Of course we finally arrived and the weather was perfect. Sunny and super dry. My grandmother (who hadn't been to Greece in 40 years!!) was astounded by the modernity of the new airport and the english-speaking abilities of everyone there. We arrived in Vouliagmeni at the Astir Palace. I was skeptical at first when my father told me that the hotel was in Athens, but when we arrived my doubts were rebuked. First off, the hotel isn't in Athens. It is nestled on a beach, a short walk away from a cute town with bustling restaurants with amazing food (then again, what restaurant in Greece doesn't have amazing food?). We spent a couple of days there to recover from jet lag. If you ever travel to Greece I would highly recommend this hotel. The service was great, the breakfasts were unbelievable delicious (and Mediterranean cuisine), and the view was stunning.
Corfu really is a small island. On our last day we drove around much of the island and that was really neat. We checked out some beautiful beaches and deserted windy roads with mini villages on the side.
One of the days we went exploring and drove around the region. We were equally impressed with the other beaches we visited that had just as clean water. I was very surprised at how upscale the North was.