Are you looking for a picturesque Greek Island where you can enjoy swimming in crystal clear water, have a stroll along the cobblestone streets, check out some buildings with amazing architecture, eat delicious seafood and have fun at night? Welcome to Corfu!
Corfu is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece and once you step onto the island, you will understand its reason instantly. Whether you are looking for lively nightlife, relaxing beaches, or a family holiday, Corfu has all of them for every taste!
In this blog post about where to stay in Corfu, I will tell you about the 7 best areas and their top hotels which I handpicked especially for you. As these are the best ones, you have to be quick and make a reservation in advance in order not to miss them. Many of the hotels have free cancelation, so don’t worry if you change your mind.
It’s also helpful to note that there is no good public transportation on the island so I highly recommend you to rent a car in advance too, to get around.
Let’s start to explore the island of Corfu!
If you are in a hurry
Here are the best places to stay in Corfu with hotels from luxury to budget. They all have great reviews and great locations on the island!
Mayor Mon Repos
Best luxury hotel
The Fan Studio
An Airbnb with amazing reviews
Villa Argo Feakia
Best value for money
Best affordable accommodation in the center
Here is a map about where to stay in Corfu with the best 7 areas on the island I will be talking about in this travel guide and giving hotels in each, so you can easily visualize them
for budget travelers
the coolest town
1. Corfu Town – where to stay in Corfu for the first time
Located on the east coast of the island, Corfu Town is the capital of Corfu and the largest town in the area. It is definitely the place where you should stay if you are visiting Corfu for the first time and you will understand its reason right away once you step into this incredibly picturesque Town.
Corfu Town offers an amazing Old Town where you will find beautiful cobbled streets lined with impressive architecture, museums, beaches, nice shops, bars, and restaurants.
Start your day discovering the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Old Town, to see the main attractions then head to the seaside to chill on the beach. At night, have a feast of mouthwatering Greek foods. I guarantee that you will have a great time in Corfu Town!
Being the most popular town in Corfu you will be able to find many accommodation options. In order to help you decide easily, I picked the best ones for you for all budgets. I just want to remind you that these hotels are selling too fast so don’t forget to make a booking in advance and if you are transferring through the capital on your way here, make sure to check out the best hotels in Athens.
Let’s have a look at the best places to stay in Corfu Town.
This adults-only luxury resort is located right on the beach and offers a large outdoor pool, spacious rooms with a private balcony which has 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 are within walking distance.
Other accommodation options in Corfu Town
This resort has a very central location in the Old town and offers modern rooms with a beautiful town view
Centrally located hotel that offers clean rooms with free wifi and has easy access to traditional greek restaurants and bars
This Airbnb has a perfect location in Corfu Town and offers well equipped modern rooms
Things to do in Corfu Town
- Visit the Museum of Asian Art of Corfu
- See the Church of Saint Spiridon
- Check out the Byzantine Museum of Antivouniotissa
- Hike to the Old Fortress and enjoy the stunning views
- Visit the Archaeological Museum of Corfu
- Check out the great bars and restaurants at Corfu Old Town
- Go to the beautiful Palace of St. Michael
- Have a stroll along the beautiful streets of Corfu Old Town and the traditional Spianada Square
2. Agios Gordios – for those on a budget
Agios Gordios is located on the west coast of the island and half an hour drive from Corfu Town. It is a nice fishing village and less commercial area which offers more budget accommodations 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. This picturesque village has a lot to offer and the good thing is you don’t need to pay a lot for the accommodation to enjoy this beautiful town!
In Agios Gordios you can start your day heading to the beautiful large sandy beach, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water and in the afternoon you can wander around the villages and watch amazing sunsets over some amazing scenery.
You will also find many nice cafes, bars, and restaurants along the coast here with the typical Greek vibe I know you are looking for. If you want to experience the different cultures of an alternative part of Greece, consider splitting your holiday between Corfu and Milos, another popular destination in the Cyclades group of Islands.
This luxury beachfront resort is one of Corfu’s best resorts on the west coast. The gorgeous resort features a beautiful outdoor pool, a nice bar where you can have a cocktail while watching the Ionian sea, spacious rooms with modern decoration, and private parking. You can even have a nice Mediterranean meal in their charming restaurant, doesn’t that just sound like a relaxing holiday?
Other accommodation options in Agios Gordios
This family-run hotel offers nice rooms and easy access to surrounding villages and the beaches
Panorama Hotel is great value for money with its nice rooms with balcony, pool and easy access to the beach
This Airbnb features fully equipped modern rooms and the main beach and the traditional restaurants are a short walk
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
- Drive to the Kaisers Throne to check out some stunning views
- Have delicious Greek food at Sebastian’s Family Taverna
- Go to the Greek Tavern Ortholithi and spot the incredible rock on the beach
3. Kavos – where to stay in Corfu for the best nightlife
Kavos is located on the southern edge of the island and an hour’s drive from Corfu town. It is the heart of nightlife in Corfu where you can party till the early hours of the morning. That’s why my pick for where to stay in Corfu for the nightlife is for sure Kavos!
