Things to do in Corfu
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1. Port of Corfu
Visit the picturesque Port of Corfu to escape the touristic bustle of Corfu Town. Stroll along the seafront and enjoy views of nearby islands and architectural landmarks. Cool off with a swim in the crystal-clear waters or have lunch at a waterfront café.
2. Paleokastritsa Beach
Paleokastritsa Beach is a picturesque village and beach resort on Corfu’s spectacular west coast. Enjoy superb snorkeling and scuba diving in the clear blue waters. Stroll through verdant landscapes to lookout points and a centuries-old monastery. Watch spectacular sunsets from the terrace of a waterfront bar. The combination of watersports, countryside and culture make Paleokastritsa Beach popular with couples, families and young travelers.
Visit Achilleion to marvel at a lavish hilltop villa blessed with grand halls, elegant courtyards, frescoes and statues. Wander around the villa’s garden to enjoy views of Corfu’s beaches, mountains and green countryside. This architectural masterpiece was built as a summer villa for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Revered Italian architect Raffaele Carito designed Achilleion in the late 1800s. He took inspiration from the mythical Greek god Achilles.
4. Barbati Beach
On Corfu’s east coast, Barbati Beach is a resort where you can experience a combination of relaxation, adventure and Greek culture. Swim in the crystal-clear Ionian Sea and take boat trips to secluded bays. Enjoy walks to traditional villages and marvel at Corfu’s tallest mountain. Barbati Beach is a short drive from Corfu Town and attracts families, couples and groups of friends.
5. D Amour Beach
Canal d’Amour is one of Corfu’s most impressive natural wonders. Marvel at the looming sandstone rock formations that stretch from a small beach into the Ionian Sea. Swim through caves and tunnels or watch local residents jump off the rocks into the warm blue water. Take advantage of unrivaled photography opportunities that capture Corfu’s fascinating landscapes. Canal d’Amour sits on the northwestern tip of Corfu, a short walk from the village of Sidari.
6. Arillas Beach
Combine relaxation and entertainment with nature and local history at Arillas Beach. It’s a beach popular with both families and couples. Enjoy relaxed walks on the 1.2-mile-long (2-kilometer) stretch of golden sand and swim in the warm, shallow water. Check out islets noted in Greek mythology and dine on traditional Corfiot cuisine at waterfront taverns.
7. Pelekas Beach
Pelekas Beach is a quintessential Corfu beach resort, with alluring turquoise water, spectacular sunsets, watersports, traditional taverns, scenic landscapes and local festivals. The beach became popular as a hippy hangout in the 1960s. Appreciate its wide stretch of golden sand that slopes gently into the Ionian Sea. Today it attracts a mix of backpackers, couples and young families.