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Best Villages to Visit in Corfu

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Cliffside coastline on CorfuWhen you visit Corfu, it’s all too easy to linger near your favorite resort and not spend much time venturing out. Sure, Corfu Town has everything that you need to have a great experience on the island, including restaurants, nightlife, beaches, and even some historical sites and museums. However, there is so much more to the island than that! One of the best places to experience what life is really like on this Greek island, you need to visit some of its best villages. Here is a list of places you won’t want to miss during your stay on Corfu:

Kasiopi

Kasiopi is a small fishing village that is known for its gentle and relaxed feel. This is certainly the place to come if you want to eat some delicious seafood! After you’re done walking the streets and spending time taking in the scenery, consider finding a nice taverna to sit and take in a meal. Be sure to ask them what the fresh catch is so that you can eat some Greek seafood!

Lakones

If you love to hike, Lakones is a great place for you to be. This village is surrounded by hills and makes a nice jumping off point to explore the lush, green countryside by foot. Once you’re done exploring the countryside, be sure to stop in one of the tavernas or restaurants for a delicious meal! You also won’t want to forget to take plenty of pictures – this village is stunning!

Agios Matheos

Do you want to venture away from the water and into the mountains? If so, then you should head to Agios Matheos! It is located about 25 kilometers away from Corfu Town, which means that you will be far away enough from the main bustle without going too far. Besides having a great view of the mountains, there are some churches and monasteries here that are worth exploring.

Pelekas

Although Pelekas is a small village, it does get pretty busy during the warm summer months. The reason for this is that it is only about 13 kilometers from Corfu Town so during peak season, people tend to stay here who don’t want to be right in the city. With that being said, it is easy to see why it’s so popular. There are plenty of things to do here while still maintaining a traditional feel.

Benitses

This village is one of those places that perks right up during peak tourist season. It is only about 14 kilometers from Corfu town and it has all the charm of a small fishing village with some of the bustle you would expect from a top tourist destination. In fact, during the winter, it is fairly quiet as traditional life returns to normal.

It’s easy to see why Corfu is such a popular destination for travelers – the island is simply beautiful! However, in order to really see what life is like here, you absolutely need to venture out and see some of the villages. These places are warm and inviting and also offer you the chance to see what traditional Greek life is really like.

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