Luxury Villa CrystalThings to do
Poulades is a tranquil settlement at an altitude of 120 meters, built in a verdant and beautiful landscape.
Outside this village there is a large area of distinctive, ecological importance, a wetland with a few dozen scattered, small lakes, including among others the Lakes of Gaidarana and Kavourolimni.
The region attracts many naturalists and hikers who want to discover the beauty of the landscape, as it offers opportunities for wanderings through small paths that cross the meadow.
Poulades has no particular tourism development because there are mainly houses which belong to the approximately 450 villagers.
Gouvia is at a short drive from Corfu Town, and is a popular destination offering both lively nightlife and quiet hillside spots. It is home to the islands premier yacht marina, a wide selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars, plus a beach with sun loungers and boat trips.
Head one bay beyond the village of Kalami, on the north-east tip of Corfu, to reach Agni.
Lounge at the beach, or hire a boat from a local fisherman to make your way out to sea.
The secluded bays are surrounded by wooded hills, and the waters are also great for snorkelling.
Make a meal of fresh fish from one of the seaside tavernas.
For Sea Life
Corfu remains a big favourite thanks to naturalist and author Gerald Durrell’s delightful books, and a great way to meet the weird and wonderful creatures is at the Corfu Aquarium.
You’ll find Mediterranean fish, reptiles as well as boa constrictors. The kids will love it!
For a bit of grandeur
Head to the sprawling grounds of Achilleion Palace, once the summer palace of the Austrian Empress Elizabeth.
There’s a pretty garden guarded by statues of mythological heroes.
To experience some of the island’s prettiest countryside, head to the west coast of Corfu.
Find hidden coves and quiet beaches in Paleokastritsa, which is surrounded by green mountains, cypresses and olive trees.
Hike up to the island’s highest peak, Mount Pantokrator, which is sited north of Pyrgi on the northern coast.
The hike – or a drive, if you’d like – will traverse wildflower-laden landscapes and cosy tavernas.
The views at the top are absolutely fascinating.