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Last updated on May 15th, 2021 at 11:28 am

Where to spend your Holidays in Corfu?

With its unsurpassed natural beauty, and one of the greenest and most fertile islands.

Displaying traces of its turbulent history. Old monuments and places of exquisite beauty, unique architecture, and style.

Corfu has welcomed Holidaymakers long before any of the other Greek islands.

Foreign travelers even earlier than 1900 admired its beauty. And by 1950 Corfu was well established as a favorite holiday destination.

Many people have chosen it as a second home or decided to live on the island.

In Corfu, you will find holiday destinations with everything.

Picturesque mountain villages that look like the time had stopped.

Cosmopolitan tourist resorts with large hotels that offer all comforts.

Places with lively nightlife, huge cosmopolitan beaches, and quieter tourist resorts. With an emphasis on the beauty of the environment.

You will visit emerald sandy coves, multifarious consecutive bays with pebbles, and crystal clear water. Completely secluded beaches, idyllic places for romantics.

The tourist infrastructure is among the best and largest in Greece with hotels for everyone. Also, a large number of rooms and other accommodation scattered around the island.

Resorts and Destinations in Brief

Boat at Rovinia beach
Boat at Rovinia beach

There are many holiday resorts and marvelous destinations on this magnificent island. Suitable for everybody. Looking for brief tourist guides about all? See them all below.

It is almost impossible to count all resorts. But the most important starting from the northwest and going clockwise are:

At the westernmost cape is Arillas village. Followed by Agios Stefanos of Avliotes. Peroulades and Sidari with the famous Canal d’Amour beach. Roda, Acharavi, and Agios Spyridon on the north coast. All these are beaches and tourist resorts.

They are followed by the northeast village of Kassiopi. And the settlements of Agios Stefanos, Kerasia, Kouloura, Kalami, Agni, Kaminaki, Nissaki, Barbati. In an area called Sinies at the northeast of Corfu.

All these are quieter destinations for relaxing holidays. They have small taverns in beautiful bays with very clear waters. Areas to stay suitable for couples and families.

Going south down the east coast we arrive at Ipsos, Dasia, and Kommeno. All cosmopolitan tourist spots, followed by Gouvia, Kontokali, and Alykes of Potamos.

South of the City of Corfu, we reach Perama, Benitses, Moraitika, and Messonghi. Which are large beach resorts very popular among holidaymakers.

Followed by the fishing villages of Boukari and Petriti, with tavernas for fresh fish.

Alykes beach at further south can be visited by boat. There is a sandbank there, only 1 meter deep a long way out at sea, and a wildlife sanctuary on the shore.

At the southernmost point is Kavos offering lively nightlife for teenagers. Such as Laganas in Zante and Malia in Crete do.

If you are a bit older we suggest that you visit Kavos only for educational purposes. To see how the very young like to play.

During the day though you will probably have the lovely sandy beach almost to yourselves. These visitors tend to only come out at night and party the night away.

On the west coast from north to south. We find places as Agios Georgios Pagon, Paleokastritsa, Ermones, and Myrtiotissa nudist beach. Glyfada is very cosmopolitan and always busy, Pelekas and Kontogyalos were popular since the arrival of the first hippies. Further down is Gialiskari followed by Agios Gordios.

Then there are some undeveloped but magnificent beaches such as Gardiki, Alonaki. The vast stretch of Halikounas and neighboring Issos are next, on the way to the south.

These followed by the more developed beach resorts of Agios Georgios(St. George south), Marathia, and Vitalades. And in the far south are the small almost deserted beaches of Kanoula and Arkoudila.

Many of these beaches have awarded a blue flag because of the purity of their water. These long sandy beaches are among the best in Greece.

On the island, there are also two lagoons. The northernmost lake of Antinioti, and in the southwest is the lagoon of Korission. Each with its special biodiversity.

But of course, there is no end to what you can see during your holidays in Corfu. Even as you land you may fly over Pontikonissi (Mouse Island) and the neighboring islet of Vlacherna, connected with Kanoni via a small pier.

Old Corfu town and Traditional villages

The old town of Corfu, full of vibrant colors and narrow streets between tall medieval buildings. Will make you feel like you are in another era.

The traditional villages that keep their traditional look are tourist attractions too. Especially attractive in our opinion are Spartilas and Strinilas at the Mount of Pantokrator.

Old Sinies village, and Lakones above Paleokastritsa. Also various other villages of the northwest interior.

