Picturesque towns, cliffs, crystal-clear water, and even mountains – the Greek island of Corfu has it all. And if there is one thing I know, it is that these Corfu images will make you want to explore the island. After all, these photos of Corfu Old Town and other great locations will show you why it is one of the best Greek islands.
Corfu is the perfect combination of nature and civilization, and if you mix it with the great Greek cuisine, you have a real bucket list destination. It might not be as popular as Santorini or Mykonos, but ultimately, that is part of the island’s charm. Even in more touristic places, everything still feels authentic and has maintained the essence of Greece.
As a photographer, I love visiting places that allow me to capture a lot of different motives and that allow me to share the beauty of nature. And if there is one thing I can say after taking pictures of Corfu, it is that the island is a perfect playground for photographers. So be sure to pack your camera gear when you get the chance to visit this beautiful place in Greece.
Kassiopi is a picturesque town in the north of the island with colorful houses, a marina, and great beaches. It is a must-see location in Corfu and no collection of Corfu images would be complete with some photos of the beaches or the town itself.
If you only visit Kassiopi for a day, you should sit in one of the restaurants near the harbor and enjoy a great meal, before exploring the beaches of the town. If you are staying in a hotel in Kassiopi, you should also check out the shopping street and Kassiopi Castle.
I personally love Bataria Beach, which happens to be a great snorkeling spot. As the water gets deeper, you will spot fish in seagrass and if you continue around the rock on the left, you will likely be able to spot bigger fish.
Another great beach option is a beach dubbed ‘small wild beach’. Unlike the other beaches of Kassiopi, this one has no rental beach chairs and umbrellas as it is quite small. But its size is what makes it amazing. Few tourists know of it, so you will likely have the small beach and the beautiful view you have from there to yourself.
To get there, you have to walk down a small path that starts just off the street about 100 meters to the right of Bataria Beach and then walk down the path. It is a great secluded spot!
Info: You can spot the coast of Albania from all the east-facing beaches of Kassiopi. And based on the landscape, it looks like Albania’s Butrint National Park would be worth a visit. At least, if Corfu is part of a longer adventure.
Sidari is another great place to stay in northern Corfu and offers plenty of beautiful views. The most famous one is the Canal d’Amour. It is a picturesque water channel surrounded by cliffs with a layered appearance. Legend has it, that lovers that swim through the Canal together will stay together forever. Be aware of the tides and waves if you want to give the legend a try. The water there can be quite choppy and it can become dangerous – especially if you are not a strong swimmer.
Walk on the path on the cliff behind Canal d’Amour beach for a great view of the Canal or walk along the cliffs beside the channels to see the ocean with its vibrant and diverse shades of blue.
If you want to grab a bite or enjoy a cocktail with a nice view, the D Amour Beach Bar Restaurant is great. It has a great outdoor sitting area, beach chairs, and a pool.
Cape Drastis should be on every Corfu itinerary, as it is one of the best Corfu images locations. And once you are there, it is easy to see why. The view of the outlying cliff with its unique shape is gorgeous even if you do not visit it as the sun is setting.
Additionally, there are two other viewpoints in the area that offer a stunning view of other nearby cliffs. ‘Cliff View Point’ and ‘Cape Drastis Scenic View’ are both worth a visit if you do not mind a minor uphill walk. Be aware of the fact, that there is no rail or other safety features near the cliff with a steep drop.
Do not get too close to the edge. No photo of Corfu is worth of life, so enjoy the view from a safe position. If the area of the two viewpoints is not deemed safe, the access tends to be restricted. Please adhere to the signs that tell you to stay away (if they are in place).
While the cliffs make Logas Beach one of the most stunning beaches of Corfu, it is most popular for its epic sunsets. Also, know as the sunset beach, it is the place to go if you want to see spend your evening taking in a marvelous sight. From here, the stairways leading down to the beach or the popular 7th Heaven Restaurant on top of the cliffs, you can see an epic sunset. The fading sunlight slowly paints the cliffs in spectacular colors and you will not regret going there.
Stay after the sun has ‘sunken’ into the Ionian Sea. Otherwise, you might well miss out on some of the most epic colors of the sunset. You do not want to miss the sky turning pink!
If there is one place in Europe, that reminds me of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam or island hopping in Thailand, it is Palaiokastritsa (Paleokastritsa). This town has some of the most amazing beaches in Corfu and can easily take your breath away.
Here, you can have everything from pebble to sand beaches, crystal-clear sky blue water with greenish hues that remind you of the dream beaches of Southeast Asia. Most beaches offer a lot of water sports and are great snorkeling spots. Hereby, Agios Spiridon Beach is by far my favorite one as I felt transported to Krabi or the Phi Phi Islands.
Be to sure rent a kayak or go on a boat ride so you can explore the nearby sea caves and other beaches. It is one of the things to do in Corfu, that you do not want to miss out on.
While small, ‘The Blue Eye Cave’ and ‘Nausika’s Cave’ are amazing sights and the same can be said about the bay of Palaiokastritsa. Especially, if you see them while being in the water, as it allows you to marvel at the imposing cliffs.
Lakones is home to some of the best viewpoints of Corfu. From the terraces of the ‘Golden Fox Restaurant’ and the ‘Bella Vista’, you can see the entire area of Palaiokastritsa with its bays and cliffs. Be sure to grab a cold drink so you can enjoy the view for a while!
You can either drive up to this quaint mountain town, but know that the streets are tight. Alternatively, you can hike to Lakones by following a path dubbed ‘donkey trail’. Do not forget to explore the rest of Lakones once you have taken in the view. The small village is quite charming and has maintained the old charm of the past centuries.
Pictures of Corfu Old Town
Corfu Old Town is the perfect counterpart of the north’s nature, as it is all about architecture, history, and art. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates back to the 8th century. Influenced by different large empires and kingdoms, it is a perfect reflection of Corfu’s history and is incredibly charming. You are bound to find a beautiful spot wherever you look.
Some of the most popular things to do in Corfu Old Town are exploring the vast Old Venetian Fortress and the New Fortress. Be sure to go all the way up to the lighthouse on top of the Old Fortress to get an amazing view of the city.
Stroll through the street and shop for souvenirs while taking in historic churches and monasteries at the same time. And of course, there are also a lot of amazing restaurants that tempt you with delicious Greek food.
And as the pictures will show you, Corfu Old Town has to be present in this photo collection, as the island could not be represented in its entirety without pictures of Corfu Old Town.
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Did these Corfu Images inspire you to visit the Island?
I did not expect to love Corfu as much as I do, but then again I had no idea how beautiful the island is. And while these photos of Corfu only show a small part of everything the island has to offer, they hopefully inspired you to explore the island. They show some of my favorite places in Corfu (that are not food-related), and I can only hope that you will like them as much as I did when you eventually go there on your own.
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