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What To Do in A Day in Corfu

November 04, 2021
Corfu is already an underrated island in Greece. Though it continuously rises in popularity, it still doesn't compare to the likes of Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and the like. Because of this, many tend to overlook this paradise of a destination, even going so far as to think it's not as worthwhile as all the others. But they're wrong! You'd be surprised at how there's so much to see and do on this island. From seeing historic sites to marveling at the natural wonders, just one day here would be full of memories.

What To Do in A Day in Corfu


Explore The Towns

Most of the time, the most worthwhile places to see on any Greek island are those that exhibit more natural beauty. From the stunning coasts to the gorgeous forests and lush greeneries, the Greek Islands are some of the most naturally stunning destinations in the world. But with that said, here in Corfu, the many towns have their own charms to offer. Corfu Town, for instance, is the perfect combination of Venetian Medieval influences and a rustic Greek countryside vibe. While Benitses and Dassia are resort towns you truly won't want to miss while you're here!
What To Do in A Day in Corfu
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Go Island-Hopping

Of course, if you really are more into the natural side of Corfu, why not go beyond the island itself? Or rather, why not go island-hopping instead? The best thing about Corfu, or any other Greek island for that matter, is that this allows you to go from one destination to another. After all, one of the main ways to get here is to take a ferry and in that regard, it's pretty easy to go on another one to get to a nearby island. Surround yourself in sand, sea, and sunshine as you bask in the glory of Corfu and all the other Greek Islands.
What To Do in A Day in Corfu
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Spend The Day On A Beach

Speaking of basking in the glow of Corfu, whether you go island-hopping or you decide to stay on Corfu island, going to the beach is always a fun option. It's even better in Corfu because the island has its own collection of beautiful beaches, each more stunning than the next. The side-by-side double beaches of Porto Timoni and Limni, for instance, offer white sands and clear waters as far as the eye can see. The more popular and bustling Glyfada and Agios Giorgos coastlines, on the other hand, offer fun and relaxation 24/7. But if you want a remote beach that you can practically call your own, look no further than Mirtiotissa!
What To Do in A Day in Corfu
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Visit Pontikonisi

Since you're spending your day along the coasts of Corfu, there's one part of the island that you ought to not miss. And that's Pontikonisi! If you're not into the mood to go island-hopping all throughout the Ionian and Aegean seas but you still want to get far away from the hustle and bustle of Corfu Town, this tiny little islet is a great escape. Largely inhabited, there's a tiny Byzantine chapel called Pantokrator that's worth checking out here. What's also great is that you can also see the beautiful Vlacherna Monastery too since the site is pretty much on the way there.
What To Do in A Day in Corfu
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See The Historic Sights

Now, all this talk about chapels and monasteries can let you in on another great idea to spend your day in Corfu: visiting the historic sites. As you may already know, any place in Greece is rich in history and heritage and Corfu is definitely no exception. On the contrary, the island's more historic attractions are also some of its most Instagram-worthy spots. Take, for instance, the Old Fortress, also known as the 'Old Venetian Fortress,' along the coast of Corfu Town, This area doesn't just consist of the mountaintop Medieval structure itself, but also the Ancient Greece-like temple that's actually the Church of Saint George. There's also the famous Achilleion Palace, the former vacation home of Empress Sisi of Austria.
What To Do in A Day in Corfu
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Explore Old Perithia

On the northeastern tip of Corfu, right at the foot of Mount Pantokrator, ruins of the 14th-century village of Old Perithia still stand as a reminder of that time. Stone houses and grass-lined pathways, all against the backdrop of a beautiful mountain prove just how idyllic life in Corfu was before it became the bustling tourist destination it is now. Nevertheless, the rustic charm still reigns supreme here, giving you tons of nostalgia. And while you might not know who lived there all those years ago, you can still easily tell how charming their lives must have been at the time.
What To Do in A Day in Corfu
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Take A Hike

Going to Old Perithia would mean you either drove your own rented car/moped or you trekked all the way here. And if it's the latter, what's stopping you from continuing on with the rest of your day hiking all throughout Corfu? After all, the island is a treasure trove of natural wonders. Though its most famous rare its sandy shorelines and stunning coasts, Corfu's mountains, hills, high cliffs, and more are just as heavenly. It'd do you well to move your body, challenge your muscles and see amazing sights that you, undoubtedly won't find anywhere else!
What To Do in A Day in Corfu
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Each Greek island may seem like a dime a dozen, but they're all different in their own rights. Corfu is a great example of this. The island offers a ton of great experiences that you will probably never forget!

A great way to end your day in Corfu is to go back to your luxury home and relax in peace!




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