Road Trip – Corfu
The beautiful Greek island of Corfu is perfect for exploring. It’s small enough that you can really get a feel for the place, but big enough that there’s enough to see and do there. If you are looking for inspiration, here’s the places I think you should check out in Corfu.
I would start your road trip by heading up Mount Pantokrator. I’ve written a much more detailed post about what you can find up there, but the car journey up is awesome. Make sure you go on a clear day, because the views are amazing. Also the roads are quite narrow and windy, so I would suggest going up in relatively good weather. Take your time when going up the windy roads, there are some lovely little villages and some great opportunities to stop and admire the views, plus take a few photos.
After heading back down from Mount Pantokrator there are some lovely beaches on the east side of the mountain. Stop at Kalami beach, kick of your shoes and have a paddle in the sea. There’s a couple of nearby tavernas where you can indulge in some of the local delicacies.
Day two of your road trip, I would head to Kassopi. It’s a lovely little harbour town. There’s some cute little shops, including one that sells kumquats in pretty much every form. Kumquats are very popular in Corfu. Personally I’m not that much of a fan, but when in Greece…
From here I would head towards Logas Beach, here you can stop of at the 7th Heaven Café. The views are amazing. If you time it right, you could be here for sunset and take in some of the awesome sunsets they are lucky to see here.
You could choose to stay in nearby Sidari, but I think it looks very touristy. I suppose it depends what you like. It’s also nearby. There are some amazing rock formations in Sidari though.
Day three of your road trip, I would head to Paleokastrites. There’s a monastery here which is worth exploring. There’s also some lovely walks around this area. You could also take one of their boat trips and explore the caves. I believe you can also snorkel here, so it’s worth spending the day here. There’s plenty to see and do.
Day four would be a good day to explore Corfu town. It’s got lots of museums, churches, little shops and plenty of great restaurants.
Day five, I would head back to the beach for some well-earned rest and relaxation. You could head for either Agios Georgios or Agios Stephanos. The first beach is a little hard to reach as it is down a steep and narrow road, but it should be quieter. Both have facilities there, including places to grab a bite. Perfect for a day of relaxation.
There you have it. How to see the best of Corfu in just five days. Simply hop on a plane, pick up a hire car at the airport and enjoy your Corfiot road trip.
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Where have you explored when you’ve been on a European trip? I love exploring in this way, you really do get a feel for the place.
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