The northernmost of Greece’s Ionian islands is a place where many tourists desire to be come summer. Among these picturesque knots of land is Corfu, also known as Kerkyra. It is a place inscribed in Greek mythology as the gift given to the daughter of the River Asopos by the love-smitten god Poseidon. It is a collection of scenic beaches, imposing mountains and a rich range of flora. The holidaymaker will easily understand how Poseidon captivated his lover with such a marvellous gift. For a base from which to explore the historical and natural wonders of this land visitors can try holiday homes in Agni Bay. This is one of the most beautiful and relaxing parts of Corfu. Easy access to the beach and absorbing sea views are just a few of the delights guests can look forward to enjoying. Holiday accommodation in Agni Bay also puts them next to taverns that serve awesome Greek cuisine.
-Historical buildings: A stroll through the towns on this island will bring to view mansions constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries. Visitors will want to spend an hour or two at the New Fortress in Corfu Town. One of the key attractions of this site is the lighthouse from which holidaymakers will be treated to sublime views over the town, the harbour and out to the sea. Art lovers will find the collection of Byzantine works stored in the fortress intriguing and those who would like a souvenir can grab one from the gift shop.
-Museums: At Analipsis Hill in Corfu Town is the Mon Repos Palace which is in essence a museum. Here visitors will be able to get a glimpse of what life in this town must have been for its inhabitants a century ago as they view photographs. The building itself is a wonder to behold and standing from its terrace, visitors will be able to enjoy superb views. Speaking of palaces, a detour to the Achilleion is advisable. Themed after Greek mythology hero Achilles, it boasts a captivating sculpture in its gardens of this hero dying.
-Beaches: At the back of their minds when booking holiday villas in Agni Bay, most holidaymakers have hours of uninterrupted sunbathing. And on the island of Corfu they’ll find a selection of relatively secluded beaches where they can lie down with their favourite book or trudge aimlessly along the soft sand. Lekfimmi Beach is found towards the south and is one of the least crowded sections of Corfu’s coastline even in the heart of summer. It also offers safe waters for swimming.
-Food and drink: Those residing in holiday homes in Agni Bay will have the joy of freshly cooked Greek specialities from taverns such as the Nikolas Traditional Taverna. This place, situated right on the bay, is one of Corfu’s most highly rated establishments, offering Corfoit specialities such as Sofrito, Pastistada and Stifado. As they munch on their fresh octopus or stuffed cattle fish, visitors will be able to gaze out onto the vast blueness that is the Ionian Sea.
Agni’s climate is what one will find in any typically Mediterranean locale; warm and sunny for most of the year with only mild winters. Summer tourists should brace for temperatures that regularly go beyond 30°C, especially in July and August. Those who book holiday homes in Agni Bay after the heat of summer has dissipated and autumn begins will still be able to enjoy temperatures well in the twenties and also avoid the usual summer crowds. December visitors will meet with the rainy season in full swing.
This locale is slightly less than 10 miles away from the Ioannis Kapodistrias airport which receives seasonal and charter flights from several different airlines, mostly during the peak tourist season. Booking flights there between April and October should not be a hassle whether one is travelling from Dublin, London, Manchester or any other major European city. On arrival at this airport one can either take an airport taxi or hop into a shared shuttle which can be reserved online. The latter is the cheaper option.