Things to do in
Corfu Town

Come for the picture-perfect beaches; stay for the charming old town, Greek cuisine, and blue lagoons.

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From Corfu Island: Antipaxos & Paxos Blue Caves Boat Cruise

1. From Corfu Island: Antipaxos & Paxos Blue Caves Boat Cruise

Get stunning views of the Venetian castles in the Old Town of Corfu as you set sail and head south along the Kanoni Peninsula. Pass the palace of Mon Repo and the towns of Perama, Benitses and Kavos as you sail towards Cape Asprokavos. Get a magnificent view of the olive and cypress trees that cover Paxos, formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with his trident to create an idyllic retreat for Amphitrite - according to legend! Reach the unspoiled northern side of Paxos and enter the natural bay of Lakka. Stroll the narrow streets of the traditional village, or take a short walk to the beaches to swim and sunbathe. Then, sail along the west coast of Paxos and enter the Blue Caves, where monk seals have taken up residence. Next, cruise to the small island of Antipaxos to swim off Paradise Beach (Voutoumi). Sail along the east coast of Paxos and get great views of the small islands of Skaltsonisi and Mongonisi as you make your way back to Corfu.

From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves

2. From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves

Sail from Corfu to the magnificent islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, famous for wine and picturesque beaches. Travel into the historical rock caves and admire the beautiful scenery. On this full-day cruise you’ll stop at the island of Antipaxos, which has one of the most stunning beaches in the Mediterranean. Marvel at the beauty of the golden coast, providing a contrast with the crystal blue water. Enjoy a swim when you stop in Gaios, the capital of Paxos. Make the most of your free time to explore the small town. Shop at the souvenir stores, grab some lunch or cool down with an ice cream.

From Corfu Island: Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & Blue Caves

3. From Corfu Island: Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & Blue Caves

Enjoy a full-day cruise to the jewels of the Ionian Sea – the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos and the famous blue caves. Sail along the west coast of Paxos, enjoying the impressive rocky coastline and white sand beaches. The boat will enter the breathtaking blue sea caves, which are a natural habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal. Next, at the small island of Antipaxos, you’ll have the opportunity to swim off Voutoumi Beach. The cruise continues along the narrow channel of Paxos and the islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. The captain will moor in the port of Gaios village and you’ll have time to explore the town.

Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

4. Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

With your day pass for this hop-on hop-off tour you’ll learn about Corfu's history and the city’s top attractions with the aid of multi-lingual commentary available in 8 languages. On the 60-minute Kanoni route you’ll pass by most of the city’s landmarks and monuments. Your ticket gives you the flexibility to explore the city's sights at your leisure and at your own pace. Sights you’ll see include the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Fortress and New Fortress, and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Admire the Venetian mansions and the water-colored buildings with their characteristic ochre color. See Pontikonisian Island the Panagia Vlaherna Monastery. Explore the many alleyways and narrow streets, gardens, and beautiful squares such as Bosketo and Spianada. Admire the architecture of the churches, theaters, museums, and imposing mansions. In the commercial center you’ll find many unique shops, as well as numerous cafés, bars and restaurants. Tour Stops: Kanoni Tour Stop 1 - Corfu New Port - Main Gate Stop 2 - Kanoni Stop 3 - Mon Repo Palace Stop 4 - Anemomylos Stop 5 - Spianada Square Stop 6 - Spilia Square Stop 7 - Old Port

Corfu: Aqualand Water Park 1-, 2- or 7-Day Entry Tickets

5. Corfu: Aqualand Water Park 1-, 2- or 7-Day Entry Tickets

Have a splashing day out at Aqualand Water Park. Get your entry ticket in advance to skip the ticket line and enjoy full-day access to the home of 49 water slides.   Bring the whole family or come with friends — the park has something for everyone. Enjoy not only fun water attractions, but also green forest scenery, free sun beds and umbrellas for sun worshippers, and food outlets and shops on hand. Have fun on the water attractions designed by the same people that designed some Universal Studios and Disney’s attractions.  Relax knowing safety is at the center of the water parks’ philosophy — qualified lifeguards always look out for visitors and provide services for people with specific requirements. Splash all day long in the daily-cleaned and filtered water.

Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

6. Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

Marvel at the beautiful coastline of Greece on a full-day boat cruise to Parga and Sivota from Corfu Town. Get stunning views of the Old Town as you set sail and admire the thick woods of the Kanoni Peninsula. Pass the palace and gardens of Mon Repos as you sail towards Plataria and Sivota. Continue down the coast to Parga, known for its beautiful architecture and calm bays. See the remains of a Venetian castle, built by the residents in the 11th century to protect them from pirates and the Turks. Discover the small island with a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Venetian and French-style buildings. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy lunch at a traditional taverna overlooking the sea, or go for a swim off one of the many beaches. Cruise around the islands of Sivota as you sail back to Corfu and drop anchor at the Blue Lagoon, where Arabian pirates are said to have moored their ships in the Middle Ages. Swim in the blue waters before sailing back to port in Corfu Town.

