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Situated at the north western end of Corfu, the typically Greek resort of Arillas is where it's at if you're looking for a place where you can relax, reflect and recharge. Perfect for families to unwind and spend some quality time together, the gently shelving sands make for crystal clear shallow waters while the beaches are clean and spacious meaning plenty of room for some sandcastles! This corner of Corfu is also a great base if you want to get back to nature, with a wide variety of walking trails that interconnect the quaint little villages begging to be explored.
Beautiful sunsets, friendly locals, and picturesque vistas that wouldn't be out of place on a postcard ' what more could you want from your holiday in Greece
With affordable holidays to Arillas from Direct Holidays, you'll be ideally placed for all of this and more.
Pop over to neighbouring resort, Agios Stefanos, and join a boat trip to these three beautiful islands. Bathe on the pristine white sands of Othoni, sail along Mathraki's picture-postcard harbour, and float through the Canal d'Amour caves in Sidari to reach the furthest of the three islands, Ericusa. If you're lucky, you'll spot a few dolphins on your ocean travels too!
Arillas Wine Festival
If your Arillas holiday coincides with this wine festival (it usually takes place in September), you're in for a treat! Watch as grapes are crushed underfoot in a traditional open barrel before paying €3 for a bottomless carafe that can be topped up again and again, as you sit back and enjoy the folk entertainment live on stage.
Head to the hustle and bustle of Corfu Town if you fancy a change of pace. Stroll along the cobbled streets and poke around the various boutiques or grab a bite to eat at one of the street-lining tavernas. Why not head to the town at sundown to appreciate it in a whole new light - stick around to enjoy the nightlife on offer too!
Explore the Achillion Palace
Just over an hour away, on the eastern side of the island, is the Achillion Palace. Famed for being a backdrop for 007 himself and its origins as a monument built as a tribute to the Greek Gods - particularly Achilles who is at the centre of the palace's overall theme.
Wakeboard on Arillas Beach
You could opt for a ride on the banana boat, or you could choose to climb into a pedalo and head off to soak up the sunshine. Alternatively, you could take a lesson in wakeboarding for some seriously thrilling fun, riding the waves on the board as you're pulled along by a speedboat!
Find a Secluded Cove
Hire a motorboat and head off to sea to find a local, secluded cove and enjoy a peaceful afternoon. Take along a picnic, a snorkel and your swimming costume, swim in the turquoise waters, dine al fresco on the sands, or relax in a remote spot where you'll be unlikely to bump into a fellow holidaymaker.
Peaceful, tranquil and with scenery to die for, Arillas is one of the most beautiful resorts in Corfu and has plenty to offer its visitors. Perfect for families and couples alike, the natural surroundings are a playground for all, while the sun-kissed beaches are often enough to keep seasoned beach bums happy for days on end.
A traditional Greek village that aims mainly to its summer tourists, Roda comes alive as the peak season arrives. With a blue flag beach and a pretty promenade perfect for moonlit strolls, Roda can be as laid-back as you want it to be. For the adventurers, watersports are a popular pastime, with parasailers and jetskiers sprinkled across the bay daily.
Following considerable redevelopment and a resort makeover, Sidari is a far cry away from its traditional village roots, it's now a vibrant hub of activity that offers three beaches and plenty of nightlife options to choose from. Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark, Sidari has something for you.
With great value Arillas package holidays from Direct Holidays, you will have the opportunity to fully appreciate the laid-back lifestyle in Corfu ' grab a sunlounger and watch the world go by in this picture-perfect spot.