Last updated on July 22nd, 2022 at 01:02 am
Here you will find the best, the largest, and most detailed maps of Corfu island with Greek and English names for all villages.
This is the first Map of Corfu.
This is a complete Corfu map showing the main streets, large tourist resorts, and the larger villages.
Below, you will find a large Corfu town map with an emphasis on the part of the old city of Corfu.
All maps can be opened in high-resolution images in new windows when clicked.
More Corfu maps
These Corfu maps were designed by us in 2006 and are updated every year. With new additions and changes that might occur both on roads and in places. The last update was in 2017.
They have been created exclusively by locals who love their place and know very well all the small roads and the correct names of sites. And they are as precise as possible with the details.
All place’s names on the maps are in Greek and English.
They include the major locations, the largest villages, tourist resorts and beaches, and all national, public, and agricultural roads and trails on the island.
Corfu island tourist road map with all places
Map of Corfu island with all details, large and small roads, all places, and beaches. Always in high resolution, renewed recently.
Maps for the town of Corfu
The maps of Corfu town were designed with an emphasis on the old city.
A medieval town that essentially formed during the Venetian rule. So the streets are narrow with awkward shapes, actually were and still are for pedestrians. Streets between houses that cannot fit cars.
In many places, if someone opens his hands can comfortably touch both walls that define the paths. Here in Corfu, these paths are called Kantounia.
This added another degree of difficulty to the map design. There are streets in a triangle shape or round shape, some smaller than 50 meters. How can someone write the name in two languages for such shapes and sizes?
The only open spot in the old city seems to be the endless Esplanade Square and the area in front of the old fortress, which on the map is rendered with an artistic mood.
The main street of the old town is the street of Nikiforos Theotokis. It starts from Liston and ends at the Spilia, the district of the harbor at the foot of the New fortress. Today, all roads inside the old city, are pedestrian roads. The traffic with cars is done on regional routes around the old city.
Corfu town map
This is a map of Corfu town with the old fortress
Old Corfu town map
Another map of Corfu’s old town, the same map with different colors
Map of the City of Corfu with the southern suburbs
Another map of the wider area of the city of Corfu. Which includes all the urban fabric with the southern suburbs and the Kanoni peninsula up to Mouse Island.
To open the maps at full size, right-click on the map and open a new window or a new tab.
The Landscape of Corfu – Geophysical Map of Corfu
See on this small Corfu map the landscape of Corfu, the mountainous, and the flat areas. Obviously, the light brown areas are the hights.
Corfu is the seventh-largest island in Greece with a size of 146,500 acres, an island with enormous cultural wealth and unique natural beauty.
The wonderful landscape is green and perhaps it is the greenest and most fertile part of Greece.
The natural beauties of Corfu have attracted thousands of visitors for many decades.
Tourists visit both the beautiful villages of Corfu with the idyllic beaches, green hills, and charming landscapes as well as the old town of Corfu with the Venetian influences.
The island has a very varied landscape. The north part is mountainous with Pantokrator, 2991 ft high, at the eastern part to be the dominant mountain. On the west, there is the top of Troumpeta, 2049 ft high.
In the middle of the island where Corfu town is and all the way to the west, we find a big flat valley, it is the Ropa valley. A small mountainous line is following the whole sandy beaches rich west coast.
About 5 miles south of Corfu town there are two more mountains. Agioi Deka(That means Ten Saints) toping at 1890 ft and Stavros mountain(1575 ft).
The southern part of Corfu is mainly flat. Exceptions are the mountains of Agios Mathaios (1509 ft), Chlomos (1080 ft), and some small hills at the southern end of Arkoudilas (606 ft).
The southwest coast is filled with huge sandy beaches.
In Corfu, all mountains and valleys are green, extremely green!
The medium-sized mountains are very densely populated on their slopes.
Let us not forget to emphasize here that Corfu is one of the most densely populated islands in the Mediterranean.
The mountain slopes of Corfu offer stunning sea views and are full of houses and settlements that are relatively close to each other.
There are busy resorts on the island. Benitses and Paleokastritsa, as the song says, are among the oldest, traditional, and most beautiful settlements, they will give you a sense of cosmopolitan atmosphere, an atmosphere that exists in many other resorts on the island too.
Of course, the quieter villages that better preserve the local traditions could not be missing.
All the small and large villages, as well as the city, are on the following maps of Corfu, along with them you will get to know where the most important locations and beaches of the island are located.
The Corfu road network on the map
Corfu has a very dense road network, perhaps the densest in Greece.
This road network was created primarily during the period of British rule (1815-1864) and was further extended later with the asphalting of many rural paths.
