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The 9 Must-Do Experiences In Corfu

June 11, 2014

Nine things you should do in Corfu

Verdant, magnificent and breathtaking – these are the words that best describe the island of Corfu, or also referred in Greek as Kerkyra. A picturesque Greek paradise, Corfu is truly a gorgeous destination teeming with Byzantine churches, whitewashed houses as well as the remains of Greek temples and Venetian fortresses. Furthermore, the island boasts a string of natural wonders, and features an irresistible charm.  To top it all off, this Greek destination has warm and friendly locals that cater well to foreign travelers.

Travelers normally head come to Corfu to take pleasure at its pristine and powdery beaches. But, a trip to this beautiful Greek island is more than just an ordinary beach getaway. As a tourist in this dandy Greek destination, you get a chance to enjoy a lot of intriguing and intoxicating activities.

 

Explore the Old Town of Corfu

Start your trip to Corfu with a blast by exploring the awe-inspiring historic churches and sites of Corfu Town, such as the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, Old Fortress, and the Esplanade.

 

Take a dip at the waterfall of Nymphes

The waterfall of Nymphes is a mystical natural wonder you cannot afford to miss during your trip to Corfu.  Legend has it that this attraction used to beckon Nymphs (beautiful Greek mythological creatures), who would huddle to this village, and bathe to its crystal clear waters. As you take a dip at its pristine waters, you will surely understand why such legend exists.

 

Party

While Corfu is known for its relaxing and laid-back setting, the island amazingly has a pulsating nightlife scene. As a matter of fact, more and more tourists are coming to this destination to get a taste of its wild side. When the sun goes down on this island, its streets become a rowdy wild nightspot speckled with heart-pounding clubs and lively bars.

 

Visit the Corfu Reptilla Roda

If you love animals, make it a point to drop by the Corfu Reptilla Roda. Here, you get to catch a glimpse of several fascinating Greek animals such as fish, insects, tarantulas, dragon lizards, scorpions, snakes and caiman crocodiles. What’s more, a visit in this attraction gives a complete insight of all the animals on display.

 

Marvel at Byzantine art

Visit the Panagia Antivouniotissa, and marvel at its stunning religious artworks that date back more than six centuries ago. As a Byzantine museum, the Antivouniotissa hosts a collection of over fifty Byzantine artworks from celebrated painters like Damaskinos and Tzanes. Moreover, the museum features a stunning architecture.

 

Spend a day at the beach

Of course, no trip to Corfu is complete without a stop to any of its famous pristine beaches. Spend a day at one of the island’s top beaches, and enjoy beach sports and activities like water skiing, parasailing and snorkeling. If water activities are not your cup of tea, just relax on the beach, and kick back on its powdery soft sands. By the way, the beaches on the island are the Paleokastitsa beach, Barbati beach and Pelekas beach.

 

Yachting

With its fair steady winds (especially during the summer season), yachting or sailing can be an amazing leisurely activity you can do on this Greek destination. There are a number of operators that offer yachting tours and adventures on the island, including Greece Boat, Discovery Yachting Charter, and a whole lot more.

 

Drink Tsitsibeera

Don’t miss out on opportunity to sample the Tsitsibeera, the Greek’s version of gingerbeer. By far, this Greek gingerbeer is one of the best tasting beers available in the country.

 

Trekking or walking

Corfu is indeed a great location for trekkers and keen walkers. Not only does it have lush and beautiful landscapes, but it also has a handful of uphill trekking trails. The Corfu Trail, for instance, is a challenging 222-kilometer trek that covers the island’s full length. In this trekking trail, hikers will get to pass through the lush foliage of the island as well as drop by the iconic Perithia, the oldest village on the island.

If you are intrigued by the wonderful tourist offerings of this Greek destination, visit Corfu now with the help of Trekeffect!

 

 

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Maria Tugayeva
Mariya is a Marketing guru and writer, with a world experience from living and growing up in different countries. Her work quote is: "In a word: pleasure. It's like, my pleasure in other people's leisure." -Daniel "Spud" Murphy, Trainspotting