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Visit Corfu

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

Kefalovriso, Corfu, Greece
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Kefalovriso

Though Kefalovriso may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Aqualand and Glyfada Beach.

Kefalovriso

Top hotels in Corfu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arcadion Hotel
Arcadion Hotel
3 out of 5
2, Vlasopoulou Str. & Kapodistriou Str., Liston - Spianada, Corfu, Corfu Island
£63
per night
20 Dec-21 Dec

Located in the heart of Corfu, this hotel is steps away from Municipal Gallery of Corfu, Spianada Square and Kolla Square. Old Fortress is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (274 reviews)

"The staff is wonderful. I left my bag in a taxi and Tasos went above and beyond to find it. The location is perfect for sightseeing. And the hotel is just charming."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

Arcadion Hotel
Angelo Del' Arte Estate
Angelo Del' Arte Estate
3 out of 5
Kanali, Corfu Town, Greece 49100, Corfu
£28
per night
16 Dec-17 Dec

Located in the heart of Corfu, this aparthotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Corfu Archaeological Museum and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Port of Corfu. Ionio University and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Λαθος το στιγμα του ξενοδοχειου Το βρηκα δυσκολα"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2019

Angelo Del' Arte Estate
Ikos Dassia - All Inclusive
Ikos Dassia - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Dassia, Corfu

Nestled on the beach, this Corfu resort is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Dassia Beach and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Ipsos Beach. Barbati Beach and Kapodistrias Museum are ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (81 reviews)

"The resort was a large self-contained, safe, relaxing environment where you ere surrounded with opulence and friendly staff catering for your every whim. The all-inclusive took away the stress of carrying money and paying bills, be that for dining in any of the 6 a la carts restaurants, or on the ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2019

Ikos Dassia - All Inclusive

Popular things to do in Corfu

Port of Corfu
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Port of Corfu

4.5/5(170 reviews)

Enjoy tranquil seafront walks, swim in the Ionian Sea and admire the views of nearby islands at Corfu Town’s peaceful port.

Paleokastritsa Beach
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Paleokastritsa Beach

4.5/5(79 reviews)

Snorkeling in crystal-clear water, walks in scenic olive groves and quiet moments in an ancient monastery await visitors to this pretty beach on Corfu’s west coast.

D Amour Beach
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D Amour Beach

4/5(27 reviews)

One of Corfu’s true natural wonders features fascinating rock formations and secluded coves surrounded by the idyllic waters of the Ionian Sea.   

Barbati Beach
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Barbati Beach

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Vacations at this pretty beach on Corfu’s east coast offer watersports, a scenic mountain backdrop and unsurpassed views of the Ionian Sea. 

Achilleion
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Achilleion

4/5(43 reviews)

Admire the architecture of a neoclassical palace and walk amid spectacular gardens while enjoying sweeping views of Corfu’s coastline.

Arillas Beach
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Arillas Beach

4/5(32 reviews)

Scenic walks, safe swimming, spectacular sunsets and legends of Greek mythology lure visitors to this beach on Corfu’s northwest coast.

Top activities in Corfu

Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£16

Explore the very best of Corfu on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24 hour pass, you can discover this picturesque destination at your own pace, spending more time at your favourite places.

Private Shore Excursion: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa & City Tour
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Private Shore Excursion: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa & City Tour

£101

Some of the most popular sites on Corfu form the setting for this shore excursion, complete with a personal guide. Visit the palace of Achilleion and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa, take a guided tour of Corfu Town, and get some leisure time to relax on the island.

Shore Excursion: Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Shore Excursion: Corfu Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£16

See the major sights of Corfu with the convenience of a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Explore the fascinating architecture of Old Town, the Venetian New Fortress, and learn about the history of the island with informative commentary about the many landmarks.

Governor's Olive Tour with Tasting Experience
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Governor's Olive Tour with Tasting Experience

£59

Visit the birthplace of the multi-awarded winning and first health claim olive oil in the world. The Dafnis Family, producers of “The Governor”, welcome and introduce you, to an unforgettable olive oil experience.

Vacation Photographer in Corfu
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Vacation Photographer in Corfu

£24

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Walking tour Corfu Town
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Walking tour Corfu Town

£9

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Corfu Old Town, Agias Sofias 24, Corfu Town Greece Historical part of Corfu Duration: 1 hour

Reviews of Corfu

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 39.320388349514566%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 3.3980582524271843%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Dec 2019

Small island, full of natural beauty... I want to live there

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Nov 2019

The Greek people are very welcoming and friendly, the food was great and so are the beaches.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

1 Nov 2019

The hotel and where it is we couldn’t fault but Corfu itself seems to be struggling financially and there are a lot of derelict buildings on the route to the hotel. Shame really as I’m sure it used to be thriving. We would definitely go back though

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

Island with outstanding natural beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Oct 2019

Places we visited, Corfu Town, Paleokastritsa, Pelekas and Achilleion Palace all worth a visit. The Greek people are lovely, very welcoming and friendly. However the infrastructure; Street lighting, pavements, rubbish and public transport are lacking

4/5 - Good

Keith

25 Oct 2019

Lovely island, friendly Greek people (apart from ccb Bruskos hotel owners!!).