The island of Corfu is one of the most popular Ionian islands for good reason - it is like a microcosm of all the things we treasure most about Greece. It has something to suit all tastes and we’ve made sure our Corfu villas for rentallow you to explore it all.
From the stunning shoreline of Agni Bay and beautiful wooded hillsides in the north east, to the energetic capital of Corfu Town with its Venetian grace and elegance, our villas in Corfu are the perfect base from which to discover the beautiful diversity of this Greek island gem.
The Greek island of Corfu is a popular tourist destination, and for good reason. The picturesque Corfu Town stands on a hill overlooking the sea and boasts beautiful architecture from the Venetian period—plus, it's only five minutes away from some spectacular beaches. And then there's all the sleepy villages and charming coastal resorts and attractive beaches in-between.
If you're looking for an unforgettable luxury villa holiday in Europe with all the comforts of home, consider renting one of our spacious villas in Corfu with a private pool.
A calm Greek island but not short of exciting adventures, you’ll be delighted by ourCorfu villas with private pools, perfectly located in the middle of it all for a memorable holiday.
One point to note: when travelling to Corfu at the very start or end of the main season i.e April or end of October/November, be mindful that fewer souvenir and tourist-focused amenities will be open. However, this allows you time to discover more authentic gems and sample delicious cuisine in the local tavernas and bars that do remain open.
Here is what you need to know.
Things to do in Corfu
Corfu, Greece's northernmost island, is a beautiful mix of green mountains and long sandy beaches. The island has inspired poets and artists for generations, with its picturesque Venetian architecture, secret coves, and the mountainous interior to explore.
Corfu's rich history can be felt throughout Corfu town, which is bursting with unique shops, museums and elegant churches. And while many people come to Corfu to relax on the beach or enjoy a quiet meal at a taverna, there are plenty of other pursuits available too: mountain biking in the countryside surrounding the island, scuba diving, and horse riding along the coastal paths.
Or simply soak up the warmth of the Greek sunshine on pretty cove beaches, or enjoy fresh seafood at a local taverna. With an intriguing history and picturesque coastline, our Corfu villa holidays will not disappoint.
From sand dunes to scuba diving, the beaches in Corfu have it all. Corfu boasts over 200 kilometres of stunning coastline making the golden sand beaches a key part of holidays here, and you won’t be disappointed. (While most beaches here are sandy beaches, there is the odd shingle beach thrown in.)
Our villas in Corfu hug the villages and resorts along the northeast coastline, where small hidden coves with beautiful clear waters await your discovery.
Sidari beach on the northern tip of the island which is more commercialised, offers water sports and beachside tavernas and snack bars.
Agios Gordios Beach
Agios Gordios Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Corfu and can be found on the south-east coast of the island. It has a sandy bottom with clear water and is great for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. If you want to experience some peace and quiet away from all the crowds, then this is an ideal beach to visit during your stay on Corfu.
Cape Drastis Beach
Cape Drastis is one of the most beautiful beaches on Corfu. The beach offers magnificent views across to Albania and the rest of the Ionian Sea. You can swim here or just relax on the sand, enjoying a beverage from one of the many restaurants or bars that line this beach.
Bella Vista Beach
Bella Vista Beach is located in Corfu town, close to the main tourist attractions. It's a sandy beach with a blue flag and offers good swimming conditions due to its shallow waters. There are a few tavernas on the beach as well as bars where you can relax with a drink or two after a swim in the sea.
A stunning little pebble beach, extremely clean, with turquoise water. Kerasia is considered one of the most picturesque and beautiful beaches in Corfu.
Nightlife in Corfu
Corfu has a reputation for having a lively nightlife, especially in the south of the island in the party resort of Kavos. Our Corfu villas stretch from Corfu Town along the eastern coastline and towards the northern tip at Sidari, where there is a much more laid-back approach. Beachside cocktails whilst witnessing magnificent sunsets, accompanied by live music and Greek dancing can all be enjoyed on this half of the island.
Food and Drink in Corfu
If you want to get a taste of the real Greece, it’s hard to beat dining out in Corfu. There are countless restaurants serving traditional Greek cuisine, and many offer local specialities such as saganaki, souvlaki and moussaka. These are usually served with plenty of fresh bread, olives and feta cheese – all washed down with some great local wines.
Many local dishes in Corfu feature island ingredients such as fresh fish, olives, lemons and tomatoes. Corfu’s signature dish is the Sofrito – a veal fillet simmered in white wine, garlic and parsley. You’ll get a real taste of authentic Greek food when renting a villa in Corfu, whether it’s at a beachside taverna or enjoying family barbecues at your private villa.
