Corfu island is a wondrous place; a fascinating destination that beckons the visitor to explore and discover the intriguing history and vast natural beauty that resides in this part of the world. With so much to experience, where does one begin? For your convenience, at MarBella Nido we have gathered the top 5 places to visit in Corfu which are your absolute must-sees.
Corfu Old Town
This is where your quest to discover the top places to visit in Corfu 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.
Next up is the beautiful Achilleion Summer Palace. Built by Empress ‘Sisi’, it represents a classical homage to Achilles. You will find it about 10km from Corfu town, don’t miss the amazing panoramic views of the city and across the whole southern part of the island.
A must for those who love nature, this beautiful lake ranks third on our list of the top places to visit in Corfu. It is 5km long and 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.
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 Pantokrato.