Last updated on February 7th, 2024 at 10:19 am
Corfu is a Greek Island located in the Ionian Islands Archipel. The Ionian Archipel has some of the best islands (Paxos, Zante, Cefalonia, Ithaca…) you can find in Europe, in my opinion, but maybe I am biased as I love Greece.
Discover what you can do in 3 days in Corfu for a chill holiday and 13 photos to inspire you to visit Corfu. I promise it will give you some serious wanderlust, and you will want to plan a trip to Greece!
3 Days In Corfu, 13 Photos To Inspire You To Visit
10 days ago, as I was talking with a friend, I wanted to leave the grey weather of Paris and go somewhere sunny to enjoy some actual summer weather. After a few messages that sounded like, “if you find anything, I will go with you, ” voila.
That’s how we find ourselves four days later, first passing through Brussels (with a stop at the wrong airport, a big fail), we visited Corfu – as you already know, the travel destination we agreed on, in Greece for three whole days.
While I’m not usually a beach person, I must say it was nice not to run around all day, relax and enjoy the scenery without a worry in the world or to have to check the weather forecast to know if some potential rain would ruin our plan.
Our hostel/hotel was located on the north of Corfu, right on the beautiful beach of Agios Gordios.
Agios Gordios Beach side.
Of course, it’s a rocky island with many stiff hills or steep stairs. While it might get pretty tiring under the scorching sun, the views are always rewarding once you get to the top, and hey, it’s good cardio! Lush nature and clear blue water make everything better.
On the way to the beach, you can find many tiny shops full of souvenirs, beach supplies, restaurants and supermarkets. Also, acute pastry café!
Since we only travelled with a carry-on, we didn’t bring sunscreen, which we quickly had to buy to avoid frying under Corfu’s scorching sun. If you can, I recommend buying it before the trip, as it’s relatively expensive to purchase sunscreen there.
The beach is dreamy and the water crystal clear, so even if, like me, you’re a bit scared of the sea (I mean, we can’t know what lies deep down there, right?!), well, you can still thoroughly enjoy it because you can see everything, yay.
The beach is also a great spot to watch the sunset on the horizon. Corfu is a great idea if you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway.
How gorgeous is this view? Watching the sunset and listening to the waves crashing on the sand and rocks is one of the most relaxing things. You can empty your mind and enjoy the moment.
You can find many activities offered by most of the hotels on the coast, such as kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, and so on. Make sure to get some high-quality scuba gear to enjoy it fully! If you’re into scuba diving, you’ll love Corfu.
There is, of course, some booze cruise for students, as Corfu is a popular destination among college students.
But there’s a lot more than only beach-related activities.
There are pretty much any activities you could wish for on this island. For example, you can go hiking, cycling, horse riding etc. Also, famous landmarks include monasteries, Mt Pantokrator (the highest spot on the island), and Achilleion Palace.
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For more city life Corfu Town is what you need, you can find many more well-known shops such as Mark&Spencer or Sephora etc…But many small independent shops also sell sunglasses, bag or leather sandals, and local foods or goods.
The stylish restaurant Safran.
The architecture of the city is also typical of any Greek island. Corfu Town’s main spots are the port, the new fortress, the old fortress, the Liston and the old town…
We decided to visit the city by circling it to see some shopping venues, the old fortress, the new fortress, the port and the old town. The town is adorable and has a chill vibe, but be careful because walking is quickly tiring if it’s hot.
We only did the old town, the port, and the old Fortress as the sun was scorching that day; walking around all afternoon quickly got tiring.
Remember always to wear sunscreen. Your skin is precious!
But I can assure you that the view from the top of the old Fortress is a-m-
Overall, Corfu is a destination that can fit pretty much everyone’s needs as a summer travel destination if you’re looking for something pretty laid back but not totally, and you don’t mind the heat of it.
For a few days, laze around away from the city like me or stop between other Greek Islands. If you’re island hopping, you should visit Corfu!
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✈ Best Travel Ressources To Plan Your Next Trip
If you need help planning your next trip, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered! Here are my favourite websites and apps to plan a trip!
✈ How To Find Flights?
My favourite website for booking flights is Skyscanner; it is a good comparator for finding the cheapest flights.
Google Flight is also a good help when it comes to comparing flights.
✈ Where To Book Accommodations?
The best sites to book accommodations are Booking.com or Expedia. They both allow you to collect points for a discount; it’s worth comparing the two as they often have different pricing for the same hotels.
Another perk about Booking.com and Expedia is that you can get bundle deals for flights and accommodations, which can sometimes help you save a lot of money. And don’t worry; you can also select to add accommodation for only a specific part of the trip if you’re not only staying in one place.
✈ Best Sites To Book Activities
My go-to website when I need to book an activity is GetYourGuide when I can’t get a ticket directly on the website or if it’s easier to go through them.
I always check if the price is the same, though, as the whole point is for it to be easier but not more expensive.
If I don’t find the activity I want on GetYourGuide, I like to check Viator for more options!
You can also check out Klook if you need to book more than just activities and would like to get everything from the same website—(i.e. transport cards, car rental, hotel…).
✈ Other helpful travel resources
– Radical Storage: If you need a place to keep your luggage for an extended period when you travel, I recommend using them. It was a great help when we needed a place to keep our luggage safely while we left the city for a few days.
– TheTrainline: If you love to travel by train like me, then TheTrainline needs to be your go-to website for train travel in Europe. It is very reliant and easy to use.
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