Corfu abounds in natural attractions that range from hills to beaches. This beautiful town overlooks the turquoise-blue Ionian Sea and looks ravishing with its pristine beauty set against the backdrop of a quaint town. The town is populated with lovely pedestrians and elegant Italianate architecture that can be credited to its history spent under Venetian-rule (1401 to 1797). The pivotal attractions of Corfu are its fortresses (Old and New) that dominate its city scape. Then, there is the famous Esplanade area that falls between old town and the Old Fortress and is also the second largest square in Europe. It is overlooked by Liston, a square with terraces built by the French in the 19th-century, today home to trendy cafes.
The town also boasts of magnificent churches such as Church of St. Spyridon (Áyios Spyrídon) and The Church of Saints Jason and Sosipater that add to the spiritual attraction. There are neo-classical and bygone era buildings that add an element of elegance and poise to the town such as Mon Repos and The Achilleion. With such array of things to do in Corfu, it is certainly one of the towns in Greece that you can’t afford to miss.
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What to Do in and around Corfu
Enjoy 21 best Corfu attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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Achillion, Achilleio, Corfu, Greece
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Built in the 19th century by the Empress of Austria (lovingly known as Sissy), the Palace was the result of the Empress’s love of Greek Mythology and hence the palace followed the theme of Achilles.
Following the death of her only Son, the Empress put her mind and soul into getting the palace built. After her death the palace was abandoned during the World Wars and after extensive repairs, today the place is a museum open for the Public.
Detailed paintings form the 19th century
Embellished paintings on the ceiling
Majestic central staircase
Beautiful painting of the Empress when she was 21
The adjoining garden
Anyone who visits the place is sure to think they have stepped into Greek Mythology. The museum is perfect if you truly love art and history, merged seamlessly!
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Paleo Enetiko Frouno, Corfu Town, Greece
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
A venetian fort built in the 15th century, the Old fortress is as much a modern part of Corfu as it is historical. The old structure was built to protect the island from Ottoman intruders when the Venetians were ruling the region.
Today the Old fortress offers a view of the gorgeous sea as you explore the fortress’s magnificence and caliber
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Thinali 49083, Corfu, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The highest peek in Corfu, Mont Pantokrator is a popular pilgrim spot for the Transfiguration of Christ Church built in the 17th century. The Mount is located 30 kilometers to the North-East of Corfu and takes around 2 hours for a return journey.
The Mount Pantokrator summit is located at a height of 906 meters and offers a splendid view of the whole Corfu Island and Albania.
On an exceptionally clear day, you can also see Italy, even though it is 130 kilometers away! The old town of Perithia (an abandoned village) can also be seen from the summit.
The Mount is part of the popular Corfu Trail and is a must-see for every visitor.
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Palaiokastritsa, Corfu Island, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Located 25 kilometers from Corfu Town, Palaiokastritsa offers many activities for tourists and locals. The village is perfect if you want to explore the west coast of Corfu Island and has many attractions located close to each other.
Palaiokastritsa beach: A must if you want to Paddleboat in the Ionian Sea!
Agios Spyridonos church. (Located near the main beach)
The main beach of Palaiokastritsa is also famous for snorkeling and diving.
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Corfu - AgiosIoanniskarsades, Corfu 49071, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
One of the most popular beaches in Corfu, the Sidari beach offers the best of the Corfu experience with its crystal blue waters, warm weather (almost all year round) and a flood of restaurants which line the whole coast!
Even if you decide to stay close to Corfu town, the beach is the perfect way to spend an afternoon as you admire its beauty juxtaposed with the urbanized resorts, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Grab a sunbed and brolly to simply relax over a few drinks at the beach.
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Aqualand Village, AgiosIoannis Parelion 49100, Greece
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
With the weather being pretty warm for most of the year, Aqualand provides oasis to cool off with their thrilling water rides. The resort also has light activities like wave pool, kayaking, rafting and lazy river.
