Sovereign’s Guide to Corfu

Holding the title of the greenest Greek island, Corfu has something to delight every guest. Wondering what to do in Corfu? To help you get started, below is a guide to our favourite things in Corfu…

Things to do in Corfu

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Explore Corfu Old Town

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Corfu Old Town is home to centuries of history and culture. With cobblestone streets lined with pastel shaded buildings, you can admire the Venetian architecture while sitting in one of the charming plazas. Stroll through the winding streets and discover hidden gems around every corner, from boutique shops to traditional tavernas. Be transported back in time at the imposing Old Fortress before grabbing some lunch in this fantastic town.

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Day Trip to Paxos & Antipaxos

A day trip to the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos is an absolute must when on a luxury Corfu holiday. Cruise through the clear blue waters lined with dramatic cliffs as you head to Paxos, an island known for its pretty villages and peaceful coves. Wander through the winding streets, try the local cuisine and soak up the atmosphere before heading to Antipaxos. Here, you’ll find pristine white sands and azure waters, perfect for swimming, snorkelling and relaxing.

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Go Snorkelling in the Blue Lagoon

On your next luxury holiday to Corfu, you must go snorkelling in the Blue Lagoon. This amazing natural wonder is tucked away in the Ionian Sea, where you’ll find refreshing crystal-clear waters filled with colourful marine life. Explore the hidden caves, come face to face with schools of fish and enjoy the warmth of the inviting waters.

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Watch the Sunset at Loggas Beach

A breathtaking experience that you’ll never forget, add watching the sunset at Loggas Beach to your bucket list. Set on the northwest coast of the island, you can enjoy the best sunset spot in Corfu. As another day comes to an end, watch as the sky lights up in vibrant shades of red and orange, creating a magical glow across the turquoise waters below.

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Visit Aqualand Waterpark

For an exhilarating and splash filled day of fun, head to Aqualand Waterpark in Corfu. Great for some fun as a family, this waterpark is tucked away in the lush green landscape, offering a pleasant change from the Mediterranean heat. Aqualand has it all, from lazy river glides to adrenaline filled slides, perfect for a family friendly adventure. Create memories to last a lifetime on a day full of laughter, excitement, and fun. 

What is there to eat in Corfu?

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Corfu offers a wide range of delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. When visiting Corfu, be sure to try Moussaka, a classic Greek dish made with minced meat, layers of aubergine, potatoes and a bechamel sauce baked until golden brown. Souvlaki is another popular choice – grilled skewers of marinated meat served with pita bread filled with tomatoes and onions and dressed with a tzatziki sauce. Corfu menus also include delicious seafood dishes, with the local catch of the day.

Where should I stay in Corfu?

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MarBella, Mar-Bella Collection, Corfu
  • Lush hillside location, with panoramic views over the crystalline Ionian Sea
  • Recently refurbished and rejuvenated to be more in line with its 5-star credentials
  • Family friendly hotel, with excellent kids’ clubs and activities for all ages
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Nido, Mar-Bella Collection, Corfu
  • Adults-only hotel, with luxurious suites and villas
  • Set amid lush gardens on the seafront, with a private Blue Flag beach
  • Excellent dining options, including a fine dining restaurant in collaboration with Michelin-starred chefs
Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection, Corfu
  • A modern resort with a choice of cuisine and state of the art wellness centre
  • Haute Living Selection offering a collection of premium rooms and added values
  • Set in cosmopolitan Corfu, beside a sandy natural beach with beautiful sea views
  • Family and Adult Only Swimming Pools with designated areas
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Tips from the Experts

Corfu is known as the green island. It is further north, which means the weather can be a little more temperamental in the shoulder seasons.  

The Old Town of Corfu is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its cobblestone streets and pastel-coloured Venetian architecture, and it really is worth a visit.  

Guests staying on Corfu should also consider a boat trip to the neighbouring islands of Paxos and Antipaxos. Or even a twin centre; choosing to stay on Paxos, or across the waters at the Elix, Mar-Bella Collection in Parga.     

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