Corfu – Our top 5 things to do
We have been visiting Corfu for a long time now and everyone always asks us why we love this island so much and we can never really give them an answer other than “we just do!”.
Since we have started A Couple of Idiots Abroad we have spoken with a lot of people who also share our love for Corfu and they all say that they can never quite put their finger on why they love it but there is something about Corfu that really connects with people and makes you just admire this stunning island. We often get asked what is there to do there? So we have put together a little list of our top 5 things to do in Corfu ..
1. Explore Corfu
We have put this on the list of top things to do in Corfu because we feel there are so many hidden gems in Corfu that you just won’t find without getting out there and exploring! We found that hiring out a quad bike is such a fun way to do this.
You can turn down a narrow one track road and it will bring you out to a secluded beach with a tiny taverna. Also we love exploring the mountains. You may see a tiny little town high up over looking the ever green views with people still riding around on donkeys and it looks like you have just driven 200 years back in time.
If you’re out exploring and see a road that looks interesting, turn down it. We found some of our favorite places by doing just this.
2. Achillion Palace
This is our absolute favorite building in the whole of Corfu. The history and the story associated with this building is very interesting but the main reason why this is such a special place is the architecture and the building work is nothing like you will see anywhere else in Corfu.
With some amazing artwork in the ceilings to all of the statues outside to, in our opinion, the best part, the painting of Hector and Troy. Then there is the amazing statue of Achilles in the beautiful gardens. The palace is high up so the views from the gardens are stunning.
3. Greek Food
The one thing you must do while visiting Corfu is try as many restaurants as possible! Greek food is so delicious. We love finding stunning restaurants with the best views over the sea or over looking the mountains, it’s something we look forward to every day when in Corfu.
We usually just stumble across restaurants that we like the look of whilst out exploring and we have found some real gems whilst doing this, the main one being the Kaiser Bridge Restaurant. It’s just stunning, the views are unreal and the food is great!
4. Corfu Town
No trip to Corfu is complete without a visit to this historic city. There is so much to do and see, you can visit the new and old fortresses, see the old churches, navigate your way through the tiny narrow cobbled streets and stumble into a wonderful handmade woodwork shop.
The Liston is our favourite part of Corfu Town. It’s a beautiful picturesque street with marble flooring and archways filled with restaurants and cafes. It’s the perfect place to have a catch up and relax with a coffee. You can find more about Corfu town here.
5. Explore the ocean/beaches
Hiring a boat is a must in Corfu. It’s the perfect way to explore the stunning coastlines and get out to the secluded beaches that may not be so easy to access any other way.
You can stop off along the coast exploring in the caves and mooring in the greek tavernas for some lunch or a cold drink. A great taverna that we could recommend is Taverna Agni. Corfu has so many amazing beaches and snorkelling is such a fun activity to do if you get the chance, there is an array of marine life to be seen.
Having the opportunity to jump off your boat into the beautiful turquoise Ionian Sea is something that just cannot be missed which is why we highly recommend hiring out a boat in Corfu and getting out there to explore the ocean.
We hope you can take something from our top 5 things to do in Corfu when you visit and hope you love the island as much as we do!