Destination: Greece: Corfu
This Ionian island has been famous since the days of Homer. It was Odysseus’ last stop before returning home, and one of the first Greek islands to be developed heavily for tourism.
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SLEEP…in the a private villa along the coast
EXPERIENCE…the island’s inland beauty on a four-wheel drive through forests and olive groves
EAT… at Spyros & Vasilis for a memorable meal in a garden setting
SPLURGE…on a boat charter so you can explore the more secluded beaches and coves
DRINK…some of the local aperitif made from native kumquats
SAVOR…a swim in one of the turquoise bays at Paleokastritsa on the east side of the island (known as Greece’s Capri) and don’t miss a visit to the Byzantine monastery on its high cliffs
VISIT…the Museum of Asian Art, which is housed in a former palace by the sea
SEE…the Achilleion at Gastouri and decide whether Empress Elizabeth of Austria built a gaudy or glorious palace
SHOP…in the narrow streets of Corfu town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
KNOW…that kids who are tired of sight-seeing will thank you for a few hours spent at Corfu’s Aqua Land, Europe’s largest water park
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