For the summer holidays my boyfriend and I went to the beautiful Greek island Corfu. We completely fell in love with its scenery, the hospitable people, and the delicious food. With every dinner we had tzatziki as an appetizer and the finest homemade rosé wine. The Greek really know how to eat!
Our hotel was located on the beach in a small town called Dassia Beach. We could literally roll out of bed into the ocean. I recommend you book a hotel on/near a beach because you will need it. We had a heat wave of 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) and wouldn’t have survived without being able to dive in and cool off every half hour or so.
Other than the beach, there is not a lot to see in Dassia. There are a few cute restaurants and bars, but nothing worth visiting. Things I do recommend you must see are Canal d’Amour, Kanoni, Angelokastro and Kerkira.
Canal d’Amour is a beautiful golden colored cove with azure blue waters. You can have a swim or a cocktail on the beach. You won’t find a comparable sight elsewhere on Corfu.
Kanoni is a tiny ministry on it’s own island. Nearby is a beach where you can chill and watch the airplanes land and take off. A spectacular experience, because they come so close you can almost touch them.
Angelokastro, a ruin with a stunning view. Not suitable for people with an extreme fear of heights. You have to climb for about 15 minutes on rocky roads to get there.
Kerkira or Corfu-town. Besides wandering along the cute cobbled, Italian-looking streets a must see is the Old Fortress. It is immensely big, has an impressive entrance and walls no enemy could penetrate. If you go all the way to the top, another beautiful view is granted.
I lastly wanted to say you should definitely rent a car, scooter or quad to get to these places. Busses only go a few times per day and often only from 9am to 5pm. Moreover, driving is very easy! The roads are wide, speed limits are often 50 km/h (30 m/h) and apart from Kerkira there isn’t a whole lot of traffic. We rented a car at a local company for 40 euro’s a day.
I really enjoyed my stay and would love to go back some day.