Whether you’re going to enjoy the beautiful scenery, relax on a sandy beach or get a taste of Greek history and mythology, the island of Corfu has plenty to keep you entertained for a long weekend. Here are some ideas for how to spend three days on Corfu.
Day 1: Explore Corfu Town
A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2007, Corfu’s old town is a charming and historic place to start your visit to Corfu. Spend some at the Spianada, the largest town square in Greece, and check out other historic sites such as the Old Fortress, the St. Spyridon church and the Venetian citadel known as the Liston.
Day 2: Head to the top of Mt Pantokrator
If you are looking for breathtaking views of Corfu, Albania and even Italy, take a day to climb to the top of Mount Pantokrator, the tallest peak on the island at nearly 3,000 feet. A walk all the way up the mountain and back down again will take an entire day, but you can also drive as far as the village of Old Perithia and continue on foot from there. Old Perithia is worth a visit in its own right as the oldest mountain village on Corfu.
Day 3: Relax at the beach
You won’t have to go far to find some great beaches on Corfu. Stay in Corfu Town and spend the day at Glyfada beach, with its golden sand, dramatic cliffs and lively atmosphere. If you’d prefer to venture further afield on the island, head to the village of Paleokatritsa, which features five picturesque beaches, as well as the oldest diving center on Corfu. Families may prefer Acharavi beach on the northern end of the island and those looking for some peace and quiet might opt for Avlaki beach, a small pebble beach with just a few villas and traditional tavernas.