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Destination guide

Get a glimpse of Greek mythology from Corfu Town villas

Corfu is easily the most magnificent Ionian Island off the coast of Greece. It has been featured in many stories from Greek mythology because of its unrivalled natural beauty. In Corfu Town, travellers will find an alluring combination of Venetian, English and French architecture with winding alleys that will appeal to both romantics and explorers. You can find a variety of classic villas to rent in Corfu that perch majestically on lush green hills overlooking the harbour and Old Town shopping areas. Clean lines, bright colours and gorgeous landscapes will enhance your Corfu villa holiday as you enjoy time with your family.

 
History

Historic sites near Corfu holiday homes

Though it may be known as a seaside paradise, Corfu has many heritage sites celebrating its lengthy history. Holiday homes put you within reach of historic sites like Mon Repos, an archaeological museum in a 19th-century villa with local artefacts, and Angelokastro, a hilltop castle with artwork, historic exhibits and sweeping ocean views. The Museum of Asian Art of Corfu, an Asian-art museum within a former palace that’s home to a vast collection of Chinese, Japanese and Indian artwork, is a great place for history and culture lovers. History buffs will also enjoy the Monastery of Paleokastritsa, a historic hilltop monastery with dramatic sea views and a museum with religious artefacts.

Things to do

Things to do near Corfu holiday homes

There are plenty of fun destinations in Corfu for all ages and tastes. Holiday homes can be found near locations like Palaiokastritsa, a village with sandy beaches, mysterious caves and opulent monasteries and palaces to explore. Achilleion, a neoclassical mansion with decor honouring the Greek god Achilles and offering gardens and sea views, and Sidari, a community with vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and exciting amusement parks. You could also visit Old Fortress, an ancient site with ruins of a former fortress and archaeological artefacts on display.

Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Corfu Town

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Corfu Town is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Corfu Public Garden (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Mouse Island (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Dassia Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Pelekas Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Glyfada Beach (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Myrtiotissa Beach (5 mi / 8.1 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near Corfu holiday lettings

Corfu has many gorgeous beaches along its coast for sunbathing, swimming and water sports. Holiday homes are available near beach areas like Agia Triada, a pristine beach with a sandy sea bed and deep waters for waterskiing, parasailing, boating and other water sports, and Alipa, sandy beach with crystal-clear waters and a fishing port. Agios Petros, a beach with sand and pebbles against deep waters that are ideal for water sports, and Ambelaki, a quiet beach with deep waters and a rocky sea bed, are also excellent seaside spots.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Corfu Town

The nearest airport is in Corfu (CFU-Ioannis Kapodistrias), located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Corfu holiday homes

Corfu can be accessed by flights from Athens and several United Kingdom airports. There are also ferries that run between the Corfu and the mainland, as well as day-trip boats. You can hire a car and drive across multiple motorways to access Corfu. Once there, taxis and buses are available for travel throughout the area and to your holiday rental, or you can hire a car to travel at your own pace. With the beautiful climate and scenery, many travellers enjoy walking or biking through Corfu.

Food & drink 

Must-try cuisine in Corfu

No holiday on Corfu would be complete without tasting famous Greek dishes and the traditional foods of Kerkyra. The cuisine in Corfu is primarily local products, such as meat, fish, olive oil and vegetables, though traditional staples like local honey, extra virgin olive oil and sheep yoghurt are also common. In Corfu’s restaurants, you’re likely to find souvlakia, a meat skewer with various proteins, and stifado, a veal dish cooked with onions and tomato sauce. Giouvetski, a lamb dish cooked with rice in a stew pot, and Bifteki, a big meatball filled with cheese, onions and peppers, are also must-try dishes during your holiday in Corfu. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find plenty of restaurant options near your holiday rental to sample some traditional Corfu cuisine.

How many holiday rentals are available around Corfu Town?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,480 holiday lettings around Corfu Town. From 534 villas to 325 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Corfu Town?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Corfu Town. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Port of Corfu: 2,227 holiday lettings
  • Ionio University: 2,270 holiday lettings
  • Ethniko Kerkyras: 2,287 holiday lettings
  • Corfu Archaeological Museum: 2,252 holiday lettings
  • Palaiopolis Museum Mon Repos: 2,287 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Corfu Town listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Corfu Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 534 Villas in Corfu Town. Our other popular types of Corfu Town holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 325 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 484 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 42 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Corfu Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 719 holiday homes with pool available in Corfu Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.