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Last updated on April 23rd, 2024 at 08:02 pm

The Travel Guide to Corfu

Embark on an Enlightened Odyssey: Uncover the allure of Corfu, an island steeped in history and cultural richness.

Corfu Travel Guide presents an unparalleled wealth of information and intricate details, poised to elevate your journey to Corfu and your enchanting Greek vacation.

Over the centuries, Corfu has been a prized possession of various empires, from the Venetians to the Romans, Byzantines, and even the French and the Brits.

This diverse heritage is evident in its architecture and traditions, immortalized by figures like Lawrence Durrell, who found solace in Corfu’s radiant beauty in the 1930s.

A Corfu mountainous landscape
A Corfu mountainous landscape

Corfu is nestled in the north Ionian Sea, close to Italy, and it is easily accessible from Europe airports via three-hour flights.

Whether tracing the footsteps of ancient civilizations or basking in the island’s timeless charm, Corfu promises a journey filled with discovery and enchantment.

Insights into Corfu Island in Greece

Corfu Travel Guide: Esplanade square and the Old fortress
Corfu Travel Guide: Esplanade square and the Old fortress

Every essential nugget of knowledge required by an eager traveler lies within these pages.

Our immersive blog unfurls a tapestry that intricately weaves together insights into the island’s tourist infrastructure, accommodations, pristine beaches, captivating landmarks, and cultural celebrations.

A destination of beauty – The Greenest of Greek Islands

A panoramic view of the town of Corfu
A panoramic view of the town of Corfu

As the greenest of Greek islands, Corfu stands as a sanctuary of untouched beauty and crystalline waters, a veritable paradise in Europe’s embrace that boasts verdant expanses, enveloping itself in a lush tapestry of cypress trees, olive groves that produce fine olive oil, and wildflowers, all set against the backdrop of an azure sea that mirrors the very heavens.

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Planning Your Stay in Incomparable Accommodation

Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa
Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa

Authored by knowledgeable locals who hold the key to Corfu’s hidden treasures, this travel guide is a beacon of wisdom that can truly enhance the joy and memorability of your holiday.

Our Hotels and Apartments section – is a portal that affords you the ease and swiftness of securing your spot, accompanied by the convenience of cancellations at your discretion.

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Prepare for Your Journey with Travel info

Corfu map
Corfu map

For your voyage in Ionian islands, anticipate meticulously detailed weather forecasts spanning a 5-day horizon, covering both the island and the broader expanse of Greece.

Our cartographic treasures include expansive maps of Corfu, the town, the venerable old Corfu town, and a selection of bustling tourist havens.

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Three Millennia of History

Corfu new fortress
Corfu new fortress

For over three millennia, Corfu has etched its name upon the annals of Greek culture, a living testament to its rich historical tapestry.

Today, it shines as a beacon of splendor, beckoning travelers with its opulent resorts, steeped in heritage and culture, and adorned with architectural marvels that remain unrivaled throughout Greece.

A Glimpse into Corfu’s Past

Corfu History - Gravure of the Palace
Corfu History – Gravure of the Palace

Corfu’s harmonious blend of history and beauty is an ode to the perfect holiday, where every taste and every age finds its sanctuary.

In Corfu, history intertwines with beauty, forging a realm where memories are etched in the most resplendent hues.

As you traverse our guide, a captivating historical odyssey unfurls, recounting the island’s tumultuous past.

From antiquity to the present day, the exciting history of Corfu comes alive, bedecked with intricate details that chart the island’s trajectory through time.

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A section dedicated to Benitses

Benitses village from a hight at the south
Benitses village from a height at the south

We still keep this special section with posts about everything in Benitses, a charming village in Corfu, that played a pivotal role in the island’s tourism history.

Benitses was the first to welcome tourists in the mid-20th century, setting the stage for Corfu’s emergence as a popular travel destination, this village’s historic appeal, natural beauty, and proximity to Corfu town and the airport made it an ideal starting point for exploring the island.

In the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, Benitses attracted the rich and famous looking for a traditional and beautiful retreat.

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Celebrate Corfu Easter

Corfu Easter events
Corfu Easter events

Throughout the year, Corfu hosts a tapestry of festivals and events, each a gateway to authentic cultural experiences.

