Corfu is a classic and historic holiday destinations for Brits and there is a lot to do there. It is the home of the Durrells TV series, it is an island where a week is not enough. If you are stopping for a short day on a ship you will need to plan if you want to see more than the old town. Hiring a car might be an option, take your driving license – you should always carry that as proof of age in case you get asked in a bar !! Or want a seniors entrance somewhere.
Endless sun, means you might want to know about the beaches and how to get there. Corfu is the most popular, and one of the largest Greek islands. It is easy to underestimate just how much it has to offer. We will be doing extensive filming there and on much of Greece later in 2018. This is where your ship stops.
P&O say – Head inland, through heavily-scented pine woods, and you will find tiny villages like Sokraki where only Greek is spoken and time appears to have stood still. And the capital, Corfu Town, is Greece’s largest ‘living’ medieval town home to cobblestone streets and alleyways, historic buildings, statues and fountains. The stand-out is the Venetian-built Old Fortress. Click here for P&O cruise options
Marella say – Awash with colourful flowers, Corfu is big on beauty. It’s known as the Emerald Isle, and its golden beaches, lush green landscape and colourful villages will have you constantly reaching for your camera. Click here for Marella cruises to Corfu
Fred Olsen say – With thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece’s influence across ancient history is such that it is often known as the cradle of Western civilisation. click here for the small ship experience to Greece
SAGA Cruises offer more because they offer other lines adult cruises, so combine the Black sea and Greece they say – Enjoy a spectacular voyage from Athens with its classical sites to Odessa in the Ukraine, Constanza in Romania and Varna, maritime capital of Bulgaria. Along the way you will also cruise to Volos at the foothills of Mount Pelion, holy Patmos, beautiful Skiathos and the sacred island of Lemnos Click here for the new designer small adult only ships
It is the first of many Greek islands and a gateway to the Greek Island cruises, certainly used byMarella’s Discovery 2 ship that sails from there between June and October with its Aegean Shores, Adriatic Explorer, Iconic Islands, Aegean Meze, and its Journey to Jamaica starts here as it repositions for the Caribbean. The different itineraries means you can choose 7, 14, or 21 days. It loads guests flying to Corfu as the Oceana uses Malta.