Attractions & Things to Do in Corfu
Corfu International Airport
Named after the first governor of Greece «Ioan. Kapodistrias». It has some all-year domestic flights and numerous international flights during the summer.
An aristocratic town with Venetian elements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, here, you might get confused as to whether you are in Italy or Greece.
The home of Empress of Austria and birthplace of Prince Philip (Queen Elizabeth's husband), this palace is used as an archaeological museum.
Unique Easter festivity where the Orthodox and the Catholic communities celebrate harmoniously accompanied by the numerous island bands.
Picturesque and most-photographed, this white temple is located on a small islet that can be reached by a 300 meters long bridge from the coast.
This natural islet got its name from its mouse-like shape - "pontiki" in Greek - and is now one of Corfu's top trademarks.
Port of Corfu Town
Central island port with routes to Albania & Italy (summer) as well as Diapontia islands, Igoumenitsa & Paxos together with summer day-trips.
Port of Lefkimmi, Corfu
A small port in the south part of the island that has a daily connection with Igoumenitsa and adds a day-trip route to Paxi during the summer.
Port of Agios Stefanos, Avliotes Corfu
At the north-west part of the island, it's a small port that includes a boat route to Diapontia islands Mathraki, Othoni, & Erikoussa.
Archeological Site of Ancient Gitana
Remains of an ancient city founded between 335 BC and 330 BC that served as the capital of the broader region for almost 150 years.
Once here, you will find yourself having many day trip opportunities to nearby historical sites, natural beauty spots, and boat tours to islands.
This small colorful town is the «Caribbean of Greece» due to its pristine beaches with turquoise waters, glowing sunsets, and relaxed atmosphere.
Questions & Answers about Corfu
Why Visit Corfu?
- Cosmopolitan & exclusive destination that hosts some of the best hotels in Greece.
- Probably the first Greek island the historically started to welcome foreign tourists.
- Venetians, French, and British were rulers who affected culturally the island.
What is the history of Corfu (Kerkyra), Greece?
Corfu is identified by most archaeologists as the mythical island of the Phaeacians. Here Homer placed the last station of Odysseus before arriving at Ithaca after his 10-year sea wandering. The island's history is rich, with its sovereignty to be shifted from the Venetians to the French, then the British, and finally the union with Greece. The result is visible as the island and the town of Corfu are characterized by the Venetian elements, but also by many English and French influences.
Is the island called Corfu or Kerkyra?
The official and contemporary name of the island is Kerkyra. This is also the name used among the Greek population. The rest of the world through, refer to the island using the name Corfu. This name derives from the alternation of the old Byzantine name Korifo (Κορυφώ) and literally means peak, due to the two peaks that become visible while someone approaches the island.