SURROUNDINGS

Greenery, space and cosmopolitan atmosphere

Louis Corcyra Beach hotel in Corfu Greece, combines the best of both worlds, offering breathtaking views and natural Greek scenery, with cosmopolitan atmosphere just a short stroll away.

Once an old Venetian Shipyard, Gouvia is today a popular tourist resort overlooking Gouvia Bay-Corfu. The surrounding gardens cover five whole stretches of private beachfronts on this turquoise bay, only a stroll away from the scenic fish taverns and bars of Gouvia

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Corfu

Corfu (also called Kerkyra) is one of the most impressive Greek islands that is located on the Northern side of the Ionian Sea. It is considered to be the island of endless natural beauty, dance and music, inspiration and combines both the cosmopolitan life with and traditional culture. The island will leave its visitors with unforgettable memories and experiences.

Corfu’s roots date back to a time of passion and mystery, which is reflected in the old monuments and in the hearts of the friendly locals. The island’s intricate link with music comes from the venetians, who bestowed it with a unique musical and theatrical heritage that has made it the home of respected music schools today.

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Must see places in Corfu

With its rich, unearthed history, the old town of Corfu has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is both fascinating and nostalgic to explore. Take a walk through the small side streets and discover the Venetian influence that is felt in the buildings and the city’s cathedral, whilst a large number of sacred, old churches are dedicated to various patron saints.

One of the most popular monuments and worth visiting is the Medieval Castle “Palaio Frourio”, an old Venetian fortress that presents fascinating sound and light production plus many other concerts and cultural events. Another must see, is the Palace of St. Michael & George, the regency-style former palace and royal gardens of the King of Greece and birthplace of the Duke of Edinburg. Don’t miss the chance to visit “Paleo Limani”, stroll the long pier to admire the brightly coloured fishing boats and stop in one of the vibrant cafes in “Plateia San Rocco” and listen to a free concert or watch a game of cricket. Last but not least, the Corfu Promenade, walk in the footsteps of the aristocrats who used to frequent the grand Liston Promenade in the city centre and relax at the elegant cafeterias, upscale restaurants and bistros that are nestled in its handsome arches, a visit to Liston is always a treat.

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Beaches

Corfu has plenty of picture-perfect, beautiful long beaches. Most of them are usually crowded, although peaceful and quiet beaches are also not missing, especially those in small bays of the northeast coast, it is certain that a visitor has many options. Beautiful beaches are found all around the island, such as the Paleokastritsa beach, Agios Gordis beach, Nissaki beach and many others. Corfu holidays can be a great travel experience for families, couples or a group of friends, as it has something special to offer for everyone.

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Activities

Except the exotic beaches for swimming and water sports, Corfu is a hiker’s paradise for all the family with a wealth of countryside paths and hidden nature spots to explore. Choose from the walks that best suit your fitness levels and enjoy the different sights they offer. The top hiking trails are “Arkoulas” forest & monastery, “gardeno” valley, lake “korission”, “agii deka” mountain and mount “pantokrator”.

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Entertainment & Festivals

From beach parties and open-air concerts to traditional and religious festivals, summer is a time to celebrate, dance and have fun in Corfu. The top summer festivals you shouldn’t miss if you are around are the “Varkola” music festival, Corfu Sardine festival, the feast of Saint Spiridon, the light and sound show and the festival of folklore dancing.

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