Where to Stay in Corfu – 11 Top Areas (with Map & Hotels)

Coastal view of Corfu with its historic old fortress standing on a promontory, colorful buildings along the waterfront, and mountainous backdrop under a cloudy sky

Kalimera traveler, welcome to my guide on where to stay in Corfu! This island in the Ionian Sea has dozens of villages with stunning natural beauty, beaches, and points of interest. 

Since there are so many areas to choose from, I’ll tell you right away that the Northern part of the island is more popular and has the most beautiful beaches. The South is more peaceful, but also has nice beaches. And the roads on the island are pretty tight, so I definitely recommend a small car rental!

Now I’ve compared all the villages of Corfu, along with the hotels and resorts in them, and have come up with the list of 11 best areas! I also included hotels for each area so you can literally book your ideal stay in minutes!

Corfu Town is the best place to stay for first-timers since it’s loaded with attractions, close to the airport, and it’s easy to get around the island from it. 

Remember to book your stay in Corfu in advance as it’s quite a popular Greek island!

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Here’s a map that illustrates the areas I’ll talk about in the post:

1. Corfu Town – where to stay in Corfu for the first time

Coastal view of Corfu with its historic old fortress standing on a promontory, colorful buildings along the waterfront, and mountainous backdrop under a cloudy sky

Located on the East coast of the island, Corfu Town is the capital of Corfu and the largest town in the area! It’s a good place to stay if you are visiting Corfu for the first time, and even better if you have a short stay or are visiting without a car.

Corfu Town has an amazing Old Town with beautiful cobbled streets lined with impressive architecture, museums, beaches, nice shops, bars, and restaurants. There are also plenty of beach hotels in the area.

Start your day discovering the Old Town (which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and then head to the seaside to chill on the beach. The top attractions around the Old Town include the magnificent Old Fortress (map), one of the city’s most recognizable symbols, as well as the Spianada Park and Square (map) where you can walk, relax, and people-watch just steps from the fortress. 

This is also where the island’s airport is located, meaning it’ll literally take minutes to get from the airport to your accommodation!

Did you know that the Corfu Old Town served as the filming location for Game of Thrones? Braavos, one of the Free Cities in Westeros, is actually here!

At night, have a feast of mouthwatering Greek foods you’ll find everywhere. I guarantee that you will have a great time in Corfu Town!

Luxury hotel
A collage of three images from a Corfu hotel: a serene balcony with a sea view, an elegant neoclassical facade with columns and urns, and a spacious living area with a sofa and a round wooden table, bathed in natural light.

This adults-only luxury resort is located right on the beach and offers a large outdoor pool, spacious rooms with a private balcony with sea views, and a fabulous breakfast. You can enjoy relaxing on their private beach and swimming in the crystal clear water plus many traditional restaurants and bars that are just a short walk away.

Other accommodation options in Corfu Town

Minimalist bedroom with soft lighting and simple furnishings.

This resort has a central location in the Old Town and offers modern rooms with a beautiful town view

Open-plan studio apartment with a kitchenette and cozy sleeping area.

Centrally located apartment with bright rooms, free Wi-Fi, easy access to traditional restaurants and bars

Bright kitchen space with modern amenities and a casual dining setup.

This Airbnb sits in one of Corfu Town’s oldest streets and offers well-equipped modern rooms

Things to do in Corfu Town

2. Ipsos – where to stay on Corfu for nightlife + beach

Aerial view of a coastal Ipsos town with a bustling beachfront, clear turquoise waters, and a mix of greenery and buildings extending inland.

Ipsos (or Ypsos, depending on how you transcribe the Greek writing) is a fun coastal village just 14 km (8.6 miles) North of Corfu Town. Over the years, it’s been a popular nightlife destination for young Greeks and foreigners, but now it’s much more. 

The village has a long beach stretch along which lies the main road and all the major nightlife spots, including late-night bars. The long (but narrow) beach has sunbeds and umbrellas (around €6 for the whole day, per person, at the time of writing), and the sea is pretty shallow, making it ideal for families with kids. 

I love how the Ipsos Beach (map) is pebbly, but once inside the water, it changes to sand! Whether you’re in for extensive swimming, water sports, or just chilling by the sea, this beach checks all the boxes. 

