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Corfu Greece: Top Things to Do

Updated: Sep 17

Corfu, an island located in the Ionian Sea, boasts of a rich history that has been influenced by a plethora of cultures. Over the years, the Venetians, English, French, and Russians have all made their mark on the island, weaving a bewildering number of influences that you can see and feel even today.

A walk through the Old Town feels like a step back in time. As you walk along Liston Arcade and Spianada Square, gazing up at the Venetian forts and churches, you can't help but feel like an aristocrat from a bygone era. The labyrinthine alleyways of Campiello, the medieval quarter of the Old Town, exude romance, and the beat of the marching bands on festival days add to the atmosphere.

But that's not all that Corfu has to offer. The island's cuisine is a delightful mix of Italian and Mediterranean flavors, reflecting the many cultural influences that have shaped it over the years. From delicious seafood to delectable pastries, you're in for a treat when it comes to food.

Canal d'Amour Corfu Greece

And then, there are the beaches. With numerous swimming spots dotted around the island, the Canal d'Amour, in particular, is said to have magical powers to help you find your soulmate. With its stunning natural beauty and charming towns, Corfu (or Kerkyra, as it's known in Greek) has a way of seducing you that you'll find hard to resist.

Top things to do on Corfu

With tourism being the island's primary industry, there's no shortage of things to do in Corfu. Diving enthusiasts can explore the impressive reefs, underwater caves, and shipwrecks that dot the island's seabed. The northern part of the island is a popular destination for diving, thanks to its abundance of diving sites.

While a few beaches on the southern side of the island are great for windsurfing and kite surfing, they're not organized, so surfers need to bring their equipment. The island's countryside is a hiker's paradise, with numerous old footpaths that lead to Venetian castles, mountainous villages, olive groves, and secluded beaches.

To help you plan your itinerary, we've selected some of the best things to do in Corfu. There's something for everyone on this beautiful island.

And if you're looking for a not-to-be-missed experience, we recommend taking a tour of the amazing islands of Paxos and Antipaxos. It's one of the best-selling tours in Corfu and an excellent way to explore more of the Ionian Sea.


Coast of Antipaxos Island

Top things to see on Corfu

Each year, countless tourists flock to Corfu Island, making it a favorite summer holiday destination. With its rich history, religious monuments, charming villages, natural beauty, and warm hospitality of the locals, the island is a place that creates unforgettable memories. Corfu Town, in particular, is a treasure trove of historical sites from Medieval times, including the Old Fortress, New Fortress, Liston Promenade, and the Church of Saint Spyridon, the island's patron saint.

Corfu Old Town

A must-see attraction is the quarter of Kanoni, located just outside Corfu Town, with its stunning view of Mouse Island and the chapel of Panagia Vlacherna. Other impressive sites on Corfu Island include the Achilleion Palace, the Monastery of Paleokastritsa, and the Fortress of Angelokastro.


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