There are many destinations to visit in Greece for an affordable and historic adventure and Corfu is definitely at the top of this list. This island located in the Ionian Sea has played a major role in Ancient. It was involved in several Greek battles and also used as a stage for repelling many foreign invaders such as the Ottoman Empire and Pirates. Corfu is a place that has something for everyone regardless of one’s budget. Medieval castles, beautiful beaches, towering mountains and so much more await visitors to this island and these are the things not to miss out on.

10 Explore Achilleion Palace

Achilleion Palace is an impressive neoclassical palace in Corfu built for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The palace's impressive architecture is one thing to notice while visiting. All over the palace are artworks of Greek Mythological characters including Archilles, Zeus, Hera, and Athena. Since the palace is located on an elevated part of the island, visitors will have impressive views of the surrounding landscape while taking a walk around the palace.

9 Visit Corfu Town

The capital of the island of Corfu is a great place to begin an adventure on the island. Here one can find numerous cafés, museums, restaurants, and hotels. The unique Venetian architecture is one feature to notice about the town and a walk through the narrow streets is a great way to get a detailed exploration of the uniqueness.

8 Swim At La Grotta Beach

A visit to Corfu is not complete without a swim in La Grotta Beach. This little rocky bay with emerald water is the perfect place to enjoy an undisturbed water adventure. While swimming and snorkeling are the most popular thing to do here, the rocky nature of the beach offers cliff jumping opportunities.

7 Hike To The Peak Of Mount Pantokrator

There’s something for everyone in Corfu, especially lovers of outdoor adventures. Hikers especially will have an amazing time on Mount Pantokrator - the island’s highest mountain. Even though there are other hikes in the area, this mountain located in North-eastern Corfu is regarded as the height of a hiking adventure on the island. The trail that leads to the 906 m peak of the mountain takes more than three hours to complete. The hike may be strenuous but the views of the island from the peak are rewarding.

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6 Suck In The Scenery At Canal d’Amour

Also known as the Channel of love, Canal d’Amour in Sidari is one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu. The emerald water of the beach is positioned in between a unique cliffside formation that sits at the edge of an island. This unique formation was created by the constant bombardment of the water on the sandstone. The beach hosts guests on all the cliffs on both sides and also on the shore. Swimming and diving are great things to do here. Some caves are also located under the cliffs, offering more adventures for guests.

5 Visit Angelokastro

When it comes to visiting historic and impressive castles, Angelokastro is a great place to start. This impressive attraction situated on an elevated part of the island is one of the most important Byzantine Castles in Greece. The castle dates back to the 13th century when it was built as a fortress to repel attacks from pirates and invaders. Within the castle, visitors can explore the numerous structures and also enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding gorgeous Ionian Sea.

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4 Kassiopi Castle

Kassiopi Castle is one of the most impressive castles to visit in Corfu. Like many castles on the island, Kassiopi castle is located on an elevated point and served as a defense fortress for the island. Many parts of the castle lies in ruin although those visiting can still check out the walls and enjoy the scenic views of the village and the sea from the elevated point.

3 Explore The Old Fortress

The Old Fortress in Corfu is situated on a secluded rocky landmass, separated from the rest of the island. It was built in the 15th century by the Venetians who sought to defend the island against foreign invaders. Due to its strategic position, it successfully repelled numerous Ottoman attacks until the invaders gave up their ambitions. Today, one can visit this fortress and explore what’s left of the impressive stronghold.

2 Relax At Glyfada

Glyfada is a beautiful sandy beach in Corfu that’s perfect for relaxation. There are restaurants and hotels around the beach as well as plenty of sun loungers where one can relax and enjoy the views of the water and the surrounding towering cliffs carpeted with vegetation. The beach can get crowded during peak months, although one can still enjoy some seclusion at sunrise at sunset.

1 Visit Museums In Corfu

The best place to learn about the history of a place is from its museums and Corfu has lots of these. From museums housing archaeological artifacts to those housing seashells, Byzantine history, and art exhibits. Corfu also hosts the only Asian Art museum in Greece.