The villages of Stavros and Agioi Deka, near Benitses, are well worth the walk. Old Perithia village at Pantocrator mountain in the northeast is an abandoned village. Now being gradually restored to life and in true Corfu style.

The first buildings to be repaired have become tavernas and cafeneions.

Corfu neighboring small islands

Of course, no one who enjoys a holiday in Corfu should miss a visit to the Paxos islands.

Paxos is an island that has been called one of the 20 most beautiful islands in the world. Here, among other things to see are the huge sea caves with turquoise waters. Far larger and more beautiful than other similar Ionian islands caves.

Also, a visit to the Diapontia islands, Othoni, Erikousa, and Mathraki, is a real experience. It gives the visitor a chance to glimpse another world, with a slower pace of life – a fascinating world to discover.

There is also the island of Vido, opposite the old port of the city, a small paradise in an area of only 540 acres. The island is sacred to Serbs as there is a Serbian war cemetery there, containing the bodies of 1st World War soldiers.

On the island, there are no roads, but trails for walkers, a restaurant, and a bar. A pleasant beach is popular with the townsfolk.

Camps for children and young people and the historic restored church of Saint Stefanos.

There is a legend that Vido island used to communicate with the old fortress through an underwater tunnel built by the Venetians.

We do not know if this is true, but the Venetians had the ability to do it since underground tunnels linking the two fortresses of the city do exist. But are not accessible to the public.

The name of the island is not Vidos as incorrectly reported by many, but “the island of Vido”. Takes its name from a former owner called Guido Malipieri, Guido paraphrased to Vido.

Holidays and nightlife

In Corfu island, there are places with nightlife for every taste. Fun for young people both locals and tourists, and nightlife for Greek tastes.

These places are in the north of the city. But everywhere you will find bars for those who love good music. Also, all kinds of restaurants offering culinary treats.

At Kaizer bridge, for example, there is a restaurant where you can eat your dinner on a platform built out over the sea.

Using a car is not essential, although it can be very useful if you want to see as much as possible.

Whatever your tastes are, Corfu can be your favorite Holiday destination. Corfu is an island of huge interest and endless natural resources. An island that offers high-quality holiday standards in a variety of locations with natural beauty.

All Corfu Holiday Resorts in Detail

Bataria and Pipitos Beaches in Kassiopi Corfu

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Best Restaurants in Paleokastritsa

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Erimitis Beaches: Hidden Jewels at North Corfu

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Benitses (Mpenitses) Village

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The Cedar Forest of Korission Lake at the Beaches of Halikounas and Issos

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Mirtiotissa, the Corfu Nudist Beach of the 80`s

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Messonghi Beach and Hotel

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Messonghi is a very large beach located on the east coast of Corfu, next to the large tourist resort of Moraitika.… Read More

Gardenos Large Sandy Beach at Vitalades Corfu

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Gardenos beach is situated in the southwest end part of Corfu, it is the beachside of the traditional village of Vitalades.… Read More

Golden Beach of Santa Barbara at South West of Corfu

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The wide golden sandy beach of Santa Barbara in the southwest of the island of Corfu.… Read More

Agios Georgios (Saint George South) Beach at Argyrades

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St George south in Argyrades, 33 km from Corfu town, It is a tourist resort with a vast sandy beach also known as Saint George south.… Read More

Marathias: A Long Stretched Golden Sandy Corfu Beach

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The large golden sandy beach of Marathia in southwest Corfu, many miles of sand stretching down south up to the cape of Arkoudilas.… Read More

Korission Lake in Corfu and its Protected Wetland

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The Korission Lake is located on the southwest coast of Corfu, about 20 miles from the airport, just behind the beach of Chalikouna and next to the beach of Issos.
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Issos Amazing Beach and the Magic Cedar Forest

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Halikounas: The Largest Sandy Beach on West Corfu

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Halikounas is several kilometers of sand in southwestern Corfu, between ​​the northern Ionian sea and the Lake of Korission.… Read More

Asprokavos & Arkoudilas Southern Corfu Capes

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Asprokavos and Arkoudilas capes – the hard-to-reach and wild beaches at the southern end of Corfu island… Read More

Agios Stefanos and Arillas at Northwest of Corfu

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Saint Stefanos and Arillas, these two bays are great favorites with visitors who return year after year and really feel ‘local’.… Read More

