The sunny Ionian island of Corfu has an interesting blend of Greek, Mediterranean and British cultural elements, due to its historical links with a number of outside ruling forces. Today, the multicultural island attracts tourists from all over Europe and the world, many of whom come to soak up the sun on Corfu’s fine beaches.
The northern, more mountainous region of Corfu has a lot of pebbly beaches, whilst sand beaches abound in the more popular west and south coasts. One exception to this rule is the northern town of Roda, an old fishing village that has the serene calm of the north but still boasts a sandy beach. White sand Sidari is arguably the most popular beach on Corfu, with a good balance of cheap hotels and fancy luxury hotels and villas to choose from. There are also a number of midrange hotels in Sidari as well as restaurants selling everything from cheap snacks to haute cuisine.
Regular flights from across Greece and Europe fly into Corfu’s Ioannis Kapodistrias airport (flights are more frequent during the peak summer season). There are also a number of ferries that link the island to mainland Greece and Italy.