Corfu Island is a keeps many secrets for it’s visitors. The small beautiful beaches and the traditional villages are scatered all over the mainland, waiting for the visitor to discover them and reward him a breathtaking sunsent, or a mystique ancient olive forest, or an unexpected welcome-treatment from the locals…
Corfu island is a split personality among the North and the South. Each part has its special characteristics and it’s own secrets. Which one will you find yourself fitting best?
This is Grand Car Rental’s guide to the North of Corfu by Car:
- Aproximate Distance: 80Km (aller-retour)
- Aproximte Length: 1 Day
A quich overview of the south corfu route:
Achilleion is a palace built by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi. The decoration of Achilleion was supervised by Elizabeth herself and reflects her admiration and love for Classical Greece, both interior and exterior are decorated with statues of ancient philosophers, heroes and mythical ancient gods. In the gardens of the palace are found the famous statues of the dying Achilles.
Benitses is a small fishing village with approximately 1000 residents and is located on the East side of Corfu, in the middle of the island with close proximity (12km) to the airport and Corfu town.
Issos is a beautiful beach located 35 km southern of Corfu. The endless seashore with the unique sand dunes and the crystalline waters offers an ideal destination for families.
Kavos is a seaside village on the island of Corfu in Greece, in the municipal district and the municipality of Lefkimmi. It is now a lively resort heavily devoted to tourism, and popular with young holidaymakers from Britain.
The charming village of Petriti is idyllically located on the eastern coast of Corfu. The village is a really traditional fisherman’s places and is rather calm. There are harbours with fishing boats and near the sea you can find some nice tavernas.