Luxury Corfu Holidays

Greece's emerald isle

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 it's why you'll find a mix of influences across the island today – particularly in pretty Corfu Town, which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. 

Corfu holds the title for the greenest of the Greek islands. Rolling hills, groves of olive trees (a whopping two million are spread across the island) and mountains blanketed in pine forests have given Corfu the nickname the Emerald Island. 

Head to the coast, meanwhile, and you'll discover sweeps of sand and shingle, plus a generous helping of tucked-away coves. The beaches are also beautiful on the neighbouring isles of Paxos and Antipaxos, both easily reached by boat from Corfu Town’s harbour.

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Our pick of the top hotels in Corfu

Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Corfu, Dassia Bay

Ikos Dassia
  • This polished beachfront hotel exemplifies 5-star luxury with impeccable attention to detail
  • Exquisite choice of 7 on-site restaurants, from casual to fine dining options
  • Enjoy clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea and golden sandy beach

Corfu, Moraitika

Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu
  • Adults only, with five star excellence
  • Modern,chic and luxurious   
  • Enjoy personal training, yoga and a spa
  • Beachfront and surrounded by Olive Groves

Corfu, Agios Ioannis Peristeron

MarBella, Mar-Bella Collection
  • Lush hillside location, with panoramic views over the crystalline Ionian Sea
  • Recently refurbished and rejuvenated to be more in line with its 5-star credentials
  • Family friendly hotel, with excellent kids’ clubs and activities for all ages

Corfu, Kommeno

Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Luxury Beach Resort
  • Situated on a private Kommeno Peninsula, with an exclusive collection of luxury accommodation.
  • The Dine Club, offering a new half board dining experience and complimentary inclusions.
  • Tours to Danilia Village, the film set of the 'The Durrells' as well as an abundance of activities.

Corfu, Glyfada

Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection
  • A modern resort with a choice of cuisine and state of the art wellness centre
  • Haute Living Selection offering a collection of premium rooms and added values
  • Set in cosmopolitan Corfu, beside a sandy natural beach with beautiful sea views
  • Family and Adult Only Swimming Pools with designated areas

Corfu, Messonghi

The Olivar Suites
  • Exclusive 5* boutique hotel, built within a hundred year old olive-grove.
  • An all-suite hotel surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Corfiot south east coast.
  • All day gourmet dining available, offering a variety of Corfiot, Greek & Mediterranean tastes.
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Destinations in Corfu
Mediterranean beach view from a greek island, Corfu bay coastline in Greece on a sunny day, people having fun at seaside, colorful beach parasols and sun beds in front of the hotel
Agios Ioannis Peristeron
Agios Ioannis Peristeron is little more than a handful of plush hotels and sea-view tavernas that climb up from the beach into the forested hillside – and that’s exactly its charm.
benitses blue lagoon beach coast in the ionian sea landscape on Corfu island
Soft sand beaches, classic Greek architecture, and local freshly caught seafood on the beachfront, Benitses holidays offer the best of Greece in a tranquil village.
Sunrise on Glyfada beach in Corfu, Greece..
One of Corfu's most beautiful blue flag beaches, Glyfada, is situated on Corfu's west coast, beneath the hill of Pelekas.
Panoramic view of Kerkyra, capital of Corfu island, Greece
Along the coast from neighbouring Moraitika, sits the quaint village of Messonghi, a popular destination that has retained its ancient charm.
View on the beach in Moraitika with sun umbrellas on the sunrise on the the island Corfu, Greece.
Located on Corfu’s east coast, holidays to Moraitika are full of lazy days on the golden sands of the beach or wandering through the pretty streets of the town. 
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Dassia Bay
Dassia Bay is one of Corfu’s original beach resorts. It’s always had a low-key feel, dealing out landscaped hotels, cocktail bars and boat hire outlets all along the sandy bay.
Spilios beach at Kommeno is close to Kerkyra is a paradise beach with crystal clear azure water in Corfu, Ionian island, Greece, Europe

Kommeno is a snaking peninsula on the east coast. Thanks to its narrow shape, hotels here get a double – or sometimes triple – helping of beaches, plus views back to neighbouring Gouvia. 

View of the Gouvia bay at the ionian island of Corfu in Greece

Venetian villas and sand-side spa hotels dot the bay of Kontokali – a sweep of coastline with an illustrious literary heritage. Best of all, it’s just north of Corfu Town.


Enjoy the best of Greece with our mini destination guide. Find out more about the Greek islands and our favourite hotels by clicking here.

Family holidays in Corfu

One of the liveliest islands in Greece, Corfu is full of beautiful beaches, as well as plenty of things to do inland. Kids will love a visit to the Corfu Donkey Rescue Centre while those wanting to keep active will find lots of water sports and activities as well as opportunities to hike, mountain bike and horse ride inland. 

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Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Corfu is around 3 hours.

When to go

Like the rest of Greece, Corfu is a reliable year-round destination for sunshine, with the holiday season running loosely from March all the way to October. The mercury is at its peak in July and August, when temperatures push past 30°C and you can expect sunshine 12 hours a day. 

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.


In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers. 

Introduction to languages

The official language of Greece is Greek.  English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy. 

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Helen Lippe

Corfu is only an hour's flight from Athens, so makes a great twin-centre option with the Athenian Riviera.

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