04 Aug 2014
The Varkarola is an amazing cultural event celebrated in Paleokastritsa, every year on the first Sunday in August with choirs in boats, filling the bay of Paleokastritsa, singing cantades (traditional romantic songs from the twenties) and bands playing traditional music while fireworks illuminate the sky.
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Corfu (its Greek name is Kerkyra) is one of Greece's most popular and beautiful islands, attracting thousands of visitors every year to its Corfu hotels for some relaxation or fun in the sun. It is also the most northern of the Ionian Islands, situated at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea. It is an extremely green island, rich with natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Being the second largest island in the group, it has been home to several different civilizations over the years.
Owing to its treasures and marvels, Corfu (Kerkyra) is considered to be one of the best islands to visit in Greece, offering plenty to visitors and local alike.
Corfu is easy to get to from almost all European countries and numerous airlines and several low-coast airlines (as Easyjet, Ryanair and now also Aegean Airlines) provide direct flights especially from May to October.
Corfu is an ideal destination for combining both relaxation and entertainment and there is a lot to see and do in Corfu. It is safe to say that a tour in Corfu is an unparalleled and unforgettable experience, and Corfu is arguably the most interesting island in the Ionian Sea, an amalgam of natural beauty, traditional treasures and archaeological sites. It was also one of the first Greek islands to invest in tourism and there are numerous resorts and hotels in Corfu. Take a look at our Corfu map to choose your hotel in Corfu based on its location and make sure you're near to what you wish to see and do.
Corfu is part of the group of islands collectively known as the Seven Islands, or Eptanisa. The scenery is continuously changing without affecting the harmony of the terrain. It boasts of 4,200,000 olive trees and these, along with the cypress trees, make it the most green of the Greek islands. Flanked on either side by a fortress, the many Byzantine churches and the flower squares make the atmosphere of Corfu Town unique and enchanting and the ideal place to begin a Corfu tour.
The people of Corfu, known as Corfiots, are gentle and cultured people and boast of traditions, and a rich musical and arts heritage. For this reason, you will find that there are several choirs that sing on a regular basis at different Corfu events. The singers are known as ‘kantadore'. During Venetian times until the Second World War, opera became the favourite form of musical expression, and even today the performances are greatly appreciated. An old saying, dating back to the last century rightly expresses this sentiment: ‘To be applauded in Corfu is to be sure of international success'.
Corfu is also replete with many art galleries that host permanent as well as temporary exhibitions. The displays include the art works of international as well as local artists. The modern theatre and various other romantic outdoor locations serve as venues for a great variety of Corfu events including rock concerts, contemporary dance performances, performances by the island's symphony orchestra and theatrical works of tragedy and comedy. Take a look at our Corfu events page for information on upcoming events in Corfu.
Corfu has also kept its traditions alive. Events that were celebrated hundreds of years ago are still enjoyed in a traditional manner. Right through the year several significant events and celebrations take place. There are four annual processions held on Corfu town in homage to the patron saint, Spiridon. These processions are extremely popular among tourists and locals. In fact, two of the processions are held at Easter and have become a part of the extensive calendar of religious and cultural activities. Other traditional ceremonies include the ‘pot-throwing' ceremony held on the Saturday morning of Easter's Eve.
An amalgam of different architectural styles lends Corfu Town a unique charm reminiscent of various cities of Italy. The historical part of the town is situated in the northern region between Esplanade Square and the new fortress. Esplanade Square is the central square of Corfu Town and is surrounded by magnificent buildings, an old Venetian fortress and quaint Corfu hotels. To the west of the Square lies the beautiful Liston building which was built during French rule. This building is home to some of the best cafes and Corfu restaurants in Corfu Town. The Town Hall Square, the Square of Saint Spyridon, Ionian Academy and Palace of Saint Michael and Saint Georges are some of the other monuments that add to the charm of Corfu Town.
