Corfu and Paxos Hiking
Corfu and Paxos Hiking

Corfu and Paxos Hiking

8 days

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Discover the beautiful Greek islands of Corfu and Paxos on this idyllic walking tour

Spend your walking holiday island-hopping in Greece on this 8-day self-guided tour of Corfu and Paxos! You’ll be walking on ancient paths that highlight the beauty of the islands and the incredible cobalt waters that surround them.

Your itinerary will include discovering the wildlife of Korission Lagoon, hiking on the Pantokrator Mountain, and of course, endless spectacular coastline. You’ll immerse yourself in the culture as you visit ancient villages and stay in small locally-run hotels. And as expected on a Greek island holiday, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the secluded beaches on both islands between your walks! For a blend of relaxation and nature walks, the Corfu and Paxos Hiking tour will not disappoint.

Highlights of the Corfu and Paxos Hiking

Explore the ancient roads and buildings of Corfu Old Town, the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Walk through ancient ruins and villages as you explore the Pantokrator mountainside.
Visit the beaches, cliffs, and spectacular natural arches on the quiet island of Paxos.
Swim and relax at one of the many secluded beaches and coves that you’ll discover along the coastline.

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From $675USD
8 days
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Corfu and Paxos Hiking Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Messonghi

An airport transfer will meet you at the Corfu airport to bring you to the quiet village of Messonghi. Spend the afternoon wandering the village or visit the beautiful sandy beach.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Messonghi
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Korission Lagoon Walk

This morning, you’ll be driven to Issos Beach on the west coast of the island. Start your walk from the beach and follow along the Korission lagoon. This area is known for its wildlife, and you should be able to see egrets, terrapins, and kingfishers.

You’ll have some beautiful views as you walk back towards the east coast and arrive in Messonghi.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Messonghi
Distance: 5 hours, 16km, 180m of ascent, 180m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Take the Corfu Trail Through the Mountains

After breakfast, a transfer will pick you up and take you to Strongyli to begin your walk on the Corfu Trail. This path will take you up the slopes of Agii Deka, the second-highest mountain in Corfu. Talk about views!

Enjoy the shady path that works its way through mountain villages to Sinarades, where you’ll catch the bus to Corfu town. Enjoy the evening in this incredible town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Corfu
Distance: 6 hours, 17km, 785m of ascent, 700m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Visit Beautiful Paxos

Spend the morning exploring the impressive architecture, ancient churches, and archeological museums of Corfu town. You’ll then take the three-hour ferry to idyllic Paxos, where a taxi will meet you and take you to your hotel.

The island of Paxos offers a quiet, laid-back atmosphere with secluded coves and pristine beaches. Spend the day by the azure waters or exploring the caves and cliffs of the western shore.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Gaios
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Walking Exploration of Paxos

Today, you’ll be walking a loop that explores this stunning island. Start by leaving the capital of Gaios and climb up the hill through traditional rural villages. Cross to the opposite coast and discover the cliffs and Tripitos Arch.

As you walk back down to sea level, you’ll arrive at the bridge to Meganisi, where you can decide if you’d like to walk back to town or take a ferry.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Gaios
Distance: 3 hours, 10km, 200m of ascent, 200m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Return to Corfu to Explore the Mountains

You’ll spend the morning travelling as you take the boat back to Corfu and get driven to Rekini. Then, you’ll start your walk around the foot of Pantokrator mountain.

You’ll then rejoin the Corfu Trail and follow it through the quiet rural region of Corfu. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting in the spring, you’ll witness the orchids blooming on the slopes of the mountain!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Barbati
Distance: 4 hours, 12km, 575m of ascent, 220m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Cross Mount Pantokrator

Today’s walk promises spectacular views as the grand finale of your tour. You’ll walk up and across the saddle of Mount Pantokrator, from where you’ll have breathtaking views of the Albanian mountains.

As you begin your descent, you’ll pass by ancient villages, including Old Perithia, which is nearly abandoned. As you reach the north coast of Corfu, you’ll have reached the end of the Corfu Trail and your walk for today.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Barbati
Distance: 7 hours, 21.5km, 400m of ascent, 750m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Return to Corfu

After breakfast and check out, your transfer will collect you and take you to the Corfu airport.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Corfu and Paxos Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in Greece is always run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel, and the room type you prefer.

Prices below are per person:

Departures from May 18th to June 4th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): $1,395 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,025 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): $925 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $950 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): $825 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): $775 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $675 USD

Departures from June 5th to July 7th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): $1,550 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,195 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): $1,075 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $1,075 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): $950 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): $895 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $750 USD

Departures from July 8th to 20th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): $1,650 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,295 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): $1,175 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $1,150 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): $1,025 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): $975 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $795 USD

Departures from July 21st to August 27th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): $1,695 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,325 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): $1,195 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $1,295 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): $1,075 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): $995 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $795 USD

Departures from August 28st to September 21st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveler): $1,550 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,195 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travelers): $1,075 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $1,075 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travelers): $950 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travelers): $895 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $750 USD
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Accommodation on the Corfu and Paxos Hiking Tour

This tour is based on simple 3-star local hotels. They offer comfortable basic rooms and warm hospitality.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Standard rooms on this tour are double and those willing to stay in a single room will have to pay a supplement. Please check Dates and Prices to see the pricing.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Rossis Hotel & Apartments in Messonghi ★★★

This charming village hotel features a great restaurant serving local fare as well as a lovely lounge and garden.

Hotel Konstantinoupolis in Corfu Town ★★★

Enjoy the prime location of this hotel right at the water in the old port. Clean, simple rooms await you at this traditional Corfu hotel.

Hotel Paxos Beach in Gaios ★★★

You'll want to spend all your time at the beautiful beach and seaside swimming pool at this simple beachfront hotel.

Pantokrator Hotel in Barbati ★★★

A gorgeous terraced hillside sets the scene for this laid-back hotel featuring superb amenities such as room service, an outdoor pool, and beach access.

What’s Included in the Corfu and Paxos Hiking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Corfu are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage to and from the airport is included, as well as necessary transfers during the tour.

Also Included

  • Roundtrip ferry tickets between Corfu and Paxos (day 4)
  • 24-hour assistance phone line
  • Detailed English route book and map
  • Walking on Paxos booklet

Not included

  • Public transport from Sinarades to Corfu town
  • Optional boat ticket from Moggonisis to Paxos Beach
  • Admissions and entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities (optional)

Optional Extras

  • Accommodations in Athens before and after the tour
  • Additional nights in Corfu or Paxos
  • Hotel upgrade available in Corfu town
  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Any additional nights before or after tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Corfu and Paxos Hiking

S-Cape Travel Greece is a Greek outdoor company, established in 1994 and member of the S-Cape Group of companies since 2010.

At S-Cape Greece you find a varied portfolio of active and adventure trips that offer you a hands-on experience of Greece, having time to slowing down and appreciate the details: view the sites and landscapes, savor the specialties, meet and mingle with the locals and learn about the culture.

All our trips and itineraries are developed by our team of professional walkers and cyclists who have a keen eye for great trails, exciting itineraries, breath-taking scenery and good quality accommodation that share our vision on sustainable travel.

If you travel on one of our self-guided trips, you receive a Destination Manual with information on the country and a state-of-the-art Road Book with detailed route description, turn by turn diagrams of each crossing and explanatory text. On top, you can navigate the route in your own smartphone via our excellent S-Cape Travel App.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour consists of moderately difficult walks, but most of them are long rather than strenuous. The trails are mostly dirt or unpaved tracks with a few cobbled mule paths and paved roads. Active walkers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

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Athens, