Corfu town is a more sophisticated place where the emphasis falls on history as well as Greek, Italian and French culture. Corfu's old town is a mixture of the medieval and the modern. The Esplanade, planted with palms and eucalyptus by the French, leads to the English cricket pitch.
Corfu has inspired artists and historians alike. It is said to have been a favorite place of artists like Impressionist landscape painter Alfred Sisley and literary giants like Oscar Wilde and Goethe. Homer's Odysseus visited the island on his journey home, and marveled at its splendor. Shakespeare's The Tempest was inspired by Corfu. Even Napoleon was awed by the land's magnificence. And when you visit, you will quickly realize why so much brilliance has been born in and of Corfu. Its beaches are like no other, and its atmosphere of relaxation is instantly recognizable.
A maze of cobblestone streets full of old tavernas, cafes and shops, with a 15th-century fortress as its backdrop, Corfu is one of the most intriguing cities in Greece.
St. Spyridon Church
This 16th-century church, with its prominent bell tower and jewel-adorned silver sarcophagus, is the final resting place of the patron saint of the island.
Paleokastrista View Point
Olive, lemon and cypress groves line the small coves nestled in the rugged coastline of this small seaside village.
Monastery of Virgin Mary
Located above Paleokastritsa is this ancient cloister, enveloped by lemon trees, a flower garden and breathtaking views. Inside, the chapel offers a museum of Byzantine and ecclesiastical art.
This neo-classical palace was built as a summer retreat for Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Gardens filled with flowers, trees and statues in the Italian style, make this a mythical setting.
Koum Kouat Distillery
The "Koum Kouat" citrus fruit, a variety of which only grows in Greece's Corfu, is made into one of the island's most famous products - a liqueur with the same name as well as fruit-preserved sweets.
Mon Repos Estate
Just above Corfu Town sits the Mon Repos villa. Its palace, tiered and pillared with pink highlights and traditional Corfiot green shutters, was the birthplace of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Pontikonissi & Vlaherna View
This idyllic landscape is one of the most photographed in all of Greece. The 17th-century Vlacherna Monastery sits at the southern end of the Kanoni peninsula, and Pontikonissi (Mouse Island) just beyond.
Have a wonderful time surrounded by nature in a unique horseback journey through unspoiled forests, along remote beaches and taking in breathtaking views. Options for both beginners and more experienced riders.
Tours vary from about 1-hour to over 1.5 hours and can include pick up from your hotel or cruise ship.
Paxos and Antipaxos
An opportunity to visit the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, situated close to the southern coast of Corfu, and also the famous blue Caves of Paxos. Swim in the crystal blue waters in Antipaxos and you enjoy Gaios, the traditional village and capital of Paxos.