THINGS TO DO IN CORFU
Traveling should really be about experiences and making life-lasting memories. Besides the accommodation and transportation, which of course are important, we strongly believe that the activities you can engage in will make a real difference.
Corfu has a lot to offer in this respect. From old fortresses and interesting museums, to very old churches (some dating all the way back to the 1200s, water parks, hiking, bike riding and of course amazing beaches.
Corfu, an island of Greece's northwest coast in the Ionian sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by 2 imposing Venetial fortresses, featuring winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade, and the Grand Palace of St Michael and St. George.
You can find here some dramatic and isolated beaches (some of which are only accessible by boat) that will make your stay memorable.
Fotini Studios is located in the village of Paleokastritsa which is nestled in the northwest of Corfu. Paleokastritsa is an intimate little village that is said to be the Greek mythological site of Scheria and the last spot Odysseus visited before returning home. Make sure to visit the monastery that goes all the way back to the 1200s and take a dip on the main beach. It is a great spot to spend a chilled morning in the sun.
Rent a boat and discover Corfu
Many hidden secret beaches that are only reachable by boat await you to discover them.
Our partner SeaHorse Boat Rentals offers priority to our guests for boat rentals.
Starting from only 70 EUR/day (plus fuel) this is a rare opportunity to explore the island from a different perspective.
SeaHorse employees will offer you the information you need in order to discover the best places to visit and will provide you with the needed assistance. Dreamed about being a ship captain on the Ionian sea? Now you can live this unique experience.
La Grotta Beach
La Grotta was founded in the late '60s when the Rizos Hotelier family had the inspiration to develop a cave in the beautiful craggy bay underneath the hotel into a bar, blending perfectly into the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
Down 142 steps, today this famous Corfu beauty sport is open right through the day for drinks, snacks, and a swim in the crystal clear natural blue lagoon.
In the evening, enjoy a cocktail next to the sea, listening to chill-out music.
More details here: La Grotta Bar
SPEND SOME TIME AT OUR GORGEOUS POOL
Our pool is located next to the main building. You can literally walk out of your room and find yourself inside the pool.
With depths from 0,5 m up to 2,5 m and a beautiful sea view overwatching the wonderful bay area you can easily spend a couple of hours here, just enjoying the sun, the water, and why not, your favorite drink.
Indulge yourself in the local cuisine
Greek cuisine is part of the culture of Greece and is recorded in images and texts from ancient times. Its influence spread to ancient Rome and then throughout Europe and beyond.
What we know for sure is that it is absolutely delicious and in Corfu, you can find countless restaurants and tavernas which will spoil you with amazing dishes and excellent service.
Feel free to ask the hotel personal about recommendations based on your wishes.
VISIT THE TOWN OF CORFU
Filled with amazing history, the town of Corfu offers some amazing buildings and areas to visit. Learn about their history from dedicated tours that you can easily book in advance in order to avoid the lines.
ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET IN PALEOKASTRITSA
Take a 10 minutes walk at sunset and watch the beautiful Paleokastritsa bay bathed in the warm sunset light. Ask our friendly personnel what is the best place to watch the sunset as this is not the only point where this view is breathtaking.
ENJOY ANY OF THE MANY AVAILABLE BEACHES
Besides the main beaches in Paleokastritsa as well as hundreds of other appointed beaches across Corfu, there are a couple of amazing places that only the local people know about. Many of them are only reachable by boat (you can rent one from SeaHorse). Enjoy a day in the sun on your own private beach!
PAXOS ANTIPAXOS BLUE CAVES DAY TOUR
Did you know that two of the most beautiful islands in the world are situated only 8 nautical miles away from Corfu? You should not miss a full day cruise to visit Paxos and bath in the amazing blue lagoon
ADVENTURE QUAD ATV SAFARI GUIDED TOUR
If you are the adventurous type, what better way to explore Corfu? Rent a guided tour on QUAD ATV and explore the beauties hidden everywhere around you. Make sure not to miss The Pink Palace in Agios Gordios.
1 HOUR PARAGLIDING TANDEM FLIGHT
What better way to get a bird's eye view understanding of Corfu than to fly over it for a 1-hour paragliding tandem flight over the most beautiful areas. Take your camera to snap some amazing photos.
CRUISE TO ALBANIA
Corfu is located very close to Albania. So, if you ever wanted to visit Albania you can book a one day trip to visit the shores and you will be back in Corfu by dinner time.
VESPA SCOOTER TOUR
Want to enjoy full freedom? Explore the Corfu island on a 3 hours Vespa Scooter Tour.
WHAT WAS YOUR BEST EXPERIENCE IN CORFU?
Let us know what experience did you enjoy best while in Corfu. Send us photos and a short description. We will include it in our list and you can help others have a wonderful vacation. We might also write a blog article about it and feature your amazing adventure on our social media accounts.
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