Walking / Hiking Holidays
Walking holidays are the best way of getting into the fabric of an astonishing part of the world than by feeling its earth under your feet, its slopes in your legs, its sun on your skin and the prospect of its gastronomy or a refreshing dip at a deserted beach at the end of a long, spectacular descent. Corfu island, due to it’s geographical position and it’s natural composition is the best natural track for your next walking holidays.
For many years, Corfu was popular for many things but not for the wonderful opportunities that walkers and explorers have found due to it’s natural walking trail. Since 2001, the year that the famous Corfu Trail was established in 2001, thousands of walkers from around the world have followed it across the length of the island making more popular and worthy planning your walking holidays in Corfu. A 220 kilometres long distance walking route that leads into a landscape untouched by the mass tourism that has scarred parts of the coastline, delving through the central countryside which visitors rarely discover and explore. Such is the variety of Corfu’s natural scenery that walkers spend no more than an hour in any one landscape. Around every corner a new scene stuns the eye, from the boundless beaches and juniper dunes in the south of the island, through the rolling olive groves of the central section, to the rugged gorges in the north side of the island, the Corfu Trail reveals a paradise island for walking holidays.
The magic of Corfu’s west coast have been known for some time, but thankfully still remains largely unspoiled. Europe’s top nobility upon a time, including Empress Elizabeth of Austria and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany holidayed at Corfu in the 19th century. Prince Philip was born in Corfu, too, into the Greek royal family. Once you’ve seen the sweeping views from Pelekas village across the tree-clad slopes, you’ll understand why Kaiser Wilhelm liked to picnic nearby.
Following the long-distance Corfu trail, your captivating walking holiday in Corfu is a journey from south to north, leading you along ancient footpaths and winding tracks above the coast, between olives, cypresses, maritime pines and holm oaks.
The eclectic mix of holiday accommodation in which you stay are all located in quiet, peaceful grounds, and most command superlative views of the sunsets which add an extra allure to this gem of an island. At holidaysincorfu.gr, walkers and hikers can make the most of their walking holidays in Corfu by selecting various holiday accommodation in order to complete the one and only Corfu trail. Search for holiday studios and holiday apartments in all the areas across Corfu trail and find the most suitable place to stay upon your walking holidays in Corfu. Wooded hillsides of olive groves slope down towards the sea, and sandy bays alternate with rocky coves and villages of brightly painted houses. Walking holidays in Corfu can be a unique travelling experience, escape the fleshpot resorts and transport yourself into a sleepy hinterland of crumbling monasteries and secret hamlets – the Corfu made famous by Gerald Durrell.