part of the World Heritage Collection of UNESCO.

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Corfu Town – The Old Fortress – Photo © Rik Freeman

And while in Corfu do enjoy their local delicacies that can only be found on the island.

As for the best time to visit Corfu, well our favourite period has always been during Greek Easter!