Capital of the Ionian island Corfu, Corfu Town is a stunningly beautiful historical town, offering endless opportunities either to relax and absorb the island's culture and heritage or to enjoy the countless more modern past-times that make Corfu Town one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Ionian islands.
Corfu Town's complex and varied history make it one of the most interesting cities in Greece. Architecture, art, education and even food have been influenced over the years by civilisations ranging from the Venetians to the British, so if you are looking to learn more about the history of the island and the area then Corfu Town is definitely the place to be. If your idea of heaven is to retreat into the past, spend time exploring the old town, with its beautiful buildings, theatres and churches.
The town is also full of museums, and the most important of these, the Archaeological Museum, is a must-visit if you are interested in the island's past. Corfu Town also has a long tradition in the fine arts, and exhibitions, art galleries and musical events are all commonplace and more than worth finding out about. For those looking to spend their holiday firmly in the present, Corfu Town is one of the more cosmopolitan Ionian holiday destinations, boasting countless cafés, restaurants, jewellers and designer boutiques. Visit the Spianada, which houses some of the finest cafés and restaurants in Corfu or, if active holidays are more your thing, make sure to visit Corfu Town in the summertime, when the Spianada hosts the only cricket competition in Greece.
The beaches of Corfu are some of the finest in the world, and those around Corfu Town are no exception. Escape the city walls and enjoy a day on the local beach, Mon Repos, a small, sandy cove perfect for family fun and quiet sunbathing. Alternatively, the local transport connections are excellent in this part of the island, and if want to really get to grips with the local beaches take a bus, or hire a boat, and seek out a favourite of your own.
Traditional Greek cooking is one of the highlights of any Greek holiday, and Corfu Town is full of tavernas and restaurants in which you can experience a traditional Greek feast. Meze meals are popular, offering a chance to try a number of smaller dishes at the same time, while casseroles of meat and fish have been an essential part of Greek cooking for hundreds of years. Corfu Town is famous for its wild honey, figs and olives, which are available to buy throughout the town, while to wash it all down the local ginger beer is the only way to go.
In addition to a lively restaurant scene, Corfu Town has plenty to offer those looking for fun and frolics after dark. There is a wide variety of traditional Greek tavernas, modern bars and discos and clubs, meaning that there is something for everyone and more than enough to go around.
The Greek islands are just bursting with heavenly holiday destinations, all of which offer more than enough to make any holiday go with a bang. If you are looking, however, for a holiday with a difference, somewhere you can not only enjoy the present but the past, amid clear blue seas and olive groves, then Corfu Town is the place for you. The town's mixture of traditional, low-key beauty and modern, cosmopolitan luxury make it the ultimate lastminute.com holiday destination. Check out the amazing deals to be had on holidays to Corfu Town now.