If anything positive came out of this unprecedented situation of the pandemic is that we finally appreciate the little time we have when work is over. We don’t have to plan long term holidays in every detail, we don’t have to wait for the August vacation to get that glimpse of paradise we so much long for. There are so many things to do, even over a weekend, that can make you get off your feet and book the next flight to an island so conveniently accessible. What you are looking for is Corfu.
With so many direct and charter flights from and to various international destinations, Corfu is easily reached after a spur of the moment decision. It is even more frequent to travel via Athens so that even if you happen to be in the capital for business, Corfu can guarantee some sensational days off.
On arrival, it is quite peculiar to realise that Corfu’s international airport, Ioannis Capodistrias, is very close to the historical city of Corfu and that you can even walk downtown, alongside the wonderful coastal shore of Garitsa and its splendid view of the Old Fortress gazing at the serene blue frame of the Ionian. On the other side of the esplanade, at the most visited park of Corfu, sprawling from Anemomylos to the central square of Corfu, it’s almost impossible not to covet the deliciously local dishes from the taverns which are scattered throughout the park. You will certainly be attracted to ‘pastitsada’ spices like a moth to a flame!
Airbnb or booking, hotel or apartments
So you can see that even at your first stroll on the island you will definitely have a picture of the Corfiot neighborhood and its small town typical characters and habits. Your next thought of course is about accommodation; how simple can it be? Well, it’s as easy as ABC. With just a look through the relevant platforms like airbnb or a call to credible tourist agencies such as lovebnb in Corfu, it is absolutely certain to find the lodgings you have in mind. In Corfu, there are innumerable accommodation options in various locations, different aesthetics and adjustable prices. You will be astounded by the variety of choices even if it is only for a few days. Utterly gorgeous apartments in the heart of the town, luxurious villas with breathtaking views and incredible facilities, picturesque cottages in a fairytale abundance of colours and evergreen landscape; you name it, Corfu offers it.
So, flight is booked, apartment is checked, first walk is adored, the rest will be worshipped. Apart from the everyday shopping therapy and plentiful cafes that Corfu can offer and of course depending on the duration of your ‘city break’, you can arrange a number of visits to many exceptional sights and museums. In the north end of the massive Spianada Square, the largest in the Balkans, you can visit the Asian Art Museum which is housed in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George built in the beginning of the 19thcentury, when Corfu was a British Protectorate. Moreover, the archaeological museum is, without question, a must point in your sightseeing tour. Fully renovated, it will impress you with the amazing collection of artifacts from Prehistoric Corfu culminating in the vast Pediment of Gorgon from the Archaic Temple of Artemis in Corfu. State of the art presentations will get you behind the scene, into how the excavations revealed the ancient treasures of the island. Last but not least, especially since he is deeply honoured by the locals, is the Church of Saint Spyridon, the keeper of Corfu Island. Saint Spyridon’s relics were move to Corfu after the fall of Constantinople and he is considered to be the savior of Corfu from many misfortunes throughout the centuries. If you are lucky enough, you will have the chance to be part of one of the unique experiences of St. Spyridon’s litanies, accompanied by the riveting classical music of the many philharmonic Societies of the island. All in all, a wondrous and spiritual atmosphere not to be missed.
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