The island of Corfu is one of the greenest in Greece. Feast your eyes on Corfu’s olive tree-peppered landscape, golden beaches and azure waters from these hotels.
There’s nothing quite like a Mediterranean view. Think sparkling topaz seas, emerald-green hills and the odd sailing boat in the distance. Corfu has more than its share of hotels and resorts with mesmerising views, including adult-only and family-friendly options, from coast to coast. Here’s our pick of the best.
The Ionian views are all-pervasive at this cosmopolitan resort on the east coast of Corfu. The main pool – which features a bridge to an island bar – opens out onto a stretch of golden sand with the big blue beyond. The 411 rooms, suites and villas have a light, contemporary style and balconies, private gardens or pools. There’s also a spa, six restaurants, a children’s club and evening entertainment.
Just 10km (6mi) from Corfu town, Rodostamo is a 28-acre (11ha) estate located in the Bay of Kommeno. The style is minimalist and contemporary – a pastel-coloured sofa here, a colourful throw there. Along with the relaxed main restaurant, there is a fine-dining restaurant, plus a pool bar and lobby bar. There’s also a spa, offering everything from manicures to massages, and a sauna and gym. Children aged 12 and older are welcome.
Looking for an adults-only luxury resort right on the seafront? Domes Miramare has 113 bedrooms, suites and villas in an elegant beachside setting. Rooms are spacious and feel private, especially if you splash out on a pavilion suite, which has its own pool overlooking the sea. There’s also a fitness centre and various dining options, including traditional Greek and raw Asian.
There are private pools, sumptuous spa treatments and magnetic views at this adults-only resort. Suites are decorated in peaceful shades, with classic furnishings and glass doors leading out onto sunny balconies overlooking the sea. Try one of the hotel experiences, such as wine tasting, mountain biking or cooking classes, or explore the coastline by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Finish out the day with an à la carte dinner of Corfu treats at Apaggio.
Feel wellness wash over you as you step into this resort on the sandy beach of Agios Stefanos. Think sea views, pristine pools, lush flowers, a state-of-the-art spa and a delightful restaurant. Rooms are equally as relaxing, with earthy tones, natural fabrics and eco-friendly mattresses. The sea-facing terrace is the ideal place to watch the sunset or even wait for the stars to come out – ask resident astrologer Stefan Kritsas for your zodiac sign reading.
Drink in views of the Med from your balcony at this resort hotel in picturesque Palaiokastritsa. All rooms come with a private balcony and sea view, but they are individually designed, with printed curtains and smart wood floors. The infinity pool is another draw – spend your days on loungers by the poolside bar. There’s also a children’s pool and outdoor jacuzzi, and you’re within walking distance of olive groves and underwater caves.
Picture candlelit tables overlooking majestic Garitsa Bay with its sailboats and 15th-century fortress. Corfu Palace is a stone’s throw from the cobbled streets and Venetian buildings of the old town. But you may never want to leave its serene walls – there’s much on offer, including its sparkling pool, spa and cocktail bar. Choose from three restaurants, including the al fresco Byzantino, which serves everything from gazpacho to fresh tuna salad.
On Corfu’s northern coast, this family-friendly resort is surrounded by lush woodland, stretching down to a golden beach with the blue Ionian beyond. Taste local delicacies in its two restaurants, pamper yourself in the spa or try a host of activities, such as tennis and yoga. There’s also a children’s club and waterpark. Rooms – including swim-up suites and family rooms – are decorated in a teal-and-white colour scheme, with smart bathrooms and crisp linen.