The Ionian island of Corfu is one of Greece’s most beautiful, with a long and fascinating history. The Venetians left their mark on the island’s architecture, while the British ruled it for over a century. The result is a curious mix of styles, with grand Venetian palaces sitting next to neoclassical British buildings. The old town is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways, and the perfect place to wander for an afternoon. Don’t miss the impressive Liston, a colonnaded esplanade that was once the heart of Corfu’s social life. As well as its historical attractions, Corfu is also a great place to enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle, with a good choice of restaurants and bars. And if you want to get away from the crowds, the island’s stunning beaches are only a short drive away.