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Discovering the Gems of Corfu: A Comprehensive Guide

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Corfu Island

Corfu, one of the highlights of the Ionian Sea, impresses with its blend of stunning landscapes, ancient history, and culture. From old ruins to amazing beaches, this Greek island offers  a lot of new experiences . I collected the most highlighting must-see places and attractions in Corfu:

Corfu Old Town

 Begin your journey in the heart of Corfu Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Venetian architecture and winding alleys. Explore the imposing Old Fortress, stroll along the Liston promenade, and marvel at the elegant Spianada Square. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art to delve deeper into the island’s history.

If you want to know more about Corfu take History and Culture Walking Tour.

Achilleion Palace

 Venture south to the majestic Achilleion Palace, a neoclassical masterpiece commissioned by Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Admire the opulent interiors adorned with statues and frescoes, and wander through the lush gardens overlooking the Ionian Sea. The palace offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of European royalty during the 19th century.

Try Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, you will visit the Old Town, Achilleion Palace and other attractions. Also you can take a guided tour to Achilleion Palace and Kanoni.

Paleokastritsa Monastery

Explore the scenic village of Paleokastritsa on Corfu’s western coast, home to a picturesque Byzantine monastery perched atop a hill. Wander through the monastery’s beautiful gardens and soak in panoramic views of the turquoise bays below. For the adventurous, kayaking and boat tours are available to explore the nearby caves and secluded beaches.

Take a Paleokastritsa Monastery and Glyfada Beach Tour. At you will visit the monastery and then relax on the sandy beach.

Mount Pantokrator

For panoramic views of the island and beyond, go on a hike to the summit of Mount Pantokrator, the highest peak in Corfu. Wander the scenic trails dotted with wildflowers and olive groves, and be rewarded with breathtaking views stretching to Albania and mainland Greece. Alternatively, drive up to the mountain’s peak and visit the 17th-century monastery for a cultural experience.

Discover North of Corfu and the Mount Pantokrator on a exploration tour. You will see an amazing Corfu views and learn more about local history and lifestyle.

Corfu’s Beaches

Corfu boasts an array of stunning beaches catering to every preference. Head to Glyfada Beach for its golden sands and water sports facilities, or relax in the idyllic coves of Agios Gordios and Myrtiotissa. Families will love the shallow waters of Sidari Beach, known for its unique rock formations.

Great experience is to take one day Cruise to Antipaxos & Paxos Blue Caves and enjoy the views.

Local Cuisine and Market

Try Corfu’s culinary delights by sampling traditional dishes at local tavernas and restaurants. Don’t miss specialties like pastitsada (pasta with meat sauce), bourdeto (fish stew), and sofrito (veal cooked in wine sauce). Explore bustling markets such as the Corfu Town Market, where you can purchase fresh seafood, olives, and handmade souvenirs.

Explore the local cuisine with Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings.

Cultural Festivals and Events

Enjoy yourself in Corfu’s vibrant cultural scene by attending festivals and events throughout the year. Witness the colorful Easter celebrations with processions and music filling the streets, or experience the Corfu Summer Festival featuring theater, music, and dance performances in historic venues across the island.

Corfu’s attraction lies not only in its natural beauty but also in its rich history and cultural heritage. Whether you’re exploring ancient ruins, lounging on sandy beaches, or savoring local delicacies, Corfu promises an unforgettable journey filled with discovery and wonder.

If you love places like Corfu Island or looking for something familiar, read my recent posts about things to do in Dubrovnik and must visit attractions of Montenegro.

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