A few words about Corfu

Blessed by Mother Nature, Corfu’s natural beauty makes it an island visited time and time again. Also known as the emerald island, Corfu is the second largest island of the Ionian Islands in Greece, while it is world famous for its historical heritage, mythological importance, lush landscapes, numerous attractions, beautiful beaches, traditional serenates and vivid temperament of its locals. Inspired by the Venetian and Byzantine architecture, the villages of Corfu are built in traditional style, exuding unrivaled warmth and authenticity. With reminiscences of a bygone era Corfu manages to enchant its visitors with the harmonic combination of cosmopolitan glamour and genuine hospitality.

The island’s rich cultural history comes alive through the images, monuments, museums and attractions offered by this charming island of the Ionian Sea. The picturesque beaches, the local events and the plethora of activities for kids and adults enables guests to enjoy their holiday with creative leisure activities which will definitely fascinate even the most discerning travelers.

A snapshot of all that beauty is Kalami bay and guests of San Antonio Corfu Resort can take full advantage of the unique excursions and sightseeing options that the whole island of Corfu has to offer and will surely remain engraved in your memory:

  • a walk in the old and the new fortress
  • a stroll through the picturesque alleys of Corfu’s old town, monument of UNESCO
  • a visit to the church of the miracle worker St.Spiridon who is also the island’s patron saint
  • a coffee at the cafes of the famous LISTON, preserving the glamour and grandeur of a bygone era
  • a concert of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu in Spiniada
  • a visit to the Asian Art Museum, the Archaeological, the Byzantine, the Kapodistrian and the Marine Museum or the famous Palace of Sissy in Achillion
  • an excursion to the famous islet of Pontikonissi and the dreamy islands of Paxos and Antipaxos

Corfu is also famous for the exciting events that are organized throughout the year such as the Holy Week and the celebration of Easter, the Cricket Tournament in May, the offshore sailing race and marathon held in June, the Festival of Choruses in July as well as local festivities “panigyria” held on the name days of the island’s saints.

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