TRAVEL GUIDE TO CORFU
On the northern side of the Ionian Sea, the charming island of Corfu carries a rich historical past, with influences from the Venetian, French, and English cultures that shaped the island's unique architecture. Its picturesque town, mansions, palaces, and gorgeous beaches make Corfu a top destination in western Greece.
Our travel guide will help you plan your trip to Corfu. We have included information about sights, what to do, the island's best beaches, top hotels & restaurants, as well as a collection of amazing photos from all around the island!
Corfu has an international airport that receives flights from Athens, Thessaloniki, and other European cities. It is connected also by ferry to a few islands, the mainland, and Italy.
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Corfu is one of the most beautiful and romantic islands of the Ionian Sea.
From lush green hills to noble mansions and from idyllic beaches to impressive museums, this island has everything it takes to please any type of traveler.
Strongly influenced by the Venetians, the French and the English, Corfu Town, the capital, is a brilliant base for exploration. Get lost in the narrow cobblestone alleys, the so-called “kandounia”, visit museums, such as the Museum of Asian Art, walk down the famous Liston promenade, stroll around the huge Spianada square… The whole Corfu town squeezes out a nostalgic charm!
You’ll see the glorious past of the island reflected in its imposing palaces, noble mansions, beautiful museums, and charming squares.
Moving away from Corfu Town, you’ll discover picturesque seaside villages, tiny verdant islets, luxurious resorts, and wild natural landscapes. It’s amazing how the different sides of this idyllic island coexist in harmony!
If you manage to peel yourself away from the enchanting Corfu Town, move to the coasts of Corfu, where beautiful beaches are nestled! Its sandy coves, surrounded by green forests and mountains, are some of the best beaches in Greece! Dassia, Paleokastritsa, Glyfada, Kontokali and Kavos are all worthy of a visit!
As for sightseeing, numerous places of historical and cultural interest are always ready to welcome visitors! The top places to visit are Achillion Palace, the former retreat of Princess Sissi of Austria, Mon Repos Palace, where Phillip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was born, the lovely Panagia Vlacherna and Pontikonisi (Mouse) Island. They will make you fall even deeper in love with Corfu!
The island is also famous for one thing in particular: its food! Based on meat, fish, pasta, and herbs, the island’s gastronomy will excite those who love good food. The excellent restaurants and traditional taverns are the best places to taste the local delicacies!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Concerning accommodation, Corfu combines different types of facilities, including all-inclusive resorts, villas, studios and apartments located in the Town, the countryside, or near the beach. Most hotels offer at least a few kinds of accommodation facilities, swimming pools and other convenient features. Dassia and Benitses are among the most preferred locations.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
Corfu can be reached by plane (Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport). It is connected by ferry with the mainland ports of Patra and Igoumenitsa but also with ports in Italy.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF CORFU
Discover the highlights of Corfu! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, we present you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience! You can also view the best things to do.
With an intense Medieval style, Corfu Old Town is among the most picturesque places in Greece. Walk along the narrow streets until you reach the wonderful Liston Avenue and Spianada Square.
Paleokastritsa is a lovely bay with blue-green waters, surrounded by lush greenery. Although it gets busy in high season, it has many coves to enjoy a day in the sun.
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Kanoni is the most famous spot in Corfu Town. From the hill of Kanoni visitors get a wonderful view of Mouse Island and the small church of Panagia Vlacherna.
The old fortress of the Town is located only a few steps from Spianada Square. It has nice sights to explore inside its walls and offers great views of the Ionian Sea.
Located on the western side of the island, Agios Gordis is a large sandy beach with amazing waters. It is lined up with many beach accommodations and taverns.
A short walk from the center of Sidari, on the northern side of the island, is the famous Canal d' Amour, also known as the Channel of Love. This is a lovely place with wild rock formations.
Achilion Palace, also known as the Palace of Sissy, is a true gem in the center of the island. It was constructed in the late 19th century by the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth.
The church of Saint Spyridon is considered the protector of the island. It stands in the Old Town, just a few steps from Liston Avenue. Its bell tower is the tallest of all churches of the town.
Located on the northeastern side, the seaside village of Kassiopi is surrounded by lush greenery and enticing beaches. At the port of Kassiopi, you will find taverns serving delicious dishes.