The most northerly of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is one of the most popular destinations for visitors from Europe and beyond.
In part one of Ten Reasons to visit Corfu, we start with Corfu Town and nearby Kanoni (you fly over it when landing). Corfu Town, steeped in History has its own Cricket Pitch, Fortress and the old town network of streets to get lost in.
Halikounas, located in the South West of the Island features a tranquil beach which backs onto the peaceful Lake Korison. Some of the Islands best wine as made here amongst the vinyerds
Kaiser Bridge and the Achillion Palace. To the south of Corfu Town, theKaise bridge can be found on the Coast road in the Perama area. The actual bridge is long gone but the impressive peir still remains. The Kaiser Bridge is directly below the Achillion Palace, (birthplace of Prince Phillip) and well worth a visit for its classical Architecture and gardens.
Barbati Beach, to the north of Corfu Town features a stretch of beach backed by a couple of tavernas with plenty of parking. Famous for its water sports in high season, the village of Barbati is located a short way uphill on the main coastal road.
Kalami, is located a little further up the Eastern coast of Corfu. Featuring a fine shingle beach, one of the main features of the village is the White House, which was once home to Lawrence Durrell. The White House is now home to a Taverna, where you can dine at the water’s edge. Paul Walters video.