The lush hideaway of Poseidon, Corfu is a beautiful island of ancient mythology, stunning scenery, and luxury retreats fit for a god.
In an en suite double lake view room, with breakfast and dinner each day, flights and transfer to the hotel, from 3 to 27 May 2012
In an en suite double lake view room, with breakfast and dinner each day, flights and transfer to the hotel, from 7 to 27 June 2012
In an en suite double lake view room, with breakfast and dinner each day, flights and transfer to the hotel, from 4 to 18 October 2012
Formerly part of the Hilton dynasty, the masterly 5* Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel is the epitome of luxury, with a private beach and lagoon blue waters a sandy stroll from its impressive balcony covered facade. Six dining areas serve up an ample selection of international and Mediterranean favourites, while live music graces the bar. The likes of tennis and golf roll across the hotel’s evergreen hills, while the indoor spa and pool compete with the outdoor bathing options and solarium for the ultimate leisure spot. With the guest book logging the likes of international celebrities and presidents at the beachside location, it’s easy to see why this hotel was handpicked to be a glamorous backdrop for one of the Bond movies.
Once the plethora of hotel-based activities have been enjoyed in abundance, and a suitable amount of sun has been soaked up on the beach, venture out and into the city for a taste of local life. Get a sense of the island’s past and explore the historical castles dotted around the coastline, each one a legacy of battles and conquests. Myths such as that of Achilles’ famous heel can be pondered in the Achillion where ancient Greece’s stories are told throughout the imperial gardens.
The tiny island of Pontikonisi off Corfu’s coast is home to the monastery of Pantokrator, the tail-like staircase of which gives the area its moniker of mouse island.