Agios Georgios Pagon at Northwest Corfu

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Sinies Area: Small Picturesque Places in Corfu

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Sidari Corfu: Beach Resort and Canal d`Amour

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Sidari on the northwest end of Corfu. A large tourist resort and golden sandy beach up to the famous Canal d`Amour.… Read More

Roda Corfu: Beach and Holiday Resort at North

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Roda is one of the older villages on the north coast where tourism has been well established for many years.… Read More

Petriti: A Corfu Fishing Village

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Peroulades and Loggas Wild Sandy Corfu Beach

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Peroulades is a small village with simple apartments and villas, perfect to enjoy the wonderful sandy beach.… Read More

Perama Corfu: Stunning Views over Mouse Island

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Pelekas and Kontogialos Beach at West Corfu

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The village of Pelekas is situated on a hill overlooking all central Corfu. Kontogialos is the beach under the village.… Read More

Paxos & Antipaxos islands: Voutoumi Beach

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Paxos, one of the most beautiful islands on Earth, and Antipaxos with Voutoumi beach, 2 small islands a few miles south of Corfu.… Read More

Paleokastritsa Beach: A Beautiful Corfu Resort

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Nissaki at Sinies in Corfu

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Nissaki means small island- and it is, now linked to the mainland, and containing one of the island’s oldest tavernas… Read More

Moraitika Beach Resort in Southeast Corfu

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The old village of Moraitika sits on a hill at the base of which lies the modern resort stretching down to the shore.… Read More

Lefkimmi Town in the South Corfu

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Lefkimmi is Corfu’s second largest town and is a joy to explore.
Located in the southernmost part of the island and is about 40 km from the airport.… Read More

Kavos Corfu: Still a Resort With Notorious Nightlife?

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Kavos is on the southernmost edge of Corfu island, with rich and notorious nightlife.… Read More

Kassiopi Corfu: Beach Resort at Northeast Corfu

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Kassiopi is on the northeast tip of Corfu, looking across the narrow channel to the Albanian port of Saranda.
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Kanoni Corfu with Amazing Views over Airport

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The cosmopolitan Kanoni is one of the most famous Corfu sights, covers the entire peninsula south of Corfu Town, in antiquity there was the ancient city of Corfu founded in the 8th century BC by Dorians who came from Korinth, (a Greek town near Athens), with the ancient temple of Artemis, the monuments and the citadel at the present location of Analipsis.… Read More

Ipsos Corfu Resort and Long Pebble Beach

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Ipsos is a large bay at the foot of Mount Pantocrator, It has water sports and a diving school. Dolphins can be seen out at sea.… Read More

Gouvia Corfu: Yachting Marina & Venetian Arsenal

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Gouvia is a large bay and a popular holiday resort, but it now has an added attraction- the island’s largest marina.… Read More

Glyfada Beach Corfu: The Resort in West Corfu

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Glyfada is Corfu’s cosmopolitan beach, stretched at the bottom of an olive and cypress covered hill- looking out across the sea to Italy.… Read More

Ermones Resort in West Coast of Corfu

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Ermones is on a dramatic cove at the west coast of Corfu, claiming to be the place where Odysseus landed and found the lovely Princess Nausika.… Read More

Diapontia Islands: Othonoi, Mathraki, Ereikoussa

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Northwest of Corfu, on the way to Italy there are 3 small islands, Othoni, Erikoussa, Mathraki and several smaller islets as Diaplo, Gravia, and others named Diapontia, they form the westernmost island cluster of Greece.… Read More

Dassia Beach: A Corfu Resort for Families

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Dassia was the site of Europe’s first Club Mediterranee, a large shingle beach, popular among families.… Read More

Boukari Fishing Spot in South Corfu

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Going along the coast road from Messonghi it is difficult to know exactly where Boukari begins….there are numerous small fish tavernas, and quiet bays where people can picnic, but then you round a bend and see the small harbor, and this is the heart of this hamlet.… Read More

Barbati Beach Resort at Sinies Corfu

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Barbati resort was until recently a stony beach beloved of Corfiots who came to picnic in the olive groves at weekends.… Read More

Agios Gordios Beach and Resort in West Corfu

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Agios Gordios is a long wide sandy stretch, offering water sports and plenty of entertainment in the bars and tavernas along its length.… Read More

Acharavi Beach: A Large Holiday Resort in North Corfu

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Acharavi a few years ago was a village, clustered around the well in the middle, but now is a huge beach resort.… Read More

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