Corfu

Travel Guide
Paleokastritsa Beach showing general coastal views

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

KARAIBA Mythos Palace - Adults Only
KARAIBA Mythos Palace - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Boukari, Corfu, 49080
The price is €81 per night from 20 May to 21 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Corfu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (52 reviews)
"Service from staff was outstanding, so friendly and helpful, hotel was perfect ."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

KARAIBA Mythos Palace - Adults Only
Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa
Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
11th km National Road Corfu to Benitses, Akra Punta, Corfu, Corfu Island, 490 84
The price is €200 per night from 20 May to 21 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Corfu. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Achilleion and Port of Corfu are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (32 reviews)
"From then moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and treated like valued guests. Earlier check in was appreciated and we were escort to our room like VIP guests and shown all the facilities and amenities. We loved the spacious room. Great comfy bed and well equipped bathroom. The hotel itself ..."

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2022

Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa
Mayor Pelekas Monastery
Mayor Pelekas Monastery
5 out of 5
Pelekas Beach, Corfu, Corfu Island, 49084
The price is €106 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Corfu. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (211 reviews)
"This place was beautiful, would definitely recommend, i would return."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Mayor Pelekas Monastery
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Panorama Hotel
Panorama Hotel
3 out of 5
Agios Gordios, Corfu, Corfu Island, 49084
The price is €38 per night from 20 May to 21 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Corfu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (104 reviews)
"Beautiful views room cleaned every day lovely pool area and good food. Service was excellent"

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2021

Panorama Hotel
Robolla Beach Aparthotel
Robolla Beach Aparthotel
Roda Agnos, Corfu, Corfu Island, 490 81
Stay at this aparthotel in Corfu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Roda Beach and Acharavi Beach are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"El lugar exelente, lo mejor de este hotel es las personas que trabjan en él, la puntuacion mas alta es para ellos."

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2021

Robolla Beach Aparthotel
Solaris Apartment Kassiopi
Solaris Apartment Kassiopi
3 out of 5
Kassiopi, Corfu, Corfu Island, 490 81
The price is €78 per night from 20 May to 21 May
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Corfu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Great Complex
"Lovely studio near to the best pool, great for swimming lengths. Food and drink great and reasonably priced. Staff all lovely. Ideally positioned between village centre and pretty harbour."

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2021

Solaris Apartment Kassiopi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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