There is plenty to do on your holiday to Corfu, whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple, as a family or with a large group of friends. The diverse range of activities start with classic snorkeling adventures in the quaint village of Palaiokastrits, and end with unique visits to the Corfu Donkey Rescue centre. For those seeking adventure, hop on the Trident Speed Boat in Kavos and skim across the waters at high-speeds.
Open from the 14th of May, until the 8th of October, this exhilarating water park offers fun and adventure for all the family.
Hire a rubber dinghy and sail down the lazy river, or if you’re really looking for a thrill, travel down the steep, winding slides and race against your friends and family. Shoot down the snake shaped slides and after a stimulating drop, end up in the cool blue waters of the Aqualand pool.
What’s so unique about this water park is it offers not only adventure, but relaxation, too. Visit the Fish Spa, where tickling fish massage the soles of your feet, or lay down and relax for a head shoulder and neck massage. This water park even offers a temporary tattoo station, where children and adults alike can toy with different body art designs to be painted on their skin after drying off from the slides.
The Greek and Fast Food Restaurant located in Aqualand offers authentic Greek cuisine for you and your family to enjoy, as does Greek Corner which is famous for the best Gyros in town.
The many boat trips available in Corfu provide visitors with an array of choice, with plenty of different boat rides to choose from, from family-focused trips to party adventures.
For groups seeking adrenaline filled adventures while on holiday in Corfu, take a trip on the Crazy Speedboat in Kavos. Embark on a wild water adventure as you watch the boat skim across the sea’s surface and feel the sea breeze rushing against your skin. What’s great about this activity is it offers diversity; you have the option to dive deep into the ocean and snorkel in The Blue Lagoon.
If you’re looking for a more relaxing, family boat trip, hop on one of Captain Theo’s Boat Trips, located in Corfu Town’s Harbour. Take in the idyllic surroundings as you sail through the sapphire waters, to then find yourself sitting on a secluded island, while kebabs are barbequed for you.
Dive into the ocean or enjoy the water slide this boat provides and slip right into the ocean and have a splash with your family and friends. Theo is famous for his friendly and personal approach to every visitor who enters his boat.
If you are an art lover, or seeking knowledge on the history of Greek culture on your holiday to Corfu, visit The Byzantine Museum of Antivouniotissa; a monument church.
The Byzantine Museum of Antivouniotissa is home to wondrous pieces of post-Byzantine religious art from the early Heptanese schools situated in Corfu. This fascinating museum is dedicated to the 15th Century Holy Mother of God, Antivouniotissa and can be found in the former church.
Travel up to Corfu Town to embark on this historical journey and follow the sign posts provided to find the museum. Costing around €4 to visit, The Byzantine Museum of Antivouniotissa is an affordable day out for all the family, for couples and for groups looking to experience true Greek culture. Get lost in the culture of Greek history and explore the captivating exhibition, which displays the distinct correlation between art and religion from this time period.
The remarkable Corfu Donkey Rescue Centre homes and takes care of donkeys who have previously been abandoned or mistreated. Be sure to pack your camera ahead of your trip, to take pictures of the adorable donkeys roaming free happily at the sanctuary.
This wonderful donkey shelter can be found near the village of Doukades and can only be accessed from the National Paleokastritsa Road, which is around 20km from Corfu Town. The rescue centre opens its doors at 10am and closes at 5pm, so there’s plenty of time to fit this fascinating outing into your day.
If you visit off season when the weather is a little cooler for the donkeys, you can take these friendly animals out for a walk. There aren’t many places where you can find holiday experiences which are this rewarding, which is the reason why many tourists enjoy planning a trip into their holiday schedule while holidaying in Corfu.
Hydropolis Waterpark can be found in the beautiful Greek island, Acharavi. Tall palm trees surround the adventure park, making this fun day out a scenic sight to see.
If you’re looking for a day jam-packed with fun, thrills and exploration, while still enjoying the sun’s gorgeous ray’s, a visit to Hydropolis fits the bill. Soak up the sun and sail down the lazy river or if you’re looking for an adrenaline-induced ride, climb up the steps to enjoy endless journey’s down the speedy slides countlessly.
