Corfu, an island located on the north-west coast of Greece, is known for its rugged mountains, resort-studded shoreline, fine sand, water sports and party atmosphere.
FAST FACTS Athens Airport: Corfu Corfu Islands Aiport to town: 2km Airport to Corfu town: Taxi, Buses or private car Airport to Corfu by bus: 1.50 € Public transport type: Taxi, Train, bus, and bike Avg. Taxi fare: 1.00€/1km Single journey bus fare: 3.00€
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Stroll around the town
A must do a thing in Corfu is wander the streets and peaceful squares by yourself to explore this beautiful city. Catch the glimpse of Vidos Island, a green island which is located just half a mile from Corfu Town. You can spot wild rabbits and pheasants, strolling among your feet. Later, you can enjoy a glass of Ouzo with a typical Greek meze at the only restaurant of the island which is overlooking Corfu Town. You can't fail to wonder at this place!
A ride to Paxos and Antipaxos ride
Get ready to explore the scenic sea, it's mandatory in Corfu! Get on a boat and head towards Paxos and Antipaxos Island. Paxos is covered with olives and Cyprus trees. You will be amazed by the impressive rocky coastline and the unique white sandy beaches. Once you cross the caves you will see a small but perfectly formed island of Antipaxos. It's a breathtaking view. After seeing the islands head close to the centre of Gaios village and end your tour by having lunch at one of the traditional taverns
A day by the beach
As you know Corfu is famed for its beaches! There are more than 50 beaches around. Clean water surrounded by lush greenery will sweep you by your feet. Feel free to laze around by beach for hours or try some water sports. There are many beachside hotels and bars for refreshments. If you wish to go for a swim or alone time, there are some secluded beaches too.
Corfu is quite a sight if you a nature enthusiastic. The Pandokrator Mountain is one of the biggest attractions here. Along with a spectacular view be ready to spot orchids and other flowers. You can climb the mountain from a side road, it's not an easy road so be prepared and wear proper hiking shoes. On top of the mountain, there is an old monastery and a radio tower. Besides all of this, there are plenty of turtles, snakes, and lizards on Corfu. But your travel in Corfu will be safe, be assured!
After spending some time in Corfu and knowing the culture and history it's time to take a break and have some fun. Aqualand is the place which will keep you entertained. It is located right in the centre of the Island. You can get half day as well as full day tickets here. Fun place to be if you want to kill some time and ideal if you are visiting Corfu during summers.
Things to do in Corfu
Old and new fortress
To know the rich culture of Corfu, you must visit some heritage sites, just like the new and old Fortress. You are free to wander through the empty stone halls and passages here. The old fortress contains a small church and museum, as well as now it is a popular venue for open-air concerts and art exhibitions. While the new one has an amazing view of the old town and sea from its rooftop. Once are done seeing the architecture sit by at the fort cafe and admire the beauty.
The Royal Palace: Museum of Asian Art
A royal palace turned into a museum of Asian Art! This museum has a remarkable collection of Chinese, Japanese and Indian paintings. You can see some porcelains and sculptures too. The items are quite antique and date back to 19th century. After gazing at the beauty of this museum you can check out the pleasant café which has a splendid view across the sea channel to Albania.
Once you enter this building you won't believe your sight. The palace is decorated with pseudo-classical style and has a grand sweeping staircase and frescoes. You can see period furniture, paintings and even some of Empress Elisabeth's clothes. There are audios available in various languages. The highlight is the garden which has 19th-century status and lovely views towards the sea for you to spend some time.
Pontikonisi (Mouse Island)
Mouse Island has the most iconic scenery which usually features on a postcard. It is one of the remote islands of Corfu. The trees on the island vaguely resemble mice and thus its name. If you want a peaceful escape from the crowd, this is the place you should be.
Church of St. Spyridon
If you keep St. Spyridon church tower in sight, you can wander as you wish without getting lost around in Corfu. It is the tallest church on the island. The remains of St. Spyridon in silver casket are carried in procession through the town four times a year. The street in front of the church is crammed with shops selling religious trinkets and souvenirs. Buy a few souvenirs to make your Corfu travel memorable!
Top 5 Museums and Galleries in Corfu
This little island’s cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule, thus its overflowing with artworks and inspiration. Read on for our pick of the Corfu’s 5 best.