You can find info to explore a wealth of knowledge, including detailed accounts of cultural events and celebrations, and an exclusive page dedicated to the famed Easter festivities.

The guide to Corfu provides a panoramic vista into the island’s culture, peeling back layers of heritage to provide a comprehensive understanding and a presentation of the island’s cultural panorama, a glimpse into the tapestry of events and festivities that color Corfu’s calendar.

An Ideal Holiday – Things to Do in Corfu

A beach - Things to Do in Corfu
A Beach – Things to Do in Corfu

Corfu is the essence of an ideal holiday, inviting those who seek outdoor pursuits, cultural enchantments, or simply the art of relaxation, to revel in its embrace.

This Travel Guide envelops you in a treasure trove of insights for your splendid island sojourn, Delve into a comprehensive compendium, revealing an array of enchanting experiences awaiting every visitor to Corfu.

Beyond its shores, Corfu unfurls an array of activities as diverse as its landscapes, Swim in its crystalline waters, sail upon its undulating waves, paddle through its hidden coves, or even embark on a horseback adventure to explore its hidden corners.

Corfu’s Trips and Tours: Explore the wonders of Corfu with our guided excursions and tours, designed to showcase the island’s beauty, history, and culture.

Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
Things to Do in Corfu

Which are the Gates to Corfu?

Corfu airport
Corfu airport

The primary gateway linking the island with the world is the Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, nestled merely three miles from the heart of Corfu town.

This aerial portal, coupled with the bustling Port, forms the island’s vital connection to the global realm.

Additionally, the enchanting island embraces another entrance, the Lefkimi Port in the southern expanse.

From here, ferry routes span towards the mainland of Greece and the alluring islands of Paxos, extending Corfu’s embrace beyond its shores.

A Journey through Corfu’s Best Resorts and Places

Paleokastritsa resorts
Paleokastritsa resorts

Today, Corfu reigns as an alluring haven for all family members, beckoning families, couples, and discerning travelers of all ages.

Our resplendent resorts are cocooned in unparalleled natural beauty, entwined with an opulent historical and cultural legacy.

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Nightlife in Corfu

54 Dreamy Nights Club
54 Dreamy Nights Club

As the sun sets, Corfu’s nightlife unfurls with a contagious vivacity. From spirited bars to pulsating clubs and delectable restaurants, the offerings are as diverse as they are delightful.

Corfu Nightlige and Clubs

Savor Corfiot Flavors

Bourdeto Octopus
Bourdeto Octopus

Dabble in the local cuisine, a tantalizing journey best savored through the authentic recipes we share.

Indulge in a culinary exploration that reveals the essence of Corfiot flavors, perhaps by savoring the culinary artistry at the island’s finest dining establishments.

The tasteful Corfiot cuisine

Dive into Corfiot Culture – Year-Round Festivals

Agia Marina festival
Agia Marina festival

The Corfu travel guide offers comprehensive insights into the captivating Corfiot culture.

Immerse yourself in Corfu’s cultural tapestry, uncovering a treasure trove of reports and insights that celebrate the island’s vibrant heritage.

Don’t overlook the wealth of cultural wonders in Corfu. Enrich your experience by attending captivating events like the renowned Corfu Carnival, ensuring your stay is marked by a profound appreciation for its multifaceted allure.

Don’t miss to explore the legacy of Saint Spyridon, the beloved patron saint of Corfu, through historical sites and cultural landmarks dedicated to his memory.

Culture in Corfu

The Corfu Dialect

Corfiot dialect
Corfiot dialect

Additionally, our guide offers an abundance of information about the Corfu dialect, replete with a catalog of characteristic Corfiot words that lend a unique charm to the island’s linguistic landscape.

Corfu dialect

Corfu Journey Continues through Photos

Picturesque Kouloura
Picturesque Kouloura

Behold an extensive gallery, boasting thousands of fresh Corfu photographs that capture the island’s contemporary allure.

Delve into history as you browse through hundreds of historical black-and-white images from Corfu, along with iconic snapshots from Greece‘s early 20th-century milieu.

Engage with our cornucopia of images, where both old and new harmonize, granting you a glimpse into Corfu’s past as well as Greece’s bygone era at the dawn of the 20th century.

