Top Things to See and Do in Corfu, Greece


Corfu

Corfu

This post is for those interested in Corfu top things to see do. Corfu is one of the most interesting of the Greek Islands to visit due to the variety of civilisations that occupied it and nowdays very much reflected through its architecture. It is also an island where you will find delicious food that is unique to the region. Corfu is part of the Ionian group which tend to be much greener in comparison to the Cyclades islands. The beaches that you will find here will also leave you absolutely breathless.

Corfu top things to do in town

  • Corfu is surrounded by two fortresses; visit both the Old and New Fortresses
  • Stroll through Spianada square and then walk along Liston. Enjoy a drink and a snack at any of the café’s along here
  • Do not leave Corfu without having an ice-cream or a piece of cake at Papagiorgis Patisserie & Gelateria
  • Enjoy evening drinks and beautiful views at Azur Bar on the water’s edge

Slightly out of town

  • Walk along the Mon Repos boardwalk area and visit the birthplace of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Mon Repos Palace and then and enjoy a refreshing drink and a light lunch at Nautilus or Anemomylos
  • Go to the area of Kanoni to watch the planes as they come in to land. They get so low that you think you could touch them, it really is an exhilarating experience. While you are there visit Vlacherna Monastery. Pontikonisi is just behind this but can only be accessed by boat.

Outside Corfu, full day sailing cruise to

  • Antipaxos and Paxos
  • Parga & Syvota and blue lagoon
  • Paxi and Blue caves

Day trips & drives

  • See the Royal Achilleion Palace and gardens or take an open bus tour and then enjoy a drink at the nearby La Nova Bella Vista Cafe for 360 degree views
  • Visit Paleokastritsa for the day and make sure you visit the La Grotta Bar for an unforgettable swimming experience
  • Go to Bella Vista to see the heart shaped water inlets of the Paleokastritsa harbour
  • Enjoy a beautiful walk at the hilltop castle, Angelokastro and it is especially beautiful closer to sunset time
  • Drive to Sidari and experience the Canal D’amour. Here you will see the unusual rock sand formations, especially at Cape Drastis, Peroulades region. According to the legend, if you swim through Canal d’ Amour you will meet eternal love at the other side

Food to try in Corfu

  • Try Georges Grill for Kontosouvli, pork pieces roasted on a rotisserie, cooked until it melts off the bone. Located in the area of Kontokali
  • Have an delicious dinner at Theotokis Family Taverna where you must order the Pastitsada, an iconic pasta dish well known in Corfu (rooster with tomato sauce, mixed spices and served with spaghetti)
    Consider a local hidden gem, Taverna Alikes, located right on the waterfront but slightly out of town

Top Beaches to visit in Corfu

  • Paleokastritsa
  • Ipsos
  • Nissaki
  • Kalami
  • Kasiopi
  • Pelakas
  • Liapades beaches

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Written by The Hellenic Odyssey
Passionate home cook and traveller, founder of The Hellenic Odyssey, Kelly. With a proud Greek heritage, we are driven by philotimo (a Greek word translating to “filos” meaning friend and “timi” meaning honour). For us, it simply means to do the right thing and to give to others. As the Greece Food and Travel Experts, our aim is to expose you to the parts of Greece which are off the beaten track. We focus mainly on Crete; with its authentic food, hospitable locals and rich culture. We see it as our duty to add value, meaning and connection to the events and experiences that we offer you and a duty to ourselves to keep our herita... Read more

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