Best Things To Do in Corfu, Greece

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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 attractions in Corfu, it is certainly one of the towns in Greece that you can’t afford to miss.

Below we have a list of things to do in Corfu and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Corfu getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Corfu with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Corfu

Here is the list of things to do in Corfu and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Achilleion

    4.5 (1647 Votes)

    Museum, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    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...Read more
  2. Sidari Beach

    Beach, Leisure, Nature

    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, restau...Read more
  3. Old Fortress Corfu

    4.5 (1072 Votes)
    Old Fortress Corfu

    Light House, View Point, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    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 Highlights include: Lighthouse Ancient ruins
  4. Aqualand Corfu Resort

    4.5 (243 Votes)
    Aqualand Corfu Resort

    Amusement Park, Entertainment, Adventure, Water Sport

    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. Highlights include: Extreme Games like the Double Twister, Kamikaze and the Hurricane twist slide. If you are lo...Read more
  5. Mount Pantokrator

    4.7 (156 Votes)
    Mount Pantokrator

    Religious Site, View Point

    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 exceptionall...Read more
  6. The Liston

    Cafe, Restaurant, Square, Architecture

    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. Highlights include: Pedestrian streets lined with umbrellas Beautiful historic architecture
  7. New Fortress

    Ancient Ruin, Architecture , Fort

    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 dete...Read more
  8. St. Spyridon Church

    4.8 (159 Votes)
    St. Spyridon Church

    Church, Religious Site

    Built in 1590, the church is one of the highlights in Corfu as it is the church of the town’s Patron- St. Spyridon. Even though the patron never stayed in Corfu, his remains are kept at this church. St. Spyridon is loved by the Islanders as they believe the Saint saved the Island 4 times- plague of 1629 and 1673, famine of 1533 and the Ottoman attack in 1716. As a tribute Corfu locals cel...Read more
  9. Mon Repos Palace

    4.1 (165 Votes)
    Mon Repos Palace

    Museum, Palace, Heritage Building

    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 Ki...Read more
  10. British Cemetery

    4.4 (202 Votes)
    British Cemetery


    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 tranquilit...Read more
  11. Halikounas Beach

    Outdoors, Beach, Picnic Spot

    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 summ...Read more
  12. Angelokastro Castle

    4.7 (108 Votes)
    Angelokastro Castle

    Outdoors, Ancient Ruin, Castle, Historical Site

    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 Co...Read more
  13. Casa Parlante Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    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 t...Read more
  14. Palaiokastritsa

    Church, Beach, Village

    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. Highlights include: Palaiokastritsa beach: A must if you want to Paddleboat in the Ionian Sea! Agios Spyridonos church. (Located near the main beach) The main be...Read more
  15. Issos Beach

    4.5 (101 Votes)
    Issos Beach

    Outdoors, Beach

    Located away from the hustle-bustle of the town, Issos Beach remains one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island. The beach is one of the few with sand dunes and even though a good place to relax, visitors visit the place for paddle-boating. A nearby beach bar offers drinks and refreshments as you lie on the sunbeds soaking in the sunny goodness. Beautiful sunsets are the highlights of the ...Read more

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