Are you thinking about exploring the Ionian wonders of Corfu? Culture Trip has just compiled a list of some of the most beautiful resorts and hotels you can find on the island. Whether you are traveling with your family, your significant other or a group of friends, there are plenty of magnificent and marvelous places where you can spend memorable moments with your loved ones.
Conveniently located about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Corfu town near Perama, on the eastern coast of the island, Aeolos Beach Hotel & Resort offers fantastic views over the sea. Surrounded by verdant gardens and the beach, the large resort is an ideal place for a family vacation or a couple’s getaway. You can relax at the spa or deepen your tan by the infinity pool, but you can also opt for a fun afternoon at the beach or the playground after exploring your surroundings. Indulge in a private dinner by the waters or enjoy a delicious family meal at the main restaurant. You will no doubt return home rested and rejuvenated.
The Rou Estate is nestled in an olive grove, lost in lush greenery in the northeastern part of Corfu. The estate is, in fact, a restored Corfiot village turned into a modern luxury complex. It comprises 12 houses and a series of buildings for the reception and spa and is a stunning refuge where guests can relax and revive their body and mind. The infinity pool allows for incredible views over the bay, while the on-site spa offers luxurious treatments and even yoga and meditation classes. Ideal for those looking for an intimate getaway away from the crowds, the Rou Estate is a perfect haven for relaxation.
A lavish resort located on the southern part of the island, near Ipsos, the Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Exclusive Resort, is a gorgeous resort where everyone—from families and big or small groups to couples—can spend a magical time on the island. With strong attention to detail, the resort includes a vast collection of rooms, bungalows and suites that cater to all tastes and needs.
Even when it comes to food, you can enjoy delicious seafood and fish at the seafood restaurant, Greek and European flavors at Nafsika, or savor tasty drinks at the terrace bar, Odysseus. With the collection of restaurants on-site, you can eat in each one throughout your stay. For entertainment, the resort includes a summer program for children up to the age of 14, while parents can indulge in a spa treatment, a tennis match or an adrenaline rush at the fitness center. Whatever you choose to do, relax. You are in good hands.
In the heritage-protected village of Palia Perithia, nestled at the foot of Mount Pantokratoras, at an altitude of 400 meters (1,312 feet), the Merchant’s House is a 17th-century house turned into a relaxed and secluded bed and breakfast. This romantic getaway may be a short drive from the beach (15 minutes), but it compensates this with a spectacular setting, lush gardens and a location near a lovely village. The area is home to many trails, allowing you to explore them by foot or on two wheels. Idyllic and relaxing, the Merchant’s House is the ultimate love shack for a romantic escapade.
In the lovely beach resort of Dassia, in the southeastern section of Corfu, Palma Boutique Hotel is a beautifully designed hotel decorated with taste. The polished and crisp décor, the mesmerizing artworks and the natural surroundings complement this modern hotel, which includes a fitness center, an outdoor pool and an outdoor bar. Food and drinks have been planned as carefully as the décor, and the buffet is just what you would expect, with delicious and healthy-oriented fare.
Facing the Ionian Sea, Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa lies on the Tourka Peninsula, on the northeastern coast. The secluded location, the friendly and attentive staff and the welcoming atmosphere of the hotel make Kontokali a favorite. The resort includes an outdoor pool, a spa and a gym, as well as tennis courts and watersports facilities. Opt for a sea-view room or stay in one of the bungalows where you can enjoy spending time on the garden-facing terrace. Those staying with kids will highly appreciate the kids club as well as the separate family dining area. All in all, Kontokali is a refreshing resort where everyone will feel at home.
In the northeastern resort of Kassiopi, right under the ruins of a medieval castle, lies Melina Bay Hotel, which has undergone a recent renovation and now welcomes guests in a tranquil, modern yet not over-the-top resort. The location allows for extensive exploration of the island’s northern locales, while the hotel personnel is always ready to recommend a nearby excursion. At the end of the day, dine at the terrace restaurant, which offers breathtaking views of the harbor. In short, it’s a lovely boutique hotel perfect for a romantic vacation or a relaxing break with the kids.