Are you Searching for a Destination with blue waters, Sun-kissed beaches and Breathtaking Views?
If so, Corfu is the place for you!
Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, Corfu is one of the most Stunning Greek Islands. Famous for its rugged Mountains, Endless Olive Trees & Long standing culinary influence, it’s a place you don’t want to miss.
Use our guide and ready to use map to plan your road trip through the best of the Greek Islands, Corfu.
Corfu Essentials For Your Trip
Trips and Activities
Accommodation for all in Corfu
Essential Corfu Travel Guide
Island Hopping Around Corfu And Other Greek Islands
The Greek Islands are the ultimate Island Hopping destination. If you fancy a day trip away from Corfu or simply want to visit the incredible Island of Corfu on your Island Hopping Adventure, I recommend using Ferryscanner.
You can check ferry times, compare prices and the best Islands to explore all in one place.
Don’t forget to grab your Free Corfu Guide Below ⬇️
How many days do you need in Corfu?
Exploring the Island on your Own Corfu Road Trip means you can see as much as you want in a small timescale. You can easily see the Island’s Highlights and have some Beach Time in 3 days.
But if you have a small budget or are using Corfu as a quick stop over, a one day Corfu Road Trip is so easy to do.
How long does it take to drive around Corfu?
The total length of Corfu island is 64km/39 miles, making it super easy to see the Islands highlights in a small amount of time.
For a more relaxed Corfu Road Trip, take 2-4 days to drink in everything Charming Corfu has to offer.
Do you need a Car in Corfu?
Corfu has a pretty good Bus service so technically, No.
But it will take you a long time to explore the Island if you don’t rent a car.
Renting a car works out cheaper, quicker and allows you to see so much more of Corfu, especially if you aren’t traveling alone.
(But if you aren’t comfortable Renting a Car in Corfu, use this guide to do your own Corfu Road Trip using Public Transport)
How to Rent a Car In Corfu
Car Rental for your Corfu Road Trip is easy-peasy, the only decision you need to make is how long you want your car for.
What we love about renting a car in Greece is that you don’t have to do too much planning. If you decide half way through your trip you want to rent a car, it’s always so easy to do.
Want a car from the Airport? If you want to start your Corfu Road Trip as soon as you Land in Greece, the best option is to pick up your rental from the Airport. (it’s also great for those on a budget as it means no Taxi Fee’s)
Use a comparison site to check out the best deals & cars for your trip.
I want to Rent a Car During my Corfu Trip– You can use comparison sites before your trip to arrange a rental. One of the best ways to arrange a car during your trip is to ask your Hotel/Host once you are in Corfu.
When we have arranged a rental through our Hotel it’s always gone swimmingly. Not only do they speak the native language so you get the best deal, they make sure that if there are any issues, they are sorted out.
And the rental is brought to you, so you don’t have to travel to the Airport to pick it up, so it’s a Win Win!
Is driving in Corfu Easy/ Safe?
Even with it’s winding and narrow roads, driving in Corfu is Pretty Easy and Safe.
Just make sure you take extra care when driving routes like this and don’t cut corners on your Corfu Road Trip.
The traffic isn’t hectic even in Corfu town and every route has lots of sign posts making it super easy to find Corfu Hot spots.
Tip: Getting a Small Car for your Corfu Road Trip makes navigating the narrow and winding roads so much easier and safer.
🇬🇷 If you are worried about Driving in Corfu, Use this Free Guide to Help You Relax on the Road.
Your Ready to use Corfu Road Trip Map
These Spots allow you to have a real slice of Corfu with some of the Best Views of the Island!
Click on the Turquoise Waves on the Map to see more of each area before your Corfu Road Trip.
P.S This Corfu Road Trip Itinerary can be done in 1 day so it doesn’t matter which way you do it, just enjoy the drive!
Quick Tip: If you want to save some money, You may notice the Further away you drive from Corfu Town on your Road Trip, the cheaper things get.
Our Top Corfu Stops
- Corfu Old Town
- Corfu Town Harbour
- Paleokastritsa Monastery
Corfu Old Town
Corfu Old Town is a must on any Corfu Road Trip. Wandering through the cobbled streets, taking in the Historic views will give you a taste of how charming Corfu really is.
You can’t help but be romanticised by every single street you walk down. It’s the most Magical Old Town and the perfect stop for families and couples.
Must Visit Place in Corfu Old Town: If you are a Foodie and want to recreate amazing Greek Dishes at Home, pay Sweet ‘N Spicy Bahar Shop a visit.
Sweet ‘N Spicy Bahar Shop is full of Fresh Herbs, spices and other Greek Products that are the perfect way to remember your Corfu Road Trip.
Not only are the spices really reasonable but you can buy them online when you get home!
Psst….👉 Don’t Forget to check out this Free Guide on how to Eat your way around Corfu For Less
Corfu Town Harbour
The Perfect place on your Corfu Road Trip to Stretch your legs, grab a drink and check out the local crafts (it also helps that it is incredibly pretty too!)
Parking for Corfu Old Town and Harbour: There are lots of spots that offer parking around Corfu town. The best free Spot is behind the the Old Fortress as it’s less busy than the other car parks. There are other options on the road towards the harbour too.
If you want to see the most Breathtaking Views of the Corfu Coast, Add Paleokastritsa Monastery to your Corfu Road Trip itinerary.
The Monastery on the Hill showcases the rarest Byzantine holy books and other relics. Exploring Inside the monastery is like stepping back in Greek History and it is simply, beautiful.
The Monastery is surrounded by Olive trees so you can find products for sale here from their traditional olive oil press.
Important Information about VisitingPaleokastritsa Monastery :
As this is a Religious place, acting respectfully and dressing appropriate is key. You will only be allowed entry if your knees and shoulders/chest are covered. In the Summer Heat, this can be hard for the Ladies. They will kindly provide you with a skirt and shawl if you aren’t dressed for your visit.
A Visit here is Free but there is a donation box on the way out. Please make a small donation to help keep the Monastery open.
Only 12 km from Corfu old town is the tranquil village of Benitses. This Village is an amazing way to see into Traditional Island Life on your Corfu Road Trip.
Visiting here on a Corfu Road Trip is a great way to relax on the Sandy Beaches and watch the Local Fisherman catch their Lunch.
There are some lovely Restaurants and bars which are perfect for Families, Couples and anyone else who just wants to relax.
If you want to slow things down and get into the Greek State of Mind on your Corfu Road Trip, This is the place for you.
Roda is a pretty Greek Village that is becoming an increasingly popular place to stay. With its warm turquoise waters and laid back atmosphere, you can see why.
But the Main reason you should stop by here on your Corfu Road trip is because of its wonderful beach. We absolutely loved that you could walk through it’s waters and not see it getting deeper for ages!
Waters this shallow allows you to take in them incredible views and makes it great for anyone exploring with Kids.
🐙 Corfu Road Trip Sign Off: Charming Corfu is somewhere we promise you will fall in love with. Use this guide to create the Ultimate Corfu Road Trip for your Greek Adventure.