Corfu

getting to corfu

Travel Options

Corfu is well served by a variety of flights from many of the UK's regional airports. We do not tie you in to a package holiday with prearranged travel; you are free to choose flights from your closest airports and at a time that suits you best.

We always recommend that you book your flights as soon as you have booked your property as you will find that fares are usually lower and the choice of flight times is wider. If you need to place a 'hold' on your chosen property whilst you are booking your flights we are more than happy to do this for you. We can book flights on your behalf if you would like us to, for this service we charge a fee of £30 for each return flight booked.

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Villages and towns in Corfu

Gastouri

Gastouri is also known as Achilleio as it is located only 500 metres from the Achilleion Palace, home to Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Locally known as Empress Sissy, she had the Palace built as her second home and dedicated it to her favourite Greek hero, Achilles.

Enjoying delightful views from its hillside location there are two parts to the village, the traditional old quarter featuring narrow alleyways only accessible on foot, with the newer part being in close proximity to the Palace. A selection of shops and restaurants can be found here. Beaches can be easily reached, among those within a short drive are Benitses at 3km to the south and Perama at a similar distance to the north, while a drive of 10km to the west coast reveals Agios Gordios.

Acharavi

This corner of Corfu is truly appealing, with sandy beaches, lined with villages, most of which have beachside tavernas and shops, as well as an array of watersports to please everyone.   Acharavi is one such coastal town which has a pleasing choice of amenities and an interesting folklore useum offering an insight into the island’s vibrant past.  

A seven kilometre coastal path stretches all the way from Roda to Acharavi and on to Almyros, passing a salt lake and nature reserve before ending at Agios Spyridon and the Bay of Molos.   

Boukari

From Messongi, the road runs along the south east coast to the villages of Boukari and Mpoukaris and on to Petriti. This corner of Corfu is an idyllic unspoilt area where the villages are small, the beaches uncrowded and the olive clad countryside is the perfect place for gentle walks. With its small fishing harbour, the sleepy hamlet of Boukari has changed little over the years, and has a renowned taverna. The shallow azure waters lap gently against the shingle/pebbly beach.    

Kalami

The small fishing village of Kalami, huddled around a horse-shoe shaped bay, is a perfect setting for a family holiday. Home to one of the many Blue Flag beaches found on the island, its pebbly shores offer great opportunities for swimming and water sports such as water-skiing and wakeboarding. Walkers and ramblers will also enjoy the village, with its many scenic coastal footpaths that allow access to nearby bays, such as Agni.

Kalami is probably best known for its links to the Durrell Family. The village boasts ‘The White House’, the former home and workplace of Lawrence Durrell, who wrote some of his works here. The building still stands today and is easily spotted at the end of the bay. Although the house is not open to visitors, sculptured animals can be encountered around it, a celebration of Gerald Durrell’s novel ‘My Family and Other Animals’. The house to the left is now a taverna, named, unsurprisingly, ‘The White House’.

Kassiopi

Standing in the foothills of Mount Pantokrator, and overlooked by the ruins of a castle, Kassiopi, the largest village in the north-east of Corfu, offers an outstandingly picturesque setting. Historic and modern features merge seamlessly to create a place to suit all ages. Formerly a quiet fishing village, Kassiopi has been transformed into an excellent place for visitors, whilst maintaining its traditional Greek charm. With views out to sea towards Albania, the harbour and main square provide the focal point of the village’s social life by day. Narrow streets lead to an array of tavernas, bars, shops and bakeries, where something to suit all tastes can be found.

Ermones

This part of the west coast of Corfu is famously known all over the island for its beaches and clear seas, set against a dramatic backdrop of forested hills. Ermones Beach is the only shingle beach in this part of Corfu and is very popular with the locals. In a small bay with rocks and cliffs at each end, this is an ideal location for snorkelling. Small sailing boats and pedalos can be hired. Sun beds and umbrellas are available, and there are showers and toilets on the beach. There is a choice of a handful of tavernas on the beach, together with a few in the village above.

Nissaki

Peaceful, picturesque Nissaki, set against a backdrop of verdant mountains, is the perfect spot for young families and for those who enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity to experience a taste of the traditional way of life. Amenities are plentiful, both along the main road through the village and around the beach area. Nissaki’s fine shingle beach is great for swimming and snorkelling, with many little coves within easy swimming distance.  

A water sports jetty offers a variety of activities: water-skiing, wakeboarding and parasailing to name just a few. Local buses pass through regularly, providing an ideal opportunity to hop on and explore further afield, including bustling Corfu Town, which can be seen in the distance. Alternatively, a water taxi offers a twice weekly trip to the city from the jetty.

Paramonas

The relatively undeveloped south-west coast of Corfu offers an abundance of easily accessible, sandy beaches - so many, in fact, that visitors are spoilt for choice. The most northerly of these beaches, Paramonas, boasts a beautiful sandy beach in a small bay. Sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired and pedalos are available to rent. Next to the beach there are a couple of tavernas. Paramonas is popular with families and can get quite busy in the height of the summer.


Pretty Prasoudi Beach is set in a small, secluded bay, surrounded by verdant hills. Its beautiful sandy beach and shallow water prove popular with families. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available and, just above the beach, there is a tavern. Sometimes when the tide is out it is possible to walk between Prasoudi and Skidi Beach to its south. Skidi’s small stretch of sandy beach, set below a rocky backdrop, and its crystal clear water, is popular, particularly with the locals at weekends.

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