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9 things to do in Corfu

Corfu ● Ionian islands ● 10 March 2017

Corfu belongs to the complex of the Ionian Islands, and it is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece you can visit with our amazing ferry deals. The Old Town of Corfu is famous worldwide for its traditional architecture, while the beaches of the island are just amazing.

1. The Old Town

Corfu Town is among the most beautiful and elegant cities in Greece, if not in Europe. Its traditional, Italian architecture, the neoclassical buildings and the well-preserved palaces give to Corfu Town a unique charm you will adore. The best spots in Corfu Town are the Spianada Square (Corfu), the Ionian Academy, the Town Hall, the Ionian Parliament and the Museum of Asian Art.

Corfu Old Town

2. Achilleion Palace

Achilleion (Corfu) was built in 1890 exclusively for Elizabeth (Sissy), the Empress of Austria. It used to be the summer retreat of the Empress, and after her assassination, it was sold to Kaiser of Germany.

3. Mon Repos Palace

Mon Repos (Corfu) used to be the summer residence of the former royal family of Greece. Nowadays, Mon Repos (Corfu) is a significant tourist attraction of the island, which hosts a museum with many Ionian treasures.

Mon Repos Corfu

 4. Ionian Academy

The Ionian Academy is the first University of Greece, from 1824 till 1864. Today, it hosts cultural events and exhibitions.

5. Old Perithia

The village of Old Perithia is a unique village on Corfu, as it seems to remain unchanged over the course of centuries. It is a perfect example of how Corfu's first villages looked like and a representative sample of the Venetian architecture with houses made of stones. A walk in the paved streets of this village is a must!

6. Kanoni and Pontikonisi

The district of Kanoni (Corfu) is a picturesque spot in Corfu Town. Up on a hill, there is a canon, and from there, the view to Pontikonisi (Corfu) (Mouse Island), a small, green island, which is linked to the mainland with a narrow pathway, is just amazing.


7. Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum in Corfu Town was built to house the Gorgon pediment from the temple of Artemis, which is supposed to be the oldest pediment in Greece. In this museum, visitors can also admire other findings from excavations on the island, the ancient town of Cassiopeia and items of private collections.

8. Aqualand

Aqualand (Corfu) is considered to be the most amazing water park in Europe and the third largest in the world. Here, you will find many waterslides, sun beds, umbrellas, swimming pools, restaurants, cafes and mini markets to spend an unforgettable day! 

9. Top beaches

Clean waters, extraordinary landscape and lush green are the characteristics of the beaches in Corfu. Among the most beautiful and popular are Paleokastritsa, Sidarion Corfu, Agios Gordios Corfu, Pelekas Beach (Corfu) and Glyfada Beach (Corfu).

Where to Stay

Appartment in Corfu, Greece Efi & Sofia Apartments
Efi & Sofia Apartments
Dassia, 49083 Corfu, Greece

Efi & Sofia Apartments is located in Dassia, just a 3-minute walk from the beach. Corfu Port is 10 km away while Corfu International Airport is 14.7 km away.

Appartment in Corfu, Greece Lena Mare Boutique Hotel
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Lena Mare Boutique Hotel
Acharavi, 49100 Corfu, Greece

Lena Mare Boutique Hotel is located in Acharavi resort, a 15-minute walk from the long, sandy beach. Corfu town and port is 35 km away. Corfu International Airport is 39 km away.

Hotel & Appartment in Corfu, Greece Hotel Angela
Hotel Angela
Main street, Gouvia, 49100 Corfu, Greece

Hotel Angela is located in the resort of Gouvia, just a 7-minute walk from the beach. Corfu Town and Corfu Port are approximately a 15-minute drive away. Corfu International Airport is 15.3 km away.