When you book cheap flights to Corfu Greece, you’re in for a treat. Soak up the summer sun on Corfu’s fabulous beaches or enjoy breath-taking panoramic views from the top of Mount Pantokrator. Explore islets such as Pontikonisi and Mathraki and discover secret beaches and sea coves. Read on to discover more things to see and do in Corfu.
When to book cheap flights to Corfu
When booking your cheap Corfu flights, it’s a good idea to take the weather into consideration. Summer is the obvious time to book flights to Corfu, but if you travel in early summer or autumn you’ll avoid the massive crowds and still enjoy warm and pleasant temperatures.
In spring and autumn, temperatures are perfect for hiking along Corfu’s beautiful rugged countryside. Need a place to stay in Corfu? Search Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels, apartments and places to stay in Corfu.
What to see in Corfu?
When you fly to Corfu, one of the biggest draws is the abundance of gorgeous beaches. The island boasts over 200km of coastline much of which is surrounded by stunning cliffs and rock formations.
There’s a lot more to Corfu than its secret coves and sweeping bays however. Interesting attractions worth visiting include The Achillion Palace, originally built for the former Empress of Austria who like many others had fallen in love with the island.
Located on Corfu’s northwest coastline, the village of Paleokastritsa is where Odysseus was shipwrecked and met Nausicaa in Homer’s epic tale the Odyssey. Even today, it’s easy to see why this village was chosen as the setting for a mythical romance – who could resist the beautiful beaches, olive groves, and cypress forests set against the glittering backdrop of the Ionian Sea?
Before you fly to Corfu you should know that Corfu has a very limited public transport system which is restricted to just buses. There are two bus services, one for short term trips to the suburbs and to the capital and another for longer distance trips to further towns on Corfu. If you don’t want to rely on public transport for getting around Corfu, check out Ryanair Car Hire to get you from place to place at your own leisure.
What to eat in Corfu?
When you fly to Corfu don’t miss out on trying famous dishes such as “Souvlakia” (skewered meat sticks), Stifado (veal cooked with onions and tomato sauce) and the delicious Giouvetsi (a tasty lamb and rice dish). Fish and seafood dishes are popular too. The Bianco, a traditional dish consisting of different kinds of fish cooked with wine, lemon juice, garlic and vinegar is well worth a try.