Just South of Ipsos, you’ll find another small village, Dassia, with a nice beach and a few restaurants and shops – perfect if you want to change the setting for a day!

You can use public transport to get around the island, but the buses stop too often and make the journey quite long. If you plan to explore Corfu the island, I definitely recommend renting a car!

Luxury hotel
A collage of three images showcasing Ipsos accommodations: a minimalist bedroom opening to a balcony with garden views, a tranquil pool area surrounded by greenery and loungers, and a cozy dining area with a straw roof and cushioned seating.

This beautiful adult-only resort is just a short walk from Ipsos Beach. It offers free parking, an outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as a bar and an airport shuttle! 

Other accommodation options in Ipsos

Resort pool with loungers and umbrellas overlooking a scenic mountain landscape.

A 3-star hotel overlooking the Ionian Sea, with a nice swimming pool and a lush green garden ideal for zen moments

Terracotta-hued hotel with a poolside lounge area and surrounding greenery.

Probably the best value-for-money hotel in Corfu with spacious rooms, and a pool near the beach

Stylish bedroom with a blue headboard, crisp bedding, and balcony access.

A guest-favorite, recently-renovated apartment with a garden, AC, and a convenient location

Things to do in Ipsos

  • Party till late in the many bars by the beach
  • Try mouthwatering food at Taverna Kostas (map)
  • Relax on the beach all-day
  • Hire a boat (map) and embark on a sea adventure
  • Go hiking or try river safari with Corfu Outdoor (map)

3. Barbati – a laid-back village by the sea

Beachgoers enjoying a pebbly shoreline with umbrellas and loungers, against a backdrop of lush greenery and towering cliffs under a partly cloudy sky.

Barbati (or Mparmpati, again, depending on transcription) is a coastal village just North of Ipsos and around 20 km (12.4 miles) North from Corfu Town. 

Whether you’re a couple or a family looking for a quiet, relaxed vacation, you’ll love Barbati! It has just enough tavernas and shops to keep you entertained, but it’s not as active as Ipsos or Corfu Town. 

The long beach of Barbati (map) is equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas, much like the Ipsos one. This beach on the East coast of Corfu is renowned for its crystal clear waters, and you’ll be rewarded with a mountain backdrop which makes the bay all the more scenic. 

Mount Pantokrator is Corfu’s highest mountain with a peak of 906 meters (2973 feet)!

A major nearby attraction, the scenic Nymfes Waterfall (map), is a great place to visit, but don’t visit after summer as the water completely dries out, and you don’t want to be left disappointed! It’s best to go in spring (April, May)!

Luxury hotel
A collage of three images from a Barbati hotel stay: an inviting living space with a white couch and wicker accents, a romantic bedroom with a wrought iron bed, and an outdoor lounge with a spacious white sofa and vibrant plants.

This luxury villa is ideal for a family of 4 looking to splurge on their stay! The décor here is just lovely, and you’ll have all the necessary amenities for an extended stay!

Other accommodation options in Barbati

Rooftop plunge pool with ocean views under clear blue skies.

A perfect Greek-style villa with a cozy pool overlooking the sea; a great deal when visiting pre-season

Simple and homely bedroom with a wrought iron bed and warm lighting

Adjacent to the beach, the apartments in this complex are clean and cozy, and there’s even a supermarket at the entrance

Modern living space with sleek design opening onto a private pool with sea views.

This spacious, luxurious villa is spacious enough to fit 6 people and has an outdoor pool with sea views

Things to do in Barbati

  • Spend a day at the Barbati beach 
  • Have a fancy dinner at Bahia Mare (map, seasonal restaurant)
  • Visit the Nymphes Waterfall 
  • Drive to the Megas Gremos viewpoint for stunning sea views (map)
  • Hike from the viewpoint to the Big Old Oak Tree (map)

4. Paleokastritsa – a beautiful beach resort

Sun-drenched cove with crystal-clear waters, a sandy beach dotted with colorful boats, surrounded by verdant hills and rugged cliffs, inviting a serene escape.

Paleokastritsa is one of Corfu’s most beautiful beach resorts, featuring 6 beaches, plenty of restaurants, shops, and hotels, and a charming atmosphere overall. It’s located 23 km (14 miles) to the Southwest of Corfu Town, and has plenty of attractions for tourists. 

You can explore the stunning Blue Eye cave (map) at the foot of sandstone cliffs, the Donkey Path hiking trail (map), and, of course, the legendary La Grotta Bar (map)!

You’ll find plenty of traditional and international restaurants here, as well as bars and cafés. It’s a lively place in the evening. Agios Spiridon (map) is one of the most popular beaches, with a beautiful monastery also waiting to be explored just a 15-minute walk South of the beach.

Finally, the kids will enjoy a trip to the Corfu Aquarium with more than 70 species of marine animals!

Luxury hotel
A collage of three images presenting Paleokastritsa hotel options: a panoramic sea view from a hilltop terrace, a modern room with a balcony overlooking the coast, and a bird's-eye view of a hotel complex nestled between the lush hills and azure sea.

This 5-star resort has an idyllic location with modern, luxury amenities, and it’s suitable for couples and families of up to 4 people. Select rooms come with stunning bay views!

Other accommodation options in Paleokastritsa

Seaside hotel terrace with sun loungers and parasols overlooking the ocean.

What a charming outdoors with the patio – my go-to place if I end up going to Corfu

Rustic two-story guesthouse surrounded by lush greenery under a cloudy sky.

A lovely holiday home near the beach with a nice garden and all the basic amenities

Elegant bedroom with a tufted headboard and sophisticated decor.

A stunning condo situated on a hilltop overlooking the sea, with a beautiful garden

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

  • Explore the local beaches
  • Go on a ride to Angelokastro (map), an ancient castle nearby
  • Take the kids to the Corfu Aquarium
  • Admire the beautiful Blue Eye cave
  • Visit nearby villages, Liapades and Lakones 
  • Take a short ride to the beautiful and secluded Porto Timoni beach (map)

5. Benitses – an ancient village of Corfu

A vibrant marina nestled along the coast, flanked by a dense, green forested hillside under a moody sky, embodying the tranquil charm of a seaside village.

Benitses is 14 km (8.6 miles) South from Corfu Town, and it’s a serene village that stretches along the coast. It has a long history that is visible by the ancient ruins and baths here. It’s also a popular choice among British travelers.

A must-visit attraction is The Achilleion Palace (map) just a 6-minute drive from Benitses. It’s a 19th-century palace that used to belong to the Austrian Empress Sisi! It has a stunning garden and a magnificent interior inspired by Achilles, Greek’s celebrated warrior during the Trojan War!

In terms of public transport, there are daily buses going to Corfu Town, and you can rent bikes, jeeps, and motorbikes across the village. Of course, there are shops, restaurants, and even a few pubs to keep you entertained, but most of the fun happens during the day here.

Luxury hotel
A collage of three images depicting a luxury stay in Benitses: a sleek bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows offering an ocean view, an infinity pool with cabanas overlooking the sea, and an aerial shot of a hotel complex curving along the cliffside.

Spoil yourself in this 5-star resort with multiple swimming pools, 3 restaurants, a spa and wellness center, and your own private beach area! 

Other accommodation options in Benitses

Rural poolside setting with chairs under the shade of olive trees.

What a scenic place surrounded by olive grooves, mountain views, and a swimming pool

Traditional white building with a balcony, nestled in a verdant landscape.

A typical apartment you can find across Greece, suitable for families with kids or for couples

Modern bedroom with a bold teal accent and minimalistic style.

Comfortable accommodation for couples featuring sea view and spotlessly clean rooms

Things to do in Benitses

  • Visit the Achilleion Palace
  • Chill at the beach 
  • Eat the best seafood at Varvara’s Restaurant (map)
  • Rent a yacht at Benitses Marina (map)
  • Sip cocktails at night at Ether Cocktail Bar (map)

6. Agios Gordios – where to stay in Corfu on a budget

Sweeping view of a seaside town with clear blue waters and a distinctive rock formation off the coast, nestled against lush green mountainside

Agios Gordios is located on the Southwest coast of the island and half an hour drive from Corfu Town. It is a small fishing village and a less commercial area that offers more budget accommodation than other popular towns on the island. 