Owing to these treasures and marvels, Corfu is considered to be one of the most elegant towns in Greece, offering plenty to visitors and local alike, which is why Unesco supports the preservation of its cultural heritage. Choose from our range of friendly and welcoming Corfu hotels and locally run tours in Corfu and let us help you plan your perfect Corfu holiday!
From: EUR 195
The All-Inclusive complex of Mareblue Beach Hotel is set on the beautiful beach of Agios Spyridon near Kassiopi. On 50.000 m2 of land, there is lots of space and all facilities and services for a relaxed beach holiday available as a large swimming pool, restaurant, pool side snack bar, tennis court, all kinds of water sports, gym and many activities for your little ones.[more info]
Hotel Golden Sands is located on the sandy beach of Agios Georgios (Argirades) on the south west coast of Corfu, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu. Golden Sands Hotel is the perfect place for a relaxed seaside holiday where guests can enjoy from the balcony beautiful view to sea sea with its endless blue waters.[more info]
From: EUR 75
Elea Beach Hotel is a family run All-Inclusive Hotel with an excellent beach front location. It is surrounded by landscaped gardens and quietly set in an olive grove, directly on a Blue Flag awarded beach in Dassia from where a footpath along the waterfront leads to tavernas and beach bars. To the lively center of Dassia it is just a 5 min walk and to Corfu Town a mere 15 minute drive.[more info]
From: EUR 43
La Calma Hotel offers the famous Corfiot hospitality, in a small family-run hotel with friendly atmosphere and warm personal service. It was named by an Italian visitor a few years ago in expression of his satisfaction. Located in Dassia - one of Corfu's most distinctive and lively resorts, and just 12 kilometres from Corfu Town, La Calma is the ideal budget hotel for families and couples.[more info]
From: EUR 52
Afroditi Apartments is a smart complex comprising 7 luxurious and spacious apartments in Nissaki Corfu -each with patio, balcony or terrace - some of them with stunning sea view. All bathrooms are marble tiled and with jacuzzi. The small complex is quiet located and has garden and a swimming pool. It is located on the north-eastern coast, above the village of Nissaki. From here it is just a 5-minute walk to Nissaki beach.
From: EUR 33
Stavroula Studios were renovated in 2009 with a personal touch, and they are just the place for a romantic holiday and relaxation. This little family-run complex is located in Paleokastritsa, which is said to be one of the most scenic spots in the whole of Europe.
From: EUR 65
Medusa Apartment-Studios are located in one of the most beautiful areas of west Corfu, the traditional and picturesque village of Liapades. The small complex of 8 units is family owned and has been modernized in 2011 with the best high quality materials offers friendly atmosphere, traditional Greek hospitality, excellent services and facilities for an unforgettable stay. From here it is just 200 m to the beach of Liapades, Gefyra and a short walk to some of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
The Medusa Apartment-Studios can be booked including breakfast, which will be prepared by the owner's mum, who brings every morning fresh bread from the village and products from her own garden.
***for Medusa Apartment-Studios we offer BALANCE PAYMENT (85%) upon check-in ***[more info]
From: EUR 102
Akti Barbati is a luxury apartment complex, located only 200 meters from the mile long shingle beach of Barbati, offering comfort and all the modern facilities. The complex of Akti Barbati is a great place for a perfect sea side holiday and can be booked with breakfast or self-catering. The location of Akti Barbati is truly enjoyable as it is one of the most scenic parts of the island with rich greenery overlooking the sparkling blue water.
Welcome to Corfu!
Meet your local connection in Corfu, Sandra and Andronikos, the team of Corfu-Hotels.Travel! We are very proud to be part of whl.travel and to join a network of people that are concerned with the needs of local communities and the local environment to avoid the destruction of beautiful destinations like ours. We truly are fortunate to live on one of the most beautiful islands of Greece and we would love to show you around. As travellers themselves, we know a lot about the needs of travellers, and how a trip can be a once in a lifetime experience.[more]
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