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Corfu Island

About Corfu

The magnificent island of Corfu is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece.

Thousands of visitors come to Corfu every year, to see its natural beauty for themselves, from the lush green landscape to the stunning beaches the island is so famous for.

A worthy World Heritage site, the Old Town of Corfu is a must-see for any visitor. The Venetian architecture of the buildings, the red tower of St Spyridon Church, the Old and New Fortress and the picturesque arcade called the Liston are reasons visitors fall in love with Corfu and visit time and again.


Central Corfu

corfu island map

From west to east, you can find a perfect destination everywhere in Central Corfu. The town of Corfu is situated in Central Corfu and is supposed to be a major location with historic sites, magnificent mansions, great examples of architecture and lovely alleyways to wander. Moreover, in Central Corfu there are several quaint villages to the east, such as Perama and various tourist resorts, like Benitses. Plus, Kanoni with magnificent views to the Monastery of Vlacherna and the islet of Pontikonissi is a part of this area.

Moreover, to the west of Central Corfu there are plenty of areas meeting the needs of a contemporary holidaymaker: in Glyfada you will find a perfect beach, in Aghios Gordios you may find great surrounding environment and Pelekas is a typical Corfiot village with quaint coffee houses and friendly atmosphere.

Town Center of Corfu

Fortunately, for those staying on Corfu, you do not have to travel far to find an idyllic location, since the town center of Corfu is full of attractions, scenic locations, amazing atmosphere and unique amenities.

There are certain parts of the town center of Corfu, such as the Old and New Fortress, offering spectacular views to the coastline while the town center also offers full of shops, amazing alleyways to wander, a variety of restaurants and cafeterias and the best sites for doing a lot of sightseeing on your holidays.

Liston Corfu

Our top picks

Please find below a list of our top picks on the island of Corfu: cultural places, locations with postcard views, lovely beaches and amazing seaside resorts – waiting to be explored by holidaymakers.

Liston Corfu


The renowned Liston, the arcade on the northern part of Spianada, is a major Corfiot landmark.
Old Fortes Corfu


While sailing to Corfu, the old fortress is one of the first sights you are able to see, covering the east part of the promontory
New Fortress Corfu


The New Fortress of Corfu was built during the British rule on Corfu (1815–63), operating today as the Naval Station of Corfu.
Pontikonisi Corfu


Pontikonissi is located just opposite the monastery of Panagia Vlacherna in the famous area of Kanoni, close to the town centre of Corfu and the airport.
Mon Repo Corfu


The historical Mon Repos Palace is situated on the well-known Corfu Promenade and was built in 1826 by the British Commissioner, Frederic Adams.
Achileion Corfu


Achilleion palace is situated in the area of Gastouri and was built by the Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, widely-known as Sissy.
Kaiser observatory Corfu


Kaiser’s Observatory is located in the area of Pelekas, which the German Emperor used to visit in order to watch the sunset.
Palaiokastritsa Corfu


Paleokastritsa is a widely-known destination, only 24km away from Corfu town centre, boasting unequalled beaches with extremely clean waters within an amazing surrounding scenery.
Sidari corfu


Sidari is located 32 km from Corfu town centre, featuring long, sandy beaches and stunning bay formations, while the location Canal d’ Amour gains the attention.
Kassiopi Corfu


The castle of the region of Kassiopi was one of the three Byzantine castles that contributed to the defense strategies before the Venetian era.

Rent a car in Corfu

Corfu’s natural beauty is the perfect incentive for renting a car in order to explore the numerous hidden beauties on this island. Plan your next visit to Corfu and contact Ionian Travel Car Hire so that you receive the highest standard of car hire regardless of your budget.

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