10 Most Popular Attractions in Corfu

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Saint Spyridon Church

Corfu is a small island, but it has a lot of history. Saint Spyridon Church is one of the most important sites that you should visit.

The church was originally built in 1565 by the Ottoman Turks, but it was destroyed in 1716 in the Venetian-Turkish War. Despite the church suffering heavy damage, the surrounding area was still well preserved, making the church and the original Greek-cross-styled interior intact.

When the Corfu Town Hall took possession of the church in 1834, they reconstructed the interior, using materials from the original structure.

Saint Spyridon Church is a monument to hard work and neoclassical architecture.

Mount Pantokrator

Old Perithia

Old Fortress, Corfu Town

Dating back to the 16th Century, this intimidating castle is one of Corfu’s top attractions and don’t forget to look around the royal gardens to the north of the fortress.

Additionally the Adamo Rare Books Museum is also situated in the Palace of St Michael and St George and has a wonderful collection of early printed books and manuscripts.

Must visit: Tower of the Palamidios: This Greek Tower falls under the category of a unique landmark and is an absolute must-see when visiting Corfu. This Medieval Megalithic tower, also known as the Corfu Lion Tower is the largest of its kind in Greece and dates back to the 18th Century.

The Corfu Lion Tower stands tall with a red tile roof in the busy island capital of Corfu and is the most visible landmark in Corfu Town. Located in the town’s historical centre on Retses Square the Corfu Lion Tower was built in the 17th Century as part of a defensive wall which surrounded the town.

The Tower was once used as a gunpowder storage area for the Greeks and is still home to a small Christian chapel which is open on Saturdays.


Kassiopi Beach is a man-made beach located in the northwest part of Corfu island, in Greece. It is the most visited beach in Corfu.

The harbors natural appearance is quite appealing so to turn its aminas into a beach is a corfu construction in the middle of the twentieth century.

It has a total area of 13,000 square meters. The beach is divided into several sections … the hotel resort section with restaurants and tourist infrastructure, the nudist section, the beach with its sandbars and lots of dunes, as well as the section for free access.

There are many small beaches and restaurants that serve the public.

There are arranged boats or catamarans that take the tourist to the smaller beaches. There is a bar where people can enjoy soft drinks and drinks from the beach.

There are also chairs, tables and umbrellas that are available for a fee for public use. There are also watches for sale at the area.

This area also provides for marine activities such as the depths to the underwater world. Aquariums or representations of marine life are seen in that part of the beach for the enjoyment of the public.

There are also arcades and game ot the area, where people can enjoy traditional Mediterranean food.

Canal D'Amour, Sidari

The Canal D'Amour, in Sidari, is the end of Corfu's signature "Boat Tour". Photo: Corfu4u.gr

On one small Greek island, you can find a Canal D'Amour that cuts through the tiny city of Sidari. Considered one of the most picturesque bridges located in the Ionian Islands, the Canal D'Amour was built in 1810 by the Venice residents and Venetian settlers living in this corner of Greece. Resembling Venice's canals, the Canal D'Amour separates the city of Sidari from the fort to the north.

The Canal D’Amour, as Sidari’s nickname is, is the end of Corfu's signature "Boat Tour".

The Canal D'Amour, in Sidari, is the end of Corfu's signature "Boat Tour". Photo: Corfu4u.gr

It is a beautifully sculpted canal that has an unparalleled history, both natural and manmade, in the Ionian Islands.

Vlacherna Monastery

The 15th century monastery, located on a hilltop above Pachia Ammos, is a must see for those who think that every church has to be tiled.

Achilleion Palace

Paleokastritsa Beach

Paleokastritsa is the capital city of North Corfu and the second largest city on Corfu. It is also the southernmost city in Greece.

It is a short boat ride from the picturesque harbour town of Corfu Town which lies on the west coast of the island, 8.5 km (5.3 mi) to the southwest of its current location. During the Middle Ages, Paleókastritsa yiólos was one of the seven most important villages of Corfu. Meanwhile, according to Greek mythology, its name comes from the Phoenician princess Palaekastro, and means "City of Palaekastro."

Paleokastritsa yiólos was mentioned for the first time in a document in 1373. At that time, this village belonged to the Angevins and the town of Corfu was smaller.

This is where you can take a boat tour to the island of Corfu. The tour departs from Paleokastritsa yiólos and passes the St. Spyridon Orthodox Church, the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, the Gate of Corfu, and the Palace of the Grand Duke, before ending at the centre of Corfu Town.

Corfu Old Town

When you first arrive in Corfu, you will see the Old Town as a great place to make your first stop. If you are driving your own car, you can make a few turns to find this great attraction.

This section of old town has beautiful white washed buildings that really make it stand out among the rest of the Corfu. There are many good featured restaurants and tavernas that are found in this part of town.

Once you make it to this old town section of Corfu, you will find yourself in a town run by many different generations.

Some of the great attractions that you will find in this section of town include a medieval clock tower, the shop lined streets, and the many excellent bars and restaurants found in this section of Corfu.

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