Corfu is one of the Ionian Islands located in the Mediterranean off the west coast of Greece. This island is considered by many to be one of the finest in the Mediterranean with its hot dry summers and lush vegetation. As such, it's a favourite destination for many holiday goers. For those planning on taking a holiday in Corfu there are a good variety of holiday villas for rent, some of which can be less than £500 for a weeks stay.
Corfu has some variety of beaches and beach resorts scattered around the island's coast. Among some of the more notable beach resorts in Corfu include Acharavi, Benitsa, Kalami Bay, Kassiopi, and Paleokastritsa. These resorts have miles of sandy beaches with water-sports such as scuba diving, water skiing, and sailing. Beach-side villa rentals in Corfu can put you within touching distance of Corfu's best beaches and resorts. There are not many golf courses on Corfu, however the golf course at Corfu Golf Club is most recommended. This is regarded as one of the top golf courses in Europe, which has plenty of variety and some great holes.
Corfu is perhaps one of the best of the Greek islands for family holidays, with resorts such as Palaiokastritsa which are ideal destinations for families. Aqualand, at Agios Ioannis, is one of the largest water-parks in Europe. In Acharavi there is also the Hydropolis water-park and sport centre which has some great slides as well. As such, there is a variety of large family villas in Corfu which include barbecues, washing machines, dishwashers, satellite TV, and pools. Percentage discount deals may also be available for family villas during the summer.
Corfu town is the capital of Corfu, and one of the best destinations for a day trip in Corfu. Here there is the Palace of St Michael and St George. This British 19th century palace was once the residence of the High Commissioner, and was also occupied by the Greek royal family. At this palace there is the Museum of Asiatic Art with displays statues, armour, silk, and ceramics from Asia. Corfu town also includes Agios Spyridon which is the tallest church in Corfu. Beyond Corfu town, in the south of Corfu, is the 19th century Achilleion Palace which was formerly occupied by Empress Elizabeth of Austria.