Things to do in
Corfu

With beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, and a fascinating history, this Greek island caters to all tastes.

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From Corfu Island: Antipaxos & Paxos Blue Caves Boat Cruise

1. From Corfu Island: Antipaxos & Paxos Blue Caves Boat Cruise

Get stunning views of the Venetian castles in the Old Town of Corfu as you set sail and head south along the Kanoni Peninsula. Pass the palace of Mon Repo and the towns of Perama, Benitses and Kavos as you sail towards Cape Asprokavos. Get a magnificent view of the olive and cypress trees that cover Paxos, formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with his trident to create an idyllic retreat for Amphitrite - according to legend! Reach the unspoiled northern side of Paxos and enter the natural bay of Lakka. Stroll the narrow streets of the traditional village, or take a short walk to the beaches to swim and sunbathe. Then, sail along the west coast of Paxos and enter the Blue Caves, where monk seals have taken up residence. Next, cruise to the small island of Antipaxos to swim off Paradise Beach (Voutoumi). Sail along the east coast of Paxos and get great views of the small islands of Skaltsonisi and Mongonisi as you make your way back to Corfu.

From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves

2. From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves

Sail from Corfu to the magnificent islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, famous for wine and picturesque beaches. Travel into the historical rock caves and admire the beautiful scenery. On this full-day cruise you’ll stop at the island of Antipaxos, which has one of the most stunning beaches in the Mediterranean. Marvel at the beauty of the golden coast, providing a contrast with the crystal blue water. Enjoy a swim when you stop in Gaios, the capital of Paxos. Make the most of your free time to explore the small town. Shop at the souvenir stores, grab some lunch or cool down with an ice cream.

From Corfu Island: Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & Blue Caves

3. From Corfu Island: Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & Blue Caves

Enjoy a full-day cruise to the jewels of the Ionian Sea – the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos and the famous blue caves. Sail along the west coast of Paxos, enjoying the impressive rocky coastline and white sand beaches. The boat will enter the breathtaking blue sea caves, which are a natural habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal. Next, at the small island of Antipaxos, you’ll have the opportunity to swim off Voutoumi Beach. The cruise continues along the narrow channel of Paxos and the islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. The captain will moor in the port of Gaios village and you’ll have time to explore the town.

Corfu: Aqualand Water Park 1-, 2- or 7-Day Entry Tickets

4. Corfu: Aqualand Water Park 1-, 2- or 7-Day Entry Tickets

Have a splashing day out at Aqualand Water Park. Get your entry ticket in advance to skip the ticket line and enjoy full-day access to the home of 49 water slides.   Bring the whole family or come with friends — the park has something for everyone. Enjoy not only fun water attractions, but also green forest scenery, free sun beds and umbrellas for sun worshippers, and food outlets and shops on hand. Have fun on the water attractions designed by the same people that designed some Universal Studios and Disney’s attractions.  Relax knowing safety is at the center of the water parks’ philosophy — qualified lifeguards always look out for visitors and provide services for people with specific requirements. Splash all day long in the daily-cleaned and filtered water.

Corfu: Day Cruise to the Blue Lagoon with Visit to Syvota

5. Corfu: Day Cruise to the Blue Lagoon with Visit to Syvota

Your lovely day will start after your departure from Corfu town port or Lefkimmi port, depending on which is the closest port to you. The captain and the crew will welcome you and help you out with anything you might need throughout the whole trip. The first stop will be in the historical cave of Papanikolis where you will have a few minutes to take some pictures and hear about the story of the cave. The second stop will be at the Blue Lagoon beach. You have a whole hour to enjoy the beautiful beach by snorkeling or just enjoying the great view if you do not wish to swim. The third stop will be Bella Vraka beach, where you can continue swimming.  The last stop of the day will be on the mainland of Greece, where you have 45 minutes to explore the small fishing village, Syvota. Enjoy some free time to walk around the village, have a nice coffee, or even an ice cream if you wish. Later the boat will return you to Corfu island.

Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

6. Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

Marvel at the beautiful coastline of Greece on a full-day boat cruise to Parga and Sivota from Corfu Town. Get stunning views of the Old Town as you set sail and admire the thick woods of the Kanoni Peninsula. Pass the palace and gardens of Mon Repos as you sail towards Plataria and Sivota. Continue down the coast to Parga, known for its beautiful architecture and calm bays. See the remains of a Venetian castle, built by the residents in the 11th century to protect them from pirates and the Turks. Discover the small island with a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Venetian and French-style buildings. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy lunch at a traditional taverna overlooking the sea, or go for a swim off one of the many beaches. Cruise around the islands of Sivota as you sail back to Corfu and drop anchor at the Blue Lagoon, where Arabian pirates are said to have moored their ships in the Middle Ages. Swim in the blue waters before sailing back to port in Corfu Town.

Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

7. Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

With your day pass for this hop-on hop-off tour you’ll learn about Corfu's history and the city’s top attractions with the aid of multi-lingual commentary available in 8 languages. On the 60-minute Kanoni route you’ll pass by most of the city’s landmarks and monuments. Your ticket gives you the flexibility to explore the city's sights at your leisure and at your own pace. Sights you’ll see include the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Fortress and New Fortress, and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Admire the Venetian mansions and the water-colored buildings with their characteristic ochre color. See Pontikonisian Island the Panagia Vlaherna Monastery. Explore the many alleyways and narrow streets, gardens, and beautiful squares such as Bosketo and Spianada. Admire the architecture of the churches, theaters, museums, and imposing mansions. In the commercial center you’ll find many unique shops, as well as numerous cafés, bars and restaurants. Tour Stops: Kanoni Tour Stop 1 - Corfu New Port - Main Gate Stop 2 - Kanoni Stop 3 - Mon Repo Palace Stop 4 - Anemomylos Stop 5 - Spianada Square Stop 6 - Spilia Square Stop 7 - Old Port

Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

8. Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Discover mysterious Albania on a guided day trip from Corfu. Cross to the port city of Saranda to enjoy a 20-kilometer guided bus tour of the southern coast and its virgin shores and islands. Pass through small villages and gaze in awe at the endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint, where the ancient Greek city of Buthrotum disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation until archaeologists uncovered some of the finest remains in the Mediterranean. Tour the Venetian tower and see the remains of the theater and Temple of Asclepius. Continue to the ruins of the ancient gymnasium and Roman Baths and admire a priceless mosaic floor in the Roman Baptistery. Travel back in time as you explore the Cyclopean walls and get panoramic views of the lake and plains from the top of the hill. Return to Saranda for lunch, and then take a walking tour before sailing back to Corfu.

Corfu: Minivan Sightseeing Tour with Greek Snack and Drink

9. Corfu: Minivan Sightseeing Tour with Greek Snack and Drink

Admire the beauty of Corfu and try Greek meze (appetizer) on this minivan day trip. Choose from pickup in from the Old Town, Port, or your accommodation in Corfu. See top sights in the area like the Liston promenade, St. Spyridon Church, and Esplanade Square. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in a spacious and airconditioned minivan. Sit back and relax on the drive to the turquoise waters of Paleokastritsa Bay. Have free time to enjoy a swim in the waters that once welcomed the legendary Ulysses after his shipwreck. Spend your free time taking in views of the Kolovri Rock which according to the myth is Ulysses’ boat which was turned to stone by Poseidon. Purchase a boat tour to the caves or head up to the Christian Orthodox Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Continue on to Bella Vista Hill, and stop in Lakones village. This location features spectacular views across the bay and is also known as 'The Balcony of the Gods.' Gaze out at the breathtaking landscape and try a taste of Greek Ouzo or wine accompanied by a snack or meze. Head to the north of the island to a panoramic spot to taste some of the island’s most famous sweets and liqueurs that are produced with kumquat fruit. Try local honey, candies, and olive oil with fresh bread from a small shop. Drive along the mountain ridge, enjoying the views of the nearby northern islands, before descending into the valley and continuing to the South. Reach Corfu's Old Town. Stroll through the streets and admire the majesty of Venetian, French, and British architecture. Pass by the 14th century Venetian Old Fortress, the Durrell Gardens and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Stand in Esplanade Square, one of the largest in Europe, and visit St. Spyridon Church, where the remains of the patron saint of the island are venerated. Walk down the Liston promenade with its cafes and arcaded terraces that once were the exclusive domain of aristocrats. Check out souvenir shops, local handicrafts, and boutiques before heading back to your pickup point.

Corfu: Parasailing Adventure in Dassia

10. Corfu: Parasailing Adventure in Dassia

Discover the island for Corfu from a different perspective with this parasailing trip from Dassia. Soar above the turquoise waters with high-quality parasailing equipment that is maintained to the highest safety standards. Meet your instructor at the Dassia Ski Club and get some safety tips that will help you feel more confident while in the air. Hop aboard the comfortable boat and set off from shore. Admire the dynamic coastline as you glide towards the fly zone. Get set up with your lifejacket and harness that will attach you to the parachute. Once ready to take off, all you need to do is sit on the platform, relax, and enjoy the unobstructed island views whilst you are gradually released high into the sky. Have the opportunity to create shared memories with those that you love by flying tandem or feel the thrill of flying solo. Return to your meeting point at the end of your experience.

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What people are saying about Corfu

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,574 reviews

I really liked the tour, but it's not an easy tour. At most for experienced cyclists. It goes up a whole mountain. Great view. A woman gave up at the beginning and waited for us at a church after about 2 km. My buddy also struggled at the end and often had to push his bike. If you are fit you can do the tour and enjoy it. The granola bar was really big and tasty.

Fantastic time had by the family, Maria was very knowledgeable. Paxos was beautiful and the stop to swim in the sea was very refreshing. A DJ and Greek dancing to top it all off, excellent value for money.

Really nice tour to great places. Only everything a bit expensive on board if you want to buy food or drink. Rather stock up properly before her

A perfect day trip to the most amazing beach! Lovely boat! Wonderful crew! They made our day special! Would definitely recommend this company!

Fabulous cruise with great staff and amazing cocktails available on board to purchase. Great value.