Any traveller worth his or her salt knows by now knows the treasures offered by Corfu, the northernmost of the Greek Ionian islands. This picturesque rock has been fought over by various aspiring colonial powers over the centuries including the Venetians and the Brits. And when they set foot on Corfu holidaymakers will see why many wanted dibs on this island. Green hills dotted with tranquil villages, a rugged mountain and stretches of beautiful sandy beach are just the highlights. Visitors to this town will find holiday accommodation in Kaminaki more than meets their expectations. HomeAway has a selection of lovely villas here that will mesmerise holidaymakers with their spectacular sea views and quiet, secluded setting. In addition, most Kaminaki holiday villas will give them the luxury of a private swimming pool.
-Beaches: Most holidaymakers who decide on the Ionian islands as a holiday destination have hours of sunbathing beside the sea in mind. There are a number of beaches in Corfu where this fantasy can be fulfilled. Lefkimmi Beach is a favourite thanks to the long, wide stretches of fine sand it avails. Shutterbugs may want to visit Prasoudi Beach to shoot the amazing sunset against a background of rugged cliffs. The waters here are particularly clear. For get away from it all a visit to Chilakounas Beach is advised.
-Hiking: Besides the ultimate beachside experience, eager trekkers will also find the kilometres of challenging trails here. In fact the islands of Corfu have a 222km trail covering them. Hikers can culminate their walks with a climb up Mt. Pantokrator. Along the way they will encounter little Corfiot villages where time seems to stand still, where centuries-old churches still stand proudly. The villages also offer mind-blowing views all the way to the sea.
-Food and drink: Visitors spending nights in Kaminaki self-catering holiday rentals will have a number of restaurants and tavernas at their disposal and thus see no need to prepare their own meals. In the nearby town of Acharavi is the much-vaunted Faros Restaurant. They can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner here, getting to know and fall in love with Greek cuisine in the process. The service here is incomparable. Also highly rated is the Trilogia Restaurant which offers more or less the same fare topped off with incredible sea views from the terrace.
-Monuments: With the rich history the island of Corfu boasts, visitors can expect to encounter a number of ancient buildings. Among these is an impressive 15th century fortress as well as houses built as far back as the 18th century in the village of Lakones. In the town of Kynopiastes, those who venture further from their holiday homes in Kaminaki will be able to wander through a marble church and a 17th century monastery.
The weather here is typically Mediterranean and there are warm conditions from April to October. Savvy travellers will in fact book their Kaminaki holiday homes between May and June or in late September as at this time temperatures are still favourable; ranging between 24 and 27°C. It is still also quite dry as the rainy season occurs during winter. The cold season is comparatively mild and temperature averages between November and March lie between 15 and 20°C.
Those from the UK eyeing stays in Kaminaki holiday homes can find direct low-cost flights to Corfu Airport. Flights are available to this airport from May to September from Leeds, East Midlands, Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow. On arrival at the airport visitors can get a taxi to Kaminaki but the fares can be exorbitant to the point where it makes more sense to hire a car.