Although Corfu is a relatively small island there are still some great reasons why you should take up one of the many offers of a hire car from any of the well-established rental providers such as Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Budget and Europacar which operate on the island. The Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport is the only airport on Corfu and makes an ideal pickup location for your hire vehicle. You whichever part of the coast is chosen as your holiday destination, having your own hire car, at your disposal will enable you to visit other parts of the island which otherwise would've been difficult or impossible to reach using public transport alone.
Arguably the most impressive historical site to be found upon Corfu is The Achilleion, an excellent example of a Greek Palace which was constructed by the Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria in 1889. The hilltop Gardens within the grounds of the palace grants an impressive view out across the Ionian Sea. For something a little less strenuous a trip to the Archaeological Museum may be more suitable, this museum was originally constructed to house the massive exhibit of Gorgon pediment of the Artemis temple which had been excavated at Palaiopolis very early in the 20th century. As we can see by the simple examples, Corfu has much more to offer than simply sun and sand, by hiring your own vehicle the entire island becomes your playground.