Things to do in Corfu
Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and forms the margin of the north western frontier of Greece. Its climate is the Mediterranean and is characterized by dry summers and mild, wet winters. With the passage of time the island may have changed, but we can still feel the spirit of a distant glorious past.
Moreover, the old city of Corfu has been added to the famous list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The “historic city”, with its picturesque cantons and high-rise buildings built close to each other, with their small inner squares and cisterns, is essentially the once walled city, as it had developed until the end of the Venetian period, in the 18th century. Corfu has something to offer to everyone. The families choose it for the hospitality and warmth of the locals, the couples for the romantic, fairytale capital and the “explorers”, for the enchanting landscapes and the variety of activities it offers.
Above we display you 4 +1 reasons why you should visit our island.
Green hills, golden beaches and turquoise seas
Blessed by nature, with its slopes flooded with pines, cypresses and eucalyptus, flowing into the clear blue waters, Corfu is every nature lover’s dream.
North of Corfu you can find more rocky beaches in combination with the beauty of the green.
To the south part you will find sandy golden beaches, while in the center you will be able to enjoy your bath overlooking the beautiful historic fortress or visit the beach of Kanoni, where the famous mouse island is located. Wanna know more? Every beach in the Corfu Town is approachable on foot.
Villages taken from Film or Fairytale
The green northeast coast invites you to visit its unique coastal villages, which are beautiful and picturesque offering stunning views of the lush valleys and the deep blue sea. Don’t forget to enjoy your coffee in one of the traditional village cafes.
Once you set foot in the atmospheric Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will be transported to a fairytale world. Corfu town, especially for its oldest part, is one of the most charming and romantic places of all the Greece.
In the well-preserved neoclassical mansions one can distinguish the Venetian and English influences.
Discover handmade creations and traditional products and do not miss the opportunity to try local delicacies such as honey, oil and kumquat liqueur.
An island full of History
The port of Corfu, one of the best fortified ports in the Mediterranean, is dominated by the Old and the New Fortress. Ideal locations to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and of course the Ionian Sea.
Visit Pontikonisi, the monastery of Pantokrator and Achillion, the fairytale palace of Empress Sissy. Go to the imposing neoclassical Mon Repo, built as a summer residence of the English commissioner Frederic Adam for the benefit of Corfiot Nina Palatianou.
Rich gastronomic heritage
The people of Corfu –fairly enough- are very proud of their gastronomic culture. If you are a food lover, one thing is for sure. In Corfu you will enjoy special gastronomic creations.
You can taste all the traditional local foods like Pastitsado, Sofrito, Bianco or try fish food where the fish of the day turns into a delicious delicacy. Finally, in the Old Town, enjoy the sweetest creations with traditional sweets.