9 days Corfu - (Greece)

9 days Corfu - (Greece)

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05/06/2019ECONOMY

Schiphol

Corfu

The Netherlands
Schiphol / 06:15
Transavia Holland HV 5311 Transavia Holland
2h 45m Nonstop
Greece
10:00 Ioannis Kapodistrias Intl
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Corfu

About the city

With its Venetian fortress, British palaces, and a French esplanade modelled on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris, Corfu may no strike you as Greek at all. The most populated and cosmopolitan of the Ionian Islands, it is packed with foreigners and foreign architecture. In legend, Corfu was the island where the shipwrecked Odyssey met the lovely Princess Nausicaa. Some locals claim it was also the magical isle conjured up by Shakespeare in The Tempest. Corfu Town, a small and pleasant city, is the largest and most important town on the island. This is where the airport is located and where most ships cruise and long distance ferries dock. The Old Fortress is definitely one of Corfu’s landmarks. Built by the Venetians in 1546 on the site of a Byzantine castle, the fortress is separated from the rest of the town by a moat. The Old Town is a maze of narrow streets dominated by the 16th century fortress. Around every corner you can find a chapel, old mansion or secret garden square. Between the Old Fortress and the Old Town, we find The Esplanade, with its arches and cafes, is considered the most beautiful esplanade in Greece. The Achillion Palace is ideally located in the picturesque village of Gastouri, 10 km south of the city centre. It was the summer residence of Empress Sissi from 1890 until her death in 1898. This beautiful building and its picturesque gardens overlooks the sea and Corfu town. On the north western tip of the island is the lively resort of Sidari. It's actually two small coastal villages connected by a long sweeping sandy beach. The Kanoni peninsula, with the 17th century monastery for women, is one of Corfu's best known landmarks and can be found on numerous postcards from the island. From the islet of Kanoni, it's possible to go by boat to another islet, the Mouse Island or Pontikonisi. Corfu's architecture is very diverse, influenced by the civilizations that once occupied the island. Mass tourism has turned parts of the island into eyesores but a surprising amount of the island still consists of olive groves, mountains or woodland. Corfu Town is a charming and elegant town, built between two fortresses. Corfu is considered one of Greece's most beautiful cities, and it is easy to understand why when you're strolling down the narrow streets and through the alleys, walking over spacious squares, visiting Byzantine churches and Venetian monuments. And of course, Corfu also has its natural beauty; the green-turquoise water that surrounds the town.

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Oasis

80%
  • At 4.1 km from the center
  • Perama,, Corfu 49084
6 km from the airport and 7 km from the town of Corfu, this hotel offers beautiful views and excellent accommodation for a perfect sea-side vacation. All comfortably furnished rooms have air-conditioning, refrigerator and TV. In addition to the priva...
  • Double or Twin (Sea View) (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 8 Accommodation nights

13/06/2019ECONOMY

Corfu

Schiphol

Greece
Ioannis Kapodistrias Intl / 15:00
British Airways BA 655 British Airways
6h 20m 1 Stop - Heathrow (1h 40m)
The Netherlands
20:20 Schiphol

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9 days Corfu - (Greece)
9 days Corfu - (Greece)