Undoubtedly the easiest method to see Corfu is as simple as vehicle. It’s the largest and many northerly from the Greek Ionian Islands and it is 60 km lengthy having a maximum width of 30km. Mount Pantokrator may be the greatest reason for Corfu at 906 metres and when you increase to the peak you can observe the entire island. If you wish to really see all of the attractions it’s about 4 days solid driving (while you can mix in one side from the island to a different in 30 minutes). Corfu includes a network of small country roads within the north so you can easily go missing or drive endlessly around missing all the island’s most engaging spots. I’ve therefore come up with a couple of recommendations for small-tours to be able to plan days out during various stages of the holiday. For more information on the best Corfu resorts, visit our website today!
I’ve divided your day journeys in five sections: Corfu town and north, south, east and west from the Island and all sorts of distances assume a beginning reason for Corfu City center. It’s an easy island they are driving around with higher roads, the only real factor is the fact that nobody respects traffic signs and make use of your horn quite frequently.
It is advisable to pre-book a hire vehicle to tour the area before you decide to land at Corfu Airport terminal. Not simply will booking early frequently secure the finest deal, but you will save time filling out documents when you turn up at Corfu Airport terminal and can make sure you get the brand name of car that best meets your needs. Renting a vehicle in the airport terminal may also mean that you won’t need to catch a bus or employ a taxi to achieve your holiday destination.
1. CORFU TOWN
That old town (also known as Campiello) using its labyrinth of narrow roads was built through the Venetians between 1550 and 1630.
The Spianada (Esplanade) may be the primary square which is among the most breathtaking in A holiday in greece.
The Fortress of San Marco was built between 1576 and 1645. It performed a pivotal role in protecting the city which days it’s the perfect lookout.
The area has 37 places of worship, and a trip to St Spyridon in Corfu is essential because it is the resting host to the island’s patron saint. Many miracles are related to him, including expelling the plague and that he is revered because the saint to steer vacationers securely on their own journeys. This might also explain the very fact why a lot of males around the island are known as Spyros. Check out our Corfu resort guide for more information on the best places to stay in Corfu.
2. SOUTH New England
Drive just for 4m from Corfu to Kanoni which is among the most breathtaking sites around the island using the Vlahernon Monastery built on the small island became a member of towards the landmass with a centuries old promontory. It’s very close may be the beautiful and famous Pontikonisi (Mouse island) having a 13th century church which you’ll achieve by boat.
Gastouri is definitely an 11km drive. This is when there is a Palace Achillion that was built-in the 1890’s like a summer time home for “Sissi” – Austria’s Empress Elizabeth (King Otto of A holiday in greece was her uncle). The terraced gardens are very beautiful and you may visit a small assortment of imperial souvenirs while enjoying spectacular views over the Corfu Funnel towards the mountain selection of Chimara. They filmed a scene here with Roger Moore for that 007 movie “For The Eyes Only”.
Benitses is really a 13km drive and is a well-liked resort having a beach and various restaurants, tavernas, bars and clubs making certain a very lively night existence. In the Covering Museum you will see corals, fossils, sharks teeth, crabs, lobsters, snakes, starfish and sponges. It’s open every single day from 10.00 am to twenty.00 pm
Agios Ioannis is16km from Corfu, around the primary route to Glyfada and also the site of Aqualand adventure waterpark. It’s a good way for any family day trip and it is open from May to October seven days a week from 10.00 to 18.00
Mesongghi is really a 22km drive and it is beautiful village near to the ocean with Lake Korysion that is only significant lake on Corfu.
Kavos is really a 49km drive lower around the south eastern tip of Corfu. It’s popular tourist village for youthful individuals with many bars and clubs along with a great beach. On the way lower here make visit Boukari to find the best fish around the island.
3. NORTH New England
Just 9km north west of Corfu town are Kontokali and Gouvia villages that offer a sizable choice of restaurants, tavernas, beaches, marine, bars, discos etc. Dassia Village is really a 13km drive having a beach encircled by olive trees. Again it’s its share of bars discos and restaurants. Kassiopa is really a 36km drive and it is a captivating fishing village having a small marina.
4. NORTH WEST COAST
Sidari is 31km from Corfu and it is tourist resort with a few incredible beaches. The Canal of affection (Canal d`amour) is to go swimming to locate your lover for each other. From Sidari you are able to have a boat towards the three small islands of Othoni, Erikousa and Mathraki.
Peroulades is really a 35km drive. It’s a handsome hillside village offering some beautiful natural surroundings and also the most spectacular sunset from the island. Peroulades primary beach is simply a narrow strip of sand below vertical coves that floods with waves each and every passing boat and you may only reach it by climbing lower 66 steep and winding cement steps. The taverna over the beach offers stunning sunset views and provides the area its alternative name of Sunset Beach
Agios (Saint) Stefanos is really a small fishing village 37km NW From Corfu City (to not be mistaken with among the same name around the North New england). Agios means Saint in Greek.
This beautiful little fishing village with sweeping hillsides at each side has turned into a extremely popular and classy resort with lots of hotels and costly villas for rental. The bay is extremely busy throughout the day with a lot of visiting traffic. The locals listed here are very welcoming
You’ll need a vehicle to obtain because the roads are narrow and it’s kind of from the beaten track just a little – hence it appears to flee the crowds. To obtain there from Sidari, drive to Peroulades so that as you depart sunset beach, turn right and stick to the signposts to Avliotes. This road will give you to St Stefanos.
Magoulades is really a 37km drive and it is a conventional village founded over 4000 years back between Sidari & Arillas. It’s beautiful views towards the ocean and it is encircled by banks of untamed flowers and olive groves. You can go to the Monastery of Ipsili Theotokos situated on the top from the hill
5. WEST COAST
Mind north from Corfu over the island for 26km towards the western coast and Paleokastritsa that is a extremely popular little village on rocks facing the ocean. It features a quantity of good fish tavernas, restaurants, bars and shops. Go to the famous monastery of Panagia Paleokastritsa that was built-in 1228 BC.
Then mind south to Ermones that is 15km from Corfu and legend has it’s the place where Odysseus met Nausica. You can go to the monastery of Mirtidion where proof of Neolithic habitation has been seen as.
Drive another 5km south to Pelekas village which perches on top of a hill with incredible view and unforgettable sunsets. Glyfada beach there’s extremely popular.
Another 5km approximately can get you to Aghios Gordio which stands at the top of a high cliff in the feet of the dramatic selection of seaside hillsides, steeped within the scent of pine and lemon groves, cypress and sage. The bay sweeps between two large headlands having a sand and pebble beach and obvious, warm waters.