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Are you looking for a villa and holiday apartment in Corfu? ✅ Compare the prices of all offers on the web of beach villas and save up to 40%. This incredible island is waiting for you, for an azure holiday of sun and sea. Discover Corfu villas with pools and enjoy the unreal calm of Spianada by visiting the Old Fortress. Book a holiday home in Corfu by the sea and relax on Paleokastritsa beach which is the most famous and colourful of the island. Here you will find on one page all the offers of the web of holiday rentals and self-catering apartments in Corfu to suit all needs. Compare prices, find the right solution for you and prepare for your holiday in Corfu.

Places to stay in Corfu

  • Benitses: Just south of Corfu, this is one of the most famous places on the island. It is most famous for the presence of the Achilleion palace, built in 1890 at the request of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. As the name suggests, the central theme of the architecture of the building is the figure of Achilles, and was designed by the Italian Raffaele Caritto.
  • Paleokastritsa: 25 kilometres north-west of the city of Corfu, is one of the most beautiful places in the island. It consists of two small peninsulas and the panoramic road allows you to see from above the whole area, including the six beautiful bays. The presence of a monastery, moreover, makes it even more attractive and is unmissable for Corfu holidaymakers.
  • Monte Pantokratoras: This is the highest point of the island, reaching 911 metres in height. A scenic road will take you to the top, passing through the village of Strynilas. From the top you can admire the entire island: this has got to be the perfect place to take some pictures of this fantastic landscape.
  • Pelekas: On the opposite side of the city of Corfu, is a mountain village that may be the most visited, but certainly warrants a visit for its 360 degree views. The advice, almost obvious, is to go there for the sunset. Also William II loved to retreat here and enjoy the view visible from his observatory, the famous Kaiser Throne, of which the remains are still visible.
  • Ipsos: Located 14 km from Corfu, you have all amenities available here. A different destination from the inland villages, and is perfect for the young and for those who, in Corfu, is looking for fun and a lively nightlife.
  • Dassia: This is a very nice place for a day trip, but also a perfect base for your holiday home, because of its great location. Even Dassia is ideal for young people, for its sporting and aquatic activities and for its lively nightlife.
  • The Diapontia Islands: These islands are located off the North-Western coast of Corfu and are a small paradise. Also because they are still somewhat undiscovered by mass tourism, so they are recommended. Few villages, few tourist facilities and lots, lots of wild nature: the Diapontia Islands are the perfect place for a trip out of town, reachable easily with ferries leaving continuously from the city of Corfu. There are three islands: Mathraki, the smallest and least accessible due to the rocks, Erikousa and Othoni, on which the Kalipso cave is undoubtedly worth visiting.
  • The Islet of Vido: This is located a little more than a kilometre from the capoluogo, right in front of it. From the old port, at any time, a boat leaves for € 2 in 10 minutes to take you to the island. Very pretty and recommended for a walk or a swim on one of its two beaches.
But these are just some small suggestions. The beauty of Corfu, like all the Greek islands, is to discover them at the moment, without following a precise program but letting yourself be guided by the vibrations that only these colors and beauties can transmit. And if you have chosen to stay in Corfu for your holidays, surely you will be a lover of the sea and the beaches.

Things to do in Corfu

Due to its strategic position, Corfu has been a destination of conquests in the past, and now for tourists for its beauteous landscapes. Staying in a holiday home or apartment in Corfu is the ideal way to explore every corner of this island. From here the Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Venetians, French and English have all passed through, leaving traces that make Corfù an interesting island from an historical and archaeological point of view. And then there is the sea: the Ionian here takes on magnificent colours and the beaches are all within easy reach, with golden sands or white pebbles. Renting an apartment in Corfu means having the opportunity to visit the island far and wide, without missing anything. We begin with the capital of Corfu, which is Greek is Kerkyra. Located in the central-eastern part of the island, on the coast, it has a historic centre reminiscent of the Venetian streets. An apartment in Corfu could be a good idea as a base for exploring the island, starting with the capital itself, which offers many places interesting to see. Here are some suggestions:

