The type of vacation we typically choose is luxury. For our activities, we like luxury and often stay at the finest hotels, but we are also adventurous and love off the beaten path types of experiences and always seek them out. We aren’t bothered by very “local” experiences anywhere and think these are very important to our vacation. We love adventure. We also like a mixture of regular, touristic and organized places. We enjoy hiking and outdoorsy activities. We enjoy museums, markets and other activities geared towards children. We like to maximize each day by seeing as much as possible.
Our children at the time of this itinerary: 6 children- Boy age 13, Girl age 13, Girl age 13, Girl age 9, Boy age 6, & Girl age 1.
Address: Old City Corfu, Greece
Description: The main market in the old city opens up early in the morning, and locals flock to the area in order to buy fresh produce, fish, and other foods. The bustle and excitement in the area is high when the market is open. The city wall is situated right next to the main market and visitors can climb the steps to get a terrific view of the surrounding areas as well as the city itself.
Our Experiences: We wandered the main market in the old city and everyone found something that interested them. The alleyways are winding and narrow, and this gives them a quaint charm and a sense of the past. This is a very fun stop if you like to explore old markets, and there are a lot of vendors and wares to choose from. Both the adults and kids all had an enjoyable time, and everyone wanted to wander and explore for about an hour. An hour or two should be plenty of time to check out this attraction fully. The market was not crowded, which made it pleasant. Some of us went to the “fish spa” and had manicures and pedicures given by nibbling fish. We have done this before in other countries. We can’t tell you if it is safe or not, but this particular store kept the tanks very clean. Basically you wash your feet and hands, and then immerse them in a tank filled with fish that eat dead skin. It tickles and you have to get used to it. But those who did it really enjoyed it (including the kids).
Address: Glyfada, Greece
Description: Glyfada Beach is west of the city of Corfu, Greece, and it is a very popular attraction for visitors and locals both. Visitors can take advantage of sunbeds as well as umbrellas for a small charge.
Our Experiences: The heat can be intense in August, so we decided to drive to Glyfada Beach in order to beat the heat and stay cool. The drive took us about 20-25 minutes, and we started in the old city of Corfu. The beach was nice, not beautiful by any standards but a great way to get out of the heat and enjoy the local scenery. This beach is recommended, and it is a great way for kids to cool off and let out some energy.
*This review is the subjective opinion of someone who submitted this itinerary and not the owner of Real Family Trips