Due to the mild climate, Corfu is greener than other islands with majestic cypresses and ancient olive trees. It is teeming with beautiful snorkel bays, beaches and picturesque villages and history has left its marks. Because of its versatility, the island is great for all ages, families, grandparents and couples.
Corfu City is a beautiful old but also trendy city with Venetian buildings, narrow streets, terraces and squares. Several rulers have left their mark on Corfu. A beautiful park is the Esplanade with trees, wide paths, benches, a bandstand, fountains and a cricket ground. Along the Esplanade runs the Liston, a long building with beautiful galleries with arches. The Liston was built during the French occupation as a miniature copy of Rue de Rivoli in Paris. Now it is a busy place with all kinds of coffee shops and restaurants. Limit yourself here to a drink or a small snack, because it is quite pricey here. Dive into the small side streets for small affordable taverns. Tip for children; discover the city with the tourist train that departs from here.
The most beautiful, longest sandy beaches can be found on the west coast, in the northeast the coast is rocky with pebbly beaches and if possible even more beautiful bays. We pick out a few recommendations, but you will definitely find your favourite beach! Rent a boat in Paleokastritsa to sail to Paradise Beach. Kalamaki Beach in the northeast, has a child-friendly gently sloping sandy beach. Glyfrada on the west coast is hip and trendy. And from the terraces at Barbati Beach you have a beautiful view of the sea. Pack your snorkel gear!
Beautiful green nature
Historical sights nearby
Forts, churches, museums and houses in Kerkyra (Corfu Town)
The palace of Empress Sissi (Achilleion)
Paleokastritsa: beautiful views and small beaches
Discover the underwater world, go snorkelling in Corfu!
Pastitsada, pasta with veal or chicken in seasoned tomato sauce
Koum kouat: orange liqueur
The fort lies on a rock that protrudes and is a striking point on Corfu. Probably the name Corfu is derived from the Greek word koryfes which means 'top'. The fort had a defense function and was even used by the Greek army until the late 1970s. After the restoration it is open to the public. From the fort you have a beautiful view and besides the fort you can also visit a small Byzantine museum and the garrison church.
Always wanted to throw plates? It is of course cliché but sometimes nice to live out on the village square between the hospitable Greeks. So shake off your sobriety and throw yourself passionately on the traditional dance steps.
What is being cooked by those Greek chefs? Fresh simple ingredients and herbs brought together in famous dishes like mousaka, tzatziki and spanakopita. And all served with Greek flair.
Shopping day? Go to Corfu Town. In Kerkyra you will find trendy popular clothing brands and beautiful bags. And for holiday gifts you will certainly succeed in one of the cozy souvenir shops. A beautiful tree-lined shopping street is the Alexandrastraat, which continues until the San Rocco square near the sea.
On one of the most beautiful places in Corfu is the tiny white monastery Vlacherna. From a higher point in Kanoni, once the capital of Corfu, you can take a great picture. Walk to the island for a visit, it is no longer used as a monastery, now there is a chapel and a souvenir shop.