The Neo Frourio, also known as New Fortress, is an old military complex loaded with interesting tunnels, cellars and dungeons. It provides excellent views of the Old Town and the bay. Look out for the two lions of St. Mark and the Venetians inscriptions on the bastion walls above.
The Old Perithia, located in the North East corner of the Island, is a deserted village with roots in the 14th century. This picturesque village is a great place to explore. Here can you take a step back in time or just sit and enjoy a drink in one of the nice Tavernas afterwards.
This spectacular building, which is located in the village of Gastouri, was originally built in 1890 as a summer retreat for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as Princess Sissy, therefore it is also called Sissy´s Palace. It has several beautiful Greek sculptures and a wonderful garden. The view from the terrace is outstanding, you will comprehend Sissy´s love to this place.
The old traditional fishing village Kassiopi is located 36 kilometres North East off Corfu town, surrounded by lush green hills. Kassiopi offers a range of activities for visitors and is a place where you can really enjoy your holiday. Visit the ancient fortress, picturesque harbours or one of the many easily accessible beaches.
Religion is a very important part of life in Corfu and there are many churches present everywhere. In the Old Town alone you will find about twenty of them. The Church of Saint Spiridon, located in the centre of the Old Town, was built in 1590 and is a typical example of the ecclesiastical architecture of the Ionian Islands in Greece. Saint Spiridon, the patron of Corfu, was born, lived and died in this city.
Sidari represents the most developed tourist area of the north coast of Corfu and offers nice beaches. It is also known for the channel of love, Canal D'Amour, a series of rock formations which create small bays and a kind of channel with crystal clear water. According to the legend lovers who swim into the channel together, will love each other forever.
Paleo Frourio, 'The Old Fortress', is located on the eastern side of Corfu Town. It was built by the Venetians and is a symbol of their power in the Ionian Sea. Today it is a landmark of the island and the city and visitors are welcome to enter and discover the areas of the fortress.
See the beautiful landscapes of Corfu from the horse back. Trailriders Horse Trekking take you on safe rides among the olive trees, vine yards and meadows. The most comfortable is to wear long trousers, t-shirt and full shoes but if necessary the stable can provide it for you.
In the village Pelekas with its sandy beaches you will find Jimmy´s Restaurant with local cuisine on the menu. It is not difficult to forget time and space in this friendly and comfortable atmosphere while enjoying Mediterranean healthy food accompanied by a glass of good wine.
With beautiful views of the beach and sea, at Taverna Malibu Greek cuisine (including local specialities and fresh fish and seafood) is served. The resort is located at the end of the town road but if you manage the walk, the sunset will be an amazing drop scene for your dinner.
The most common tourist trap on Corfu is overly-expensive taxi rides. Therefore it is a good idea to insist that all fares are shown on the meter. Some restaurants overcharge on the bill so it is generally a good idea to check your bill before you just pay the amount requested. However, most establishments are reasonably honest.
The official name of Corfu International Airport is Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, but it is often called Kerkyra Corfu Airport or just Corfu Airport. It is located three kilometres south of Corfu City. There is a bus station next to the Arrivals hall where buses leave for destinations all over the island. A trip into Corfu city takes approximately 10 minutes. You can also find taxis outside the terminal building.
From central Corfu there are buses to take you to different destinations on the island and they are reasonably reliable. The long distance buses leave from the bus station which is close to the New Port in Corfu Town and the local bus station is on Pleteia San Rocco. The green buses are the long distance ones and the blue buses are local. If you do not like the buses there is always the possibility of hiring a car or a motorcycle to take you around the island’s lovely and attractive beaches.