2008 News Archive - Holidays - Corfu 'is one of Bond's best destinations'
18 11 2008
Bond has always been renowned for travelling to exotic locations in the company of several even more exotic women, but now travel industry insiders have compiled a list of the top five Bond holiday destinations of all time - a list which features Corfu.
Compiled by Skyscanner.com, the list considered many of the locations featured in the Bond films since the superspy was sent on his first mission to Jamaica by M in the 1962 outing, Dr No.
But in the end, most of the world was not (good) enough to make it into the top five alongside the popular Greek holiday island of Corfu.
Bond, played by Roger Moore - who gave us arguably the most suave and sophisticated incarnation of the classic character - travelled to Corfu in his 1981 adventure For Your Eyes Only.
Most tourists travelling to the tranquil Greek Island, which is "well known to British tourists for its beaches and warm blue green seas" according to Skyscanner.com, will probably welcome the lack of the high drama that took Bond to the idyllic isle.
But they may want to take a leaf out of 007's book by relaxing with a long drink in one of the island's many bars - shaken not stirred of course.