Full-Day Cruise to the Blue Lagoon with Syvota Visit

7. Full-Day Cruise to the Blue Lagoon with Syvota Visit

Your lovely day will start after your departure from Corfu town port or Lefkimmi port, depending on which is the closest port to you. The captain and the crew will welcome you and help you out with anything you might need throughout the whole trip. The first stop will be in the historical cave of Papanikolis where you will have a few minutes to take some pictures and hear about the story of the cave. The second stop will be at the Blue Lagoon beach. You have a whole hour to enjoy the beautiful beach by snorkeling or just enjoying the great view if you do not wish to swim. The third stop will be Bella Vraka beach, where you can continue swimming.  The last stop of the day will be on the mainland of Greece, where you have 45 minutes to explore the small fishing village, Syvota. Enjoy some free time to walk around the village, have a nice coffee, or even an ice cream if you wish. Later the boat will return you to Corfu island.

Corfu: Private Yacht Cruise

8. Corfu: Private Yacht Cruise

Visiting Corfu for holidays and have time to explore the beautiful coastline? A private cruise is a perfect option for you! Cruise to the central east coastline including the 2 fortresses, the old town of Corfu, Garitsa bay, Mouse Island, Vido Island, and Lazareto Island, with several stops for swimming and snorkelling. Starting your cruise from the Marina at 10:00 AM, you will head towards the old town of Corfu and the two fortresses. Sailing along to the old fortress you will arrive at Garitsa bay, looking at the south side of the fortress. Garitsa bay is a natural anchorage where super yachts drop anchor. Mouse Island will be the next site to see where you can stop for a while, giving you the chance to take photographs of landing airplanes flying above you. Your next stop is Vido Island, where you can enjoy swimming and relaxation in the crystal clear waters. Lazareto Island will be the second swim stop if the selected cruise duration is 4 hours. Sailing to the northeast coastline of Corfu, there are various swim stops at spots only a boat can take you and the chance to stop at a seaside restaurant for lunch before returning to the marina by 6:00 PM (if the selected cruise duration is 8 hours).

Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

9. Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

Stroll the narrow paths and charming alleys of Corfu Town with a licensed, English-speaking guide to see historic highlights, such as the Old Fortress. Visit the former residence of the British Lord High Commissioner at the Palace of St. Michael and St. George and discover the hidden squares, old city walls and fountains of the town center. Break for a big breakfast of traditional food, such as cheese pie, spinach pie, loukoumades (donuts), Greek yoghurt and ginger beer from Corfu. Enter the Church of St. Spyridon, where the relics of the 4th-century saint are held, and then continue with your food tastings. Sample some sweet halva, along with cheese, honey, olive oil, fruits and nuts, all selected for their quality and significance to the local community. End with a seated lunch at a restaurant and taste authentic pastitsada (casserole) and a sofrito meat dish from Corfu.

Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

10. Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Discover mysterious Albania on a guided day trip from Corfu. Cross to the port city of Saranda to enjoy a 20-kilometer guided bus tour of the southern coast and its virgin shores and islands. Pass through small villages and gaze in awe at the endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint, where the ancient Greek city of Buthrotum disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation until archaeologists uncovered some of the finest remains in the Mediterranean. Tour the Venetian tower and see the remains of the theater and Temple of Asclepius. Continue to the ruins of the ancient gymnasium and Roman Baths and admire a priceless mosaic floor in the Roman Baptistery. Travel back in time as you explore the Cyclopean walls and get panoramic views of the lake and plains from the top of the hill. Return to Saranda for lunch, and then take a walking tour before sailing back to Corfu.

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What people are saying about Corfu Town

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,564 reviews

The tour was very interesting, informative and involved different kind of activities from walking and exploring history and present of Corfu till trying delicious local foods and drinks. Our guide, Nausica, was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive and very helpful. She gave us a lot of information and tips about the island and things to do in the next days also. Thank you so much for giving your time to show us beautiful Corfu town.

A very good alternative to the typical tours. Got a good overview of the local specialties and were able to taste them extensively. The perfect way to explore the city! Had a lot of fun and can only recommend the tour!

Amazing! The family is so welcoming and wonderful and George was great in explaining all the amazing thing about Olive oil ! And such a yummy tasting session! Wow wow wow!

Probably the most fantastic day of many in Greece. George is a truly special person educator and advocate for Corfu and the art of olive oil.

A great tour of old town! Fun stories of the history along with local treats. Thanks again