Top five things to do when visiting Corfu

Our top five must-do experiences in Corfu.

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Corfu is a treasure trove of natural beauty, rich history and vibrant culture so whether you are a nature enthusiast, history lover or big foodie, this Greek island offers something for everyone. 

We have curated a list of our top five experiences that will leave you longing to return. Get ready to embark on this virtual journey and discover the wonders that await on your holiday to Corfu.

1. Watersports

Whether you fancy wakeboarding or hiring a boat, it’s time to get yourself in the water, on it, or over it! Corfu is the perfect playground for any aquaphile. Try out jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing or paddle boarding.

Where to stay

In a prime position on the northeast coast of the island you can find Villa Elia, a calm and spacious luxury villa in Corfu; peaceful, private, and with sublime sea views from its exceptional swimming pool and a path down to the beach leading to your very own private jetty. 

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2. Explore the old town

Step back in time whilst you wander through narrow cobblestone streets lined with pastel coloured buildings. Take in the culture, appreciate the architecture and pop into a few shops if you fancy it.

Where to stay

A beautiful contemporary villa, Moira is a great choice for families or couples, close to Kassiopi with stunning sea views over olive groves from its charming terraces and wonderful infinity pool. Just 2km is Kassiopi harbour, where guests can take a ferry direct to Corfu town.

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3. Visit museums and learn about Corfu's history

Delve into the island's past and explore the Archaeological museum or discover the artistic masterpieces in the museum of Asian art. Whether you are a history enthusiast or are simply interested in broadening your knowledge, the heritage here is too interesting to let pass.

Where to stay

The elegant Nero beach house is a superb beachfront property, ideal for families and groups and just a short walk from sandy Kalamaki Beach. If you're staying here, we highly recommend taking a day trip to the 'Elaion' olive oil factory which is just a fifteen minute drive from the villa.

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4. Indulge in local cuisines

From savouring fresh seafood by the waterfront to traditional Greek dishes, Corfu is a true feast for anyone who enjoys their food. Whether you explore local markets, or relax in a restaurant, there will always be good food to consume. 

Where to stay

If you appreciate good food and enjoy tantalizing your taste buds around the clock, we recommend staying in one of our ABOVE villas with inclusive cook service. Particularly Villa Nefeli in St Stephano, a handsome villa set in a gorgeous garden, looking out over leafy slopes to the sea. 

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5. Island hopping

If you fancy broadening your horizon, put a day aside to visit the neighbouring islands. Hop on a boat and explore beaches, swim in crystal clear waters and explore hidden coves. We recommend visiting Erikoussa, Mathraki, Othonoi and Paxos.

Where to stay

If you're an avid explorer, we recommend staying one week in Corfu, then heading over to Paxos to stay in our newly renovated villa, Rising Sun. It’s ideally located near a local village and a short drive from the islands hot spots. 

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Our Villa Specialists are happy to book a range of experiences for you. If you're feeling inspired by these experiences and would like to speak with one of our Specialists, make an enquiry or browse our Corfu villa collection today.