Walks and Hikes in Corfu




Walks and Hikes ( walking and hiking ) in Corfu island crafted for travelers who love exploring, enjoy hiking, walking, and adore experiencing the local way. Visit the secret spots of Corfu away from the hustle and bustle, hike through mountain paths and picturesque cobblestone alleys. Marvel at the famous olive groves, taste amazing local wines, explore whitewashed villages and castles, and take in the amazing scenery in a responsible and eco friendly way.

This is an ideal opportunity for you enjoy the company of experienced, friendly local people. We offer group and private hiking and walking activities, organized by CorfuTravel Agent and Corfu local hiking club all year round.

To join one of our tours simply contact us with the dates that you would like.

Hike to Pantokrator Mountain


 Duration:  4hr

Rating: Difficult



Mount Pantokrator (sometimes Pantocrator, Pantōkrator, Παντοκράτωρ in Greek) is a mountain located in north-eastern Corfu. At 906 metres (2,972 ft), it is the highest mountain on the island. At the summit, the whole of Corfu can be seen, as well as Albania which lies a short distance from the island. On particularly clear days it is also possible to see Italy despite it being around 130 km (81 mi) away. At the top there is a café for tourists, a telecommunications station, whose largest tower stands directly over a well and a monastery. 












View walking route map here.



Benitses - Stavros mountain hike

 Duration: 
  31/2 hr

Rating: Moderate

This wonderful hike takes you on a circuit of the low ridge of Stavros mountain( central Corfu ). 
We hike through dense forest of olive, pine, oak and myrtle trees, along a natural water spring and we reach the Aqueduct of Benitses by a mountain footpath.
The Benitses Aqueduct is a remarkable, ingenious irrigation system that was developed in the 19th century by the British, to distribute water from the high mountain springs to Corfu Town.
View the map of the walking route here

 " The period of British occupation, British High Commissioner Sir Frederick Adam decided to give a definitive solution to the problem by transferring to the city plenty of fresh drinking water from the source of Carteri and St. Nicholas in the area of Benitses . On October 18, 1830 in the Senate he proposed the construction of an aqueduct in Benitses within 6.5 miles and in an altitude of 55 meters , the project budget was then 19,386 pounds.
The Senate did unanimously accepted the proposal of Sir Adam and the water supply of the city from the new aqueduct began with a majestic ceremony in the Esplanade square just 10 months later on August 7, 1831 .
The fact that pure and clean water was imported to town for first time was an event of huge importance for the citizens of Corfu. Throughout, the natural enviroment is wonderful. About the history of Benitses Aqueduct read here..."
Periodic breaks in the trees give excellent photo opportunities and good excuses for a rest, with views of the wooded countryside composed of olive groves and forest of  pine, oak and myrtle trees.
You will come across many small chapels and have the chance to admire the heritage Greek Orthodox buildings.
A break here gives excellent photo opportunities and good excuses for a rest and a picnic.
Once sufficiently rested we begin the ascent back up through a mountain track by a different route, that emerges back at the village of  Dafnata. As you approach the end point of this mountain walk you may notice the Italian influence on the architecture of this quiet mountain village.

Here we have a choice, you can finish of the walk or alternatively you can have a short walk back to the village and the chance to admire the traditional old Greek buildings interspersed with the Italian influenced architecture. In either case a cold drink awaits you at the friendly taverna, perhaps a cold beer or a fresh squeezed orange juice.


Equipment: 
You will require walking boots and walking socks for support and comfort while walking. It is advisable to wear light long sleeve shirts and light trousers in addition to a sun hat, sun cream sunglasses. You should bring a rucksack, as it will be necessary to carry your lunch, personal items and at least one litres of water.

Food: 

You will not need to bring a large amount of food, however, certainly bring some. This is the sort of walk where you might bring some snacks and fruit. There is a shop on route and we will finish at a beach side tavern. The best rule of thumb is always to come away from a walk with some food spare.

Availability:
This guided walk is available on request.
Our walking season is all year round.
For a personal bespoke Walking Program that will include this guided walk on alternative days please contact us to discuss your requirements:  walkingcorfu1@gmail.com

Walking conditions: 
The majority of this walk is on clean paths, there is an optional section that is quite adventurous. There are some steep uphill sections but these are quite short; the overall altitude gain is low to moderate.The views are stunning from the summit. Approximately half the walk is on single-track footpaths. 
This tour involves a strenuous 2-mile hike so you must be in good physical condition with the ability to walk uphill for extended periods of time.

Stops & Breaks: 
There will be many stops allowing to take on water and one meal break, there are many photo opportunities which will not be passed.


Meeting point: 
The walk begins from Stavros - Dafnata Village ( view map here ).  Specific instructions will be provided on booking this guided walk. 

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Paleokastritsa - Lakones Hiking

 Duration: 
  2.30 - 3hrs

Rating: Moderate


This a mountain hike takes you on a circuit of the high ridge of Paleokastritsa.


Paleokastritsa has long been considered one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu and is a renowned Greek beauty spot, it is hilly and nestles beneath the folds of steep verdant slopes of olive groves and citrus orchards.

You may notice the mountain Greek Village have influence from Greece mainland.

Walking through the traditional road village you can see houses of the 18th and 19th centuries, that they surely have some kind of charm.






Sinies Hike - Νorth Εast Corfu

Duration: 
3hrs

Rating: Moderate



The north-eastern region of Corfu, an island noted for the outstanding beauty and variety of its scenery, is set apart by the harmony of its landscape, a perfect marriage of mountain and sea, forest and olive grove. 
It is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the Mediterranean, and is already home to some of the most desirable properties in Greece. No wonder, then, that it is now one of the most sought-after areas.