Corfu Holidays - Greece
Corfu stands guard at the entrance to the Adriatic - on one side, you've got Albania and the Greek mainland, and on the other, Italy. It's a setting that's earned it more than its fair share of interest from invading hordes in the past, and is why you'll find a mix of influences across the island today - particularly in pretty Corfu Town.
Rolling hills, groves of olive trees and mountains blanketed in pine forests have given Corfu the nickname the Emerald Island. It's not all about the greenery, though - head to the coast and you'll discover sweeps of sand and shingle, plus a generous helping of tucked-away coves.
Things to do in Corfu
Explore Corfu Town
Corfu Town's UNESCO-listed old quarter is filled with pastel-painted neoclassical mansions, and is guarded by a citadel and an old fortress. Souvenir-shop for gold jewellery and handmade lace in the town's boutiques, then sit back with a Greek coffee at one of the cafes lining Spianada Square.
Tour Paleokastritsa Monastery
The 13th-century Monastery of Paleokastritsa perches on a hilltop on Corfu's north-west coast. It's attached to a small museum, which holds holy books and rare icons dating back to the Byzantine era.
Visit Paxos and Antipaxos
The twin islands of Paxos and Antipaxos lie just south of Corfu. Join a boat trip there and spend the day swimming and snorkelling in clear waters, lazing on white-pebble beaches, and exploring Paxos' impressive sea caves.
Hotels in Corfu
If you fancy having Corfu Town's sights, shops and restaurants in easy reach, check out the Corfu Palace Hotel - it's only a few minutes' walk from the town centre. If it's a seafront setting you're looking for, try the Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Exclusive Resort - it's on a secluded peninsula with gold-sand beaches on the doorstep - or the Marbella Corfu Hotel, which overlooks the Ionian Sea.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.