• Grecotel LUX.ME Daphnila Bay, Dassia, luxury resort, Corfu. Rate is 373 euro/night high season and 201 euro/night low season, in LUXE all-inclusive basis for two people in a Double Guestroom Garden View.
• reservations.db@grecotel. com, +30 26610-90230, www. daphnilabay.com
• Tui: Aberdeen and London Luton. https://www.tui.co.uk
• Ryan Air: from Edinburgh https://ryanair.com
• Easyjet: from London Gatwick and Luton. https://easyjet.com
smart boutiques, cafes and restaurants and on to verdant Spianada Square.
Said to be one of the largest in Europe, the British left their stamp by laying out a cricket pitch here, in the 19th Century.
Opposite, jutting out into the sea, was the magnificent Old Fortress, famed for repulsing the great Ottoman sieges in 1537 and 1716. Tucked in the corner we found the yacht club with its smart bar and swimming area – all worth visiting.
As the day drew to a close, and the sun slowly set, we had a glass of wine and watched the swallows swoop and dive over mottled tiles and terracotta roof tops.
It was a magical end to a magical stay.
You won’t be short of comfort and space with this kind of luxury
Dafnila village overlooking the Ionian Sea