Corfu

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Paleokastritsa Beach showing general coastal views

Visit the Greek island of Corfu, with miles of picturesque coastline and countryside, pretty villages, traditional taverns and Byzantine architecture.

Corfu is one of Greece’s island treasures, famous for its sweeping coastline, mountain landscapes, historic architecture, sleepy villages and cultural centers. Explore this part of the Ionian Islands, a collection of islands off the west coast of mainland Greece.

Find a fusion of British, French, Greek and Italian influences in Kerkira (Corfu Town), the scenic island’s cultural heart. Look for the British neoclassical Palace of St. Michael and George and the Venetian-style Old Fortress. Admire the arcaded mansions along Liston Promenade and spot Asian art and antiques at the Museum of Asian Art. Visit nearby Gastouri and marvel at the Achilleion, a majestic palace set amid cypress and myrtle trees.

An hour’s drive north of Kerkira, the northeast coast is home to family-friendly towns such as Barbati Beach and Kalami Bay. Rent gear to snorkel or scuba dive in the Ionian Sea. Nearby, visit Corfu’s highest mountain, the 2,927-foot (906-meter) Mount Pantokrator. Hike or drive to the summit for unbeatable views of Corfu and mainland Greece.

On the northwestern shore, find beaches with postcard-perfect backdrops. Canal d’Amour is one of Corfu’s natural wonders, with cliffs and caves along small beaches. Enjoy the island’s best sunsets over the rugged shoreline of Sunset Beach. From Arillas Beach and past Pelekas Beach, glorious stretches of beaches run along the west coast. Don’t miss a tour of the ancient Paleokastritsa Monastery, set on a hilltop above Paleokastritsa Beach.

Explore the peaceful countryside of the island’s interior, with traditional villages surrounded by scenic olive groves. Chat with friendly locals in the taverns of Skripero. Ride on horseback through woodlands and vineyards above Ano Korakiana. In the island’s far south, Kavos attracts a young crowd with its nightlife and high-energy water sports.

Reach Corfu by flying or catching a ferry to Kerkira. Get around the island using a rented car or moped. Presenting an interesting mix of coastline, countryside and culture, Corfu is a popular destination for couples, families and honeymooners.

Where to stay in Corfu

Ikos Dassia - All Inclusive
Ikos Dassia - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Dassia, Corfu
Nestled on the beach, this Corfu resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ipsos Beach and Dassia Beach. Dafnila Beach and Ypapanti Church are also within 2 miles (3 ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (114 reviews)
"Amazing stay - highly recommend. Property was gorgeous, clean, had wonderful pools and beach areas with comfortable loungers. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice wine selection. Mid-range liquor (Absolut vodka, for instance) in nice bars. Not everything was open due to COVID (the club, one of the ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

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Ikos Dassia - All Inclusive
MarBella Corfu
MarBella Corfu
5 out of 5
Agios Ioannis Peristeron, Corfu, Corfu Island
Nestled on the beach, this Corfu hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Ancient Roman Baths and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Moraitika Beach. Boukari Beach and Paramonas Beach ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (469 reviews)
"We stayed for 5 nights at Marbella Corfu under the Ultra All-Inclusive offering. Travelling as a group, this was a first all-inc experience for all of us, and it has set the bar extremely high for our future holidays! The value for money at this hotel is excellent - there were a huge range of restaurants ..."

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2021

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Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel
Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Nuasikas street 2, Kanoni, Corfu
Located in Corfu, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mouse Island, Saint Spyridon Church and Old Fortress. Port of ...
3.6/5 Good! (365 reviews)
Excellent 😊😊
"Lovely hotel. Very convenient to Corfu town and the airport. Staff were great. Especially George the barman. We would 100% recommend."

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2021

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Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel
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Tzilios Studios
Tzilios Studios
2 out of 5
Acharavi, Corfu, Corfu
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Acharavi Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Roda Beach and Antinioti Lagoon. Agía Ekateríni ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (65 reviews)
Nice stayover
"Lovely stay...everything was as detailed on website..nice pool good snack bar...only dissapointment was the beach as weather was windy and sea very murky."

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

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Classical Villa Anta near Ermones Beach
Classical Villa Anta near Ermones Beach
Agios Ioannis, Corfu, Ionian Islands Region
Situated in the mountains, this romantic villa is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Gouvia Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Dassia Beach and Glyfada Beach. Myrtiotissa Beach ...
Classical Villa Anta near Ermones Beach
Krouzeri Beach Apartments
Krouzeri Beach Apartments
2 out of 5
Krouzeri Beach, Nissaki, Corfu
Nestled on the beach, this Corfu apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kaminaki Beach, Krouzerí and Kalami Beach. Nissaki Beach and Agni Beach are also ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Beautiful Krouzeri Beach Apartments!
"We had a great time!! These apartments are just beautiful. So clean, comfy, quiet and absolute beachfront. There are restaurants nearby, and Corfu Town is just a bus ride away. Perfect for those who want complete relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the major town. Apostoli and Bessa are ..."

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

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