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The beautiful Greek island 3 hours from London where Bruce Willis has a vacation home

Looking for your next summer vacation destination? How about a beautiful Greek island where Hollywood star Bruce Willis vacationed?

Just three hours from London is beautiful Corfu. The legendary Die Hard actor loves it so much he reportedly bought a house there.

Corfu is in the Ionian Sea, just off the coast of Greece. It is particularly known for its beautiful beaches and as a party destination in the village of Kavos.

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Paleokastritsa is home to incredibly picture-perfect beaches

Bruce Willis is said to regularly vacation on the island of Corfu after buying a house there many years ago. The entire coast of the Greek paradise is dotted with amazing beaches, one of the most popular resorts being Paleokastritsa.

The beautiful village is in the northwest of the island and in mythology it is said to be the place where the Greek king Odysseus landed and first met Princess Nausicaa. Paleokastritsa is perfectly picturesque and home to adults-only and family-friendly hotels.

Rated 4.5 stars on Tripadvisor, visitors say Paleokastritsa Beach is “one of the most beautiful beaches on the island”, with “crystal clear waters” that are “ideal for swimming”. It is also home to a beautiful blue lagoon that visitors describe as “magical”.

Visit Corfu Old Town to explore amazing history and architecture

A popular activity to do in the area is visiting the monastery of Paleokastritsa, high on a hill above the beach with an impressive view of the sea. There you can explore the museum, light a candle in the amazing church and see the traditional olive oil press in operation.

To the west of the island is the charming old town of Corfu. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is home to immense Venetian architecture, an old 15C fortress. and many more fantastic historical sites. It is worth a visit for its incredible buildings, charming markets and sea views.

Kavos, in the southeast of the island, has long been a popular destination for young holidaymakers with a lively nightlife. The seaside village is home to a strip of clubs and bars, various water activities and plenty of cafes and restaurants perfect for curing a holiday hangover.

According to the Met Office, Corfu has an average daily high temperature of 29.2°C in June, 32°C in July and 32.3°C in August before dropping to 27.3°C in September.

According to Tripadvisor, the best restaurant to eat in Paleokastritsa is the Greek and Mediterranean restaurant, Il Pozzo. Rated five stars, reviewers say, “This is a must if in the area. Excellent food and service with stunning views of the sea below.”

Another happy diner said: “Not a single fault! Polite and friendly service, ordered 4 starters and 2 mains, boom of flavours, everything prepared to the smallest detail, lovely atmosphere, music…can’t wait to be back! Thank you!”

In the whole island of Corfu, Tripadvisor ranks the Roda Park restaurant as the best place to eat. The Greek restaurant is located in the north of the island in the village of Roda.

Rated 4.5 stars, the restaurant is famous for its legendary Greek night, with many calling the family owners “very nice”, “hilarious” and “welcoming”. Reviewers say that Roda Park has “amazing authentic Greek food, so this is a must-visit restaurant. The food is just amazing. A family run business that is so welcoming and makes the experience that much better. Greek night worth a visit and better than most with the can’t miss plate breaker.”

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How to get there

You can get to Corfu from Luton in three hours. There are also frequent flights from Gatwick to the island which take around three hours and ten minutes.

It’s worth checking out the best airports to find the most convenient trip to the Greek paradise.

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