Corfu is among the most beautiful and popular islands of Greece. Due to its strong historical connection with Europe, this was among the first Greek islands to open to tourism, providing facilities to cover the needs of every visitor. Located on the north western side of the country, Corfu Island has a cosmopolitan feeling combined with a special traditional character. The island is dotted with numerous stunning beaches, a large number of which have been awarded the EU’s Blue Flag for good water quality, clean sand or pebbles, good environmental management and safety. Some of them are very busy in summer months; others are more secluded, their common denominator being their natural beauty and the crystal clear waters. Among the top ranked beaches on Corfu Island are Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Glyfada, Agios Georgios, Acharavi and Agios Stefanos. Just 100 metres away from the beach of Barbati, Villa Artemis provides easy access both to a number of sun-drenched, organized beaches along the east coast and the mostly sandy beaches of the Adriatic on the western side.
Apart from the wonderful beaches, the highlight of the island is the Old Town of Corfu with the characteristic Venetian style. It abounds with picturesque alleys, cobbled streets, scenic parks, fortification structures and century-old buildings reflecting the rich history of this town, which was under Venetian rule for some four centuries, then passed to French, British and Greek governments. What sets apart this town from any other town in Greece is that there are no stamps of Asiatic or Eastern rule, only signs of European architecture and design. After all, it is this specific identity that made the Old Town of Corfu to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the major Mediterranean fortified port cities. Villa Artemis is located only 20 km away from the Old Town, allowing you to explore it several times during your stay.
Palaces, fortresses, museums, libraries, galleries, churches, interesting public buildings and private mansions, archaeological sites, sites of natural and special interest, traditional houses and picturesque ports both in the wider area of the old town and the island itself call to be explored, hiding small treasures in unexpected places that will change the visitor’s perspective. In one word, Corfu is a multifaceted haven that invites everyone to discover its beauties.