Off The Beaten Track

Places that are off the normal tourist trail.

Geocaching in Corfu

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting activity, where participants search for containers called ‘geocaches’ or ‘caches, using GPS-enabled devices, placed in locations worldwide.

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Day Trip To Mathraki Island

A day trip to Mathraki Island off the Northern Coast of Corfu takes you to a truly “away from it all” place. Beautiful beaches, a handful of Taverna’s and can be walked around in a few hours, with plenty of time to catch the ferry back to Corfu or... read more

Waterfalls at Nymfes

The village of Nymfes is about 200 metres above sea level.On a road leading out of the village  are waterfalls that, according to legend, Nymphs used to bathe in them. The waterfalls are best visited in the spring after the winter rains. The summer heat dries them up.... read more

Islands Islets and Rocks around Corfu

OTHONOI (FANO) ERIKOUSA (MERLERA) MATHRAKI These are three small offshore islands (inhabited), North-West of Corfu. KARAVI A rock next to Mathraki supposed to be the Phoenician’s boat which was turned into stone! If you look carefully it looks like a ship trailing a... read more

Pantocrator Monastery (Pantocrator Summit)

Built on the highest peak of the island, 914 metres. The mountain is named “Pantocrator” after the first church that was built there in the 14th Century. Once on this site stood an ancient temple dedicated to Zeus Cassios. A manuscript of 1347 was written by the monk... read more

Mirtidiotissa Monastery (Glyfada)

The Monastery owes its name as “Monastery of Virgin Mary of Myrtidiotissa”, from the icon of Virgin Mary that was found by father Daniel, after a vision he saw, in a cave between myrtles at the same point that the monastery was built later. The Monastery exists until... read more

The Dandalo Tower: Relic of the Crusades (Acharavi)

The Dandalo Tower: Relic of the Crusades Hilary Paipeti The Dandalo Tower dates from the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade of 1202. Masterminded and led by the elderly Doge, Enrico Dandalo, the Crusade, an uneasy mixture of Venetian and Frankish forces, was aimed at... read more

Butrint (Albania)

Butrint, ancient Buthrotum, a port from Hellenistic to Ottoman times, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-west Albania. Situated on the Straits of Corfu, and surrounded by a picturesque lagoon, it is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Adriatic... read more

Lazaretto Island (Corfu Town)

Lazaretto Island is situated two nautical miles from the North coast of Corfu. The island can be seen from along the port road and lies between the larger Island of Vidos and the peninsulas of kontokali and kommeno.

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Watch The Sunset At Logas Beach (Peroulades)

Reproduced with Kind permission from  PINAY FLYING HIGH From Cape Drastis, we went to the nearby Peroulades beach which is also known as Logas Sunset Beach. It was a quiet day with not much people in the area, we found a parking spot quite easily. There is a steep,... read more

Fall in love with Canal d’Amour

Reproduced with Kind permission from  PINAY FLYING HIGH Canal d’Amour is the reason why I begged the boyfriend to go to Corfu. I have always wanted to see it and would like to know if it’s as beautiful as it is on the photos. On our second day in Corfu, we let our GPS... read more

Fantasia Traditional House (Agios Nikolaos)

In the heart of the historic village of Agios Nikolaos lays a traditional house, open to the public with free admission. Within its stone walls you will find many interesting artefacts from religious icons to everyday items used by the villagers in days gone by. Also... read more

Stavros: The Mountain and Pantokrator Chapel

This wonderful walk takes you on a circuit of the high ridge south of Stavros. You reach a delightful chapel by way of a track, then return along a mountain footpath. Throughout, the views are spectacular. Starting Point: Dafnata Viewpoint, Stavros Village Time: 1 1/2... read more

A walking holiday? Follow the Corfu Trail

A few years ago I went on a trip to Cyprus. On a coach excursion into the Troodos Mountains, our guide enthused about the ‘amazing’ walking that the region had to offer. I think, though, that any walking tour of more than a couple of days in the Troodos... read more

Sights and Sounds of Giannades

The village of Giannades is located in the central west of Corfu, 20 kilometres from Corfu Town. It is the southernmost of three villages which lie on the west coast hills between Ermones and Liapades (the other two being Marmaro and Kanakades), facing away from the... read more

A Little Tour in North West Corfu

A Little Tour in North West Corfu Where can you find the island’s most beautiful sunsets? The real ‘best view in Europe’? Resorts on long-sandy beaches, that recall the tranquility of thirty years past? In North West Corfu, of course! Having avoided... read more

Join the Saturday Walking Group – and see Corfu

I started exploring Corfu on foot in 1982 in response to requests from my clients (I was working as a summer rep at the time) for places to walk. Since then I have been walking the length and breadth of Corfu, hiking in its mountains, and rambling in its... read more

The British Cemetery (Corfu Town)

From Corfu seafront to south of the old town and turn inland onto Alexandras Avenue, which is a big tree lined avenue. At the top of this is Place George Theotoki which contains a roundabout. From this roundabout take the Donatou Dimoulitsa road and then bear left... read more

Nissaki Cave (Nissaki)

 Heading North through Nissaki village you come to the bend on the road just before the petrol station(which is on the left hand side),  on the bend itself you follow a footpath on the right hand side down towards kaminaki beach. About half way down the path the cave... read more

Arkoudillas Beach and Monastery (Kavos)

From the Southern end of Kavos, Keep driving and you will see a sign on your right to the church of the Virgin Arkoudillas. Drive for about 1 km and you will find a right turn. You have 2 choices here, straight on for the monastery or right to the beach.    ... read more

Rovinia Cave (Liapades)

Trying to enter this cave could be very dangerous. Please be personally aware of any dangers before setting off. On the way to Liapades Beach, there is a supermarket called Athena, take the left hand road going up . In about 50 m you will reach a small crossroad... read more

Grava Cave (Halikounas)

Heading towards Halikounas, instead of turning left towards the beach road and the Gardiki Fort you keep straight on towards Prasoudi. On the right hand side there is a sign that points you in the direction of the Grava Cave, trousers and sensible foot wear would be... read more

Corfu Reading Society (Corfu Town)

The Corfu Reading Society was founded in 1836 by a group of fourteen young local citizens. A prototype already existed in the eponymous society in Geneva (Societé de Lecture de Genève).

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Glyfa Bridge (Near Nissaki)

The Glyfa bridge is possibly unique in Corfu as to size and construction.(built ca. 1913) If Heading North it can be found between Barbati and Nissaki below the main coast road. One can get a partial view of it from the road if one leans over the guard-rail (the one... read more
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