My vacation in Corfu with my best friend Cassandra is ended last week, and I decided to make this post as a small guide about the five things to absolutely do and see in this wonderful Greek island. Corfu is a fairly large island with many points of interest, but if you don’t want to rent a car or a scooter as I decided to do, I recommend to stay in Corfu town which is well connected to all the most important attractions of the island.
Explore the caves of Paleokastritsa and Paradise Beach
The area of Paleokastritsa includes five bays and coves with crystal clear water that you can visit in a wonderful boat ride. We did a tour that included a visit to the caves in the area and a stop at Paradise Beach, a beautiful beach as the name suggests. We both loved it so much, that we decided to go back there a second time on our last day in Corfu.
Visit the Achilleion, Empress Sissi’s palace
The visit at the Achilleion is mandatory if you are in Corfu and it may be a nice alternative to the usual beach day. The palace was built by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sissi. The visit is also very pleasant thanks to the free audio guides explaining the history and the wonderful interior of the palace. I particularly loved the terrace with an amazing view over the city and the imposing statue of Achilles.
Swim in the Canal d’Amour
The Canal d’Amour is one of the main attractions of Corfu and is located in Sidari. The landscape of this place is something wonderful with these magnificent rock formations loom over the cristal sea, creating a beautiful color contrast. The legend says that couples who swim in the middle these cliffs will get married soon. I couldn’t test it for myself but I hope that this place will bring good luck to a couple of friends as well!
Take a picture of the Vlakerna Monastrery, the most photographed attraction in Corfu
The Vlakerna monastery is one of the most evocative place of the island. It is located in Kanoni, in the middle of water and connected to the mainland by a concrete walkway. Admission is free and the interior is really characteristic (although the gift shop)
Stroll in the romantic streets of Corfu town
Cofu town is the place we have chosen as the base for our week in Corfu. The city is really wonderful, full of narrow streets with typical craft shops and delicious restaurants. At night the city was even more beautiful thanks to the lights that illuminated the streets and the Venetian style arcades. The local fashion boutique are also amazing, with really wonderful clothes and accessories!