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Can you spend an entire day just exploring Corfu Old Town? I'm planning my itinerary for a trip to the gorgeous island of Corfu, and from what I've seen, the Old Town looks like a mosaic of historical and cultural influences with Venetian, French, and British vibes.

Has anyone here spent a day (or more) solely in the old part of the city? How was your experience? Are there enough sights, cafes, shops, and hidden gems to keep one entertained for the full day? I'm looking to soak up as much of the local atmosphere as possible without rushing through.

I am curious what you guys think and any advice you may have. Thanks!
 
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Can you spend an entire day just exploring Corfu Old Town? I'm planning my itinerary for a trip to the gorgeous island of Corfu, and from what I've seen, the Old Town looks like a mosaic of historical and cultural influences with Venetian, French, and British vibes.

Has anyone here spent a day (or more) solely in the old part of the city? How was your experience? Are there enough sights, cafes, shops, and hidden gems to keep one entertained for the full day? I'm looking to soak up as much of the local atmosphere as possible without rushing through.

I am curious what you guys think and any advice you may have. Thanks!
You certainly can. Amongst the many dedicated souvenir shops are loads of great shops, pita gyros outlets, delicatessens & the wonderful music museum (it’s on the edge but so worth a visit to the home of the historic Corfu Philharmonic. And if you love cooking or you know someone who does, seek out Sweet and Spicy, possibly the best herbs & spice shop in the world. You’d be hard pressed to want something Fadia & her husband don’t stock - all organic. Full disclosure: they’re our friends. Down by the Old Port (not far from their shop) is a tiny Italian restaurant with a fabulous view & a menu to match. Terra Mia does beautiful home cooking, but serves pizzas in the evenings only
 
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You certainly can. Amongst the many dedicated souvenir shops are loads of great shops, pita gyros outlets, delicatessens & the wonderful music museum (it’s on the edge but so worth a visit to the home of the historic Corfu Philharmonic. And if you love cooking or you know someone who does, seek out Sweet and Spicy, possibly the best herbs & spice shop in the world. You’d be hard pressed to want something Fadia & her husband don’t stock - all organic. Full disclosure: they’re our friends. Down by the Old Port (not far from their shop) is a tiny Italian restaurant with a fabulous view & a menu to match. Terra Mia does beautiful home cooking, but serves pizzas in the evenings only
This sounds like a fabulous way to spend the day! I have never been to Corfu and it looks like something I would absolutely adore. Thank you! In particular, I know I would love that herb and spice shop.
 
A big yes from me. It’s a UNESCO site so loads to see. Wander the streets, enjoy the stunning architecture, browse the shops, stop off for refreshments on Spianada Square and watch people playing cricket. Visit the museums and fortresses. Take the little street train to see further afield.
Of the island capitals I’ve visited, it’s the most beautiful, only Rhodes Old Town can compare.
 

Spend the day at Corfu Old Town?

Can you spend an entire day just exploring Corfu Old Town? I'm planning my itinerary for a trip to the gorgeous island of Corfu, and from what I've seen, the Old Town looks like a mosaic of historical and cultural influences with Venetian, French, and British vibes.

Has anyone here spent a day (or more) solely in the old part of the city? How was your experience? Are there enough sights, cafes, shops, and hidden gems to keep one entertained for the full day? I'm looking to soak up as much of the local atmosphere as possible without rushing through.

I am curious what you guys think and any advice you may have. Thanks!

What other islands are near Corfu?

I've heard that slands like Paxos, Antipaxos, and Erikoussa, might be close to Corfu but I'm curious to learn more from you guys. What are these islands like? Are they easily accessible from Corfu? What unique attractions, beaches, or cultural experiences do they offer? If these islands aren't close, can you think of ones that are?

I want to island hop a bit this summer, and I am trying to decide if Corfu is a good home base or if I should consider another island.

Top places to see on Corfu advice

I'm planning a trip to Corfu and would love to get some insights from this community. From the breathtaking beaches to the rich historical sites, I'm eager to explore what Corfu has to offer but would like to narrow down my list to ensure I see the top attractions.

Could anyone share their personal favorites or must-see spots in Corfu? I'm interested in both popular tourist destinations and any hidden gems you think shouldn't be missed. Additionally, if there are specific local dishes or restaurants that you believe are quintessential to the Corfu experience, I'd appreciate those recommendations as well.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Recommendations for the best hikes on Corfu?

I'm currently planning a trip to the beautiful island of Corfu and have heard that it's a paradise for hikers and nature lovers alike. With its stunning landscapes, the Ionian sea's mesmerizing views, and lush trails winding through ancient olive groves, I'm eager to explore some of the island's best hiking trails.

That being said, I'm reaching out to this wonderful community for the insights and experiences of those who have tread these paths before me. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or someone who enjoys leisurely walks amidst nature, I would love to hear your recommendations on finding a good hiking trail. I'd prefer it to be scenic, and it shouldn't be too hard. Other than that, I am open to just about anything!

Thanks in advance!

Visiting Corfu off the Beaten Track?

I'm currently planning my itinerary for a trip to the beautiful island of Corfu, and while I've got all the major sights on my list, I'm particularly interested in those special "off the beaten path" spots that only the locals know about or seasoned travelers have stumbled upon.

I'm looking to explore the less commercialized areas, serene beaches, quaint villages, or any unique cultural spots that offer an authentic experience beyond the typical tourist attractions.

Does anyone have any personal favorites or undiscovered spots in Corfu they'd be willing to share? I'd love to hear about hidden beaches, local eateries or tavernas, and lesser-known trails or sights worth visiting.
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