In this beautiful village, you will find gorgeous beaches and amazing landscapes with olive groves and lemon trees. 

Don’t mix Agios Gordios with Agios Georgios located further South! “Agios” means “Old” in Greek, so you’ll find plenty of villages having this word in their name!

You’ll find a laid-back vibe that’s ideal for families or anyone looking for a relaxing vacation. There are also many nice cafes, bars, and restaurants along the coast here with the typical Greek vibe I know you are looking for!

The only luxury place in the area, La Grotta Verde, isn’t available on Booking when I last checked, and it has a slightly lower rating than I normally wouldn’t approve of. But since it’s the only luxury option around, I figured I should at least mention it. It may become available by the time you plan to stay here!

Now here are other excellent options for you to stay:

Other accommodation options in Agios Gordios

Charming bedroom with a classic metal bed frame and striped bedding.

This family-run hotel offers nice rooms and easy access to surrounding villages

White Mediterranean villa with a sea view, surrounded by lush greenery.

Panorama Hotel is great value for money with its nice rooms with balcony, pool and easy access to the beach

Bright and airy studio room with a neat bed and integrated kitchenette.

This Airbnb features fully equipped modern rooms and the main beach is a short walk away

Things to do in Agios Gordios

  • Spend time at Agios Gordios beach
  • Take a day trip to one of Corfu’s biggest water parks, Aqualand Corfu
  • Have delicious Greek food at Sebastian’s Family Taverna (map)
  • Sip drinks in the iconic Lemon Tree bar (map)
  • Take a day trip to the Byzantine Fortress of Gardiki (map)
  • Drive to the Kaiser’s Throne (map) for stunning views

7. Kassiopi – the coolest town on the island

Quaint Kassiopi town with terracotta rooftops, nestled between green hills and the calm blue sea, viewed under a clear sky

Located on the Northeast coast of Corfu, Kassiopi is a charming village some 45 minute drive away from Corfu Town. It’s known as a serene fishing village perfect for couples, adorned with beautiful beaches with emerald waters.

Start your day by going to the pristine Avlaki (map) or Keresia (map) beaches and after spending quality time relaxing, go for a walk through the harbor and the labyrinth of streets in the village to see amazing landscapes dotted with olive groves.

The Kassiopi Castle (map) is a major attraction here, it’s filled with olive trees, and offers fabulous views of the village and the sea. 

Kassiopi is the largest village on the North coast and thanks to its cool atmosphere and nice beaches it is getting more popular every day among the travelers visiting Corfu! This is especially true during the season when tourists come from all over the world, and then moving around can get difficult, even finding a parking spot can be a nightmare!

If you want to explore this hidden gem of the island, I recommend visiting pre- or post-season to avoid the crowds.

Luxury hotel
A collage of three images featuring a Kassiopi villa: a bedroom with a wrought iron bed and yellow drapes, an aerial view of the villa with a pool and patio area, and a spacious interior with dining and kitchen areas under a beamed ceiling.

Have a private villa all for yourself! Featuring a nice swimming pool, spacious rooms with a lovely terrace, and easy access to the main attractions of the village, it’s a great place to stay for families visiting Corfu!

Other accommodation options in Kassiopi

Cozy living room with comfortable seating, warm lighting, and a bookshelf.

Featuring a pool, nice garden, and easy access to the beach, this is a great place to stay for couples and families

White coastal villa with a balcony pool overlooking a marina

A boutique stay with a swimming pool, rooms with sea views, and easy access to the beach

Simple bedroom with a black metal bed frame and colorful bedding.

A cozy Airbnb offering romantic spacious rooms with great amenities

Things to do in Kassiopi

  • Get a suntan at Avlaki Beach 
  • Catch a dancing show with live music at Kostas Greek Dancing Bar (map)
  • Swim in crystal clear waters at Kerasia Beach
  • Have fresh seafood in the best taverna by the sea (map)
  • Walk to Kassiopi Castle for incredible views
  • Take a day trip to the Monastery of Pantokrator (map)

8. Sidari – a town with beautiful beaches

Serene cove with a small sandy beach, flanked by sculpted cliffs and lush vegetation, with wooden stairs leading down to the tranquil blue water.

