Places to Visit in Corfu
Corfu makes for a perfect short haul getaway with the family. An island off Greece's northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, it is defined by rugged mountains and a resort studded shoreline. There is an abundance of things to do in Corfu here are our recommendations!
Dine at Agni Bay
Perched on the north-east coast of the island, Agni Bay is one little gem to visit. This historic fishing village is one gorgeous place to experience island life. Enjoy the coastline, take a dip in the warm waters and relax at one of the seafront tavernas that conjures up delicious Corfiot dishes. If you love seafood, you’ll love this little bay.
Cape Drastis is one of the most northerly points of Corfu Island (and one that should not be missed). Now, there always seems to be inconsistencies on when Cape Drastis is open but it’s a sure bet that the summer months are easiest to gain access. Near the top of the road, there is a gate which is ‘sometimes’ manned to charge for entry. This isn’t always the case and you can be lucky to just drive straight through. The road down to Cape Drastis can also be a little steep, so drive with care. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll appreciate how beautiful this spot is.
Explore the Old Town
No visit to Corfu is complete without a wander around Corfu City (even though it’s more like a pretty small town). Make sure you wander around the UNESCO World Heritage protect the old town and see if you can spot any of the historic Venetian houses that are still standing. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the Statue of Georgios Theotokis, the Liston, the Old Fortress, Spilias Square and Saint Spyridon Church (the patron saint of the town)
Visit Vlacherna Monastery
Possibly one of the most iconic sites of Corfu, Vlacherna Monastery juts out into the sea on its very own island. Nowadays, the monastery is reached by a small track over the water, which makes for a lovely place to visit. The monastery is open all year round and welcomes all visitors.
Swim in Canal d'Amour
Possibly one of the busier areas of Corfu Island, Sidari has a little gem that you should definitely see. Just shy of the town itself (to the west) is Canal d’Amour, one of Corfu’s most unique spots. Local folklore says that couples that swim through the channel will get married very soon, making it a perfect spot if you’re waiting for someone to pop the question!
Eat like a local
Greece is well-known for its fresh and delicious food with Corfu being no exception! There is a hearty amount of Corfiot dishes you should definitely try, with lamb being the meat of choice on the island. You’ll also get an impassible mix of fresh seafood and shellfish too.
Watch the sunset at Loggas Beach
Considered to be one of the best sunsets on the island, Loggas Beach is a great place to chill out and relax whilst watching the sunset over the sea. Either make your way down to the beach or stay on top of the cliffs and perch yourself in the clifftop restaurant with a frappe or ouzo (for the non-drivers). It’s a great spot and well worth it after a long day of exploring.
Find Corfu's best beach
If there’s only one spot you visit in Corfu, make sure it’s Porto Timoni, which is considered one of the best beaches and coastline on the island. If you’re arriving by car, park up in the village (or just outside) and take the 20-minute stroll down to the beach itself.
Spend a day at Paleoiokastritsa
Nestled in the north-west of Corfu, Paleokastritsa is an intimate little village that is said to be the Greek mythological site of Scheria and the last spot Odysseus visited before returning home. Make sure to visit the monastery that goes all the way back to the 1200’s and take a dip on the main beach. It;s a great spot to spend a chilled morning in the sun.