Corfu City is the largest settlement and capital of the island of Corfu; it is also the overall capital of the Ionian Islands. The city lies on the east coast of the island of Corfu and although very close to Albania, comes under the administration of Greece. Your holidays in Corfu City will be spent in an area that is already very popular with tourists: in fact, the Old Town of the small city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the architecture and two castles are always a real draw. Whilst there are many hotels in the area, the popularity of self catering accommodation in Corfu City appears to be increasing exponentially year on year. This is because people love the sense of freedom that can be enjoyed through your own well-equipped home away from home.
The small city has plenty to keep you busy, during your holidays in Corfu City, as does the wider island. You will never be too hard pushed to find a good beach in the local area and then you can enjoy activities such as swimming, sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing, pleasure boat cruises, wind surfing and even hire a pedalo for a couple of hours. There are some great walks to discover throughout the area and a trip to the local tourist information office will help you to discover which are the most interesting and rewarding. Other activities available include golf, tennis, fishing, canoeing, cycling and horse riding.
There are a few tourist attractions to catch within Corfu City itself and the most popular include the twin fortresses of the town, The Mon Repos Palace, the Archaeological Museum of Corfu (which is ideal if you are keen to find out more about the interesting past of this settlement and the island of Corfu in general) and examples of Venetian architecture across the Old Town. It is always a good idea to have your own car for your time on the island. This way you can explore the charming coastal towns and can easily cover the island in a day or two.
You can look forward to a great Mediterranean climate during your holidays in Corfu City. This means that it stays mild throughout the whole year and average temperatures range from around 13 degrees Celsius in January and rise to a very warm 31 degrees in July. The summer months are relatively dry, however, the rest of the year is actually quite wet, with around 46 inches of precipitation per year.
When looking to make travel arrangements to your self catering accommodation in Corfu City, there is a very busy airport for you to rely upon: Corfu International Airport (CFU). Several airlines fly here from the UK and these include Monarch, Jet2.com, Easyjet, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways. From UK departure points such as Newcastle (NCL), Edinburgh (EDI), Bournemouth (BOH), East Midlands (EMA), Manchester (MAN) and many London airports.