Corfu

Travel Guide
Paleokastritsa Beach featuring general coastal views
Visit the Greek island of Corfu, with miles of picturesque coastline and countryside, pretty villages, traditional taverns and Byzantine architecture.

Corfu is one of Greece’s island treasures, famous for its sweeping coastline, mountain landscapes, historic architecture, sleepy villages and cultural centers. Explore this part of the Ionian Islands, a collection of islands off the west coast of mainland Greece.

Find a fusion of British, French, Greek and Italian influences in Kerkira (Corfu Town), the scenic island’s cultural heart. Look for the British neoclassical Palace of St. Michael and George and the Venetian-style Old Fortress. Admire the arcaded mansions along Liston Promenade and spot Asian art and antiques at the Museum of Asian Art. Visit nearby Gastouri and marvel at the Achilleion, a majestic palace set amid cypress and myrtle trees.

An hour’s drive north of Kerkira, the northeast coast is home to family-friendly towns such as Barbati Beach and Kalami Bay. Rent gear to snorkel or scuba dive in the Ionian Sea. Nearby, visit Corfu’s highest mountain, the 2,927-foot (906-meter) Mount Pantokrator. Hike or drive to the summit for unbeatable views of Corfu and mainland Greece.

On the northwestern shore, find beaches with postcard-perfect backdrops. Canal d’Amour is one of Corfu’s natural wonders, with cliffs and caves along small beaches. Enjoy the island’s best sunsets over the rugged shoreline of Sunset Beach. From Arillas Beach and past Pelekas Beach, glorious stretches of beaches run along the west coast. Don’t miss a tour of the ancient Paleokastritsa Monastery, set on a hilltop above Paleokastritsa Beach.

Explore the peaceful countryside of the island’s interior, with traditional villages surrounded by scenic olive groves. Chat with friendly locals in the taverns of Skripero. Ride on horseback through woodlands and vineyards above Ano Korakiana. In the island’s far south, Kavos attracts a young crowd with its nightlife and high-energy water sports.

Reach Corfu by flying or catching a ferry to Kerkira. Get around the island using a rented car or moped. Presenting an interesting mix of coastline, countryside and culture, Corfu is a popular destination for couples, families and honeymooners.

Where to stay in Corfu

TRYP by Wyndham Corfu Dassia
TRYP by Wyndham Corfu Dassia
4 out of 5
Dassia, Corfu, Corfu Island, 49100
The price is NZ$298 per night from 13 Aug. to 14 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Corfu. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (197 reviews)
"Good breakfast, lovely staff. The welcome drink was a nice touch !"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2022

TRYP by Wyndham Corfu Dassia
KARAIBA Mythos Palace - Adults Only
KARAIBA Mythos Palace - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Boukari, Corfu, 49080
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$352 per night from 27 Aug. to 28 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Corfu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (93 reviews)
"Excellent! Amazing experience there ! The staff was amazing ! Special thanks to Vaggelis! Harris, Sotiris and Ria! Rooms very good! Food amazing and the location even more !"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2022

KARAIBA Mythos Palace - Adults Only
Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa
Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
11th km National Road Corfu to Benitses, Akra Punta, Corfu, Corfu Island, 490 84
The price is NZ$668 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Corfu. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Achilleion and Port of Corfu are located nearby. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (71 reviews)
"Amazing hotel and specifically the outdoor pool is out of this world. One recommendation is for the hotel to have free shuttle buses to the old town as it’s from the hotel. That would have made it perfect."

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2022

Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Panorama Hotel
Panorama Hotel
3 out of 5
Agios Gordios, Corfu, Corfu Island, 49084
The price is NZ$71 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Corfu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (117 reviews)
"Really good Affordable food Lovely friendly welcoming people Panoramic!"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2022

Panorama Hotel
New York Luxury Suites
New York Luxury Suites
3 out of 5
Donzelot, 23, Corfu, Greece, 491 00
The price is NZ$278 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
Enjoy free WiFi, in-room massages and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Port of Corfu and Achilleion are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"New and modern apartment with contactless check in that we loved. Booked it last minute due to flight delays and everything was ready for us. Perfect location, just walk into the center as soon as you come out of the building. Great new AC units, bathrooms brand new and super nice and clean!"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2022

New York Luxury Suites
Govino Bay
Govino Bay
3 out of 5
8th klm Nat. Road Paleokastritsas, Corfu, 491 00
The price is NZ$166 per night from 11 Aug. to 12 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Corfu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (43 reviews)
"Friendly staff great pool and large apartmens"

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2022

Govino Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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