Go shopping for keepsakes
You’ll find an abundance of shops selling objects carved out of olive wood – bowls, cups and salad dishes are very popular. Pick up artistic glassware in the antique shops of the old town and handmade needlework. Or for locally made products, take a trip to Makrades Village, where you can pick up traditional wine, honey, olive oil and olive marmalade.
See the sights of Corfu Town and more
Spend some time in Corfu Town, the island’s charming capital. With its UNESCO listed old town, elegant Venetian architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere you won’t be short of things to do. The esplanade is well worth a visit; it’s overlooked by the old fortress and is home to the famous arcade of terraced buildings known as the Liston. Make sure you visit the islands oldest and most famous church, Saint Spiridon Church.
Sample traditional Greek cuisine
Dine on freshly caught fish at Fagopoteion in Agios Stefanos, a waterside taverna with a great reputation. Enjoy alfresco dining at Roula, which is located in Kondokali, near Corfu Town. And homemade cuisine with a twist at Klimataria tou Bellou in Benitses. Sample local produce at Bakalogatos in the Spilia district, where you can wash down your vegetarian or cheese starter with Greek wine or microbrewery beer.
Experience Corfu’s nocturnal scene
The island has plenty to offer when it comes to nightlife. Discover some of the nicest bars on the island in Corfu Town, especially along the Liston where you’ll find the Lounge Cafe and the rooftop bar at the Cavalieri Hotel. The nightlife in Sidari, Ipsos and Moraitika is much livelier, with vibrant clubs and discos which open until the early hours.
Find your favourite Corfu beach
Corfu’s spectacular beaches range from picture-perfect pebbly bays to hidden-away coves and flawless stretches of golden sand. Visit Marathias beach on the south east coast for 2km of golden sands. Or Agios Georgios in the north, a sweeping sand and shingle bay which is popular with windsurfers. At Myrtiotissa steep cliffs drop directly to the sand, giving a feeling of seclusion – it’s also great for snorkelling.