Last year was a heavy year for many reasons and I was feeling up and down, which is why more than ever I needed a break abroad. I hadn’t been anywhere the last 2 years due to the travel restrictions caused by the pandemic and because well, I was too busy to have a break.
Thankfully, my sisters organised a lovely wellbeing break for me in Greece, Corfu in October. It gave me something to look forward to and lifted my spirits.
We stayed at the Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa and I cannot recommend it enough. It had a state-of-the-art spa, tennis court, terrace, private restaurants, private pool and private beach. Whilst the weather was a bit unpredictable, we still managed to have a great time. Only thing I regret is packing too much clothes which I never wore, but that is a habit of a lifetime.
I would also recommend a visit to the Old Town which has great ambience and where you can grab some amazing food, see the Old Fortress and pick up some beautiful authentic Grecian Jewellery. If you are a fan of Italian food, then I would recommend, La Cucina, which was one of the Italian restaurants we dined out at on one of the last days of our break and the food and service was superb.
I am not a fan of touristy beaches and if you are anything like me, then I would recommend a trip to Rovinia Beach, which is a secluded beach and a hidden gem. It’s a bit difficult to get to, so we had to take a taxi for around a 30-40 minute drive from the resort and then about a twenty-minute walk along a trail of steps to reach the beach.
One of the most calming activities I love is to watch the sunset, so we spent our last night with a glass of wine and sat on the terrace to take it in.
I don’t usually go for resort breaks, but if you want a peaceful and luxurious stay in Corfu, then I would recommend Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa. It caters for every age.
I am hopeful that I can plan a trip to somewhere more exotic this year…let’s see.
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