Things to do in Corfu

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

Our most recommended things to do in Corfu

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

1. 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: Antipaxos & Paxos Blue Caves Boat Cruise

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

Visit 2 of Greece's most iconic islands on a cruise trip from Corfu Island to Paxos and Antipaxos. Visit the Blue Caves with live narration from your guide, a swimming stop at Voutoumi Beach, and free time to explore the village of Lakka. Upgrade to include hotel transfers from Corfu. 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 toward 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.

Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. 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

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

4. 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: Island Exploration Quad Safari with Lunch

5. Corfu: Island Exploration Quad Safari with Lunch

Enjoy off and on-road riding through olive-covered hills and valleys on this full-day adventure. Drive past quaint villages that have remained untouched for decades, discover secret vineyards, and admire views of the beautiful Ionian Sea. Begin the day with a quick lesson on how to drive an ATV. After the safety briefing, drive off to Kato Garouna, a tiny village with less than 1,000 inhabitants. Continue on to the old village of Agios Mantheos and head up the forested hills to the old Agii Deka. Enjoy plenty of time to snap photos along the way, especially at the 17th-century Pantocrator Monastery. Take in scenic views from the highest peak on the island and tuck into a packed sandwich lunch. End your tour with a visit to Kontogialos Beach, where you can visit a local cafe to enjoy some traditional drinks or just take some time to relax, swim, and enjoy the wild nature of Corfu.

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

6. 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.

Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

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

Explore the beauty of Albania on a guided day trip from Corfu. Step back in time at the ancient Greek and Roman city of Butrint. Visit an archaeological museum in a Venetian castle. Savor a delicious buffet lunch at a restaurant in Saranda.  Board the airconditioned bus at your meeting point on the island of Corfu. Sit back and enjoy the ride to the port city of Saranda. Enjoy a 20-kilometer guided bus tour of the stunning southern coast and its virgin shores and islands. Pass through small villages and through 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 its was found by archaeologists.  Tour a 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 a mouth-watering lunch, and then take a guided walking tour before sailing back to Corfu.

Corfu: Private Yacht Cruise

8. Corfu: Private Yacht Cruise

Visiting Corfu for holidays and have time to explore the beautiful coastline? A private cruise is a perfect option for you! Cruise to the central east coastline including the 2 fortresses, the old town of Corfu, Garitsa bay, Mouse Island, Vido Island, and Lazareto Island, with several stops for swimming and snorkelling. Starting your cruise from the Marina at 10:00 AM, you will head towards the old town of Corfu and the two fortresses. Sailing along to the old fortress you will arrive at Garitsa bay, looking at the south side of the fortress. Garitsa bay is a natural anchorage where super yachts drop anchor. Mouse Island will be the next site to see where you can stop for a while, giving you the chance to take photographs of landing airplanes flying above you. Your next stop is Vido Island, where you can enjoy swimming and relaxation in the crystal clear waters. Lazareto Island will be the second swim stop if the selected cruise duration is 4 hours. Sailing to the northeast coastline of Corfu, there are various swim stops at spots only a boat can take you and the chance to stop at a seaside restaurant for lunch before returning to the marina by 6:00 PM (if the selected cruise duration is 8 hours).

Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

9. Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

Stroll the narrow paths and charming alleys of Corfu Town with a licensed, English-speaking guide to see historic highlights, such as the Old Fortress. Visit the former residence of the British Lord High Commissioner at the Palace of St. Michael and St. George and discover the hidden squares, old city walls and fountains of the town center. Break for a big breakfast of traditional food. Dig into locally produced cheese pie, spinach pie, loukoumades (donuts), Greek yoghurt, and ginger beer. Enter the Church of St. Spyridon, where the relics of the 4th-century saint are held, and then continue with your food tastings. Sample some sweet halva, along with cheese, honey, olive oil, fruits and nuts. Savor local flavors with lunch at a restaurant and taste authentic pastitsada (casserole) and a sofrito (meat dish) from Corfu.

Corfu: Olive Oil Experience - The Governor's Olive Mill

10. Corfu: Olive Oil Experience - The Governor's Olive Mill

Your tour starts with a personally guided walk through the ancient olive groves. Admire the untouched olive area and meet the resident olive expert in the groves. Hear the story of the oldest olive variety in the world. Experience being an islander yourself. When you arrive at the mill, enjoy the "taste like a pro" program to learn how the production is made: combining tradition with the latest technology. Later on, learn how to taste and recognize high-quality olive oil just as the professionals do. It is an unique lesson which you can share with friends and families. During the program, enjoy some olive delicacies with a local wine. At the end of the tour you will be awarded a certificate of participation.

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What people are saying about Corfu

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,574 reviews

Eirini gave us such a personal, pleasant and fulfilling tour of the beautiful island of Corfu. When we first met, she asked many questions to decide what to do and where to take us -- she did not disappoint. We couldn't have asked for a better day in Corfu; we spent time at a local beach where we were able to take a boat and explore nearby caves, sampled baklava and local beer at a small establishment high in the hills overlooking the glorious crystal clear turquoise water, and then spent some time shopping in Corfutown. Corfutown is a quaint, charming "village" with many shops, restaurants and attractions to visit with such interesting history. Eirini was extremely nice, knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. Needless to say, this excursion was well worth the time and money.

This tour was led by a true guide who shared her knowledge with our small group in a really friendly and helpful way. She took us into any shop or building that caught our interest while staying with the script on the food stops and tour through the old town. One tip- tell your cab driver that you are going to the old fortress entrance. If not he will drop you far short of your meet up and b.s. you that he can’t drive to that spot. It’s a common trick they pull.

Three days before our tour we were contacted by Spyros, the driver. The day before he made sure we knew where to meet our guide. Everything went very well. Arina, our guide, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. our best tour of our cruise to date. We highly recommended.

Booked for my mum and her partner, they really enjoyed the experience and found it to be a good level of difficulty although being a little challenging at points. The other people booked on couldn’t make it so they had a private tour in the end which they really enjoyed!

This tour is amazing!! The food was incredible and the guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend for foodies and traditional tourists alike!