Greek Holidays 2010 - Corfu
If you're planning your holiday for 2010 the Greek island of Corfu might want to be considered. Corfu has much to offer, as those who have spent time
there can attest. Whether you are visiting the island for the first time or returning once again, the island almost never disappoints.
Corfu lies off Greece's southeastern tip. It has long attracted world leaders, including Homer, Napoleon and Wilhelm II, and has often been referred to
as the queen of the Ionian islands. Many visitors proclaim Corfu to be the most beautiful of the Greek, if not the world's, islands. Besides endless
pristine beaches and the varied lushness of its interior, they point to the intensity of the blue sky overhead.
A big part of Corfu's economy is vested in agriculture. Corfu produces a wide variety of the olives that are such an integral part of Greek cuisine.
Because of the climate and terrain, the olive season lasts fully six months. In addition, the region produces many other fruits and vegetables, all of
which find their way to the numerous restaurants that populate the entire island.
Since most visitors to Corfu gravitate to the eastern shore beaches and resorts, it is worth keeping in mind that the island has so much more to offer.
Take a day or two to make your way from the beaches inland. If you head west, you will eventually reach the much more rugged cliffs that dominate
the western shore. You will also have the pleasure of seeing firsthand the olive groves and the abundance of other fruits and vegetables. You will also
spend time in the small villages that otherwise might be missed. You can't help but absorb some of the culture and history that defines Corfu. It is a
bonus that many visitors miss.
Realistically it is the beaches and resort towns that bring people back to Corfu time and again. And, in this economy, a factor that weighs heavily in the
decision is cost. The good news is that you can find excellent bargains. From the most inexpensive accommodations to the luxury multi-star resorts,