A dense road network does not necessarily mean a good network. There are problems in many predominantly rural roads which are narrow, steep, winding, and mostly incomplete labeling. So driving in Corfu needs special attention.
It is best for the traveler to use as many as possible on the two main highways of the island, and use smaller roads only where it is necessary. If we try to save time by using unknown rural roads, it is very likely to become confused and achieve the opposite.
Highway 24 is the one that directs to the northern part of the island. It starts in the city of Corfu and goes through Kontokali, Tzavrou area, Gkazatika to end in Paleokastritsa.
The highway from the new port up to the Tzavros area is the best on the island with three lanes in each direction. Equally good with also three lanes is the highway at the south road, especially the part that bypasses Lefkimi.
The old Paleokastritsa Street is still functional and passes through the Popa valley next to the golf field.
The northwestern part of the island is covered by branches of the National Paleokastritsa Road with the starting point in Agios Vasileios. After Skripero village is separated into two roads both drive up to Sidari. Each one passes from different villages.
There is also the northeast artery that starts from the Tzavrou region. It follows the coastline, reaches and passes Kassiopi, and continues next to the north coast via Acharavi and Roda. To meet the road to Sidari and the surrounding villages.
The first Corfu map shows the main highways with the thicker black-red-white line and the best roads on red. These are the best roads on the island.
We have noticed that some electronic navigators don’t always propose the best possible paths. Sometimes it may drive you to such narrow roads in which two cars cannot fit. Also, it may drive you through narrow village streets between houses where you can stick, despite that there are better alternatives.
An example is a confusion with the national road from Corfu to Achilleion. It is referred to in google maps as Highway 25 and leads through the Vryoni area, to Ponti settlement, Achilleion, and Benitses to the south. This is wrong!
This road referred to as Highway 25 on maps, is good from Corfu to Ponti point, but after this point, dangerous turns start on the way to Achilleion in Gastouri. When entering the Gastouri village, at the location of the Philharmonic Society, only one car at a time fIt and the road continues very narrow up to Achilleion palace. You should pray not to meet another car because you may have to drive back to disengage.
After Achilleion palace down to Benitses, the road becomes dangerous downhill. Still very narrow, with incredibly dangerous and continuous sharp turns and frequent landslides. If you meet a coach it may take you ten or more minutes to extricate.
See here maps of Benitses
It is therefore wrong for this dangerous road to be indicated as Highway 25. Someone gave the wrong information and this unfortunately now seems very difficult to correct.
This road must be used exclusively only for those who want to visit Achilleion, either from the city or from Benitses, and for no other reason.
If you want to drive to the south, the recommended path which is the real Highway 25 in Corfu. It starts from the town of Corfu and goes through the Vryoni settlement, Chryseida, Perama, Benitses, Messonghi, Linia, Argyrades, and Perivoli. Ending in Lefkimi’s port, it is also called the National Road of Corfu-Lefkimi.
A map is the display of any part of the earth’s surface, i.e. a place or a country, or the global.
It is a static two-dimensional representation of the site in scale. It shows everything there is in space, i.e. roads, cities, locations, and other useful information.
Depending on the type of map. Geophysical maps, for example, emphasize more morphological data such as mountains, rivers, and valleys.
Topographic maps show the dimensions of buildings and land. And political maps show the country’s boundaries, prefectures, cities, etc.
Since ancient times people had the need to record everything on paper. So mapping as the science of imaging the Earth’s surface has been known since ancient times.
Every expeditionary ship of the Middle Ages had its cartographers. They had the task to record in detail every new route and every new world discovered.
Looking at a map a foreigner in a short time can become acquainted with a new place. Detect his position in relation to the area and plan a route to another city.
In recent years, of course, the evolution of technology changed the way of mapping as well as the presentation of places.
Now there are electronic charts with three-dimensional imaging and automatic position tracking at any time. These devices are based on a global satellite positioning system (GPS). Calculate routes and guide the user to his destination. These are the electronic navigators.
In fact, there is no need the buy specialized equipment. Now with a simple app any 4th generation mobile phone with GPS support, can become the best electronic navigator.
As for the cars, very soon the navigator will become part of the standard equipment of each vehicle.
Despite all technological evolution though, the classical map will always be useful. In conjunction with any device or alone. It will help with the orientation and the familiarization of tourists with their holiday destinations.
A paper that gives valuable information to those who do not have the best relationship with technology.
Corfu island in a map from Google
A map for the tourist area of Messonghi and Moraitika on the southeast side of Corfu. Some of the most touristic development villages of Corfu, with the only sandy beach of Corfu’s East seaside.… Read More