1. Introduction
    • Brief introduction to Corfu
    • What makes this guide unique
  2. Historical and Cultural Landmarks
    • Old Town of Corfu
    • Achilleion Palace
    • Mon Repos Palace
    • Angelokastro Castle
  3. Natural Wonders
  4. Local Cuisine and Dining
    • Traditional Greek Tavernas
    • Seafood Specialties
    • Local Wine Tasting Experiences
  5. Adventure and Activities
    • Water Sports in Agios Gordios
    • Hiking Trails in Corfu’s Countryside
    • Boating Excursions
  6. Secret Spots and Hidden Gems
    • Lesser-known Villages
    • Secluded Beaches
    • Unique Local Shops
  7. Cultural Events and Festivities
    • Easter in Corfu
    • Local Music and Dance Festivals
  8. Accommodation Recommendations
  9. Practical Tips and Advice
  10. Conclusion
    • Final Thoughts
    • Encouragement to Explore

Introduction The Ultimate Guide to Corfu Island

Welcome to Corfu, the emerald isle of the Ionian Sea, where history, culture, and natural beauty blend seamlessly! This ultimate guide for Corfu island is crafted not just to navigate but to immerse you in the very essence of Corfiot life, revealing secrets that only locals know. We will constantly update this Corfu guide, and we will be adding more things in the Corfu island guide here in this page, so make sure to visit, and get all the updates for Corfu!

Historical and Cultural Landmarks

Old Town of Corfu

Stroll through the enchanting alleys of Corfu’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the Venetian architecture and visit the Saint Spyridon Church, the guardian of the island.

The ensemble of the fortifications and the Old Town of Corfu is located in a strategic location at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea. Historically, its roots go back to the 8th century BC and to the Byzantine period. It has thus been subject to various influences and a mix of different peoples. –

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Don’t forget to check the UNESCO’s photo gallery: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/978/gallery/

Achilleion Palace

Explore the Achilleion Palace, a neoclassical marvel built for Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Its gardens offer breathtaking views and sculptures, including the famous Dying Achilles.

Mon Repos Palace

Discover Mon Repos, the birthplace of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. This palace is a repository of Corfu’s rich history, nestled in lush gardens.

One of the most important ruins on the site of Mon Repos is the Temple of Kardaki, built around 500BC. The temple was probably dedicated to Poseidon. The relics at the site include some Doric Columns and part of the stylobate and entablature.

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Angelokastro Castle

Climb to the Angelokastro, the highest point in Corfu. This Byzantine fortress provides a panoramic view of the island and a glimpse into its defensive past. My team has wonderful recomendations, once you will contact us, we will make sure to let you know the best places you can visit with details!

Holy Church of Saint Spyridon

Saint Spyridon Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in Corfu, Greece. It was built in the 1580s. It houses the relics of Saint Spyridon and it is located in the old town of Corfu. It is a single-nave basilica and its bell tower is the highest in the Ionian Islands. It is the most famous church in Corfu. Wikipedia

The Old and New Corfu Fortress

Old Fortress and the New Fortress, still stand today as iconic landmarks. The Venetian influence is also evident in the architecture of the old town.

Natural Wonders

Paleokastritsa Beach

Relax at Paleokastritsa, known for its crystal-clear waters and six stunning coves. A boat trip to the nearby caves is a must-do.

Mount Pantokrator

For hiking enthusiasts, Mount Pantokrator is a challenge worth taking. At the summit, the whole of Corfu lies beneath you, along with views of neighboring countries. Near by Perithia village

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For hiking enthusiasts, Mount Pantokrator is a challenge worth taking.

Canal d’Amour

Visit the romantic Canal d’Amour, famous for its unique sandstone formations. Legend has it that swimming through the canal guarantees eternal love.

Local Cuisine and Dining

Indulge in Corfu’s culinary delights, from Sofrito to Pastitsada, in traditional tavernas. Don’t miss out on the local olive oil and kumquat liqueurs. In our own garden just right next to the villa we have our own products, local ask for it and we will provide for you an amazing local experience

Adventure and Activities

Water Sports in Agios Gordios

Agios Gordios is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Whether it’s jet-skiing, parasailing, or exploring the underwater world through scuba diving, there’s an adventure for everyone.

Hiking Trails in Corfu’s Countryside

Discover the lush landscapes of Corfu on foot. Trails in areas like the Corfu Trail offer breathtaking views and a chance to experience the island’s natural beauty up close.

Boating Excursions

Embark on a boating adventure to explore Corfu’s secluded coves and nearby islands. Options range from renting your own boat to joining guided tours.

Secret Spots and Hidden Gems

Lesser-known Villages

Step into villages like Kynopiastes or Perithia, where time seems to stand still. Enjoy the tranquility and authenticity of these hidden gems.

Secluded Beaches

Escape the crowds at secluded beaches like Rovinia or Myrtiotissa. These spots offer a serene beach experience, far from the tourist hustle. At the same time, visit some of the best beaches in Corfu island:

Unique Local Shops

Explore local shops in hidden alleys for handmade souvenirs, from olive wood crafts to handwoven textiles, showcasing the artistry of Corfiot artisans. There are everywhere, outside the town, or in the town centre, the old Corfu town. Corfu Old Town is a great place to spend sightseeing before heading to the beach towns on the island or if you prefer to stay in the center, to visit the Corfu town beaches. Enjoy the Venetian architecture, visit the museums, and see the colors of the town change from morning, sunset, and nighttime.

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