Get prepared for a lifetime experience in the island of Corfu!
Greece is blessed to be a place that is surrounded by so much sea. Three main seas grace its shores; the Aegean to the east, the Cretan to the south, and the Ionian to the west. And it is the latter one which is the home of our Mayor Hotels, on the emerald island of Corfu. The Ionian sea has a distinctly different charm about it, easily discerning its islands from all the rest. With certain characteristics that give them a more tropical feel than the Aegean islands, the Ionian islands have a different appeal altogether. They will offer visitors with visuals and experiences that will remind you of more exotic locations than the classic Mediterranean beauty Greece is often associated with. To discover its unique beauty and more, here are the top 4 reasons to choose the Ionian for your holidays in Greece.
1) Azure & Blue flag beaches
The Ionian is characterized by azure waters that easily count 50 shades of blue and green. This amazing colour must be a reflection of the glorious blue sky, but also the incredibly green landscape that is quite common among the Ionian islands. Corfu’s northern shoreline is particularly known for being an absolutely exotic sight to behold, with areas such as Sidari, Peroulades,and Kassiopi will take your breath away. As for some certified blue flag beaches in Corfu, two are found on the waterfront of our Pelekas Monastery and Capo Di Corfu hotels.
2) Verdant landscapes
Corfu, for instance, is known as the emerald lady of the Ionian, a reference to both its aristocratic charm as well as its exceptionally verdant terrain. Many are the cliffs covered in boscage that cascade down into the sea, creating an impressive seaside scene to be awed by. One such place is our Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort in Agios Gordios where natural beauty reigns supreme. Built into the rock, our top tier resort in Corfu was designed to become one with the incredible landscape that surrounds it, offering guests a stay experience that is positively imbued with the enchantment of nature’s marvel.
3) Natural wonders
Speaking of nature’s marvels, the Ionian harbours a few natural wonders that are worth discovering. On the island of Kefalonia, the Melissani cave starts off as a sea lake while the highlight is a specific spot which covers the water with a dome made of rocks. An opening above lets the sunlight enter the sea cave, creating a sensational show of shadows and reflections. On our home island of Corfu, the Paleokastritsa area is where the sea cave of Nafsika, a place of incredible beauty. Transparent waters all the way to the seabed and towering cliffs make Paleokastritsa simply riveting to witness. The neighbouring islets of Paxoi (plural for both Paxos & Antipaxos islands) are full of hidden coves, caverns and caves. If you are staying with us at our family resort in Agios Petros, don’t miss a day trip to Paxos and Antipaxos from Corfu.