Family attractions in Corfu
Guest Post: December 2011
Family friendly attractions in Corfu.
If you are planning a holiday to Corfu with the family and aren't sure what there is to do, here are some ideas that might help you decide where to take the kids for some fun activities.
A Corfu villa holiday wouldn't be complete without many visits to the beach. Dozens of beautiful white sand beaches await you, with crystal inviting waters to cool off.
Kalami Beach is a great choice if you have children. The sand is perfect for digging and building, and the waters are shallow and calm so you don't have to worry about big waves. Sidari Beach is another great choice for kids. The waters here are shallow as well, and water sports are offered to those who wish for some excitement.
Children love to experience the wonders of sea life. On the Kalypso Star glass bottom boat, the whole family can view all sorts of reefs, rock formations, and hundreds of species of fish swimming by. There is also a seal lion show that will truly amaze you all.
For some all-day water fun for the whole family, visit Aqualand Water Park. It could be the highlight of your holiday to Corfu. Hop on the giant slides for a speeding ride that ends with a splash. Grab a tube and relax while you float down the lazy river. Take a dip in the giant pool, or unwind in the big jacuzzi. There's an awesome kids area with plenty of fun things to play on like the slippery octopus, screaming frog or a shower under a mushroom. There's even a playground and a bouncy castle so they can get wild and crazy.
If your children love horses, Trailriders is a must. Take the family for a horse back ride through the olive groves, vineyards and pastures, or ride right through the village. After riding, the children can hand feed the horses apples and carrots as a treat.
The variety of resorts available for your Corfu villa holiday are endless. Stay in a beach bungalow and enjoy the beautiful waters outside your door, or enjoy the view from a mountainside hotel. If you like more action you can stay in the heart of a village.
For adventure that will have the whole family on edge, take the drive to Mount Pantokrator, the highest mountain in Corfu. The drive alone will get the adrenaline going with the twisty roads and scary drop offs. But it will all be worth it when you reach the top and see the breathtaking views. A cafe sits at the top in case you need a snack or drink after your journey.