One of the best ways of seeing the island is by checking out the many Corfu boat hire opportunities on offer and enjoying a trip around the coastline. There are several different types of boat trips available, so it’s up to you which you choose. The two small islands of Paxos and Antipaxos are popular boat trip destinations because of their idyllic, Caribbean-style sandy beaches, which make the perfect setting for soaking up some of the famous Greek sunshine.
If you’re more interested in obtaining spectacular views, you may prefer a trip out to Perithia and Pantokratora, mountainous islands in northeast Corfu. From the highest peaks, the whole of Corfu can be seen spread out below in all of its panoramic glory. Corfu boat trips like these help you appreciate the stunning natural beauty on display here from the best possible position.
If you don’t fancy sunbathing on an idyllic beach, or enjoying the views, you might opt instead for the popular Kaiki Cruise, whose centrepiece is a delicious barbecue on the boat, complete with all of the traditional Corfu trimmings.
Corfu Old Town and Fortress
If you’re looking for a taste of old Corfu, before the age of mass tourism and crowded roads turned the island into one of the most popular destinations in Europe, one of the most appealing boat trips in Corfu includes a visit to the Old Town. As well as giving you the opportunity to explore this ancient and picturesque town for yourself, you’ll also be able to see the coastlines of Albania from the boat. Back on dry land, Corfu Town has traditional winding alleyways, lovely little souvenir shops and plenty of places to refresh yourself and take the strain off your feet. The Old Fortress is one of the top attractions here, and from its battlements you’ll enjoy stunning views across the Ionian Sea.
Sidari is the perfect spot from which to take a trip by boat to other places of interest around the island, while making plenty of new friends along the way. There are different excursions available from the attractive harbour area, and you’ll enjoy the views of the rugged coastline, as well as the various stopping-off points. The steep sides of the coastal cliffs are studded with interesting, and often centuries-old hamlets, as well as picturesque coves that look as if they were purpose-built for the pirates that infested these waters in ancient times.
If you prefer dry land to the sea, you can always opt for a horse-riding trek through the stunning Greek countryside. The friendly and professional Adia Horse Riding Club offers two-hour trips along the north beach at a leisurely pace, taking you also up into the hills to saunter through the lush inland olive groves.
Whether you choose to explore Corfu by horse, or to enjoy its delights from one of the many excellent boat trips in Corfu on offer, you’ll be in for a wonderful experience.