There are a range of water slides which cater to people of every age.
Extreme Games like the Double Twister, Kamikaze and the Hurricane twist slide.
If you are looking for a fun oasis in Corfu, this is the place!
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Corfu Town, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
One of the most popular squares in Corfu, Liston is the heart of the weekend hustle-bustle. The square has it all- from small cafes, restaurants, old buildings and a nearby garden to offer the essence of the city.
Stop by at one of the restaurants and cafes to grab a bite.
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Paleo Enetiko Frourio, Corfu 49100, Greece
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
The New fortress was built by Venetians to include the area left out of the old Fortress and to buckle-up Corfu’s defense. Even though initiated by the Venetians, the fortress was completed under the British rule and was built around 1570-1580 by the Italian architect Fransisco Vitelli. The new fortress is known for its 2 levels of construction which provided a good vantage point for detecting intruders.
The fortress is smaller than the old one and is a fine example of engineering and defense tactics. Take a walk along the 16th century ruins as you truly understand the genius behind mere walls.
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Analipsis Hill, Corfu 49100, Greece
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Mon Repos Palace was built in the early 19th century as a gift from the British Lord High Commissioner of Ionian Island – Frederick Dam for his second wife Diamantina Palatino. However, the Palace was shortly vacated as Adam was sent to serve in India in 1932.
Since then the Palace was converted for many uses across centuries including as a Fine Arts School and as a summer home for King George I. The house was also where Queen Elizabeth’s husband was born.
Today the House accommodates an Archaeological museum which showcases rare Ionian treasures and a nearby garden open for visitors.
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20, Kolokotroni 8, Kerkira, Corfu 491 00, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The British Cemetery is visited by locals and tourists to pay respect to the World War heroes who laid their lives for Corfu.
There are in all 29 burials - 13 World War I soldiers who died during the battle and 16 World War II soldiers who died as casualties in a mine operation.
The whole premises are filled with beautiful green trees and creepers amidst which benches are placed. The tranquility of the Cemetery makes this place interesting. King George the Second of the Greeks used to take regular walks in the Cemetery and even today the place holds a unique, serene charm
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near Halikounas Agios Mathaios Korission, Corfu Town 49084, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Located close to the Corfu town, the Halikounas Beach is perfect if you love the sea, sand and everything that comes with it. Known for its relaxing ambience and beautiful view of the sea, the beach is a must if you want to explore the city like the locals. A nearby bar serves cooling drinks.
A must when in Corfu, a picnic here after a quick swim makes it a favorite way to pass time during summers.
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Ionian Islands, Corfu Greece
08:30 am - 03:00 pm
Located almost 30 kilometers to the west of Corfu town, the Angelokastro or the Castle of Angels is a Byzantine Castle located at a height of about 1000 feet above sea level. The place known for its ancient ruins which offer a panoramic view of the Ionian Sea. The name of the castle is one of controversy even though it is believed that after the death of Michael I KomnenosDoukas (who annexed Corfu to Epirus in 1214), Michael II KomnenosDoukas, fortified the whole area and gave it its present name.
Today, the beautiful stone architecture along with its hidden tunnels and well kept secrets is one of the most visited places on the Island. Take a walk along its history as you see the city-scape of Corfu from its regal towers and walls.
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16, Nikiforou Theotoki Street, Corfu Town 16, 49100 Corfu, Greece
10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Take a walk in a 19th century Noble house and see how families in Corfu lived during the 1800’s. The whole place comes to life with detailed furniture, traditional layout and design of the house along with true-to-time tools which are carefully placed to create an ambience straight from an 1800’s novel.
19th century Corfu was subjected to a lot of changes including influences from the Venetians, British and the French. This added many facets to the art-life and even economical value of the town.
As you see the owners of the house (statues) casually reading a paper or the governess with the children who are singing songs, you are transported back in time. The animatronics add a certain realistic feel to the place, while the architecture, design and interiors all make the experience quiet convincing.