The Legendary Nightlife Destination In The Greek Islands
Corfu, one of the Greek Islands, is a pleasure-seekers paradise. But it also has a colorful history that has been molded by its position in the Mediterranean Sea and the fertility of its fields.
That is why its history has been checkered one under a long succession of foreign rulers from Antiquity to 1884, when all the Ionian Islands were united with Greece. Romans, Venetians, French and British came rulers of Corfu during the centuries.
The marks of all that different people and their cultures and architecture can still be found today on the island. That is why visiting Corfu is like taking a trip back to the history and culture of Europe.
PubClubbing in Corfu – The Pink Palace
Corfu was not given the name of the “Emerald Island” for no reason. The greenest of all the Greek islands, CorfuÕs natural beauty is hidden beneath a cloak of emerald green, with a mountainous skyline plunging into the bluest of blue waters.
The Pink Palace is legendary and with it, the rest of Corfu need not exist. It’s run by a pair of characters, “Dr.” George and his sister Magda. The stories that come out of a few nights in this place are retold for decades. Rates are 24 to 26 Euros per person.
Located right on beach of Agios Gordios, arguably Corfu’s most spectacular beach, gives the Pink Palace a unique location.
The Pink Palace is the original Club Med – complete with weekly toga parties – at Greek Island prices (from 40 Europer night, which includes full cooked breakfast, private room and a three-course buffet dinner). It has Internet access, laundry, a Jacuzzi, inner-tubing, cliff-diving, bungy jumping, jet skiing, parasailing, basketball and volleyball.
Mostly, though, people just crash out on the beach and recover from the previous night’s activities.
The Palladium Night Club is like a spring break party every night.
The place is so wild that people come here intending to stay for only a couple of days but wind up crashing for a week or more. Some of the ferries depart in the morning and the action is so furious, the mingling opportunities so plentiful and the rooms and alcohol so cheap, some never make it to the boat in time to leave and stay for yet another day.
About the only way some people make it off the island is to stay up all night and stagger out at daybreak.
It is self-contained with private beach and hill rooms, private bathrooms, air- conditioning, telephones and seaview balconies. But few people come here for the telephones. It’s the on-site entertainment that make it a palace for its young and revel-seeking visitors.
Technically, the Pink Palace never sells out. Arrivals are greeted by a pink bus (what else?) with free transportation. Then it’s up to the visitors to carve out their own piece of Greek history on Corfu.