Walking and Trekking on Corfu

The Corfu Trail and 22 outstanding day-walks

By Gillian Price

Guidebook to 22 day walks on the Greek island of Corfu and the Corfu Trail, a 150km route described in 10 stages. The day walks are spread across the whole island and visit olive groves, coastal paths, sandy beaches, lush green hillsides and picturesque villages. The Corfu Trail runs the length of the island from Kavos north to Agios Spyridonas.

Seasons

Seasons

best time is spring through to autumn; all the walks can be done year round but accommodation is easier to find May to October
Centres

Centres

Corfu Town, Agios Georgios north and south, Aharavi, Barbati, Benitses, Kalami, Kavos, Liapades, Paleokastritsa, Paramonas, Pelekas
Difficulty

Difficulty

holiday walks are graded and range from easy to mildly strenuous; plenty of routes for strolling but challenging long traverses too; Corfu Trail suitable for novices and experienced walkers
Must See

Must See

the 911m Pandokratoras mountain in the northeast, a vast limestone massif looking to the Albanian coastline, and dominating stunning stretches of coast; gorgeous beaches of golden sand on the island's west coast; Paleokastritsa and its beautiful bays; the Angelokastro fortress; Cape Drastis and Porto Timoni
ISBN
9781852847951
Availability
Published
Published
4 Nov 2015
Reprinted
26 Jul 2018
Edition
First
Pages
192
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2cm
Weight
220g
  • Overview

    This guidebook to the Greek island of Corfu presents a selection of 22 superb day walks along with the 150km long-distance Corfu Trail. The day walks range from 3.5 to 18km in length and begin from a number of popular holiday destinations across the island, including Corfu Town, Kalami, Paleokastritsa, Agios Georgios north and south, Liapades and Benitses. The walks are suitable for all abilities and can be done year round. The Corfu Trail is described in 10 stages, starting near Kavos at the island's southernmost tip and finishing at Agios Spiridonas, its northerly promontory, taking in long sandy beaches, quiet mountain villages, lush valleys and the magnificent rocky coastlines. Each stage ends at a village or beach location where meals and accommodation are available.
    Alongside detailed route descriptions and clear maps, the guidebook has notes on Corfu's plants and wildlife, food and drink, and offers practical advice on travel to and around the island. It includes suggestions for where to stay, as well as a glossary of useful expressions.
    Corfu is the greenest of the Ionian islands and one of the most accessible, so makes a great destination for a walking holiday. With highlights including beaches of golden sand on the west coast, the spectacular Angelokastro fortress, dramatic cliffs at Cape Drastis and the twin coves of Porto Timoni, these walks avoid the crowded resorts and allow the walker to experience the laidback atmosphere and varied natural landscapes of this beautiful island.

  • Contents

    Contents
    Introduction
    The Corfu Trail
    Plants and flowers
    Wildlife
    Getting there
    Local transport
    Information
    When to go
    Accommodation
    Communications
    Food and drink
    What to take
    Maps and place names
    Dos and don’ts
    Emergencies
    Using this Guide
    Corfu’s Northeast
    Walk 1 Kaminaki to Kerasia coastal path
    Walk 2 Kalami to Menegoulas loop
    Walk 3 The Old Perithia trail
    Walk 4 Around Cape Agia Ekaterinis
    Walk 5 The Panorama Trail above Aharavi
    Corfu’s Northwest
    Walk 6 Cape Drastis
    Walk 7 Agios Stefanos to Arillas
    Walk 8 Porto Timoni
    Walk 9 Fisherman’s Cabin and the kalderimi
    Walk 10 Paleokastritsa and Angelokastro loop
    Walk 11 Limni beach
    Walk 12 Liniodoros beach
    Corfu’s Centre
    Walk 13 Mirtiotissas and Agios Georgios mountain
    Walk 14 Agii Deka
    Walk 15 Benitses to Dafnata
    Walk 16 Agios Mattheos and Prasoudi
    Corfu’s South
    Walk 17 Lake Korission circuit
    Walk 18 Short Lake Korission route
    Walk 19 Chlomos loop
    Walk 20 The Lefkimmi Salt Pans
    Walk 21 Arkoudilas beach circuit
    Walk 22 The Short Arkoudilas loop
    The Corfu Trail
    Stage 1 Kavos to Potami
    Stage 2 Potami to Agios Georgios south
    Stage 3 Agios Georgios south to Paramonas
    Stage 4 Paramonas to Dafnata
    Stage 5 Dafnata to Pelekas
    Stage 6 Pelekas to Liapades beach
    Stage 7 Liapades beach to Agios Georgios north
    Stage 8 Agios Georgios north to Sokraki
    Stage 9 Sokraki to Old Perithia
    Stage 10 Old Perithia to Agios Spiridonas

    Appendix A Route summary tables
    Appendix B Accommodation
    Appendix C English–Greek glossary and expressions
    Appendix D Further reading

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    Oct 2018

    Walk 16: there is now blue paint to indicate the route to the
    Pantokrator monastery.

    May 2017

    p128 at the end of the beach it's a bit of a tricky clamber up to the concreted lane due to sea erosion.
    (Thanks to Liz Kantor, May 2017)

    July 2016

    Walk 9: the return loop is not currently possible due to a landslide. Return the same way.

    p159 Corfu Trail Stage 7: after descending the kalderimi an extensive landslide has caused problems. After going right at the lane and then first right, you must branch left at the next fork for a diversion that leads towards the coast for a clear lane the rest of the way to Agios Georgios north.

    (Thanks to Sean Whitaker)

    May 2016

    p26 The 1:56,000 Avanasi map (available from Stanfords) is reportedly more up-to-date for the walking trails.

  • Reviews
    Really wonderful! Everything is correct and informative.

    We took 2 books with walking routes [to Corfu], but yours is really wonderful! Everything is correct and informative.

    Thank you so much!

    Johanna and Harm, Netherlands


    This book is just brilliant and has allowed me to walk all over Corfu in parts I would never have found myself. It’s the best little guidebook I’ve got!

    Thank you for all the amazing hikes listed in your Corfu guidebook.

    This book is just brilliant and has allowed me to walk all over Corfu in parts I would never have found myself! It’s the best little guidebook I’ve got!

    Caroline, Edinburgh

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Gillian Price

Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice and is exploring the mountains and flatter bits of Italy. Starting in the Italian Dolomites, Gillian has written outstanding Cicerone guides to walking all over Italy as well as Corsica and Corfu. An adamant promoter of public transport to minimise environmental impact, Gillian belongs to Mountain Wilderness and is an active member of the Venice branch of CAI, the Italian Alpine Club.

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