Olive groves and sandy coves
Head north along the coastline from Corfu Town and you'll stumble across the small peninsula of Kommeno. It's a picturesque area, with several little sandy coves and a backdrop of forest-coated hills.
Lying on Corfu’s east coast, the town itself is typically Greek, with a palette of gleaming white villas set against the deep blue of the Ionian Sea. Kommeno's laid-back atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for a beach-based getaway, with a handful of Greek tavernas supplying the resort with the catch of the day and tumblers of ouzo.
Get out in the local area for a day and see neighbouring towns like Dassia (a watersports hub) and save an evening for dinner in Gouvia’s smart yachting marina – the biggest in Corfu.
Flight time from the UK to Corfu is around 3 hours.
Transfer time from Corfu airport to Kommeno is approximately 20 minutes.
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.
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.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.