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Luxury Corfu Town Holidays

Venetian style and English cricket

Corfu Town

Corfu Town is an effortlessly elegant town showcasing a mix of influences. Laid out by the Venetians and infused with Italian, Greek, French and British touches, expect to see cricket matches on the esplanade flanked by grand Gallic buildings. The city’s arcaded buildings were modelled on Paris' Rue de Rivoli, and an afternoon stroll reveals the chic cafés and high-end restaurants.

Step into the maze of narrow streets that makes up the UNESCO-approved old town, however, and things take a turn for the Venetian. Here you'll find shuttered pastel mansions, Byzantine churches and a couple of fantastic museums. The city is set between two towering Venetian fortresses, with the calm waters of Corfu’s beaches an easy couple of kilometres away.

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Corfu Town is a lovely mix of Italian, British and French influences. Go for a wander around the old town - there's a wealth of quaint shops and boutiques. Finish off with a meal in one of the Greek tavernas.

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Corfu, Corfu Town
Flight Information

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

Transfer Time

Transfer time from Corfu airport to Corfu Town is approximately 5 minutes.

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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