This guidebook to the Greek island of Corfu describes a selection of 22 superb day walks throughout the island, along with the 150km 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 (home of the Durrell family), Kalami, Paleokastritsa, Agios Georgios north and south, Liapades and Benitses.
The 10-stage Corfu Trail starts near Kavos at the island's southernmost tip and ends at Agios Spiridonas, its northerly promontory. The Corfu Trail is suitable for both novice and experienced walkers, and can be walked year round, however accommodation is easier to find between May to October. The wide range of day walks provides a taste of the many different landscapes of the island from coastal paths and beaches to olive groves and wooded hills.
Alongside detailed route descriptions and clear maps, the guidebook has notes on Corfu's plants and wildlife, food and drink, and useful 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 Greek islands and one of the most accessible; the walks described avoid the crowded resorts and allow you to experience the laidback atmosphere and varied natural landscapes of this beautiful island.
Gillian Price was born in England but has lived in Venice for many years. Gillian has explored the mountain ranges of Italy and Corsica, and brought them to life for visitors in a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and Mountain Wilderness.
Map key Overview map 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