Get prepared for a lifetime experience in the island of Corfu!
Corfu is an island that needs no introductions; an emerald island, the lady of the Ionian, blessed with being able to accommodate numerous of wonderful holiday experiences. An island that is able to fit into any travel mould, but also an island that is quite unique, Corfu has a an irresistible charm that comes second to none. Although we can think of at least a dozen, here we have shortlisted the top four reasons why you should visit, or return to Corfu the soonest possible!
1) Sublime beaches
Let’s face it, the number one reason Greek islands are known for and the main reason why they attract visitors from all over the world are the stunning beaches that grace the Greek shores. Corfu is no exception. However, Corfu is further gifted in the fact that it is in the Ionian sea, with turquoise, azure waters lapping its beaches rather than the deep, more mystic blue of its counterpart, the Aegean sea. Specifically, Corfu is home to a couple of blue flag beaches, and our Mayor Pelekas Monastery situated in Kontogialos beach, is one of them.
2) Incredible landscapes
Sublime beaches are usually paired with incredible landscapes, and in Corfu we are in any want of those either. Justifiably called the ‘emerald’ island of the Ionian, Corfu is full of verdant cliffs, green slopes and lush landscapes that altogether make it an island like no other. It exists in a state of contrast from the the Aegean islands that are mostly barren or rocky, and harbours an entirely different level of biodiversity, allowing for some very pleasant activities such as horse-riding and hiking as well as offering endless visuals that will be etched in our mind for years to come. We are especially proud of our Mayor La Grotta Verde in Agios Gordios that is built on one of these aforementioned striking, evergreen cliffs that plunges down to a crystalline azure sea.
3) Diverse history
Apart from impeccable natural beauty, as pinpointed by the two reasons above, Corfu has a very evident cultural side to it, brought about by the intense diverse history of the island that has shaped its current charismatic personality. Made of a maze of cobblestone streets that hide numerous riveting landmarks, including many UNESCO sites, that will send you back on a journey through time as you wander around, you will quickly become fixated with the charm that oozes from every corner. This is why our Corfu town adults-only hotel Mayor Mon Repos Palace ‘Art Hotel’ has been dedicated to showcasing all Corfu’s elegance, and artistic flair that our guests find so alluring.
4) Something for everyone!
Corfu is an island that has universal appeal for a myriad of reasons, but the final one that makes our top four is the fact that it has something for everybody. The adventurers, the leisurers, the romantics, the nature lovers, the culture seekers, and of course the littlest of little ones! This is precisely why we have created a seaside haven that is designed to offer families the absolute best fit, for adults and children alike: Mayor Capo di Corfu in the wonderful, golden and child friendly beach of Lefkimmi in the area of Agios Petros.