Things to do in Corfu Town

Come for the picture-perfect beaches; stay for the charming old town, Greek cuisine, and blue lagoons.

Our most recommended things to do in Corfu Town

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

1. 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.

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.

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

3. 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.

Corfu: Island Exploration Quad Safari with Lunch

4. 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 Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

5. 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

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.

Corfu: Private Customized Tour

7. Corfu: Private Customized Tour

See the sights of Corfu that interest you most on a fully customizable private tour by air-conditioned minibus. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation, the cruise ship port or other location of your choice, and then discover the island's beautiful locations at leisure. Head to Glyfada Beach, Barbati Beach or Marathias Beach to spend some time in the sun, or indulge your passion for history with a visit to some of the historic monasteries. Marvel at the Achilleion Palace, built for the Empress of Bavaria, or wander around the pretty towns of Sidari and Acharavi. Enjoy the freedom of an itinerary that can be completely tailored to your preferences, whether you are a fan of local food and wines, want to see the top attractions in a day or would prefer to shop! Upgrade your experience and book a private guide to accompany you throughout the day.

Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

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

9. 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 Town: Live Jazz Music at the Old Fortress

10. Corfu Town: Live Jazz Music at the Old Fortress

Head to a unique private location right in the heart of Corfu and enjoy musical performances by some of the island's most talented musicians. Immerse yourself in this special atmosphere near the old fortress and get ready for a special evening of music. Imagine listening to the sweet sounds of jazz in a hidden spot right in the heart of Corfu just where the entrance to the old city was next to the sea. Either walk or take a shuttle bus to get to the hidden location and settle in for an evening of magical performances. Upon arrival, listen to an introduction about the artists and location. After that, things kick off promptly with 3 performances by some of the island's most talented musicians. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these special performances and unique location.

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This was one of the highlights of our trip as it was a unique way to see Corfu. We were picked up by the owner (had to pay extra, but worth it). It is a family owed business. Which made it even more personal. We were able yo go to the beach. Spend about 40 minutes there and then up to the tallest mountain. It was a great ride. The view from the top allowed us to see all of Corfu. We were given a fairly large sandwich amd water while enjoying the view. It was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour!.

We really enjoyed every moment. Is nice to see your teenage one with open mouth inside the caves. We get plenty time for swimming. Just probably more time will be nice for explor Paxos island.

Wonderful scenery and out guide was very informed on history and current events. Only downside was the rain.

Our guide did a terrific job and customized the tour to make sure we saw wh a t was most interesting to us.

Great experience to travel round the island. Few stops for pictures and some lunch. Very enjoyable