Get prepared for a lifetime experience in the island of Corfu!
Corfu island, apart from its stunning natural beauty, has a geographical location among the most popular archipelagos in Greece along with the rest of the Ionian islands, and neighbors some of the most breathtaking mainland destinations. Explore its surroundings and discover the tropical beaches, evergreen mountainsides, secluded coves and impressive, mysterious caves of the nearby destinations for even more idyllic sceneries. Due to the rugged outcrop landscapes, a sailing adventure would be ideal for such an endeavor, and as such, we hereby present all the top day trips from Corfu you will love!
Paxoi and Antipaxoi
Take a 45’ ferry ride from the southern coast of Corfu at Lefkimmi to Paxos and Antipaxos , two small islands blessed with spectacular natural beauty that transcends into legend.
Your first stop will be Paxos, a tiny island adorned with ancient olive trees, electric blue waters and jaw-dropping caves reached only by boat. Cruise around and marvel at the giant natural wonders of Ypapanti, Trypitos and the caves near Erimitis beach to witness up close how forty caves or so are linked together with unique arched rock formations.
Disembark at the capital Gaios to explore this picture-perfect village featuring a labyrinth of cobbled streets, Venetian architecture settlements and a quaint square by the sea. Wander around and enjoy lazy strolls that lead you to the local market or to savour the traditional Greek cuisine at one of the tavernas. An also must-visit in Paxos is a boat trip to Voutoumi Beach in the north, one that has been compared to the beaches of the Caribbean.
Your memorable day trip from Corfu continues to the enchanting island of Antipaxos. It will offer you a million and one opportunities to get in touch with nature and fully unwind at any one of the many white sand beaches and sheltered coves featuring turquoise waters. Don’t miss a dive into the cooling crystal waters of Paradise Beach and work on your tan, for a true tropical island experience.
Parga and Sivota Beach
Another day trip from Corfu that you should definitely take is the crossing from Corfu to Parga. Be amazed by the breathtaking white sandy beaches with glistening blue waters, but also the traditional and picturesque town below the imposing Venetian castle.
Soak in the homely feeling of this lovely quaint town by walking around its winding streets and chatting to friendly locals. You can also delve into the unique history of Parga and pay an honorable visit to the Venetian castle, Ali Pasha, to admire the marvelous architecture and catch breathtaking panoramic views of the small port town embraced by the mesmerizing Ionian sea.
Explore the magical blue lagoons of Sivota, and witness some of the most iconic Ionian natural beauty sites of lush green sceneries and ivory beaches like Zeri, Galikos Ormos, Bello Vrako, Zavia, and Pisina.
So set our majestic island of Mayor Hotels as your base and plan the best day trips from Corfu for discovering even more dazzling locations of Greek galore and the most memorable holiday experiences.
*Special thanks for the cover photo by Fotis Fotopoulos on Unsplash