Corfu Town is the most famous settlement on the island, with impressive sightseeing and nice view to the sea. However, Corfu has many smaller villages in the inland and along the coastline. Some of these villages have developed in tourism, while others remain totally untouched.
Many hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Corfu villages, you can also find information about the best beaches in Corfu.
Guide to 22 villages
Discover our guide to 22 Corfu villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Corfu. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: In the centre of the island, on the eastern coast
Description: Corfu Town, the capital of the island, is one of the most beautiful and elegant towns in Greece. It distinguishes for its Venetian architecture and the two fortresses that guard the city.
Location: 35 km north of Corfu Town
Description: Kassiopi is a small fishing village dominated by a Roman fortress. Along the port, there are some delicious fish taverns. Picturesque beaches surround Kassiopi and the region is popular with diving.
Location: 24 km north west of Corfu Town
Description: Lakones is a traditional village just above the beach resort of Paleokastritsa and close to Angelokastro Castle.
Location: about 40 km northwest of Corfu Town
Description: Τhe village of Palia Perithia (Old Perithia) is one of the most unique villages of Corfu Island. Located on the slopes of Mount Pantokrator, this village seems to remain unchanged over the course of centuries.
Location: 23 km south of Corfu Town
Description: Agios Matheos is mountainous village that gets its income mostly of agriculture. Totally untouched by tourism, it is located on the slopes of a hill and provides gorgeous view to the sea.
Location: 13 km west of Corfu Town
Description: The small village of Pelekas is quite busy in summer. Due to its central location, it is used as a starting point for excursions around the island. Pelekas is said to have the best sunset on Corfu.
Location: 12.5 km south of Corfu Town
Description: In winter, Benitses is a calm fishing village but in summer it gets one of the most popular tourist resorts close to Corfu Town.
Location: 41.5 km south east of Corfu Town
Description: Lefkimi is the second largest village and the second most important port of the island. It distinguishes for its traditional architecture and the beautiful surroundings.
Location: 18 km north of Corfu Town
Description: Located on the way to the northern part of the island, this small attractive village offers fantastic views to the surrounding area.
Location: 37 km north west of Corfu Town
Description: Sidari is one of the most popular tourist resorts of Corfu and it is close to Canal d' Amour, a cape of strange geological formation.
Location: 28 km north west of Corfu Town
Description: Strinilas is the last village before you reach the mountain of Pantokrator. Strinilas offers gorgeous view to the sea and the green mountainside of Corfu.
Location: 19 km north of Corfu Town
Description: Ano Korakiana is known for the considerable number of churches, 37 in total, the long tradition in folklore music and the ceramic art.
Location: 33 km south of Corfu Town
Description: Argirades is a large picturesque village on the way to Lefkimi. The village lies on the slopes of a verdurous hill, offering lovely scenes to the surrounding area.
Location: 40 km north west of Corfu Town
Description: This is a small traditional village above the bay of Agios Stefanos, providing nice views to the sea and the mountainside of the island.
Location: 8.5 km north of Corfu Town
Description: Gouvia is one of the most popular tourist resorts close to Corfu Town. In summer, it gets very popular for its clean beach and the delicious fish taverns.
Location: 46 km south of Corfu Town
Description: During the last 20 years, Kavos has been hugely developed and today it is regarded as the top destination for British tourists.
Location: 6 km north of Corfu Town
Description: Kontokali gets into a crowded tourist resort in summer, as it is so close to the capital and has many tourist facilities.
Location: 20 km north west of Corfu Town
Description: Liapades is the third biggest village of Corfu situated on the west coast of the Ionian island. It is a traditional settlement that has not been yet affected by mass tourism, retaining its natural beauty.
Location: 20 km south of Corfu Town
Description: Moraitika has grown a great deal over the years as a tourist resort, but still it remains a nice, traditional village.
Location: 35 km south of Corfu Town
Description: This quaint village still keeps its traditional character and architecture in a peaceful natural setting with olive trees and vineyards, stone houses and narrow alleys.
Location: 29 km south of Corfu Town
Description: Petriti is a small fishing village that provides a great environment for relaxing holidays. Located on the southern side of the island, it has nice taverns along its small port.
Location: 12 km west of Corfu Town
Description: Vatos is a small village surrounded by the lush green Ropa Valley. It is close to the most famous beaches on the western coasts of the island.