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Monuments and Sights to See on Corfu

Mouse island sights
Mouse island sights

Discover the tapestry of Sights and monuments that grace our shores.

Immerse yourself in exhilarating sports activities adorning the island’s landscape, and acquaint yourself with the paramount tourist resorts and pristine beaches, particularly those adorning the west coast, where azure waters and golden sands create an idyllic tableau.

Embark on a journey through our repository of enlightenment, which encompasses a comprehensive compendium featuring all museums, monuments, and archaeological sites.

Navigate through the Corfu travel guide’s directions to unveil historical gems like the Achilleion Palace, delve into the exhibits of Corfu’s archaeological museum, or venture to the commanding fortresses gracing the old town of Kerkyra.

The array of attractions extends beyond, each accompanied by insightful articles that unveil the tapestry of this enchanting destination and its storied history.

From the Venetian-style allure of the ancient Corfu town to the opulent Achilleion Palace, the majestic fortresses that punctuate its landscape, the Mon Repos palace, and the vivacious villages that pulse with life, Corfu offers a symphony of wonders to enthrall visitors of all ages.

Achilles statue in Achilleion
Achilles statue in Achilleion
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Discover Corfu’s Activities

Water sports in Agios Ioannis Beach
Water sports in Agios Ioannis Beach

The array of activities awaiting you in Corfu is boundless. Whether you’re delving into ancient realms like the Old Fortress or unwinding on the stunning expanse of Rovinia Beach, Corfu offers a wealth of experiences catering to all preferences.

If adrenaline courses through your veins dive into thrilling watersports like jet skiing and windsurfing at Paleokastritsa Beach.

Alternatively, venture to Aqualand Water Park for a splash of aquatic excitement. Corfu Greece beckons as the ultimate playground for an exuberant vacation.

Corfu is a Beach Paradise

Corfu beach Porto Timoni
Corfu beach Porto Timoni

Corfu proudly showcases some of Europe’s most exquisite beaches, their crystal-clear waters, and panoramic vistas, especially during summer months bewitching visitors.

Embark on a coastal voyage, revealing hidden coves, snorkeling amidst rare marine life, or indulging in leisurely swims along secluded shores.

From aquatic thrill-seekers to sun-soaked aficionados, Corfu caters to every watersports enthusiast.

The exhaustive list of all Corfu Beaches

Old Corfu Town Charm – A Time Capsule in the Midst

Corfu old town at night
Corfu old town at night

Be sure not to overlook a day spent in Kerkyra’s old town, where the historic Esplanade square exudes charm, accompanied by a lineup of inviting bars and taverns along Liston.

The adventure begins in Corfu Old Town, This is the main town on the island and is a picturesque blend of Byzantine and Venetian-style buildings adorned in amber and rose hues.

Vibrant and eclectic, the town boasts influences from French, Venetian, and British cultures, earning it UNESCO World Heritage status.

Here you can explore the labyrinthine streets on a guided walking tour, immersing yourself in its array of churches, museums, and quaint shops.

Among the highlights is the revered Church of Saint Spyridon, where the air is perfumed with incense and the relics of the esteemed saint are revered.

Wander the cobblestone streets to immerse yourself in the enduring Venetian essence preserved in the old town’s fabric.

In its midst lies a medieval town, a time capsule that resonates with the past, while the bustling villages and vibrant tourist hotspots exude a unique allure, crowned with Greece’s most vibrant nightlife.

Virtual visit to Corfu old town

Corfu’s Traditional Villages

The village of Pentati
The village of Pentati

Nestled nearby are old quaint villages, many of which are unveiled in the Corfu travel guide’s blog.

It’s a compass to unearthing nearly all of Corfu’s best-kept secrets, ensuring your journey is a tapestry woven with discovery and delight.

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Elafonisos at Lakonia Greece
Elafonisos at Lakonia Greece

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It provides insights into the country’s beauty, history, and culture, along with travel tips and practical information for travelers in Greece.

You can learn about Greece’s captivating landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture.

The guide covers gateways to the habits, accommodations, and activities. It also immerses you in Greek culture, offers a glimpse into its heritage, and provides a wealth of images, both old and new, to enhance your understanding of the land’s history and charm.

Whether you seek historical sites, watersports, or local gems, We promise you an abundance of experiences waiting to be discovered.

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