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Cook's Club Corfu Greece

AZURE ISLAND CHARM

DESTINATION GUIDE

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An island of lush hillsides surrounded by the lapping Ionian Sea, Corfu doesn’t have to do much to prove its dazzling qualities. The Greek island of Venetian fortresses and summer palaces, Greek mythology, and UNESCO-worthy beauty, Corfu has a mesmerising backdrop for those seeking an escape from the urban humdrum.

Found on the island’s north-easterly shores in the celebrated Kommeno Bay area, Cook’s Club Corfu is a superior spot from which to explore. Immerse yourself in cultural and historical hotspots, find your perfect slice of the hypnotic coastline, or embark on day trips to other nearby islands, as well as the Greek or Albanian mainland.

Thrill-seekers can embrace activities aplenty in Corfu too. On land, the scenery was made for mountain biking and hiking. Out to sea, scuba diving, water sports, and boating are all appealing possibilities.

Corfu is an island for crafting adventures and soaking up the immersive image of Ionian allure at every twist and turn.

BEACHES

Gouvia

Just a short stroll from Cook’s Club Corfu, the 2.5km stretch of sand and pebble beach at Gouvia is ideal for laidback days on the coast. Grab a sun lounger and relax, or try your hand at a game of beach volleyball.

 

Glyfada

The most popular beach in Corfu brings golden sands, crystal clear waters and a vibrant atmosphere. Located 15km west of Corfu Town, Glyfada beach promises days out full of ambience. The Blue Flag beach surrounded by tree-topped cliffs offers the perfect combination of Insta-inspiration, sunbeds and water sports on tap, plus good times aplenty at Pazuzu beach club.

 

Barbati

The beach at cosmopolitan Barbati – 19km north of Corfu Town – offers both sophistication and impeccable natural surroundings. Found in a flawless bay backed by lush forests, characterized by dazzling white pebbles, this is a spot to relax, enjoy adventurous water sports, or embark on boat trips. The Barbati area brings an excellent choice in taverns and traditional Corfiot eateries too.

EATS

Toulas Restaurant
This high-end fish and seafood restaurant is a magnificent place to discover some of the freshest locally caught varieties. The menu incorporates fresh, seasonal flavours, so expect a regularly changing menu to guarantee the very best dishes at that moment in time.

 

Venetian Well
This restaurant specialising in Mediterranean fine dining has a magical quality to it, with fairy lights hanging from trees on the patio area. Overlooking Kremasti Square, this is a dining experience that exudes charm and makes you feel part of Corfu’s vibrant history. Expect traditional Mediterranean dishes with a contemporary flair here, plus a selection of tastefully curated wines.

 

Klimataria
Visiting a traditional Greek tavern is a must for any visitor to Corfu, and Klimataria is a fantastic choice. Expect an authentic atmosphere and wonderfully no-frills décor. Go with the flow by choosing a selection of rustic dishes accompanied by local beers and wines. It’s a perfectly laidback way to spend an evening.

 

Etrusco
An award-winning fine dining restaurant, Etrusco has even won the coveted award of Best Restaurant in Greece. Expect tasting menus with Mediterranean flair incorporating the most tantalising regional ingredients, along with freshly picked vegetables from the restaurant garden. Some of the finest wines from the region and further afield perfectly accompany the chef’s creations.

 

La Cucina
Tucked away in an enchanting Corfu Town alley, La Cucina embraces a modern approach to Mediterranean cuisine. Find everything from perfectly seasoned steaks and seared tuna, to hand-crafted Italian pizza and pasta favourites. The menu travels the world, bringing something for people of all tastes, while sitting amid surroundings of understated luxury.

 

REX
Embracing authentic Greek cuisine with a modern twist, REX is the ideal restaurant for anyone who wants to work their way through a thrilling selection of regional specialities. From traditional Greek salads and home-made tzatziki, to chicken in feta sauce and delectably seasoned lamb kebabs, this is a place to immerse yourself in the culinary favourites of Greece.

SIGHTS

Old Town

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town of Corfu is a must-visit for history buffs and culture vultures. You’ll be bowled over by the Old Fortress, revel in soaking up the charm of the intricate Venetian architecture, and enjoy meandering the incredible streets that have a sense of magic about them. And the bazaar has a little something for everyone if shopping is on the agenda too.

 

Achillion Palace

Paying a visit to this 19th century palace in Gastouri is the perfect opportunity to soak up some Corfu grandeur as well as the atmosphere of a quaint village. The palace was the summer retreat of the former Empress of Austria, and it features incredible interiors, manicured hideaway gardens and perfect views of the coastline. Gastouri itself has a warren of cobbled paths and winding alleyways perfect for exploration.

 

Paxos and Antipaxos

Embrace the spirit of adventure and climb aboard a boat to explore Corfu’s neighbouring islands of Paxos and Antipaxos. As well as taking in the rugged beauty of these quaint islands, you’ll have the opportunity to see the impressive blue caves, characterized by jagged caverns carved into the cliffs alongside the translucent azure sea.

PARTY & DRINKS

Piedra Del Mar

A sociable spot on trendy Barbati beach, Piedra Del Mar brings an all-day party experience. Kick back with signature cocktails on beach-side sun loungers by day, then enjoy sunset drinks as the night draws in, accompanied by DJ beats and Mediterranean gastronomy. Bringing both aesthetics and energy over three levels, Piedra Del Mar is ideal for coastal drinks and mingling.

 

Cafe Kohlias

Sitting proudly in a privileged position on Corfu Town’s Liston Square, Cafe Kohlias is a chic establishment. Stop for a morning coffee, or while away an afternoon with crisp wines or characterful cocktails. Evenings here have a strong reputation among locals and visitors, where talented local DJs bring original sets ideal for atmospheric evenings.