The island of Corfu is located just off the west coast of Greece. Corfu enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate along with excellent beaches making it a popular destination for holiday makers. Corfu is very green compared to other Greek islands: hot and dry summers along with winter rain creates lush vegetation which is dominated by over 2 million olive trees.
Corfu International Flight Connections
Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bremen, Brussels-Charleroi, Bordeaux, Cologne/Bonn, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Graz, Groningen, Leipzig/Halle, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Hannover, Luxembourg, Lyon, Marseille Nantes, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, Rotterdam, Stuttgart, Vienna, Toulouse, Venice, Salzburg, Weeze
United Kingdom & Ireland
Aberdeen, London-Gatwick, Belfast-international, Bristol, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, Exeter, Glasgow-International, Glasgow-Prestwick, Leeds/Bradford, London-Luton, London-Heathrow, London-Stansted, Manchester, Midlands, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne
Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen, Riga
Balkans & Eastern Europe
Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Brno, Moscow, Ostrava, Prague, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Warsaw, Perm, Poznan
Mediterranean & Iberian Peninsula
Athens, Bari, Verona, Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan-Malpensa, Bergamo, Naples, Rome-Fiumicino
Corfu City-Attractions & Landmarks
Amazing Corfu City Spots
- Spianáda, the largest square in the Balkans, is the center of the city, adorned with 19th-century remarkable works of French architecture. Here you can watch cricket games, or attend in musical concerts organized throughout the year.
- Listón, the city’s trademark, where the aristocrats used to enjoy their evening promenades. The characteristic arcades form the most romantic background setting for a welcome cup of coffee at one of the town’s cozy cafés.
- The smart suburbs: Mandoúki, Garitsa and Sarókos.
- The most important City Attractions
- The impressive 15th century Old Fortress, as well as the New Fortress.
- The Saint Michael and George Palace at the northern part of Spianáda, built during the British occupation.
- A considerable number of churches. The most imposing one is the city’s Cathedral, the Church of St. Spyridon, the island’s patron Saint, whose relics are kept here. The church’s immensely tall bell tower certainly reminds us of that of San Giorgio dei Greci in Venice.
Top 6 activities in Corfu
- Visit the numerous churches of the city.
- Visit the island Paxos to the south of Corfu where crystal clear does not even begin to describe the water.
- Horse riding! The best way to see the shady olive groves and green fields around Roda.
- Taste the local and gastronomy and local wines.
- Enjoy shopping.
- Experience night life.
Sightseeing and Leisure in Corfu
Top 4 Aristocracy’s Favorite Attractions of Corfu
- Mon Repos Palace was built by the British Commissioner Adams as a gift to his wife. It is a small but beautiful palace with colonial elements, which today operates as a museum.
- Kanóni offers from its circular terrace an amazing view across the island of Pontikoníssi , one of the most photographed spots of Corfu!
- Paleópolis stands where the Agora of the ancient city of Corfu was located. Admire the remains of several public buildings erected there along with sanctuaries, workshops and residencies.
- Achilleion is a fairy palace built among cypresses and myrtles by the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who wished to escape from the Austrian court. Elisabeth truly fell in love with the island, and she dedicated this palace to Achilles as she cherished the belief that he represented the very soul and fairness of Greece.
- The Museum of Asian Art: Being the only one of its kind, it was founded in 1927 after the donation of 10.500 items by Gregorios Manos. Until 1974 it was a Chinese and Japanese Art museum, but it was then enriched with other private collections. It is housed in Saint Michael and George Palace.
- Archaeological Museum: Visitors can admire important finds from the temple of Artemis and excavation finds from the ancient city of Corfu.
- Byzantine Museum: It is housed in the Church of the Virgin Mary Antivouniotissa and houses an interesting collection of icons and ecclesiastic items from the 15th to the 19th century.
- Banknote Museum: The museum showcases a collection of Greek coinage from 1822 to the present day.
- Dionysios Solomos Museum: The national Poet of Greece left Zakynthos and moved to Corfu, important intellectual center of the Ionian Islands in those years. Today his house hosts a museum dedicated to his honor.
Top 6 Beaches in Corfu
- Marathiá/Agía Varvára: The coast southeast of Korissíon lagoon forms an uninterrupted sandy beach divided into various sections. Contiguous Marathiá and Agía Varvára (aka Santa Barbara, Maltás, Martás) have only a little stream separating them, but a rather different feel. The sand is medium-packed and sharply shelving but golden, the offshore water pristine if sometimes wave-y (which delights boogie-boarders).
- Gárdenos (Paralía Gardénou): The last really big southwest-coast beach before the end of Corfu at Asprókavos, Gárdenos offers clean, five-star sand at the end of a long, lush agricultural valley. There’s 2km and more of it, merging with adjacent Megáli Lákka just southeast; on the northwest, the beach ends at a tiny fishing port with perhaps 5 boats anchored at any given moment.
- Ágios Geórgios Págon: Scenically bracketed between Cape Arílla and palisades culminating in Angelókastro, this 2 kilometre beach in Corfu’s far northwest is never completely packed out even in peak season. The water at the northwest end away from the stream mouth is reputed to be some of the cleanest around.
- Myrtiotissa: Lot of people claim that this tiny cove in the middle of Corfu’s scenic west coast is “perhaps the most beautiful beach in the world” will seem overblown to many. Tucked beneath steep cliffs, this diamond-shaped lozenge of golden sand, barely 150 feet across at present (it seems to change annually), is now the island’s most famous nudist beach.
- Longás (aka Perouládes): The ultimate “sunset beach” on an island not short of contenders, fringed by sculpted reddish cliffs which culminate in Corfu’s northwesternmost point, Cape Drástis. They cramp the strand severely, and make for chilly morning shade, but all is forgiven after noon as one gazes out to the Diapóndia islets.
- Halikoúnas: Essentially a duney sandspit dividing the open sea from brackish Korissíon lagoon, Halikoúnas is one of the wildest, most unspoilt beaches on Corfu, stretching 3km southeast to the little Venetian-dredged canal joining the lagoon to the Ionian.