Corfu Yacht Charter
Long sandy beaches and quaint mountain villages make Corfu an island to love. It’s the second-largest Ionian island and includes the small satellite islands of Ereikoussa, Mathraki, and Othonoi. The central city on the island is named Corfu as well. It is a primary base for a Corfu Yacht Charter to explore the Ionian islands.
- The Achillion Palace is ideally located in the picturesque village of Gastouri.
- The Old Fortress of Corfu is one of the most impressive fortifications works in Europe, and it is the first thing visitors see as the ferry approaches Corfu.
- The Fortress of Saint Mark. It was built by the Venetians and is strategically located near the Old Harbor of the town.
- The Church of Saint Spyridon. A Greek Orthodox church was built in the 1580s; it houses Saint Spyridon’s relics, and its bell tower is the highest in the Ionian Islands.
- The Sea Shell Museum of Corfu is in a modern building about 2 kilometers before Benitses village, a popular tourist resort in Corfu.
- Paleokastritsa is arguably the most famous picturesque village on the island. In addition, olive tree forests surround Paleokastritsa’s beaches, creating a dramatic yet beautiful scene.
- Visit the Paleokastritsa Monastery for amazing views of the sea. You’ll find it on a remote cliff peninsula in the village of Paleokastritsa. Dating back to the early 1200s, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Although there’s no charge for admission, you can donate or purchase olive oil from the gift shop.
- Agios Stefanos is a long sandy beach in the region of Avliotes, 40 kilometers northwest of Corfu.
- Mount Pantokrator. At 906 meters, it is the highest mountain on the island. At the summit, you can see all of Corfu and Albania, which is a short distance from the island. You can reach the summit by car, however, be advised that it is not an easy road to travel.
- Scuba dive. The biodiverse marine life surrounding Corfu makes for superb scuba diving. You’ll find a colorful array of marine life, including animals such as octopus, shrimp, crayfish, and painted comber.
- Go to the beach. After a refreshing water dip, relax on the soft sand and enjoy the view. Voutoumi beach and Bataria Beach are two good choices.
- Shop. Things unique to the island include marble carvings, olive oil soap, leather sandals, honey, and dried herbs.
- Hike. Notably, the Corfu Trail offers excellent views.
- Windsurf. Surf Center Corfu offers rentals and lessons. For windsurfing as well as kiteboarding.
The climate is the Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. The daily average temperature ranges from 9.5 °C in January to 25 °C in August.
Traditional dishes are sofrito (veal cooked in wine sauce), grilled lamb, and pastitsada (veal or chicken meat cooked with fresh tomatoes, cinnamon, wine, onions, and spices. Moreover, try small meatballs made with potatoes, zucchini, fish, and spices or stuffed octopus and dolmadakia (stuffed grape leaves). Because it is an island, fish is naturally a popular ingredient in many dishes.
Additionally, Corfu is home to some excellent restaurants. Indeed with an international airport and ferry service, it is an ideal base to start your Corfu Yacht Charter to see the Ionian Islands of Greece.
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