Specifically tailored to families, Hydropolis is a great adventure to take your children on while visiting Corfu. Kids are super safe under the watch of lifeguards overlooking swimmers in the pool. Make sure you take a pair of flip flops or light shoes with you, to avoid stepping on the hot pavements in bare feet.
Tourists can book an all inclusive day, which bundles together a package of buffet food, unlimited drinks and access to the park itself.
Watch the idyllic sunset from Kaisers Throne, located at the highest point of Pelekas Village. Holidaying in Corfu isn’t quite the same without a visit to this remarkable site, offering 360 panoramic views of Corfu. By day or night, the views from Kaisers Throne are remarkable.
Experience the different colours of the sky merge into one another and take your camera to capture the magnificent views from this wondrous viewpoint.
Kaisers Throne offers amazing views but is also loaded with rich culture and history. In fact, the throne is named after German Emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, who also purchased the intricate Achilleion Palace back in 1907. The emperor spent his summers at this impressive viewpoint, driving up to the cliff in Pelekas Village to watch the world go by.
If you fancy a bite to eat, the Levant Hotel situated nearby offers delightful dishes and ice cold drinks to enjoy.
Relish the stunning views at Parga Island, in the secluded bay of the Ionian Sea, northwest of Greece’s mainland. This idyllic island is famous for its picturesque location, deep sapphire waters and golden sands. So, if you are looking to take a truly relaxing day trip, take a ferry from Corfu to Parga. Thanks to its handy location, travelling elsewhere is easily accessible from Parga Island, offering you the chance to explore Sivota, Preveza and Lefkada, too.
Holidays in Parga are desired by all ages, due to the island’s famously laid-back, peaceful atmosphere and unspoiled beaches. Immerse yourself in paradise at Krioneri Beach, whether this is sunbathing on the fine, golden sands on your beach towel, or taking a scenic stroll along the shore. If you’d prefer a more secluded atmosphere, visit the quaint and quiet beach of Piso Krioneri, where you can surf the sea waves and dive deep into the clear waters.
Perfect for the whole family, Pyramid Adventure Park offers a variety of different activities for parents and children to enjoy all day long, including crazy golf and mini-golf. Go-karting and adventure slides and swings are options for thrill seekers. Adults and children alike love this tourist attraction, thanks to the fun nature of the park, as well as its impressive views of the sea-shore. This modern park is fairly quaint in size and is excellent for families who are looking for a fun day out, without the busy atmosphere of the larger adventure parks.
Pyramid Adventure Park is home to Pyramid Café, with outdoor seating available and offering a wide selection of food and snacks to tuck into, after a fun-filled day of activities. WiFi is available on site, meaning you can take and upload snaps of the kids go-karting or putting a hole-in-one.
Sidari Water Park is located in a handy spot, five minutes away from the beautiful Sidari Beach. This great adventure park is part of the Sidari Water Park Hotel, a popular tourist hotel that was actually awarded by Tripadvisor for its dedication to family holidays, back in 2012.
Though smaller than some of the larger water parks, what sets this adventurous park aside from the rest is it’s free to visit. In fact, it only costs a small fare of €5 to access the slides, meaning a trip here is great for you and your family to enjoy, at an affordable price.
Sidari Water Park offers its guests baby strollers to rent, adding ease to your family day out. You can also rent towels at the water park to dry off after a dip in the pool, or nip to the beach after a fun-filled day exploring the water rides and slides. The main road is situated nearby and provides easy access to Sidari’s busy centre.
Strinilas village shows tourists the greener side of Greece, thanks to its surrounding forestry which provides the most enchanting views. What’s so impressive about this quaint village is its location, being perfectly positioned on top of the highest mountain in Corfu. So, if you’re sick of your sun lounger and want to see some Greek tradition, a trip over to Strinilas should be top of your ‘to do’ list. Even the houses that belong to Strinilas village are magical, with their carefully crafted architectural structure, bringing a unique feel to Strinilas and all it has to offer.
The famous elm tree that sits in the small village square will confirm that you have reached Strinilas. Once you’ve had a good look around on foot, stop for lunch at a local Tavernas; sit down and relax while you take in the wondrous views this village has to offer.
Finish your visit off with a tasting experience like no other. Try a glass of Strinilas’ locally brewed wine, Moschato, which is famous for its great taste and has been listed as one of the world’s high-quality wines.