If you’re looking for an island getaway, then consider getting flights to Corfu. Being on the north-western sea border of Greece, the island has inevitably been the site of battles, sieges and conquests over thousands of years involving the likes of the Ottomans, Napoleon, Mussolini and the British, and there are many impressive castles and ruins across the island that bear the imprint of these conflicts. Corfu Town itself is completely surrounded by the walls of two castles and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The wonderful weather and island life are good reasons to book cheap flights to Corfu, not to mention the beautiful scenery dotted with Cypress trees. The island has a long, sickle-like shape with the northern part wider and more mountainous: perfect for stunning views from elevated heights of secluded bays with crystal clear waters. Visit Nymphes on the northern edge to see a charming village built around a waterfall. The south part of Corfu has long, sandy beaches and places like Chalikounas in the west with the nearby Lake Korission and the former fishing village of Benitses on the east coast are particularly enchanting.
In English culture, Corfu is not only famous as the birthplace of Prince Philip, but also for being the childhood home of Gerald Durrell, naturalist and author of classics such as My Family and Other Animals. Corfu’s incredible range of wildlife, some of which Durrell attempted to keep as pets, inspired his later conservation work as an adult.