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Stephen Hall

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Whether it's a destination you have always dreamed of visiting or you simply need some travel inspiration, sit back and relax whilst we find the perfect holiday for you.

In the meantime, a bit about myself... I have been living in the UAE for the past 18 years and have been extremely fortunate to have travelled the world during my career with luxury hotel brands, discovering the latest trends and experiencing exclusive destinations. However, Some of my greatest personal holiday adventures include bespoke safaris in Kenya and Tanzania, cruising the Mediterranean and Nordics, relaxing breaks around the Indian Ocean and a particularly memorable tour of leading vineyards and food producers in the south island of New Zealand before conquering my fear of heights to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

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I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.

Corfu, the ‘island of the Phaecians

07 June 2024

Welcome to my blog on Corfu. It has been on my bucket list for years and this year we made it happen and it did not disappoint, we fell completley in love with this Island from the moment we arrived. One tip though if travelling for the UAE is that out of season you have to fly to Athens which is a very managable flight from Dubai under 5 hours and then a short 45 minute connecting flight to Corfu. From July to Septmber Fly Dubai and Etihad operate direct seasonal flights. Just a quick flavour and history about Corfu, it is the ‘island of the Phaecians,’ is characterized by its aristocratic character and the prominent Italian presence, especially in its architecture, that was left by the long-gone Venetian rule. It is an island with a wealth of culture and local traditions that make it a fun and fascinating destination for travelers from all over the world. Even flying into Corfu you could really see that Italian influence in the houses and landscape. We were completly mesmerised by the clear emerald waters that can be enjoyed on its numerous beaches, with Kassiopi and Palaiokastritsa being local favorites and are gorgeous but we did find them very busy and it wasn't even high season yet. They do offer some very cute beach tavernas and bars and the whole time we were there, not once did we have a bad meal - ensure to enjoy the local wines and beers, very reasonably priced for a 3-course meal and a bottle of local wine was around EUR80 per couple. Corfu also enjoys many historical sites, Mon Repo and Spianada Square are the ones you cannot omit from your Corfu itinerary. Here, you can discover more about the history and everyday life of the mesmerizing island of Corfu. As we were only here for 10 days we really wanted to chill and enjoy the beaches and hotel resort. We stayed at the All-Inclusive Kairaba Mythos Palace Hotel which was very nice, with 2 very large pool areas which were busy all day long and the choice of F&B was very good, but we didn't think it was 5-star, more a very solid 3-4 star hotel. They have very spacious comfortable bedrooms and large balconies overlooking the sea and even on a clear day we could see the coast of Albania. We did a one-day tour to Corfu Town which is an absolute must, you should take full advantage of the island’s Old Town, a culture-heavy region that has a lot more to offer than its museums. Corfu Town’s cobbled alleys and squares combine an old-time charm with modern elegance. Filled with historical monuments, traditional taverns, and galleries, this part of the island covers all needs and tastes. Another point of interest in Corfu Old Town is its impressive architecture that combines Greek, French, Italian, and British influences, leaving visitors enthralled by its beauty. One of the most well-known landmarks of the island, located in the Old Town, is the Old Fortress of Corfu. Built in the 16th century, the fort was used as protection from the invasions of enemies. Friday evening had an amazing bustling feel and some amazing choice of restaurants and bars. The Bus from most resorts is EUR15 return per person and EUR120 return by taxi, The last bus leaves Corfu old town at 10pm so if you want to stay in the town later you would need to arrange a taxi back to your hotel. If you would be interested to discuss more about Corfu or book your next holiday, please contact me. Don’t miss the chance to visit this quaint Greek island and give in to its undeniable allure!