Spend a few hours visiting the place where Prince Philip was born
Mon Repos, the birthplace of Price Philip can be found a short 20-minute walk away from the town centre of Corfu. The walk to/from the palace of Mon Repos is delightful, along the Garitsa bay, and on arriving into Mon Repos you will be amazed at the lush gardens and the grandness of this royal abode where the Greek royal family used to spend their annual vacations in the early part of the last century.
Go hill walking along the many trails
The Spartillas to Ano Perithia via Mount Pantokrator is one of our favourites. Through the hills to the highest peak on the Island and visit the deserted hillside village of Ano Perithea for a delightful lunch in one of the 4 tavernas there along the way. Remember your camera!
Take the youngsters to Aqualand Water Park
The largest in all of Greece, and just 10 minutes from Corfu town. Make the children the excuse and have a great time yourself on the slides and flumes.
Small but magnificent!
The Archeological Museum that is!Don't miss this little gem - you won't get "museum indigestion" here, it is quite small and very well laid-out, with a couple of real highlights which are as good as anything we've seen in the whole of Greece on many trips in the past. It is air-conditioned which makes it a lovely place on a very hot day - cool off as a culture vulture!
Set sail for Paxos
A truly idyllic Island, very unspolit and full of olive trees! Paxos is a tiny Island, with only 3 small coastal villages, and of course a very famous little sister in Anti-Paxos (small Paxos!) where the beach resembles the white sand of the Caribbean. Well worth a day's visit.
Saddle up and explore!
There are two horse riding schools along the NE coast of Corfu. One at Avlaki (Avlaki Horse Riding School) and one at Ano Korakiana (TrailRiders Corfu). Different rides are available for beginners and children. Those with experience will be taken on more demanding rides, through the olive groves and along the beach
Enjoy a little "retail therapy"!
The narrow streets radiating off from the Liston, house small shops of every commercial nature. Dominated by the 'gold shops'. Corfiot craftsmen excel at designing and making Greek jewelry in gold - this coupled with competitive prices may tempt you. Among the bustle, look out for those shops and stalls selling local items like wild honey, fig cakes and handmade lace.
Visit Paleokastritsa (easier to get there than to say it!)
Pa-le-o-ka-str-it-sa (pronunciation: just let it roll off the tongue!) is set around three main bays. It is famous for being Corfu's most treasured beauty spot; beware it can become busy in high season. Luxury yachts sail in to admire the back drop of the beautiful green hills around Paleokastritsa.The best way - for the views, is to go via the Troumpetas pass. Look on your map for Skipero (which is on the main Sidari road). The pass is just above.
Venture across the sea to Albania!
There are organised day trips to this fascinating country. The cost of this trip is about Euros 40 plus an additional Euros 18 for the visa to enter the country. This is well worth the trip, to experience the culture of a country that is still completely un-commercialised. You can purchase tickets directly from the Ionian cruises office in the old harbour in Corfu town.
Take the plunge and try the watersports
Nissaki has a large water sports jetty to the left hand side of the beach. It is a little climb over some rough ground, don't wear high heels!!!! Water skiing, Wakeboarding, Ringo and Banana rides and Parasailing are available.
Dress up and Splash out!
Barbati Beach next to Nissaki has a very sophisticated beach bar and restaurant called Piedo del Mare - a llittle oasis of calm and elegance for a dress up and splash out evening and just five minutes drive away!
This really is an excellent course, the oldest and currently one of only half a dozen in all of Greece! We have the British to thank for this, for it was created during the time of the British occupation of the Island. You’ll find the golf course close to Ermones on the Ropa Valley.
Take some kodak moments from the Old Fort
Otherwise known as Paleo Frourio, construction on Corfu's Old Fort began in the 8th century, and this structure has served to protect Corfu Town throughout various historically significant conflicts. Much has been contributed to the fort over the years, with the Venetians adding a moat in the 16th century and the British adding various buildings inside the fort such as the church during the 19th century. Magnificent views over the city are available from the top of the fort, which is one of the islands most popular historical attractions.
Go ride a bike!
There are a number of dedicated cycle trails all over Corfu, enquire at the ‘Giant’ mountain bike shop in Dassia for a map and information on bike hire locally. What better way to enjoy the scenery?
Go for lunch over on Vidos Island
Vidos Island used to house an ancient Venetian fortress, later turned into the Corfu ‘Alcatraz’! Now, it is simply a wonderfully tranquil spot to go for a walk, a quiet swim and a perfect setting for lunch – with the beautiful view of Corfu town and its fortresses in front of you. You catch the boats for Vidos in the car park at the old port, which you will find situated in front of the new fortress.
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