Situated on the Northwestern coast of the island, Sidari is 37 km (23 miles) away from Corfu Town, and it’s home to the most beautiful beaches in Corfu where you can enjoy swimming in crystal clear water and do a lot of watersports activities! 

Another main landmark is the gorgeous Canal D’Amour (map), a tunnel-like cove! You will be impressed with the color of the water and the amazing views here, don’t forget your camera as this is one of the most Instagrammable places in Corfu!

Sidari is one of the best villages in Corfu that offers a great selection of beachfront hotels and family-run apartments close to the golden sand beaches. It receives more than 20,000 tourists every year, especially those who travel on package deals, so you better book a spot on time to get the best price! 

PRO TIP: Explore the Sidari Bar Strip filled with bars and karaoke spots for a perfect night out!

There’s no luxury accommodation in Sidari yet, but you can choose from tons of apartments and holiday homes with a luxury feel!

Other accommodation options in Sidari

Bright and airy bedroom with blue accents, leading out to a sunny balcony.

This beachfront hotel is a perfect place to stay for couples with its private beach, nice rooms, and air conditioning

Tropical poolside with a pink house and lush palm landscaping

Located near Sidari Beach, this hotel offers a nice swimming pool, rooms with a balcony and free Wi-Fi

Inviting bedroom with bold blue walls and a wooden headboard.

This romantic Airbnb is located right on the beach and is perfect for couples with its ample garden and rooms

Things to do in Sidari

  • Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water at Sidari Beach (map)
  • Visit the gorgeous Canal D’Amour
  • Have fun at Sidari Water Park
  • Get a suntan at Apotripiti Beach (map)
  • Have a drink at Vintage Cocktail Bar (map)

9. Kavos – where to stay in Corfu for the best nightlife

A wooden pier extending into the shimmering blue sea with a row of palm trees and Mediterranean-style buildings basking in the bright sunlight, showcasing a serene waterfront scene

Kavos is located on the Southern edge of the island, an hour’s drive from Corfu Town and the airport. It is the heart of nightlife in Corfu where you can party till the early hours of the morning.

Kavos is a beautiful village offering a very nice long sandy beach where you can swim in the turquoise water, and do watersports activities such as jet-skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, and waterskiing. 

When it gets dark, get ready for the epic nightlife scene. You will find plenty of bars, colorful clubs, and lively restaurants here. 

NOTE: The beach here may have seaweed, so it’s something to be aware of if you’re looking for crystal-clear beaches! However, the seaweed that washes up on the coast of Corfu isn’t as bad as that green, stinky, fleshy type! It resembles a small ribbon and the local authorities usually clean them off the beach reasonably quickly.

Luxury hotel
A collage of three images from a seaside Kavos resort: an infinity pool blending into the sea horizon, a sunlit bedroom with balcony access and sea views, and a bright and airy beachfront bar with wooden furniture.

This beautiful 5-star beachfront property offers a large swimming pool, private beach, rooms with a sea view, and a nice Mediterranean restaurant. You can do water sports or have a relaxing time on their beautiful beach plus bars and restaurants are within walking distance!

Other accommodation options in Kavos

Hotel pool area with white loungers and parasols, guests enjoying the sunny weather

A resort with a nice outdoor swimming pool, spacious rooms with a balcony, and easy access to the main beach

Cluster of yellow houses with terracotta roofs, quaint walkways, and sea views.

With its prime location close to bars and restaurants, this hotel is a great place to stay to enjoy the nightlife in Corfu

Outdoor dining area with a traditional barbecue grill and seating under a tree.

Located right next to a sandy beach, this Airbnb offers boutique accommodation with its private garden and spacious rooms

Things to do in Kavos

  • Have delicious Greek food at Pavlos Taverna Steakout (map)
  • Try some fun activities with Aspro Kavos Water Sports
  • Spend time at Arkoudilas Beach (map)
  • Go for karaoke at Maria’s Famous Karaoke Fun Pub (map)
  • Hike to the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary (map)

10. Gouvia – where to stay for convenience

Isolated white chapel with a bell tower on a small islet connected by a narrow causeway, surrounded by calm azure waters and a lush coastal landscape.

