A cosmopolitan city
The historical capital of Corfu is just four miles away, and is connected efficiently by bus. Once you reach the city centre there is so much to do, starting with a trip to the commercial district where you'll find high-class international restaurants and boutique fashion stores.
On an evening, the streets are great for a romantic walk down to the harbour after dinner at one of Corfu Town's many restaurants that cook up tasty cuisine from around the world.
Corfu Town is also blessed with a fantastic nightlife which turns large areas of the city into a vibrant party in the evenings. Whatever your tastes, you'll find a night to suit you. From jazz to jungle, live music to late night karaoke, it's all here in this action-packed city.
An authentic Corfiot experience
For history lovers, there's the Old Fortress in Corfu Town which stands as a magnificent reminder of the island's history. Due to Corfu's location, it was constantly invaded, and this fort success fully defended the natives from three Ottoman Empire sieges throughout history. Climb to the top of the Old Fortress and you'll learn all about the island's rich history. Tours are a must for those wanting to expand upon their Greek island holiday packages. The local guides will talk you through every second of the exciting battles and you'll be able to walk around freely in the ancient spaces.
Below this towering hero are the twisting streets of the Old Town, which are filled with bustling market stalls and traders who love challenging tourists to bartering matches. Give it a go and see what you come home with, you'll be able to get all your gifts and souvenirs from here, that's for sure.
Day trips up the coast
Kontokali is blessed with a great location, which neighbours a number of popular beachside resorts. To the north is Gouvia, a popular spot for watersports enthusiasts who are looking for a bit of action. The jetty that splits the beach in two is lined with water-skiing facilities, banana boat hire and para-sailing – so you can walk out to sea and try them all one by one.
Take a journey south and you'll reach Paleokastritsa, an area of the island that skirts a long and scenic mountain road. This resort is all about variety and offers a number of different opportunities, including excellent restaurants with beautiful views. For wilder times there are cliff-diving opportunities and stylish beach bars pumping out great music every night.