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Corfu was one of the first of the Greek islands to develop mass tourism in the 1960s, and for that reason some people think it is inundated with tourists nowadays. While there are some busy resorts, the island is large enough to enable you to find uncrowded stretches of coast, unspoiled inland villages, and to explore one of the most elegant island capitals in Greece crowd-free.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

12 Places

3 City Tips

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12 Places

Day 1

Old Fortress Corfu

Ancient Ruins, Military Bases & Facilities

The Liston

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Achilleion Museum

Speciality Museums, Historic Sites

Dassia Beach

Beaches

Day 2

Kassiopi

Historic Sites

Pantokrator

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lookouts, Mountains, Scenic Drives

Canal D'Amour

Beaches

Paleokastritsa Beach

Beaches

Day 3

Pelekas

Destinations

Folklore Museum of Messi Sinarades

Art Museums

Boukari

Destinations

Laguna Korission

Bodies of Water

Nick E's City Tips

  • Because of the huge number of businesses located here, Corfu has very competitive prices compared to the other Ionian islands.
  • Island transportation is divided into two services: the blue city buses serve Corfu Town and nearby resorts, while the green KTEL buses cover the rest of the island.
  • Corfu can easily be accessed by international and domestic flights, as well as by ferry from Italy, Patra, and Igoumenitsa on the mainland coast opposite.
    Day 1
  • Old Fortress Corfu
    Ancient Ruins, Military Bases & Facilities
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    Nick E Says:

    The majestic Old Fortress is the focal point of Corfu Town, visible from much of the town itself and from the approach by ferry. It is a great place to ramble around the substantial remains and check out the small Byzantine Museum just inside the gates.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure you also visit the nearby Asiatic Museum in the Palace of Sts Michael and George, and cute seaside Faliraki just below.
    • The Corfu Town combination ticket includes entry to the Old Fortress, Byzantine Museum, Asiatic Museum, and Archaeological Museum.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 43 things to do in Corfu Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Could be better if open... 14/11/2018
    • Nice views 09/11/2018
    • Old Fortress Corfu
    Address:
    Paleo Enetiko Frouno
    Corfu Town
    Greece
    Phone:
    2661048310
    Other:
  • The Liston
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Nick E Says:

    The Liston is Corfu Town's classiest area for sipping a leisurely coffee or sampling a dessert, while watching the gentle proceedings on the green expanse of the adjacent Spianada - where they used to play cricket until recently.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • The cafés here are among the town's most expensive, so check the menu prices before you order anything.
    • Behind the Liston you will find lots of souvenir shops on the road leading down to the magnificent church of Agios Spyridon, which should not be missed.
    • Follow the road on down past Agios Spyridon and you will come out by the town's other impressive church, the Mitropolis, and the picturesque Old Port.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Corfu Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning 31/10/2018
    • Part of the experience 18/10/2018
    • The Liston
    Other:
  • Achilleion Museum
    Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
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    Nick E Says:

    Opinion is fairly evenly divided between those who think that the grandiose Achilleon Palace is a masterpiece of colonial architecture or a dreadful example of kitsch pomposity, so the only way to decide is to visit yourself. Either way, the gardens are delightful.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The Achilleon can be reached on dedicated blue city bus no.10.
    • Check out Corfu's famous sickly sweet liqueur, kumquat, at one of the outlets offering free samples opposite the palace.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Gastouri
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fabulous gardens 16/11/2018
    • Sisi's greek villa 12/11/2018
    • Achilleion Museum
    Phone:
    +30 2661 056245
    Other:
  • Dassia Beach
    Beaches
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    Nick E Says:

    The nearest decent beach to Corfu Town, though by no means the most spectacular on the island, is at the fairly busy resort of Dassia, and is a logical place to have a dip after a day spent seeing the sights around the island capital.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Dassia is at the end of the blue city bus service, and can also be reached on green KTEL buses destined for Kassiopi and other parts of the north.
    • There are lots of watersport opportunities on the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 16 things to do in Dassia
    • Tradition Greek hotel 18/11/2018
    • Nice Beach - Clear Water 26/10/2018
    • Dassia Beach
    Address:
    Between Gouvia and Ipsos
    Dassia 490 83
    Greece
  • Day 2
  • Kassiopi
    Historic Sites
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    Nick E Says:

