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The ultimate 2022 guide for Corfu!

27.05.2022 Destinations

The queen of the Ionian islands, Corfu, has been a favourite destination for worldwide travellers and jet setters for many decades now. Its pristine natural beauty combined with its glorious Old Town and the countless facilities keep Corfu on top of the world’s must-visit destinations.

Among the thousands of restaurants, bars, beaches and sites of cultural interest as well as the hundreds of luxury villas in Corfu, we have consolidated here the crème de la crème to make your stay as fun and pleasurable as possible!

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GASTRONOMY

Etrusco Restaurant
A multi-awarded restaurant by Ettore Botrini explores new depths of taste deriving from pure ingredients and a passion for the genuine Italian and Greek flavours. Here you will taste culinary art accompanied by a handpicked selection of premium wine labels.

Dell’ Acque Cocktail Bar
Located within the stunningly graphic alleys of Corfu Town, Dell’ Acque is a treasure to be explored. Within a hidden loft, here you will have the most precious brunch, savoury or sweet, on Corfu with quality materials and an ambience to die for.

La Tavola Calda
Italian cuisine at its best within the amazing Corfu Town. Its owner and the master chef was born in Naples while he has travelled throughout Italy and many countries of the world taking inspiration from his creations. Here you will feel in your palates but also in your soul the love for good Italian food.

The Venetian Well
Taking its name from the renowned Venetian Well in Corfu Town, this is one of the most historic restaurants on the island. Its cosy environs and its delectable dishes made with local products and fresh ingredients will offer you some mouthwatering Mediterranean dishes.

Nolita
Another precious venue within Corfu Town, Nolita offers a charming ambience where you will taste unique Italian creations, original pizza, delectable dishes and a list of tantalizing cocktails. Comfort food here takes a whole new dimension!

LUXURY DRINKING

Cook’s Club
Boho living, tropical ambience, natural materials and top-notch service fit a bar of a Mediterranean hotel chain.

Why Bar
Found on the outskirts of Corfu Town this is a vibrant, popular bar where you will enjoy a vast variety of drinks and cocktails under the sounds of its DJ sets.

À Santé
Cocktailing and dancing in the beautiful ambience of another hotspot within the beautiful Town of Corfu.

Akron Bar
No need to say much about Agia Triada beach in Palaiokastritsa and its immense natural beauty; this is where you will find Akron Bar Restaurant, right on the beach, offering a well-plotted space, including a swimming pool on the beach, a long menu of drinks and food and a vibrant ambience.

Arthaus Wine Bar
An utterly artistic atmosphere, classical feel and countless options of quality wine labels awaits you within the graphic Corfu Town to chill out after your evening walk or dinner.

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2022 SPECIAL EVENTS

One of the most famous festivals on Corfu, Varkarola, takes place the Saturday that’s closest to August 11th as it commemorates saving the island from a Turkish siege. Locals celebrate this day at Palaiokastritsa by setting a boat on fire and releasing fireworks with traditional live music and dancing.

Festivities of the 15th of August, for the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is another important event on Corfu celebrated with dancing, singing, eating and drinking, just like in every other place in Greece.

Fish lovers will love the Sardine festival (3rd August) in Benitses village when sardines are cooked and offered to visitors along with traditional music and dances while, if you happen to be on Corfu mid-September, do not miss the Wine Festival at Kavadades village with lots of local wine and, as in all festivals, live music.

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TOP BEACHES

Find here the top 5 beaches that will definitely blow your mind!

Glyfada: a Blue Flag awarded long stretch of soft sand and one of the most popular beaches on the island surrounded by verdant cliffs

Sidari Canal d’Amour: maybe the most advertised spot on the island, this is a natural marvel with yellow rock formations creating canals, caves and several bays

Palaiokastritsa: high, cliffs carpeted with lush vegetation creating graphic bays of turquoise, cold, deep waters with either sand or a mix of sand and pebbles on their coasts

Kerasia: a picturesque beach with white pebbles, emerald, clear waters surrounded by lushly vegetated cliffs and plains, partially organized

Avlaki: somewhat unknown to visitors, this is a calm bay between Agios Stefanos and Kassiopi ideal for families and those who want to unwind in the untouched nature of Corfu

TOP THINGS TO DO

Corfu is a holiday paradise without doubt and one of the most diverse islands of the Ionian. Considering that it is very well-organized to offer visitors from around the world the most memorable holiday experience, here you have countless options for either adventure and fun or relaxing and savouring the island’s traditional character.

One of our top suggestions is to rent a bike and traverse its scenic landscapes, verdant hills and traditional villages while exercising. The most romantic ones should definitely try horse riding at the beach and then plunge in the crystal-clear waters of the island’s coasts.
Corfu Town is the crown jewel of the respective towns in the entire Greece and, as such, a guided tour will help you discover all the secrets of this magical place and help you further understand the traditions of the island.

Another must-do is a wine tasting experience in any of the island’s longstanding vineyards and wineries where you will learn the history of winemaking on Corfu but also get to know valuable wine secrets.

Last but not least, you should take a cooking class in your private villa and uncover the secrets of the worldwide famous Corfiot cuisine! A gift that you will take back home and always be able to taste a bit of Corfu, even far away.
If you feel like trying any of the above or should you have other plans, do not hesitate to contact The Greek Villas team that will give you all insider tips and arrange for you anything you may need.

TOP 2022 VILLAS

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Ines
A mind-blowing property nestled within the lush vegetation of San Stefano, this is a modern contemporary villa that manages to integrate within its natural setting and, at the same time, honour the traditional Corfiot architecture. Ines can host 12 guests in a two-storey main building and a separate guesthouse.

Monica
Nestled within a pine and cypress tree forest, surrounded by olive groves, Monica is a masterful property enjoying utter seclusion and serenity while overlooking the turquoise bay of Avlaki. Featuring, apart from its 5 bedrooms and sublime common living areas, indoors and outdoors, a gym and a playroom, there are good chances that guests won’t even want to walk 200m to the secluded private beach at its foot.

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Chiara
Boasting amphitheatrical views to the area of Agni and the emerald Ionian Sea, this is a modern property that exudes calmness and serenity as it is well-hidden within olive groves and pine trees. A minimal property with unpretentious charms that can host 8 guests in total privacy and offers direct access 5 minutes on foot to Gialiskari beach.

Gatti
A brilliant property created with sophistication, Villa Gatti is carved within the rocks of Agni area and offers stunning views to the sea. Perfect for 8 guests, the villa also boasts a fully autonomous guesthouse for 2 with its own living area and kitchenette, while it is a haven for endless self-pampering and wellness as it features a gym, a jacuzzi and a steam room.

Dante
If you want to succumb to the authentic Corfiot living, Villa Dante is your perfect match. A 17th century building intended to operate as a farmhouse with its own olive press facility that has turned into a sublime home for 6. Its 16-acre plot, filled with olive trees, will steal your heart while offering you the utmost of privacy and seclusion.

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Capri
Built to offer the most natural living experience, Villa Capri is found within a private plot of olive trees and indigenous flora near the lagoon of Korission, a protected area where nature thrives. All spaces have been meticulously designed to blend in the natural setting while the interiors seem to be a continuation of the outside. The villa can host 12 guests in a three-storey main house and an independent two-storey guesthouse; its guests will also have the chance to taste the unique flavour of homegrown produce in the villa’s organic

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