10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece [with Suggested Tours]

By Fatima Turla July 18th, 2020 Posted in Destination, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Corfu, Greece soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Corfu with suggested tours!

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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Another wonderful island in Greece is Corfu. When you go here, you will instantly see the Venetian, French and British influence among its cultural heritage. This is also where the first University in Greece was founded. Corfu, popular for its numerous churches, is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The island’s rich history and diverse culture are just some of the reasons why you should visit here.

List of Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece

1. Paleokastritsa Monastery

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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A very well-known monastery on the island, therefore also touristy. But the visit here is worthwhile. The view is wonderful and there is also a nice monastery shop where you can buy regional products such as olive oil, wine, soaps, and jams. Paleokastritsa Monastery is a place to find peace.

Suggested Tour: Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

2. Corfu Old Town

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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Corfu town can be explored well in one day and even if many people are on the go you can still find quite cozy places. Turn into the alleys where there is not one shop at another. If you are looking for Greek alcoholic beverages, olive wood products, and clothing, you will definitely find it here.

Suggested Tour: Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

3. Vlacherna Monastery

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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The monastery is on a small island and is the postcard view of Corfu. From there you can also admire the approaching aircraft from close proximity. For photographers, it’s the most popular “postcard idyll” on Corfu and an absolute pleasure to capture both the island and the opposite mainland.

Suggested Tour: Private Corfu and Achillion Palace Tour

4. Paleokastritsa Beach

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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This is a very pretty little beach, with clear water. Here, you can sunbathe or go snorkeling. Not only that but you can also try a private boat tour to the caves. If you are looking for crystal clear water, beautiful bays, and a place to relax, this is the place for you.

Suggested Tour: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Tour

5. Canal D’Amour

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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The Canal D’Amour is the main attraction in Sidari/Peroulades. There are many small, picturesque bays with partly turquoise-blue water, a mostly small sandy section of the beach, magnificent rock formation, and shallow water.

6. The Liston

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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The Liston is such a beautiful architecture with a number of restaurants, bars, and cafes. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can stroll along the promenade and admire the surroundings. Because of the many cafes you also have wonderful opportunities to relax with a coffee. The historic part of Kerkira is not far from it.

Suggested Tour: Corfu Town: Evening Guided Tour With Wine

7. Old Fortress Corfu

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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It is definitely worth going up here. Especially if you like to take pictures. The fortress itself is awesome and incredibly large and has many levels. The view is incredible, you can see the whole city around it far out to the sea and to the mainland. It is also a good opportunity to escape the tourist hustle and bustle of the city.

Suggested Tour: Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

8. Sidari Beach

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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The Sidari main beach, which is close to the center, is particularly suitable for children, as it is quite shallow and you can stand quite far out into the sea. In contrast to other bays on Corfu, the sandy beach here is fine-grained and, depending on the season, ideal for sunbathing or ideal for swimming.

Suggested Tour: Corfu: Private Customized Tour

9. Agios Georgios Beach

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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This beach, on the south side, when you get into Agios Georgios is extensive and not overcrowded even in high season, no annoying motorboats. The water is also calm which is suitable for kids and non-swimmer people.

10. Angelokastro

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece
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The Angelokastro castle ruins are beautifully situated north of Paleokastritsa. This castle is an excellently preserved fortress from the Byzantine period. Anyone interested in history or old castles should definitely visit this facility. However, the climb on the ruin is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

Suggested Tour: Corfu: Above and Beyond Palaiokastritsa 6-Hour Scooter Tour

Where to stay in Corfu, Greece

Budget Hotel

Harris Apartments

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece

Harris Apartments offers self-catered accommodation with free WiFi and balcony. A well-equipped kitchenette with fridge, cooking hobs and dining area is included in all studios and apartments at the Harris. Each unit comes with a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a TV.

Price: Starts at $39 per night for One-Bedroom Apartment, add $1 for taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Angelo Del’Arte Estate

10 Best Things to do in Corfu, Greece

Angelo Del’Arte Estate features accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and a garden. Each unit has a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a fireplace, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Guests at the villa can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Price: Starts at $248 per night for One-Bedroom Apartment, add $2 for taxes and charges, includes breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Corfu, Greece. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Corfu.

How to go to Corfu, Greece from London

Via Aegean Airlines: (one way with one-stop)

*From London Heathrow –  Athens Airport – Kerkyra Airport

Ticket Price: £115.51

Via Ryanair: (one way with one-stop)

*From London Stansted –  Athens Airport – Kerkyra Airport

Ticket Price: £119.66

Via EasyJet: (one way with one-stop)

*From London Gatwick –  Athens Airport – Kerkyra Airport

Ticket Price: £127.11

*Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.

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