    One of the most attractive of the better known resorts, Kassiopi manages still to feel like a real village. Although the main beach is rather small, it has the added bonus of nestling beneath the remains of an Angevin castle, which lie on the headland behind it.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The easiest way to get here is on the dedicated green KTEL bus from Corfu Town.
    • If the beach is too crowded, try the quieter coves within a couple of kilometres to the west, or tiny Avlaki just to the east.
    • The harbor has a couple of great fish tavernas, such as The Old School, and there's a lively bar scene thanks to joints like One For The Road.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 165 things to do in Corfu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful village with spectacular beaches 05/11/2018
    • Good day out 26/10/2018
    • Kassiopi
    Phone:
    +30 2663 081317
    Other:
  • Pantokrator
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lookouts, Mountains, Scenic Drives
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    Nick E Says:

    As the highest point on the mountain, Mount Pantokrator (meaning all-powerful) offers splendid panoramic views of the island and across to Albania. There are also some delightful villages on the various approach routes, such as Strinylas and Palia Perithia.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't miss the monastery at the peak of the mountain, tucked behind the telecommunications mast.
    • Palia Perithia has become quite a gourmet's paradise, with several excellent tavernas.
    • Those interested in walking the many mountain trails should pick up one of the guide books by Stephen Jakulowski or Hilary Whitton-Paipeti in Corfu Town.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Agios Matheos
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Terrifying journey to tremendous views! 01/11/2018
    • Scary! 09/10/2018
    • Pantokrator
  • Canal D'Amour
    Beaches
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    Nick E Says:

    Maybe not quite as romantic an escape as it is made out to be, the Canal D'Amour, just west of Sidari, is still worth a brief visit by boat so that you can admire the stunning sandstone outcrops, a result of a millennia of erosion.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The nearby resort of Sidari is one of the busiest on the island, and not worth stopping at unless you want to feel like you are in a sunnier version of the UK.
    • For a proper swim and more stunning geological scenery, the beach at Peroulades is another great option a few kilometers further west.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Sidari
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Be careful when climbing and taking selfies 16/11/2018
    • Enjoy and unwind 16/11/2018
    • Canal D'Amour
    Other:
  • Paleokastritsa Beach
    Beaches
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    Nick E Says:

    Paleokastritsa is actually several beaches some distance from each other, set along and at the end of the slowly descending peninsula that morphs into the resort. The most attractive spots for a dip are the two strands at the end on the right, below the monastery.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • While here, make sure you visit the atmospheric Theotokou Monastery on the rocky promontory at the end of the access road, the aquarium just below, and Angeloskastro 6km away.
    • Try Astacos Taverna for some fresh seafood and a friendly welcome.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Paleokastritsa
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just another couple of beaches 04/11/2018
    • Great beach but packed. 02/11/2018
    • Paleokastritsa Beach
    Phone:
    +30 2661 094360
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Pelekas
    Destinations
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    Nick E Says:

    The only real inland resort, Pelekas is famous for stunning sunsets beyond the nearby coast, most popularly viewed from Kaiser's Throne viewing tower. The village also offers an appealing combination of genuine village and tourist facilities.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make sure you have a look in the attractive Odigitria church on the square.
    • One of the best restaurants here bears the unlikely name of Pink Panther, and offers splendid coastal views.
    • You can reach the local beach via a steep rocky path.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    • Pelekas
  • Folklore Museum of Messi Sinarades
    Art Museums
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    Nick E Says:

    The Sinarades Folklore Museum is basically an old village house that has been preserved in aspic, with original period furniture and personal items. The beauty of it is that as most of the rest of the village consists of old houses, it blends in with the surroundings seamlessly.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The museum is closed on Monday.
    • Have a proper Greek coffee in a traditional village kafenia.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Sinarades
    • Enchanting view into the past 22/05/2018
    • Really interesting little place 21/09/2017
    Other:
  • Boukari
    Destinations
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    Nick E Says:

    Boukari is on a quiet strip of the southeast coast, 4km beyond the busy resorts of Moraitika and Messongi. Though it has no sandy beaches, the small pebbly coves are pleasant, and there are some fine seaside tavernas.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You will have to walk from the nearest bus stop at Messonghi or come in your own transport.
    • One of the best fish tavernas on the whole island is the Boukari Beach, owned by an extremely welcoming family.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Boukari
  • Laguna Korission
    Bodies of Water
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    Nick E Says:

    Korission Lake is one of the most peaceful places on Corfu. The lake itself is an important wetland biosphere and home to a variety of birds. The real beauty of it, however, is that is is only separated from the sea by a strip of sand dunes, which hide one of the loveliest and least crowded beaches on the island.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You will need your own transport to get here, unless you trudge all the way along the beach from Agios Georgios to the south.
    • There are no facilities right at the beach, so take provisions or be prepared to head back to one of the tavernas just inland.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Halikounas
    • Protected ???? 09/10/2018
    • Amazing sunset 19/09/2018
    Other:
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