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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

Corfu Town which includes a coastal town and a bay or harbour

Corfu Town

The colourful gardens and waterfront views are top of the list for many visitors to Corfu Town. A stop by Port of Corfu or Saint Spyridon Church might round out your trip.

Corfu Town
Canal d\'Amour showing general coastal views and landscape views

Sidari

Unique features of Sidari include the beaches and bars. Make a stop by D Amour Beach or Sidari Beach while you're exploring the area.

Sidari
Paleokastritsa Beach showing rocky coastline

Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Paleokastritsa Beach and Paleokastritsa Monastery.

Paleokastritsa
Ipsos, Corfu, Greece
trover photo by Kostas Brejaart

Ipsos

Unique features of Ipsos include the beaches and bars. Make a stop by Ipsos Beach or Dassia Beach while you're exploring the area.

Ipsos
Kassiopi, Corfu, Greece
trover photo by Phyllis Robb

Kassiopi

Travellers enjoy Kassiopi for its beaches and gardens. Consider checking out Kalamionas Beach while you're in the area.

Kassiopi
Agios Gordios, Corfu, Greece
trover photo by Braden Jarvis

Agios Gordios

Beaches and bars are notable features of Agios Gordios. You might consider stopping by Agios Gordios Beach while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Agios Gordios

Top hotels in Corfu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa
Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Kontokali, Corfu, Corfu Island

This Corfu hotel is on the beach, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Kapodistrias Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Port of Corfu and Dassia Beach. Ipsos Beach and Corfu ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (225 reviews)

"Excellent stay. Very relaxing. Clean room (amazing shower pressure). Good variety of breakfast choices, well cooked and well presented. Friendly staff. Throughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in recommending KBH"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa
Corfu Palace
Corfu Palace
5 out of 5
Leoforos Demokratias 2, Corfu, Corfu Island
Rs9,202
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21

Located in the heart of Corfu, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Spianada Square and Port of Corfu. Corfu Public Library and Serbian Museum are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (319 reviews)

"The unique sea view, lovely, warm, friendly, family like, but at the same time elegant atmosphere!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2019

Corfu Palace
Mayor Mon Repos Palace “Art Hotel”-Adults Only
Mayor Mon Repos Palace “Art Hotel”-Adults Only
4 out of 5
Dimokratias Av. & Iasonos Sosipatrou, Anemomylos, Corfu, Corfu Island

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Archaeological Museum of Paleopolis and 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Port of Corfu. Palaiopolis Museum ...

4.4/5Excellent! (484 reviews)

"Very nice location opposite beach. Enjoyed buffet breakfast with lots choice."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2019

Mayor Mon Repos Palace “Art Hotel”-Adults Only

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.

Reviews of Corfu

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 19, 2020

I adore Corfu and the whole island is Magical and mythical. Every corner you go round has a wow factor. The Corfu people are beautiful friendly people that’s why I’ve bought a home here

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 3, 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 4, 2019

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

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Nov 1, 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

Oct 31, 2019

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 27, 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