Corfu is one of the greenest of the Greek islands - thanks to intermittent but torrential rains from September to May. One of the more sleepy islands amongst the Ionian, Corfu sits beneath a blanket of olive trees, which is the local main cultivation.
For those looking for a little something extra, the old quarters of the east-coast capital, Corfu Town, are now a designated UNESCO heritage site, and deservedly so!
Located strategically at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, to the western coasts of Albania and Greece, the island of Corfu has its roots in the 8th century BC. There are three forts in the Old Town designed by renowned Venetian engineers and used for four centuries as defensive strongholds from the Republic of Venice against the Ottoman Empire.
One of our favourite Corfu properties, Villa Kalamaki, is located above Kalamaki beach, on the North of the island, and a few minutes from Kassiopi, is an ideal solution for a family with older children wanting to benefit from the social life and water sports of the area.
We think May is one of the best times of year to visit Corfu, everything is open, the countryside is vibrant and beautiful, and it's not too overcrowded with the usual holiday-making crowd so why not call us on +44 1993 899 430 or visit www.oxfordprivatetravel.com to find out more.