Gouvia is a small village just 9 km (5.5 miles) from Corfu Town, and it’s the best place to stay near the beach to be connected to the rest of the island. It has a great public bus network and you can visit Corfu, Ipsos, and other places if you’re traveling without a car!

However, Gouvia is your typical Greek village with not much going on, so basically if you stay here, you’ll want to move around for sure. There is a small, cute beach, as well as a fishing charter where you can rent a boat to go fishing.

There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and even a dance club (map) so you’ll have something to do here during the day!

There are also plenty of luxury hotels and resorts here, with Dreams Corfu being my favorite one!

Luxury hotel
A collage of three images showcasing a modern Gouvia hotel: a bedroom with rustic décor and balcony access, an elegant lounge with rattan light fixtures and orange accents, and a view of the hotel exterior with a pool and sun loungers.

Enjoy this 5-star adults only hotel featuring 2 swimming pools, a spa, wellness, and fitness center, and the friendliest staff! 

Other accommodation options in Gouvia

Apartment building with balconies overlooking a communal pool with sun loungers.

A 3-star hotel with a cute swimming pool and a central location

Comfortable living room with blue sofa and armchair, and a vibrant painting

A lovely resort with a pool, palm trees, a Greek-style interior, and free parking

Studio apartment with an integrated kitchenette and a plush bed with decorative pillows

This compact and recently renovated studio can fit 2 guests, best for couples

Things to do in Gouvia

  • Visit the Church of the Hypapante (map)
  • Stroll past the D-Marin Gouvia marina (map)
  • Have dinner in Takis Taverna (map)
  • Rent a yacht (map)
  • Go on a sailing trip round the island
  • Try watersports in the nearby Kommeno Bay (map)

11. Acharavi/Roda – where to stay in Corfu for families

Twilight hues settle over a sweeping beach with gentle waves, lined by a coastal road and a series of homes, creating a serene transition from day to night along the seaside.

Archaravi is located on the North coast of the island and an hour’s drive from Corfu Town. Thanks to its family-friendly hotels, attractions, and sandy beaches with shallow water, it is the best place to stay in Corfu for families. 

Apart from the beautiful beaches in Acharavi, there are amazing historical sites and hiking and cycling trails in the mountains where you can enjoy spending time in nature with your family. You will want to keep your camera with you all the time to capture amazing views! 

In this charming village, you will find a great selection of traditional restaurants, cafes, and shops as well as good accommodation options!

Luxury hotel
A collage of three images depicting a stylish Acharavi accommodation: a sleek hotel reception area, a bedroom with striped linens and a balcony overlooking the pool, and an evening view of the hotel grounds with a large central swimming pool.

Acharavil offers 4 swimming pools, spacious family rooms with sea views, and a private beach. You can rent a bike from the hotel and discover surrounding villages, have a nice Mediterranean meal in their beautiful restaurant.

Other accommodation options in Acharavi

Simple bedroom with crisp white linens and wooden furniture.

This boutique hotel features nice spacious rooms, air conditioning, easy access to the beach, and free parking

Second image: "Hotel pool with a jacuzzi and sea views, lined with loungers and parasols

Charming and colorful villas with a pool, a nice garden, and a bar on-site

Small balcony with a table and two chairs, offering a view of seaside houses.

This Airbnb is a great place to stay in Corfu for families and couples with its beautifully decorated rooms

Things to do in Acharavi

  • Build sandcastles with kids at Acharavi Beach
  • Have iconic ice cream at Dolce Freddo (map)
  • Visit The Folklore Museum of Acharavi
  • Have delicious Greek snacks at the Pita Pita Grill Room (map)
  • Go hiking in the mountains of the village
👑 Luxury price:€150
💵 Mid-range hotel:€100
🛏️ Budget:€60
📍 Best area:Corfu Town
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Mayor Mon Repos
🧳 Best mid-range hotel:Hotel Locandiera
👛 Best budget hotel:Panorama Hotel

BONUS: Top 3 beaches in Corfu to put on your travel itinerary

A secluded beach sheltered by dramatic cliff walls, with a line of orange umbrellas and loungers, facing the clear turquoise waters of the sea.

