Corfu island is a fascinating place; a wondrous destination that beckons the visitor to discover they explore the intriguing history and vast natural beauty that resides within. With such a plethora of things to experience, where does one begin? For your convenience, at MarBella Corfu we have gathered the top 5 Corfu points of interest which are your absolute must-sees.
Corfu Old Town
This is where your quest to discover the top 5 Corfu points of interest begins. Explore the rich cultural, artistic and culinary treasures of Corfu Old Town and discover why it is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Byzantines, Venetians, French and British all ruled over the island, resulting in a unique history that lives on through its churches, palaces and squares.
The beautiful Achilleion Summer Palace, built by Empress ‘Sisi’ is a classical homage to Achilles. About 10km from Corfu town it also offers a panoramic view of the city and across the whole southern part of the island.
A must for those who love nature, this beautiful lake is 5km long and is home to a vast amount of both native and migrating birds including, seagulls, owls, buzzards, swallows and flamingos. It’s also a great hike for a day out.
Besides history and natural beauty, Corfu has a remarkable cultural element that should not go unnoticed when considering the top Corfu points of interest. Join our trip to Benitses village which combines the charms of a traditional untouched Greek village with one of the island’s most beautiful beaches.
Take a trip to picturesque Mouse island or Pontikonisi – a tiny rocky islet close to Corfu town steeped in history and topped by the impressive 11th century Byzantine Church of Pantokrator.