A Blue Flag Beach
The beach at Barbati boasts two kilometres of white shingle. With a shallow-shelved ocean floor, both kids and grown-ups can relax in the waters at their leisure without fear of getting out of their depth. Then you can dry off on one of the many loungers which line the beach, with enough room for everyone. Whether your a land-lover or a sea-dog, you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy Barbati beach in your own way.
Take a short walk along the seafront and be greeted by a range of family-owned tavernas and bars, each serving up refreshing and re-energising food and drink. You can have a filling lunch of Greek cuisine and maybe a cocktail or two – it’s your call. Just beyond, on the high street you’ll find a supermarket, complete with everything you could ask for to make your holiday comfortable and easy.
A touch of style
If you’re looking for a night out but don’t want to make the trip to Corfu Town, you’ll find Piedra Del Mar is an excellent place to spend the evening. This modern joint screams cool, with champagne and cocktails virtually on tap. So you can add a touch of class to your holiday in Corfu with a glass or two of bubbly.
Piedra Del Mar brings Ibiza to Corfu, with great music played out to Barbati beach. It’s up to you, you can get up and dance with friends, or lie back on one of the hammocks and let the great atmosphere wash over you. If you get hungry, there’s also a restaurant with terrace that serves up stylish food to match everything else that is stylish about the bar.
A lively city trip
If there’s anything you’re after that you can’t find in Barbati, you’ll be pleased to know that Corfu Town is just round the corner. The island capital is brimming with things to do. Explore the twisting streets of the market district and you’ll find all the souvenirs you can fit in your suitcase.
The marina is a great place to have an evening stroll and you can walk under the 15th century fortress, which after surviving three Ottoman sieges, still looks as magnificent as ever. Find a restaurant and eat the best in both local and international food, then make it back to Barbati in time for a nightcap before bed.
Regular buses run from the centre of Barbari, taking you the 20 kilometres to the island’s capital city frequently throughout the day. These buses are usually no more than a couple of euros, but taxis will make the run too if you’re in a bigger group.
Find inner peace
Take a trip across to northern Arillas, where every year in July the Corfu Sound and Silence festival turns the island into a zen paradise. During the week of events there are live artists, musicians, and talks, and you’ll be able to take part in yoga sessions and meditation workshops. Plus, everyday is catered by fantastic vegetarian chefs who specialise in both Corfiot and international foods with a hippie twist.
The Corfu Sound and Silence festival will teach you all about the peaceful culture of Greece as well as let you try new things during your Corfu holidays. For just under ¬300 you can get access to all five days of the festival, and every event, including over 50 live music shows. So, sing, dance and meditate the hours away in Corfu this July.