Despite the recent financial woes, the Greek Islands remain a very popular tourist destination, and when you get a look at the golden beaches and stunning landscapes it’s easy to see why. All of the flights to Corfu are now filled to brimming with folks looking for a fun time on the island, which usually means being herded like sheep to all of the most popular attractions. Instead of following along and getting the same old holiday experience, why not head in the opposite direction and try something a little different? There are a few great things to do in Corfu that most people would try to avoid like the plague, but if you are a little fearless, then you should give them a try.
The coastline of Corfu is full of stunning cliffs that tower over the crashing waves below. Many people head to Corfu for the clear blue waters, but very few think about jumping in from a huge height. There is a small band of folks that love the thrill of cliff jumping though, and if you travel to Glyfada or La Groda you can become part of that group. I’m not suggesting that you jump off the first cliff you see, no matter how tempting the water below looks, and you really should try to find some locals that know the best spots to take the leap.
The water has always been a major draw for the human element, even though that attraction has led to crab bites, jellyfish stings, and shark attacks. The fearless water lover will get a real kick out of Corfu though as there are all manner of cool water sports to engage in while you visit. Why not start off under the waves with a bit of scuba diving? The clear waters are perfect for viewing the colourful fish that swim there, whilst also making it easy to see any approaching danger. If you’d sooner stay on the surface, then perhaps kite surfing is more up your alley. It’s like water-skiing with a parachute that lifts you off the waves, where you can show off your gymnastic skills. Who would have thought that flights to Corfu would include you flying yourself on a kite?
Mount Pantokrator is the highest mountain on Corfu and is one that is just waiting to be scaled by intrepid travelers. If you are a smoker that gets out of breath climbing the stairs, then you may be better off sticking to the beach rather than thinking about hiking to the top. The good news is that there is an easier way to the top, but one that might leave you wishing you had brought your hiking boots instead. You can rent a car and drive to the top, but the road features spectacular hairpin turns and vertiginous drops that could turn into flights to Corfu if your driving skills are off. Sure you could laze on the beach all day and get a great tan or you could choose to live a little and have some real fun.