Corfu’s popularity, especially with the Brits, has exacted a high price over the years. This is one of the first of the Greek islands to be “found” by cut-price bundle tour holiday firms and several Corfu resorts turned belly-up to their downmarket needs.
Beautiful bays of golden sand and fairly fishing villages were quickly overrun with cheap hotels, adopted by happy-hour karaoke bars and neon-lit all-night discos. Corfu was once the embarrassing byword for bar-crawling British lager-louts on bargain holidays abroad.
Fortunately the damage was confined to relatively small areas and large parts of Corfu escaped the worst of the ugly Brit invasion. Some of the loveliest beaches and most romantic villages in the whole of Greek islands can still be found all over Corfu.
The most popular tourist spots for Corfu holidays are still concentrated among the hotel processes to the north and south of Corfu Town but many Corfu villages, notably deep within the lush, green interior, appear to have escaped the holiday hotel boom altogether.
If you opt for a Corfu holiday, check out the best travel insurance coverage deals here. The island is a popular place to go for impartial vacationers and many seek out Corfu hostels each year for the best in budget Corfu lodging.
2011 holiday in Corfu Corfu is the most popular Greek holiday isle for Brits – more so than Crete or Rhodes. Around 10,000 Brits now live there. Corfu is also the nearest Greek island to the UK so Corfu flights are always in need.
Corfu island holiday North Corfu has the greatest beaches, most seriously geared towards visitor entertainment. The west of Corfu is more distant and lays claim to wild and unspoilt countryside.
Corfu holidays Greece Inland, the north of Corfu is centered by mountains while the centre and south are home to lush farmland. Wherever you are, Corfu islanders are famously friendly – even by Greek standards.
Corfu 2011 holiday Greece Corfu favours those looking for cheap and pleasant, all-inclusive hotel resorts, but more relaxing hideaways can still be found to the south and west with exceptional beaches and some super scenery.