Corfu – cosmopolitan mediterranean destination

September 27, 2023

Corfu island is one of the prime destinations of Greece, but it can also be easily said – one of the most cosmopolitan island in the mediterranean. Green and blue shades together with layers and layers of history gives Corfu island unique flair of cultural and natural splendour that every tourists have to visit.

With the passage of time the island of Corfu may have changed, but any traveler can still feel the spirit of a distant glorious past. Its rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, its stunning natural landscape, its crystal clear seas, and its excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations weaving a powerful spell on its visitors.

Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek), unlike the rest of Greece, never fell under the Ottoman oppression. Due to the successive dominations of the Venetians, the French and the British over the centuries, the island has primarily become part of the Western rather the Levantine world. Their culture wielded strong influence in the city: it was here that the first Greek University (the Ionian Academy), the first Philharmonic Orchestra and the First School of Fine Arts were founded.
Let Corfu weave its spell over you with its historic monuments, rich multi-cultural heritage and stunning natural landscape.

In the beautifully preserved Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO world heritage site, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical “repertoire” came to be successfully applied to local artistic traditions. Palaces, fortresses, austere public buildings of the Venetian rule uniquely blend with lines of drying washing in tiny alleyways and small secluded squares. Strolling through a complex of narrow cobbled streets with stairways and vaulted passages, the so-called “kantounia”, will make you feel as if you’ve travelled to Genoa or Naples.

Discover the most beautiful spots in the city of Corfu walking through Spianada, the largest square in the Balkans, is the centre of the city, adorned with 19th-century remarkable works of French architecture. Here you can watch cricket games, or attend in musical concerts organised throughout the year. Visit Liston, the city’s trademark, where the aristocrats used to enjoy their evening promenades. The characteristic arcades form the most romantic background setting for a welcome cup of coffee at one of the town’s cosy cafés. Explore the smart suburbs Mandouki, Garitsa and Saroko.

Beside Corfu town you should visit numerous beaches and places around Corfu. One of the most beautiful destinations are famous canal beaches of Sidari. Canal damour is the most romantic site of Corfu is made up of rocky ormations that create natural “pools” It is full of yound tourists from all over Europe but also with everyone that are interested in romantic walks on the beaches. It is composed of numerous small canal shaped beaches and it is ideal even with families with small kids as water is shallow so it is not problem for tourists with lack of swiming capabilities.

Palaeokastritsa, already known from the writings of the foreign travelers in the nineteenth century who came here to draw inspiration from its peerless natural beauty, must  be the most famous resort on the island. Trees seem to be suspended from sheer crags that hang above the green-and-blue waters. Wild-looking rock formations drop into the sea to open into domed grottoes, a magnificent exploration site for divers who come here from every corner of the globe.

The shore of Palaeokastritsa, on the east coast of the island, is carved into six coves and beaches with deep, crystalline, cold waters. The central one is Agios Spyridon, with a beautiful and protected sandy beach. It is organized and provides amenities for people with disabilities.

The beach of Alypa next door features a small harbor. Small boats and caiques take tourists on short trips along the coastline. One must see the idyllic white pebbled cove of Chomi with its crystal-clear waters, accessible only from the sea. The Monastery of the Virgin of Palaeokastritsa lies on the northern promontory of Agios Spyridon. Above the sea, at a distance of 6 km by road, lies the traditional village of Lakones, built on the hillside and famous for the view of one of the most breathtaking sunsets in Corfu. About  3 km beyond, near the beautiful village of Krini, one may visit the ruins of the Byzantine Angelokastro castle.

Ipsos is easy day trip from Corfu town because it is short ride from center of town. The open bay forms a long, sand-and-pebble beach that provides amenities for people with disabilities. Water-sports establishments and a diving school perate here. A small harbor on the south end provides boats for rent. Ipsos boasts a large number of bars and restaurants, and a fully-fledged nightlife mostly for younger people. The lushy green hills above enclose the village of Agios Markos, with old churches and mansions engulfed in ivy. You can read more about Corfu and its destinations on official website of Visit Greece and Visit Corfu.

When you are in one of the most beautiful mediterranean island – Corfu, you deserve to be treated as a king, and if you stay at Contessa Bianca Luxury suites all of your holiday dreams can turn into reality. From the moment you step on the island of Corfu, hosts of the Contessa Bianca suites will make sure that everything is going smoothly and they will be there for you during all of your holiday. Amazing hospitality is combined with modern and stylish amenities and during your stay at Contessa Bianca you will have all that you need for a perfect gateway or city break in historic and cosmopolitan Corfu town.

Ideal location of Contessa Bianca, in the center of Corfu town is ideal for everyone who wants to discover sightseeing, museums and attractions of old town of Corfu but also it is perfect for all of those who wants to explore island and its beautiful beaches from north to south. At Contessa Bianca, they believe in preserving the essence of Corfu’s charm while embracing modern comfort. Their commitment to creating a haven of luxury and sophistication led them to embark on a complete renovation of the building, starting from scratch. The transformation of the apartments showcases a harmonious blend of contemporary design and timeless elegance, ensuring a truly remarkable stay for the guests. With attention to detail and a genuine desire to exceed expectations, Contessa Bianca team aim to provide a home away from home where guests can immerse themselves in the enchanting atmosphere of Corfu town.

You can choose between Deluxe Double Rooms, Deluxe Double studios, Deluxe Junior Suites, Deluxe Suites, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Suites. All types of accommodations are thoughtfully equipped to meet your needs. Enjoy entertainment on the flat-screen TV with streaming capabilities, including popular platforms like Netflix. Upon arrival, you’ll find complimentary beverages in the mini-bar, warmly welcoming your stay. For your safety and comfort, a safe is provided for storing valuables. The suite also includes a washing machine, dishwasher and a hairdryer for your convenience. 

A prime location in Corfu Town, making it an ideal base for exploring the city’s attractions. San Rocco Square is just a short walk away, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. The historic Old Town and Liston Square are also close, offering opportunities to delve into Corfu’s rich history and charm. Corfu Airport is conveniently located nearby, ensuring a smooth arrival and departure experience.