Corfu holidays, part of the Ionian Islands just west of mainland Greece, remains the most popular Greek island for the British tourist to visit, and hordes arrive every year lured by the cheap package deals, fantastic beaches, lively nightlife and the shortest flight time from the UK (3 hours). One of the first Greek Islands to be developed for the tourist market, Corfu has changed dramatically since the original tourists came in the 1960's, and now much of the coastline has been taken over to make way for cut-price hotels and apartments, discos and English style-pubs, catering for the package holidaymaker who is not so much after a traditional Greek experience, but cheap drink, all-night entertainment and a suntan. Families find Corfu especially appealing, with many safe beaches and resorts full of hotels and complexes with plenty of convenient facilities. Corfu has a reputation for mass-market tourism and saturation, but there is another side to the island just waiting to be discovered - romantic villages, picturesque deserted bays and beautiful green mountainous countryside.
Holidays in Corfu - Activities for the whole family
Holidays in Corfu definitely revolve around the beach, but for those looking for a little more than relaxing in the sun, there are plenty of activities to try. Corfu offers every watersport imaginable, with the most popular being banana-boat rides, jet-skis, water-skiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sailing and scuba-diving. Away from the beach the island offers golf, horse-riding and mountain biking. A good family day out is Aqualand, the second largest water park in Europe, reasonably priced and offering plenty of slides and activities. The capital of Corfu, Corfu Town, with its' Colonial atmosphere, Venetian buildings, double forts and bustling public square is definitely worth a visit whilst holidaying in Corfu.