Corfu is a verdant isle dotted with olive groves and ancient sites. Start your sight-seeing in the pretty cobbled streets of Corfu Town touring the renovated Palace of St Michael and St George, the impressive Old Fortress, dating back to Byzantine times and the Esplanade where you may catch a game of cricket.
Corfu Town also has several museums and the ornate church of St Spyridon is gorgeous. The old town was built by the Venetians and is absurdly picturesque. For a break, enjoy a cool drink at the French-inspired Liston, an arcade of cafes and restaurants modelled on Paris's Rue de Rivoli.
Step back in time with a visit to the pretty village of Lefkimi where donkeys are still the main form of transport and the locals enjoy a traditional way of life.
You can't avoid the tourists at Paleokastritsa but it's worth you visiting the resort's 13th century monastery which sits on a rocky promontory overlooking the beautiful bay. Keen walkers can ascend Mount Pantokratoras which offers spectacular views to neighbouring countries.
There are a number of operators offering relaxing day trips taking in ancient ruins, traditional villages and local markets where you can pick up all your souvenirs. If you fancy island hopping, the closest islands to Corfu include Paxi, Lefkada, Ithaki, Kefalonia and Zakynthos - all in the Ionian group.