If this summer is all about family then Corfu is the island for you. Located in the northwest part of Greece, Corfu is the ultimate family vacation island, beautiful beaches, history, fun family activities, it has it all.
The Greek island of Corfu is part of the Ionian island complex, it is known for its distinctive Venetian architecture, its beautiful beaches and amazing food and drink choices. Corfu is an ideal family destination since it combines tranquility, sightseeing and beach fun. Book your next summer holiday in Corfu and be sure to tighten up your family relations and create memorable experiences.
Go for a swim: With more than 200klm of coastline the island of Corfu has many beach choices for all tastes: rocky, sandy or both! If you are travelling with small children Corfu has many beaches with shallow waters. One choice is Gardenos Beach, a family friendly beach, with yellow sand, shallow water and not crowded, located in the southern part of the island.
Visit the Old Corfu Town: In the spirit of creating memorable experiences there is nothing like a little taste of history. The Old Town of Corfu is definitely a place you will not forget, it is a centuries old town with architecture that is a mixture of ancient Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Modern elements it is literally like taking a stroll through time. Easy to get to and easy to walk around in, feel free to wonder the streets without stress. Enjoy the narrow streets, historical places and the Old and New Fortress which offer fantastic views of the island of Corfu. It is definitely a fun experience for young children to see old castles like these. Visit the Spianada Square and the Liston a lovely building of unique architecture with stunning arches, a symbol for the island of Corfu. Enjoy your ice-cream or have dinner in any of the traditional restaurants around the square.
Religious hotspots: Corfu as all Greek islands has a strong religious presence. Visit the Church of Saint Spiridon an impressive church built in 1456 located in the center of Corfu. Even more exciting for children is the Monastery of Vlacherna also a symbol of the island of Corfu. Located relatively close to the airport if you are lucky especially during peak seasons you might be able to see planes landing at the Corfu airport over the sea and onto the runway. A unique experience to enjoy with your family. From the monastery area you can board a small boat to Pontikonisi (Mouse island) one of Corfu’s most popular attractions something your children will not forget. Corfu is an ideal family destination since it combines tranquility, sightseeing and beach fun.
Visit Museums: Corfu is an island with rich history. There are many museums you can visit that are easy to access. Make your family vacation both fun and educational go back home having learnt interesting facts about the island you visited. The Mavroudis family Museum and Modern olive press, visit the traditional olive oil mill learn how olive oil is made, get a tour and full explanation as well the chance to taste freshly made olive oil. The Music Museum is a great choice, the island of Corfu is known for the first Philamornica in Greece. The Phillamornica’s characteristic red colour is known worldwide. Learn about the philarmonic society’s history and about the history of music in general. The museum is also a tribute to the philarmonic’s first artistic director Nikolaos Mantzaros who is also the composer of the Greek National Anthem. The Mon Repos Palace is also a good choice to visit. Birthplace of Prince Philp the palace has a unique history from times when Greece was still a monarchy but also offers unique views of the sea and Old Corfu Town. In the same feel is the Achilleion built for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria (best known Sisi) as a refuge from her sadness after the death of her son in 1889.
Get more adventurous: If you are looking on having a more adventurous time with your family be sure to visit the Corfu Aqualand Water Park. All kinds of water attractions, glides for both children and adults with slow moving water for young children. Located in the midst of a forest, voted one of the best water parks in Europe. You will definitely be in for a fun day with your family. The Corfu Aquarium is also a fun choice, located in Palaiokastritsa a child friendly environment full with sea life and reptiles. If you want to experience something uniquely Greek then the Corfu Donkey Rescue is the place for you. Up to 450 donkeys have been taken into refuge. A peaceful environment in total serenity. Feel free to groom the donkeys they are very calm.
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