Kavos is a beautiful village offering a very nice long sandy beach where you can swim in the turquoise water, recharge yourself for the night, 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. How does that sound, party people? It is not possible to be disappointed with the nightlife Kavos and I am sure you will have so much fun here.
This beautiful 5-star beachfront resort offers a very 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 to the resort making Mayor Capo di Corfu the best place to stay in Kavos for those who want to enjoy the nightlife!
Other accommodation options in Kavos
This resort offers a nice swimming pool, spacious rooms with a balcony, and easy access to the main beach in the village
With its convenient location to bars and restaurants, this hotel is a great place to stay to enjoy the nightlife in Corfu
Located right next to a sandy beach, this Airbnb offers boutique accommodation with its private garden and spacious rooms
Things to do in Kavos
- Spend time at Arkoudilas Beach
- Try some fun activities with Aspro Kavos Water Sports
- Have a cocktail at Wembley Bar Kavos
- Hike to the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Have delicious Greek food at Pavlos Taverna Steakout
- Literally, chill at Ice Bar
- Have a drink and watch a football game at Scorer’s Sports Bar
- Go for karaoke at Maria’s Famous Karaoke Fun Pub
4. Kassiopi – the coolest town on the island
Located on the northeast coast of Corfu, Kassiopi is a very charming village with beautiful beaches, incredible restaurants, and cool bars. Start your day by going to the pristine Avlaki or Keresia beach and after spending quality time relaxing, go for a walk through the labyrinth of streets in the village to see amazing landscapes dotted with olive groves.
When you get hungry after a day of exploring, pick one of the many nice restaurants along the coast to eat delicious Greek foods and watch the sunset. Everything you expect from a Greek İsland located in one place, so nice isn’t it?
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.
So if you want to explore this hidden gem of the island before it is discovered by everyone, here are the best places to stay in the lovely fishing village:
This beautiful resort offers a nice swimming pool, spacious rooms with a private terrace, and easy access to the main attractions of the village. The beach is just a 5-minute walk away from the resort and shops and cafes are around the corner. With its romantic garden and chilled vibe, The Cassius Hill Hotel is also a great place to stay for couples.
Other accommodation options in Kassiopi
Featuring a pool, nice garden, and easy access to the beach, this hotel is a great place to stay for couples and families
This hotel offers a boutique stay with its swimming pool, rooms with sea views, and easy access to the beach
Offering romantic spacious rooms with great amenities, this Airbnb is a perfect place to stay in Corfu for couples and families
Things to do in Kassiopi
- Get a suntan at Avlaki Beach
- Swim in crystal clear waters at Kerasia Beach
- Take a day trip to the Monastery of Pantokrator
- Have a walk to Kassiopi Castle to see incredible views
- Spend time at Bataria Beach
- Have delicious Greek food at Strofilia Taverna
- Take a pint and watch a traditional Greek dancing show with live music at Kostas Greek Dancing Bar
5. Acharavi – where to stay in Corfu for families
Archaravi is located on the north coast of the island and an hour 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 like Roman Baths and very nice hiking and cycling trails in the mountains where you can enjoy spending time in nature with your families. You will want to keep your camera with you all the time to capture amazing views!
In this charming village, you will be able to find a great selection of traditional restaurants, cafes, and shops as well as good accommodation options.
Acharavi Beach Hotel offers a large swimming pool, a kids pool, 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 and do some water sports activities on the beach. I highly recommend this hotel for families and couples.
Other accommodation options in Acharavi
This boutique hotel features nice spacious rooms, easy access to the beach, and free parking
Centrally located near the beach, this hotel offers spacious rooms with a private kitchen and balcony
This Airbnb is a great place to stay in Corfu for families and couples with its beautifully decorated rooms
Things to do in Acharavi
- Visit the Roman Baths ruins of Acharavi
- Build sandcastles with kids at Acharavi Beach
- Have a nice ice cream at Dolce Freddo
- Swim in the shallow water of Almyros Beach
- Visit The Folklore Museum of Acharavi
- Have delicious Greek snacks at the Pita Pita Grill Room
- Go hiking in the mountains of the village
6. Sidari – a town with beautiful beaches
Situated on the northwestern coast of the island, Sidari is home to the most beautiful beaches in Corfu where you can enjoy swimming in crystal clear water and do a lot of watersports activities.
In this picturesque village, the first thing you should do is to head to the Sidari beach which has a blue flag cleanliness certificate. Once you’re all relaxed, another main landmark you shouldn’t miss is the gorgeous Canal D’Amour. You will be so 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!!
