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Corfu, Greece: my favorite spots

by Maaike
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Corfu Greece

Last year I’ve visited Corfu, the greenest island of Greece. With thousands of flowers and stunning views everywhere. It’s the first Greek island I’ve ever visited and I’m very excited about it. It’s awesome for nature lovers AND for culture lovers. In this article I wanna show you my favorite spots that you really can’t miss during your stay!

Sandy beaches in the north of Corfu

Corfu Greece

I’m not a huge fan of beaches. Don’t get me wrong: I love beaches, but I don’t like laying on the beach for hours. On Corfu you’ll find a lot of pebble beaches, but if you go to the north of the island you’ll also find some sandy ones. I really liked the idyllic town Sidari, with many lounge bars where you can relax for hours. Or just lay down and relax in the sea.

Photogenic Paleokastritsa

Corfu Greece

For some great views head over to Paleokastritsa in the northwest of Corfu. Clear waters and beautiful bays: it’s stunning. Go for a boat ride, which costs you around 15 dollars, and sail through caves. Enjoy the weather, get some food and don’t forget to take some photographs. Oh… and visit the monastery right on the top of a mountain. It’s gorgeous!

Hire a scooter and drive around

Greece island

No matter where you go, you can always hire a scooter. And you really need a scooter to explore Corfu. There is a bus going, but that’s not the best way to move around the island. Is a scooter not cool enough? No problem, you can also hire a buggy, quad or motorcycle. I chose a motorcycle and that one costed around 15 dollars per day, so it’s definitely not expensive. Just drive around and go wherever you want to go, because getting lost is not a problem at all. You can drive from the north to the south in just two hours, so you’re never far away from the place you’re staying at.

Must do: Corfu town

Corfu City

If you want to enjoy some culture, you should go to Corfu town, also called Kerkyra. Go shopping, drink a glass of wine and just hang out. And don’t forget to climb the fort. On top you have some great views of Corfu, pretty amazing! Another must do is strolling down the cute, white streets with many little shops. I loved it!

A full day boat ride to Paxos and Antipaxos

Best Greek island

The best thing I did during my trip through Corfu was a full day excursion to the islands Paxos and Antipaxos. You need to get on a boat in the early morning to sail all day. The water is crystal clear and extremely blue. But that’s not the best part about this trip. You’ll go ashore at Antipaxos, a super cute little island with cute restaurants and cute shops and cute little streets and flowers and good food.

Best viewpoint of Corfu

Corfu Greek island

My favorite viewpoint was at café-restaurant Bella Vista in Benitses in the east of the island. The food and drinks are more expensive, but that’s totally worth it. Order a glass of fresh orange juice and enjoy the view over the mountains and the blue sea. See airplanes take off and just relax for a bit.

Have lunch at Avra on the Beach

Restaurant Corfu

Are you hungry? Go for lunch at Avra on the Beach! Or have breakfast. The food is awesome but the setting is even better: little, colorful chairs, a pergola of grapes and right in front of the sea. If you are done eating, you can just transport yourself to the (pebble) beach two metres from the restaurant. Find a good spot right under a parasol and listen to some lounge music.

Stay in Benitses

Benitses Corfu

Benitses is a good place to stay: it’s close to Corfu City, it has some good restaurants, it’s a vibrant town and you won’t come across that many drunk people. But if you like to party all night long and get drunk, go to Kavos in the south of Corfu where all the party animals are heading to.

Which Greek island did you like the most? Let me know in a comment!

16 comments

Bablofil 18 July 2017 - 19:50

Thanks, great article.

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Maaike 20 July 2017 - 17:51

Thank you so much!

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Tracey 24 July 2017 - 00:09

Love this article and gorgeous pics.

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Maaike 24 July 2017 - 20:51

Thank you so much! Your comment makes my day 🙂

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Jasmin N 24 July 2017 - 20:07

Ah, Corfu is an absolute dream! Would love to visit there one day and see all those pretty beaches and colourful flowers 🙂

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Maaike 24 July 2017 - 20:50

Yessss you should, it’s amazing! It’s soooo green!

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Devajani 24 July 2017 - 20:32

Lovely read. Good informative post about Corfu and love all the photographs 😀

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Maaike 24 July 2017 - 20:50

Ahhh thank you so much, that’s great to hear! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Ricarda Christina Hollweg 24 July 2017 - 20:41

I recently visited parts of Albania quite close to Corfu. Since then I’m very curious to see Corfu. Your imspiting blog post and very beautiful photography make me even more curious. Great blog post.

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Maaike 24 July 2017 - 20:50

That’s awesome! Thanks for your sweet comment. You should go there for sure!

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Dalal 24 July 2017 - 23:11

Island excursions are the best! I can’t wait to check out Greece after high season <3

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Maaike 24 July 2017 - 23:35

I totally agree! Yeah you should go there, you’ll have so much fun!

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Shadab Alam 25 July 2017 - 03:38

What a beautiful article !!!
Love the way you describe each and every single aspects so beautifully.

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Maaike 25 July 2017 - 18:31

Aaah thanks so much, really good to hear! You just made my day!

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Ben Zabulis 11 September 2017 - 09:28

It is a lovely place ! Funnily enough I became familiar with Corfu many years before actually going there, we covered the book ‘My family and Other Animals’ by Gerald Durrell at school – it’s an account of his family’s move to Corfu quite some time ago now. Worth a read ! Even better read it while there !! Happy travels !

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Maaike 11 September 2017 - 22:48

Haha what a cool story, thanks for that! Same to you 🙂

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