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Corfu Holidays: Things and Activities to do in Corfu Island

Last updated on February 18th, 2019 at 04:55 pm

Holidays in Corfu

During your Corfu Holidays there are many things to do, and enjoy, you are in the greenest island of the Ionian Sea and one of the greenest places in Greece.

Here are lively tourist resorts to visit with nonstop nightlife without limits.

Numerous attractions and monuments that needs days to explore and admire.

Various activities and sports will keep you happy and help to enjoy your holidays in Corfu.

Picturesque mountain villages that look as if time has stood still, to cosmopolitan tourist resorts with excellent hotels.

Countless crowded beaches with emerald waters surrounded by cypress trees and lush vegetation.

Hidden seaside paradises with little or no tourist development for lovers of isolation.

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 retain the traditional look are a tourist attraction too, especially attractive in our opinion are: Spartilas and Strinilas at the Mount of Pantokrator, old Sinies village, Lakones above Paleokastritsa, and various other villages of the north west interior.

The villages of Stavros and Agioi Deka, near to Benitses are well worth the walk, and old Perithia village is a formerly abandoned village now being gradually restored to life, and in true Corfu style the first buildings to be repaired have become tavernas and cafeneions.

The tourist infrastructure is among the finest and largest in Greece with hotels from 2 to 5 star that every wallet can afford plus many more rooms and other accommodation that are scattered throughout the island, and it keeps on improving.

And the people always friendly and willing to make you feel like home.

All these and more is Corfu waiting for you.

What to visit and do in Corfu town?

With so many sights and monuments both in town and in villages, it takes a small guide with all information for most.

See here all For all Corfu Sights and Monuments

Museums in the city and villages

More for all Museums in the page about Museums in Corfu

Activities and water sports in Corfu island

Fortunately there are many sports and activities all around the island:

  • Water sports and Paragliding

    Paragliding and Skiing can be found in almost every medium to large holiday resort.

  • Diving

    Corfu offers spectacular underwater spots ideal for diving, is one of very few islands with so much to explore under the water.
    There are many diving centers on the island offering equipment and organize safe guided diving in some of the world`s nicest underwater sites.

    Briefly mentioned are:

    Achilleon Diving

    activated in Paleokastritsa and Ermones. See more here

    Dive Easy

    In Acharavi on the North coast. more details

    Calypso Diving Center

    Another diving school in Paleokastritsa, here

    Gouvia Diving

    In Gouvia, more in their website

    Seven Islands Dive

    In Kontokali

    All above schools and Diving centers can offer or hire you all necessary equipment.

  • Corfu Mountainbike Shop

    Fabulous Cycling Holidays & Tours for groups and individuals by GIANT, Located in Dassia. For more click here

  • Asprokavos Water sports

    In Kavos, Their yacht can carry comfortably 25 people to Paxos or Sivota. more here

  • Corfu Sea Discovery

    In Paleokastritsa, offers boat trips on a bottomless boat, you can see and enjoy the undersea world.

  • Arena Horse Riding in Roda

    A Horse riding school in Roda Greece, near Karniaris area east of Roda resort. for more click here

  • Nautilus Underwater Experience

    In Paleokastritsa, discover all the underwater wonders of the Ionian Sea on a super modern sea craft, built with a special and bullet proof glass bottom measuring 2 X 3 meters wide.

  • Captain Homer

    A private boat trip perfect for family’s, friends or an exclusive adventure tailored to your own personal wishes, we are in Messonghi. more in their website

  • Captain Spyros’ Pirate Ship

    Captain Spyros’ Pirate Ship is a boat trip organizer, located in Gouvia.

  • No Stress Yachting – Sailing Trips in Corfu

  • Asterios Boats and Water sports

    Or else Kaminaki boats and water sports, located In Nissaki at northeast Corfu. more here

  • Agni Boats Hire

    A large selection of speedboats for hire with varying engine sizes to suit your needs, based on Agni in Northeast Corfu. Website

  • Submarine explorations

  • Skydiving and Paragliding

  • Golf Course

    The course at Corfu Golf Club lays couple of miles from Ermones, on the Ropa Valley, founded and designed back at 1971 by the English architect John Harradine, More on website

  • Surfing, windsurfing and kite

  • Guided Hiking and Camping

  • Kayak and Canoeing

  • Eco Tours

    Eco destinations in northern Corfu for hip travelers.

  • Water Ski and Jet Ski

    Almost everywhere on the island

The most beautiful sunsets in Greece?

Of course in Corfu,  as from any of the west coast viewpoints you will be stunned into silence by the beauty as the sun sinks overt the horizon.

Wherever you enjoy your holidays in Corfu, there will be something exciting and interesting to see, we simply cannot mention everything in the limited space of one page, and we are sure you will enjoy finding your own favorites!

Visit neighboring small islands

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

Paxos is an island that has been called one of the 20 most beautiful islands in the world, where 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 on the northern Diapontia islands, Othoni, Erikousa and Mathraki respectively, is a real experience, and 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 just trails for walkers, a restaurant and bar, a pleasant beach 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 sadly are not accessible to the public.

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

Holidays and nightlife

In Corfu island there are places with nightlife for every taste, fun purely for young people both local and tourists, and night life for purely Greek tastes.

These places are mostly in the north of the city, but everywhere you will find bars for those who love good music and 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 certainly will never be boring, 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.

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