With thick forests, olive groves, a beautiful climate and a gorgeous coastline, it's not hard to see why the island of Corfu has long been popular with tourists
The old town of Corfu is a UNESCO World Heritage site and worthy of exploration, with its maze of narrow streets, early fortress and royal palace.
A trip through the more mountainous north reveals a coastline dotted with hidden coves while to the south lie traditional villages.
If you fancy exploring beyond the island, a cruise to the island of Paxos, or even the former closed country of Albania, may be tempting.
On the other hand, if you just want to soak up the island atmosphere and relax, the resort of Agios Ioannis Peristeron on the quiet east coast of the island, with its sand-and-pebble beach fringing the Ionian sea, may be just the perfect choice.
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Flying insects and mosquitoes are common in many areas and you may find it helpful to wear long-sleeved tops and trousers and to use mosquito repellents on exposed areas of skin.
Those in which DEET is an active ingredient are thought to be the most effective. Tap water is generally safe to drink. As it is sometimes heavily chlorinated, you may prefer to buy bottled mineral water.
As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.
Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.