Corfu sits serenely in the Ionian Sea inviting you to discover all it has to offer. From picturesque mountain and seaside villages to its vibrant people and fascinating traditions, it’s a real jewel. Make the most of your stay and take home some unforgettable sights, sounds and memories. Here are our top 5 suggestions on what to see .... but there’s so much more to discover too.
Corfu Old Town
Packed with cultural, artistic and culinary treasures, the Old Town is a must-see for every visitor. And a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Byzantines, Venetians, French and British all ruled over the island, leaving it with a unique history that you’ll find in its churches, palaces and squares.
Nature lovers will adore the astonishing birdlife on this 5km long lake. There’s seagulls, owls, buzzards, swallows and flamingos, so bring your binoculars for a perfect day out. Once you are done exploring the wildlife, cool down in the waters of the unspoiled Halikounas beach – a top pick by Forbes.
Combining the charms of a traditional Greek village with one of the island’s cutest Marinas and a host of traditional Greek tavernas, there’s something for all the family to enjoy in Benitses, a few minutes drive from MarBella and Nido.
Picturesque Pontikonissi or Mouse island is well worth a visit. This tiny rocky islet close to Corfu town is steeped in history and topped by the impressive 11th century Byzantine Church of Pantokrator.
Just a 15-min drive from our hotels, you’ll find the magnificent Achilleion Summer Palace with its impeccable gardens, built for the Austrian Empress ‘Sisi’. It’s also a splendid spot to enjoy panoramic views of the city. Currently closed due to renovations.