When wandering in Sidari you must always be ready to jump into the water because I know you won’t resist those inviting beaches, so make sure to wear your swimsuit all the time!
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.
Here are the best places to stay in Sidari with easy access to the best beaches:
Hidden in nature, this boutique resort offers a relaxing holiday and is a great place to stay for couples and families. Dimitris Apartments offers a private pool, rooms with nice traditional decoration and a balcony, and easy access to the beach and surrounding villages. Traditional Greek restaurants and nice cafes are just a short walk from the hotel.
Other accommodation options in Sidari
This beachfront hotel is a perfect place to stay for couples with its private beach and nice rooms
Located near to Sidari Beach, this hotel offers a nice swimming pool, rooms with a balcony and free wifi
This romantic Airbnb is located right on the beach and is a perfect place to stay for couples with its large garden and rooms
Things to do in Sidari
- Go paragliding at Megali Beach
- Visit gorgeous Canal D’Amour
- Have fun at Sidari Water Park
- Get a suntan at Apotripiti Beach
- Have a drink at Vintage Cocktail Bar
- Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water at Sidari Beach which has a blue flag cleanliness certificate
7. Agios Georgios – where to stay in Corfu to relax
Agios Georgios is located on the northwestern part of the island and an hour’s drive from Corfu Town. It is a nice chilled village with beautiful sandy beaches and the perfect place to stay in Corfu for those who want to have a holiday with a relaxed vibe.
In Agios Georgios, you should definitely spend time on the beautiful beaches which are Proto Tomoni Beach, Akra Drastis, and the main beach Agios Georgios which is surrounded by beautiful trees.
Thanks to its gorgeous landscapes, Agios Georgios offers amazing hiking trails. If you are into outdoor activities you should try one of the epic trails to enjoy epic scenery. In this lovely village, you will also be able to find many nice restaurants, cafes, and shops as well as great accommodation options.
This all-inclusive luxury resort offers a large outdoor pool, easy access to the beach, spacious rooms with a private balcony, and a fabulous breakfast. You can enjoy relaxing on the beach and swimming in crystal clear water here. The beach is just a 5-minute walk away from the resort and shops and cafes are around the corner. With its beautiful facilities, Kairaba Sandy Villas is a great place to stay for couples and families.
Other accommodation options in Agios Georgios
Featuring a pool, nice garden, and easy access to the beach this hotel is a great place to stay for couples
Centrally located near the beach this hotel offers spacious rooms with a balcony and a nice pool
Located right on the beach Airbnb offers a unique accommodation experience with its private garden and spacious rooms
Things to do in Agios Georgios
- Spend time at the beautiful Agios Georgios Beach
- Chill at Porto Timoni Beach
- Take a day trip to Old Perithia
- Go for hiking to enjoy amazing landscapes
- Swim in the crystal clear water at Akra Drastis
- Check out the beautiful taverns in the town
|👑 Luxury price:||€160|
|💵 Mid-range hotel:||€130|
|💰 Accommodation prices:||Low|
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|🛎️ Best luxury hotel:||Mayor Mon Repos|
|👛 Best budget hotel:||Panorama Hotel|
BONUS: Top 3 beaches in Corfu to put on your travel itinerary
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 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 watercolor.
In Issos Beach you can enjoy chilling on the unique golden sand and swim in the crystal clear water. Thanks to its constant wind, it is also a great area to do 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 is a mixture of sand and pebbles and sunbeds and umbrellas are available to rent.
Also on the contrary 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 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!
Frequently asked questions about Corfu
🗺️ 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. Some of the best hotels to stay in Corfu are Mayor Mon Repos and Katia’s Apartment.
🛏️ 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.
This is my time to say goodbye to you dear travelers. In this blog post, I talked about the best places to stay in Corfu with hotels from luxury to budget as well as Airbnbs in each town and gave you some information about the vibe of the area so you could pick the perfect one for you!
As I’ve already said, thanks to the convenience of the main attractions, Corfu Town is the best area to stay for first-timers. However, if you fancy a hotel in another area you can easily drive to other towns. That’s why I highly recommend you rent a car for Corfu and do not forget to make a reservation in advance in order not to miss your favorite place in this popular holiday destination!
To sum up, here are the best 2 hotels on the Island of Corfu with easy access to the coast or beach as well as good reviews. I definitely recommend you to stay in one of these if you can’t decide between the awesome options in this list!
- Mayor Mon Repos – One of the best places to stay on the island located in Corfu Town
- Villa Argo Feakia – A beautiful hotel with great facilities located in Agios Gordios
If you have any other suggestions or questions about Corfu Island and Greece please leave a comment below. I’ll be happy to leave a reply to them!
Have an amazing holiday,
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I really enjoyed your article on Corfu, makes interesting reading. My husband and I are going in May, he suffers with minor heart problems so which resorts are fairly flat.. We love a sandy beach and a few restaurants/bars but nothing to lively.