  • Spianàda: This is a large green square that owes its name to the total absence of buildings. If you have opted for a holiday home in the center of Corfu, it will certainly be a must for your walks through the narrow streets of the capital. Built as a parade ground by the Venetians, in the Napoleonic era it was tree-lined and later enriched with flowerbeds and tree-lined avenues, walking among which you can meet several statues and busts dedicated to Corfù personalities. In the western part of Spianada stands one of the symbolic buildings of the city. It is the Liston, designed by the French Lesseps, where you can find restaurants and cafes: this is the nerve centre of Corfiot social life.
  • Palazzo dei Santi Michele e Giorgio: On the other side of the Spianàda you will find the Palazzo dei Santi Michele e Giorgio. The various cultures that have arrivedon this island have left different traces, which often cohabit a few tens of meters away. If the Liston dates back to the French period, this building is of English construction. We recommend a walk along the gardens that surround it and a visit to the Museum of Asian Art, housed inside in the east and west wings.
  • The old fortress (Paleó Froúrio in Greek) is one of the two fortresses that borders the old town of Corfu. Spectacular, especially for its position on a small island at the eastern end of the city. A visit is a must, for the interesting buildings to see inside (like the Venetian prison dating back to 1786), a bit 'for the view that from here opens on the city of Corfu. At sunset it is really enchanting.
  • The Forte Nuovo is the other fortress that borders the historic centre of Corfu. Arriving at the port with the ship, you will see it rise on the left, imposing on the sea, to welcome you on the island.
  • Campiello is the old city, the oldest district in the historic centre and one of the most beautiful places in Corfu, with UNESCO heritage. it is made up of many narrow streets in which to lose yourself, ancient buildings in Venetian style, including balconies, arcades, ancient cellars and windows. The atmosphere of this place will bring you directly to ancient Venice. Magical.
  • Paleopoli is a walled archaeological site where you will find some ruins and historical buildings of the first city of Corfu. It is located 4 kilometres from the centre, on the peninsula to the south called Kanoni and along the way you will find the Santa Eufemia Monastery, Palazzo Tito and the Villa of Mon Repos, which now houses the Paleopoli Museum. In addition to this, some ruins of ancient Greece, such as the Temple of Hero and the remains of the Doric Temple of Kardaki. For a different day that is full of culture and relaxation: you can hear the sound of the sea and the chirping of the swallows.
  • The Monastery of Vlacherna is, together with the nearby Pontikonissi island, one of the symbols of Corfu, also located on the Kanoni peninsula. Particularly its position, on an island in the middle of the sea connected to the marina by a narrow pier.
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    Beaches in Corfu

    • Paleokastritsa is probably the most famous beach of Corfu which, as told in the previous paragraph, is actually composed of 6 small bays, plus many small beaches that follow one another from one cliff to another, some of which can only be reached by sea. The color of the sea is intense turquoise and the whole area is surrounded by hills full of woods and olive trees. Everyone, but all those who go to Corfu spend at least one day in this paradise. Also Ulysses was here, since it was precisely in Paleokastritsa Homer that he set the episode of the Odysseus of the palace of Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians.
    • Agios Georgios is located near the city of the same name and, as opposed to Paleokastritsa, consists of a very long beach, almost 10 kilometers of sand. Very beautiful, crystal clear water and with many taverns where you can enjoy fresh fish, perfect also for those looking for a little fun: in the evening the environment is transformed and becomes the ideal place for an aperitif or an evening with friends.
    • Sidari: For lovers, Sidari is a must for a holiday in Corfu. Pretty sandy beach, but the real specialty of the house is the famous Canal d'amour, the most romantic place on the island: a series of striking cables and canals that especially at sunset create an idyllic atmosphere.
    • Glyfada: One of the largest beaches in Corfu, formed by golden sand but surrounded by cliffs covered with maritime pines. It is less touristy, quieter, ideal for those looking for a bit of peace and quiet: if you're lucky, the only noise you'll hear will be the cicadas.
    • Halikounas: This is a very special beach, consisting of a strip of sand that divides the sea from a lake, on the southwest side of the island. A real hidden treasure, loved by surfers, finding itself on the only really windy side of the island, and by those looking for a little 'relaxation. An advice: if you plan to spend a day here, bring some provisions. There are no bars on the premises!
    • Porto Timoni is not the name of a bay, but of two. Hidden under the promontory of Afionas, this location is not so easy to reach and requires at least 30 minutes of walking along a fairly steep path. The largest bay is ideal for those who love snorkeling!
    • Paramonas: This is perfect if you are one of those people (like me) who wants to have an authentic and local experience at all costs. In fact, this beach is frequented only by Greeks. Above the cove, the first of a long series that runs to the lake of Korission, stands a very picturesque village, characterized by colorful houses and olive trees. Just a nice picture.