Discover a dozen delightful experiences on Corfu
Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George.
Discover a dozen delightful experiences on Corfu: (please click on the links for more details & to book directly for the best experience & price)
This neoclassical palace was built for Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the late 19th century and is known for its beautiful gardens and stunning views of the sea.
Corfu has some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, such as Paleokastritsa (above), Glyfada, and Agios Gordios (below) - perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.
3. Boat trips
Take a boat trip to the nearby islands of Paxos (above) and Antipaxos, or explore the coast and hidden coves of Corfu.
4. Canal d’Amour (Channel of Love)
This natural wonder on the north coast of Corfu features a series of coves and rock formations that are believed to have healing powers. It also features one of the most beautiful and well-known beaches on the island.
The Museum of Asian Art of Corfu is located in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. The only museum in Greece dedicated to the art of Asia, it has collections of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and other art.
6. Corfu Old Town
The UNESCO-listed Old Town of Corfu is a must-visit. It features Venetian-style architecture, narrow streets, and historic landmarks such as the Liston Arcade and the Old Fortress.
7. Corfu Trail
The Corfu Trail is a 180-km long-distance footpath that crosses the island from north to south. Hiking the trail offers stunning views of the coast, the mountains, and the countryside.
This historic palace was built in the 19th century and was the birthplace of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and offers gorgeous views of the sea.
9. Mount Pantokrator
Mount Pantokrator is a mountain located in north-eastern Corfu. At 906 metres, it is the highest mountain on the island. At the summit, the whole of Corfu can be seen, as well as Albania which lies a short distance from the island.
10 Paleokastritsa/Theotokos monastery
The monastery of the Holy Theotokos, also known as Paleokastritsa Monastery, is one of the oldest in Corfu, dating to 1225 and located in one of the most beautiful locations on the island.
11. Scuba diving
Corfu offers some of the best diving spots in Greece, with crystal-clear waters and a variety of marine life.
This water park in the town of Sidari is a popular attraction for families and offers a range of water slides and pools.
WHEN TO GO: the best time to visit Corfu is during late spring in May and June or early autumn in September and October.
HOW TO GET THERE: Travel to Corfu from mainland Greece by ferry or by plane. There are also flights to Corfu from more countries in Europe, as well as a seasonal ferry connection with 3 ports in Italy.
HOW TO GET AROUND: The best way to get around Corfu is by bus or on foot. Renting a car is also an option if you're itching to explore the island and want more flexiblility.
Taste the local cuisine: Corfu has a rich culinary heritage, with delicious dishes such as moussaka, pastitsada, sofrito and bourdeto. Local wines and spirits such as ouzo and kumquat liqueur are also worth trying. Corfu has a vibrant nightlife scene, with numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants offering live music, DJs, and entertainment. The most popular areas for nightlife are Kavos, Sidari, and Corfu Town.
Pastitsada - pasta topped with meat braised in a spicy tomato-based sauce.
Sofrito - pan fried veal.
Bourdeto - fish cooked with onion, and red sweet and hot spicy pepper.
SLEEP @ ALMYROS BEACH RESORT & SPA
Perched on the north seaside of Corfu Island, in a historic village, carrying the traditions of the past, Almyros Beach Resort and Spa bridges modern indulgence with a fascinating bygone era. An era unfolding before your eyes in the town of Acharavi only 2,5 km from the hotel, with its local stores, restaurants, bars and overall atmosphere.
SLEEP @ CAPO DI CORFU
Capo Di Corfu is located at the south part of the island, 2 kilometers from Lefkimmi, in Agios Petros. Within majestic greenish gardens and in front of a golden, sandy beach, you can create memories of your vacation with your loved ones, memories to cherish, memories to take back with you at home.
SLEEP @ ISABELLA COUNTRY HOUSE
Nearly eight kilometers from the historical center of the enchanting island, and just 400m from the tourist village of Gouvia and 700 meters from Gouvia Marina, one discovers one of the most picturesque hotels in Corfu, Isabella Country House. A complex of fairytale villas decorated in a unique Corfu style.
SLEEP @ LA GROTTA VERDE
In one of the best locations in Corfu, just outside the village of Agios Gordios, you’ll find unique accommodation, in one of the rooms of La Grotta Verde, which, along with top-notch services and facilities, compose a holistic accommodation experience.
SLEEP @ MON REPOS PALACE
Located on the edge of Garitsas bay, with views of the Ionian Sea and the old Venetian Fort in Corfu town, authentic and premium hospitality awaits in the historic Mon Repos Palace Hotel, where elegance meets luxury and classic meets contemporary.
SLEEP @ PELEKAS MONASTERY
In a magical location, upon one of the best beaches of Corfu, Kontogialos Beach, the journey of your dreams is illuminated by the famous Greek sun and has the smell of the sea breeze. Luxurious comfort, top services and exclusive facilities compose a complete hospitality experience for every member of the family, in Pelekas Monastery.
SLEEP @ SOKRAKI VILLAS
Sokraki Villas is a luxury hilltop retreat, situated in one of the most idyllic destinations of Greece, in the beautiful village of Sokraki on Corfu island. Located 30 minutes from the center of Corfu town, in the center of the northwest part of the island, and a few kilometers from Paleokastritsa, Acharavi and Barbati, their small luxury villas are a special place of hospitality and offer unique vacation experiences.
SLEEP @ TRIA ADELPHIA
Tria Adelphia is a beautiful self catering apartment accommodation situated in Arillas, Corfu. Offering spacious studio apartments and masionettes sleeping up to 6 people, it is the perfect location for couples and families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life with a relaxing self catering holiday in Arillas, Corfu. There are beautiful views from the upper balcony over Arillas.
EAT @ LA TAVOLA CALDA
Standing a few meters down a small alley near Guildford Square is “La Tavola Calda”, a small and cozy Italian restaurant in Corfu town. This is the territory of Nino Frezza from Naples.
PLAY @ CORFU OLIVE TOURS BY THE GOVERNOR OLIVE OIL
Corfu Olive Tours organized by the Dafnis Family, producers of The Governor Olive Oil. Visit the production – processing and standardisation area of their olive oil.
PLAY @ CORFU WAY T.S
Corfu Way transfer services is a company which provides transfers and tours according to visitors needs. With luxury minivans and a happy staff always ready for a new adventure.
PLAY @ THE CORFU EXPERIENCE
The Corfu Experience is a travel agency that gets you beneath the skin of the Corfiot culture. Having gathered the best things you can do in Corfu, seeking authenticity and pleasure, they have created the best thematic private tours.
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