I already talked about the best places to stay in Corfu and mentioned the beaches in each area, but there are some other beaches spread out around the island that totally stand out above the rest and I think you wouldn’t wanna miss them! 

These places I will talk about now can be easily seen with a day trip no matter where you stay on the island as it takes less than 2 hours to drive across the whole thing! Renting a car is the best way to reach them and will allow you the most freedom to explore at your own pace.

1. Issos Beach
Issos Beach (map) is located on the South coast of the island and 40 minutes drive from Corfu Town. It is a very interesting beach because of its sand dunes and amazing water color. 

At Issos Beach you can enjoy chilling on the unique golden sand and swimming in the crystal-clear water. Thanks to its constant wind, it is also a great area to try windsurfing and kitesurfing. A lifeguard and a place to rent sunbeds and buy snacks are available near the beach which means all your needs are covered!

2. Dassia Beach
Located on the East coast and 15 miles (10 km) away from Corfu Town and offers amazing mountain views and turquoise-colored water. The beach (map) is a mixture of sand and pebbles and sunbeds and umbrellas are available to rent. 

Also unlike to other beaches in the area, here you can find plenty of restaurants and bars right on the beach! Dassia Beach is also a good spot for diving, enabling you to see many colorful fish. 

3. Liapades Beach
Liapades Beach (map) is located on the West coast of the island and just a half an hour drive from Corfu Town. It is a very picturesque beach surrounded by cliffs, vineyards and nice trees. I could say that it is one of the most Instagrammable beaches in Corfu so make sure to keep your camera with you all the time! 

On Liapades Beach you can swim in the crystal clear water and snorkel to see beautiful fish. You can also hire a boat here and discover some untouched areas of the island. So dreamy!

FAQs about where to stay in Corfu

Panoramic view of a sun-filled bay with a curving pebble beach, azure waters, and vacationers enjoying the sun, framed by green hills and coastal buildings.

🗺️ Where is the best part of Corfu to stay?

Corfu Town is the best area to stay in Corfu with its convenient proximity to the main attractions, restaurants, and beaches.

🛏️ Which resort in Corfu is best?

Mayor Mon Repos and Mayor Capo Di Corfu are the best resorts to stay in Corfu.

🏡 What is the prettiest village in Corfu?

With its picturesque look and beautiful beaches, Kassiopi is the prettiest village in Corfu.

🏖️ Where are the best sandy beaches in Corfu?

You can find the best sandy beaches in Sidari and Acharavi on the island of Corfu. 

💰 Where to stay in Corfu on a budget?

Offering affordable accommodation options, Agios Gordios is the best place to stay in Corfu on a budget.

👨‍👨‍👧‍👦 Best place to stay in Corfu for families?

With its family-friendly hotels and beaches, Acharavi is ideal for families and my recommendation for the best place to stay in Corfu.

⏱️ How many nights should you stay in Corfu, Greece?

I would suggest you stay at least 3 days in Corfu to discover many parts of the islands and the beaches.

🚘 Can you get around Corfu without a car?

Yes, if you stay in areas like Corfu Town that have good connections with the rest of the island. It’d be a bit complicated to move around a lot around the rest of Corfu without a car, but it’s doable, mostly using public transport. 

👍 Is Corfu Old Town worth visiting?

Corfu Old Town is definitely worth visiting! It’s so charming that it even served as a filming location for Game of Thrones!

❓ Is North or South Corfu better?

The North has more popular resorts and it’s more lively, while the South is quieter. Both parts have stunning nature and caves, so it mainly depends on your trip preferences.

🪩 What is the best area of Corfu for nightlife?

Kavos and Ipsos have the best nightlife on the island! They have tons of bars, clubs, and other late-night entertainment options. 


Dusk settles over a quaint white-washed chapel on a small islet, surrounded by serene waters and boats, with the evening sky casting a calm over the scene.

This is my time to say goodbye to you, dear traveler! Hopefully, you now know where to stay in Corfu! And if you’re still indecisive, these are my 2 favorite options:

Remember to book your hotel far in advance, as this is the only way you can secure the best prices! As you know, Corfu is one of the most popular Ionian islands!

If you have any suggestions or questions about Corfu, please leave a comment below. I’ll be happy to reply!

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