Thinking of a romantic honeymoon, Greece is the perfect destination. The Aegean Islands are not your only choice, equally popular and lovely are the Ionian Islands and Corfu is the ‘queen’, also known as ‘Kerkyra’ as the Greeks call it.
Rich in history and culture
Rich in history and culture, the Byzantine and Venetian influence are present till today and in combination with the natural beauty Corfu is among the top destinations for honeymoons or weddings. Choose the best location to suit your personality and taste.
You do not need to be extravagant, simplicity has so much to offer, you will be surprised. The beauty and serenity of nature can make up for the most luxurious resort. However, you should plan well in advance to ensure the best deals. In Corfu there is a vast range of accomodation at affordable prices, comfort and hospitable people.
Explore the beauty and romance of the island
Explore the beauty and romance of the Old Town, stroll in the narrow, cobbled streets from the main square, the Esplanade, admire the Venetian architecture. Visit the old Byzantine church of Agios Spyridon, the protector of the island. The two fortresses, the Old Fortress of the Byzantine period, on the easst and the rather New Fortress of the Venetian times are evidence of the cultural history of the island. If you happen to visit during the Greek Orthodox Easter time, then you will witness the custom of throwing clay jugs and pots out of windows, it’s a really spectacular fun.
Yet, sightseeing should not be limited to the Old Town. The island offers a lot of romantic places to visit during your honymoon. If you appreciate art, architecure a visit to Achilleon Palace is a must. You can admire some of the original art and furniture and walk in the garden paths, admire the impressive, bronze and marble statues among aromatic, colorful blooms. A drive to Mount Pantokrator, if you are comfortable with hights, you find a chapel with century old ikons, a museum and gift shop.
Discover the most famous Corfu beaches
Paliokastritsa on the north, famous for its scenic beauty and beaches, well organised to welcome the visitors. Take a boat trip to see them all and the Paleokastritsa caves. Swim in the crystal-clear turquise waters. You can’t leave Corfu without visitng Kanoni, the famous landmark, posted in most tourist guids and postcard of the island. Visit the monastery Vlacherna, take a boat to Pontikonisi, ‘Mouse Island’ and end your visit with fresh fish or seafood at a water front taverna.
But a romantic honemoon in Corfu also calls for swimming in dreamy beaches like Alykes, Glyfada and Almyros and at the famous Canal d ‘Amour Channel of Love, and its many small coves and caves.
What to buy?
Buy handmade jewelry, good local wine, kumquats local sweets, to bring back home to remember your romantic homenymoon in this beautiful island of Corfu.