History and Culture in Corfu
Corfu has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Over a 2,000-year period, many civilisations have left their mark on the island and its culture. In 7th century BC, Corinthians founded the ancient city of Corfu as a colony named Korkyra, which became one of the most important cities in Ancient Greece and was considered by Homer to be a source for warriors.
The island has since been occupied by Romans, Venetians, Ottomans, and the French under Napoleon during his invasion of Russia.
A villa holiday in Corfu isn’t complete without a trip to the island’s capital, Corfu Town. Immersed in history, this colourful town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to two Venetian Castles which dominate the stone paved, narrow streets.
The whole island is steeped in history, as Corfu has always played a significant role in military history and trading routes, meaning Mediterranean influences are present to this day. Soak up history that dates back to Roman times when you stay at one of our Kassiopi villas, where you can explore the village’s traditional harbour overlooked by a hillside Byzantine fortress.
Points of interest not to be missed on Corfu villa holidays
Corfu is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. It's a popular tourist destination and has been so for many years. The island has a rich history, with archaeological sites dating back to the Bronze Age, as well as stunning beaches and a variety of architecture that ranges from medieval buildings to modern hotels.
If you want to get away from it all on holiday, Corfu can offer you plenty of things to do and see off-the-beaten path:
Corfu town - Corfu Town, close to Corfu international airport, is the island's capital and largest town. It has a rich history, culture and architecture that make it a must-see for any visitor to the island. The Old Town was built in Byzantine times and you can feel its history everywhere you go. There are also many great beaches nearby, such as golden sand Gouvia beach, or Agios Stefanos beach, which are perfect for relaxing on after an exciting day exploring this beautiful town. Boat trips and boat hire are available from Corfu Town.
Mount Pantokrator - Mount Pantokrator is located on the northern part of the island and has great views over the sea with its hills covered by pine trees. You can hike up there or just relax at one of its beaches while enjoying breathtaking views.
Paleokastritsa - Paleokastritsa is a small fishing village in the southeast of Corfu, just opposite Kavos. The beach itself is situated in a very picturesque landscape with caves that have been inhabited since ancient times, just waiting to be explored.
Achilleion - Achilleion palace was built in the style of an ancient Greek palace. It was constructed by Empress Sisi, wife of Franz Joseph I of Austria and sister of Napoleon III. The Achilleion was built as a summer residence for her and her husband who often visited Corfu. Today it is one of the most popular attractions on Corfu for tourists from around the world.
Mouse Island - Mouse Island, also known as Agios Stefanos, is a small island off the coast of Corfu, and is a popular tourist destination for its beautiful scenery and as a nesting site for sea turtles. The name Mouse comes from its Greek translation of "mouses", since many centuries ago it was said that all mice were born there.
Olive groves - Corfu is famous for its olives and olive oil, both of which have been produced on the island since antiquity. Corfu's olive groves are among the oldest in the world, dating back thousands of years. Their history can be seen in some of the trees that remain to this day, which are over 500 years old.
Corfu Golf Club - If golf is your passion, then don't miss a chance to play at the oldest golf club in Greece. Because of its location, Corfu Golf Club has a unique charm, with lush greenery and beautiful views of both the sea and mountains. It offers 18 holes for golfers at all levels; there are also driving ranges for beginners, as well as an area dedicated to ladies' golfers.
Enjoy a memorable holiday with cost-effective Corfu villas
The Greek island of Corfu is a popular tourist destination, and for good reason. The picturesque Corfu Town stands on a hill overlooking the sea and boasts beautiful architecture from the Venetian period—plus, it's only five minutes away from some spectacular beaches.
If you're looking for an unforgettable luxury villa holiday in Europe with all the comforts of home, consider renting one of our spacious villas in Corfu.
Spacious luxury villas with a pool
Stay in your very own spacious luxury villa with a private pool. When you book one of our villas, you’ll enjoy exclusive use of the private pool and all its amenities, including sun loungers and umbrellas to keep you shaded while you relax, making it perfect for those who want to spend their days soaking up the sun, or reading by the side of the pool.
Spectacular sea views
If you're lucky enough to have booked a luxury villa with a sea view in Corfu, then you can expect to see some of the most impressive views in all of Greece. The views of the sea are truly stunning. You'll be able to enjoy them from your private pool, balcony, garden and living room.
Book your dream villa holiday today
With so many villas in Corfu available, you'll easily find the perfect one for you. If you'd like some help choosing one, please feel free to contact us.
We can also help you find a villa with facilities like free WiFi, a dedicated dining area, stunning views, and anything else you might need.
Facts about Corfu
Currency: Euro €
Flight Time: 3hrs
Time Difference: +2hrs
Capital City: Corfu Town
Nearest Airport: Corfu International Airport (CFU)