Corfu Island’s key geographical position and natural beauty has made it the envy of many cultures that made it their home here.
At Corfu Holidays Direct we want to offer visitors direct experience of this special part of the world.
For a start Corfu Island has a microclimate that ensures its rich green vegetation giving it the name of Emerald or Garden Isle of the Mediterranean. Many species of birds live here and we have as many as 1200 types of wild flowers. Corfu Holidays Direct tours and excursions are also about being witness to such natural beauty.
The island’s versatile landscape creates at least four distinct regions worthy of discovery. Corfu Town often surprises visitors with its theatrical Italianesque architecture that testifies to its colonial as well as to its royal past. St Spyridon’s church, the Asian Art museum, the Palace of King George are but some of the highlights not to miss. The peninsula of Kanoni and Mon Repo Palace also attest to Corfu’s ancient past. The Achilleon Palace built by Princess Sissy of Austria can also be included in a central definition of the island as can Keiser’s Throne on top of Pelekas hill. The Achilleon and Kanoni half day tour will give you a good taste of this.
North eastern coast
The north eastern coast of the island is also home to many rich and famous residents with luxury villas taking advantage of breathtaking views and private coastline inlets. Cypress trees reach down to the crystal clear water front with large rock formations sliding gently into the sea. Dassia, Nissaki, Kalami all the way to the historical town of Kassiopi offer many photo highlights with the Albanian coastline only a few nautical miles away.
In this thin stretch of international waters where East meets West one can witness boats sail by as they have done for centuries on their journey to foreign lands. The Old Perithia Tour will allow you to see much of this as well as the impressive views from high up the mountain of Pandokratoras. The North Corfu Tour is a full day tour that in addition to the above you can enjoy the unique Canal D’Amour and the resorts of Acharavi, Sidari and Peroulades.
Corfu’s west coast
Corfu’s west coast is perhaps the most dramatic with impressive high cliffs, large caves and deep blue Mediterranean waters. The monastery in Paleokastritsa, the castle of Aggelokastro as well as a boat ride to see things from the sea are all part of the Achilleon-Paleokastritsa Tour. Kaiser’s Throne on top of Pelekas hill, the wine yards of Ropa Valley and some of the west coast’s famous beaches are visited during the Glyfada Beach Tour or other specialized tours such as the Wine Tasting Tour offered by Corfu Holidays Direct.
Corfu Island’s southern region
Corfu Island’s southern region is an enchanting land waiting to be discovered. Here green hill tops are replaced by rolling sand dunes and agricultural pastures. Korission Lake, Xalikounas and Issos Beaches are world class beaches. The ruins of medieval Kardiki castle are here too as are the remnants of a Paleolithic cave, Agios Mattheos, Chlomos and Agios Giorgis are some ofe the villages visited during the full day South Island Tour.
These are some of the excursions we have created at Corfu Holidays Direct. Part of our direct service is to put together excursions that suit your ideas of a great holiday experience. We can do this by creating an individual itinerary for your group and getting you there in the comfort of our air-conditioned vehicles and experienced drivers. We can also organize a professional tour guide to accompany your trip for a more in-depth understanding of what you will see.