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Things to do in Corfu

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Achilleion is a palace built in Gastouri on the Island of Corfu for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi, after a suggestion by the Austrian consul Alexander von Warsberg.Elisabeth was deeply saddened by the tragic loss of her only son, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria following the Mayerling incident in 1889, and a year later she had this summer palace built as a refuge.”
  • 46 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Museum of Asian Art is inside the beautiful Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George. This museum was created in 1927 when the Corfiot diplomat Gregorio Manos donated over 10.000 pieces of Japanese and Chinese handicraft to the prefecture.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“The Old Fortress of Corfu is a Venetian fortress in the city of Corfu. The fortress covers the promontory which initially contained the old town of Corfu that had emerged during Byzantine times.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Plaza
“Liston in Corfu means more than a “wide road”, prior to 1864, where the locals used to hold their nobility titles, only the aristocrats were allowed to stroll in the area of Liston and enjoy a coffee or a drink. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“It has a special decoration, all strangers get excited by the countless lamps above the bar. Evening is one of the bars that many people prefer because it plays louder music!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“This was the residence of the ex king of Greece. The grounds are a great place for a walk.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Water Park
“Aqualand Corfu is the island’s biggest and most popular water park and offers themed zones catering for all ages, carefully watched over by qualified lifeguards. Stretching over an area of 130,000 sq ft (12,000 sq m) landscaped with lawns and mature maple trees, it is a family paradise of water rides and slides, lazy rivers and 15 swimming pools for a day of fun in the sun. Toddlers up to the age of four can enjoy shallow bathing pools with water showers, playing splashy games on Fantasy Island and exploring the Caribbean Pirate Adventure Pool. There’s a dedicated family area (kids must be aged eight and over) with giant slides, Jacuzzis, a lazy river and a wave pool. Adrenaline junkies can get their kicks from six extreme water ride ranging from the spiraling Hydrotube to the hair-raising Free Fall Plus, which plunges vertically for 80 ft (24 m) into deep water. Facilities include plenty of free sunbeds and parasols for shade and lockers to hire for a small charge of €5; there are changing rooms and showers as well as food outlets scattered throughout the park and stores selling sun lotion, rubber rings and pool toys.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Beach
“The famous coves of Canal d'Amour are situated at the west of Sidari, on the northern side of the island. It is one of the most impressive and photographed spots of Corfu.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great place to enjoy your drink in the evening with spectacular views of the old fortress.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Taverna
“The New Fort of Corfu (Venetian: Fortezza Nuova) is a Venetian construction on the hill of St. Mark in the city of Corfu, built in stages. the lower three-storey structure called "Punta Perpetua" and the five-sided bastion at the top. [13] Inside the bastion there is a large number of curved chambers, ventilation wells, stairs, ramps and two baroque-style gates. On the west side there is a narrow moat with perfect architecture extending from the vegetable market to the new port. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Night Club
“Mostly frequented by youngsters yet not exclusively. The club plays upbeat music, ranging from mainstream Greek and international music, hip hop, house and electro beats.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“The closest beach for swimming and a quick snack a few minutes walk from the town center ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For Italian food the restaurant La Famiglia is one of the best options, in the city centre.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lodging
“Afionas is a village with a magnificent view. There are 2 restaurants where you can have a dinner looking the sunset. In this village, there is Porto Timoni, an amazing location of two beaches on a small peninsula. No shops or beach kiosk nothing , so make sure you take stuff with you. Once parked in village follow signs to beach, you have to go down a steepish path so choose the right shoes. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Place of worship
“One of the most impressive fortification works in Europe. It is the first thing to see as the ferry approaches Corfu. It stands on the eastern side of the town, on a rocky peninsula that gets into the sea. This fortress was built to protect the town from enemies and pirates. On the eastern side of the fortress, there is a flatland, used today for cultural events in summer. In this flat square, there is the church of Saint George, built by the Venetians as an ancient temple. This is actually the only church in Greece that has been constructed according to the Doric style. The highest point of the fortress needs about 20 minutes walking up to a tall clock tower.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Monument of Unesco, the whole old town of Corfu. Just walk around the narow streets day or night.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“A great place to enjoy your drink in the evening with spectacular views of the old fortress.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For Italian food the restaurant La Famiglia is one of the best options, in the city centre.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“While up north, pay a visit to this bar where the sunset is breathtaking. Extra tip: try and get there in advance (prior to sunset) and sit on one of the swings the bar has while enjoying a cocktail.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“street food tavern with up-to-date upgrades- sometimes you have to wait for the table - but the effort is worth it/ behind the big town hall”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the most historical and beautiful restaurants in Corfu town! Atmospheric and overlooking the beautiful Kremasti Square.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“On the majestic Liston is this elegant, olive-hued grand dame, with a Mediterranean menu of pasta, salads and specialties such as veal sofrito (veal cooked in wine and garlic) and Corfiot rooster (chicken cooked in tomato sauce). Add to this warm service, chandelier-lit ambience and a range of microbrews, and you can see why it's always busy.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High quality authentic greek food at very reasonable prices. You will need to book early to guarantee a table because this restaurant is popular with locals and holiday makers”
  • 11 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Wine bar with delicious food. International cuisine and fine wines. Highly recommended. A bit pricey.”
  • 13 locals recommend

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