Corfu Tours, Sightseeing and Activities
Here are some must try attractions during your Corfu holiday:
Albanian Adventure: Saranda, Butrint
Cruise to the city of Saranda in Albania where you wil enjoy lunch before setting off to the rediscovered town of Butrint. Previously inhabited by Greeks, Romans and Ottomans it is one of the most important maritime and commercial centres of the Ancient World.
Where: Corfu, Greece
When: 01 May - 30 Sep: Tues & Sat
Length: Approx. 10 hours
Theo’s Boat BBQ: Kalamas Beach
A fun filled day trip round the coast of Corfu stopping off at Kalamas beach to enjoy snorkelling and sunbathing. The highlight of the trip is the BBQ with a mouth watering variety of meats, salads, unlimited wine and soft drinks.
Where: Corfu, Greece
When: 01 May - 30 Sep: Sundays
Length: 6 hours
Corfu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands and has a number of stunning beaches. Agios Georgios, located on the northwestern part of the Corfu, for example, is known for its distinctly crescent shaped coastline.
Aside from its stunning coastlines, it also has a number of historical landmarks. In fact, a lot of the castles built in the medieval period up to the 17th century are still standing. Corfu’s capital is aptly named “Kastropolis” because it is enclosed with two castles.
Another appeal of the island is its ties to Greek mythology. The legend goes that Poseidon, god of the sea, fell in love with Korkyra, the daughter of the river god, Asopos, with Metope, his wife. Poseidon abducted Korkyra and kept her in the island and named it after her (Korkyra is the Greek pronunciation of the island).
All in all, it is a land steeped with beauty, history, and mystery.
When is the ideal time to visit?
Many would agree that summertime (which usually falls on June to August) is the best time to go to Corfu. It may be humid but it is not as hot as the rest of the Mediterranean Islands and the evenings are relatively cool and breezy. You can visit the island anytime from May to October but if you prefer to avoid the crowd of tourists then October is the most ideal time to stay in Corfu.
What are the places to visit?
Corfu is primarily recognized as a coastal area which means there are certainly plenty of water activities you can try out. But since this island also has rich history, there are plenty of places you can visit that can give you a glimpse of it. Here is a more detailed list of some of the attractions to add to your to do list:
Paleá Períthia: A Venetian era village located on the north of Mt Pandokrátor, once described as a time-capsule with its stone built medieval buildings. One of the notable structures of Paleá Períthia is the church of Agios Iákovos O Pérsis.
Corfu Trail: This trail is about 137 miles long and stretches along both ends of the island. This takes about eight to ten days to cover but you would not be disappointed with the range of landscape you’ll encounter along the way; from lagoons with a diversity of life forms to stunning mountain peaks.
Kassiópi: There are plenty of beaches along this region, which is why it has a number of resorts. But it is also recognized as a fishing area with a working fishing port.
History and Folklore Museum: For history and art enthusiasts, this museum houses a variety of exhibits. Some of the items worth looking at include an old papyrélla raft and moray eel trap made from cane fennel and the tools used by the early settlers of Corfu.
Once you visit Corfu, vivid memories of the island can stay a lifetime.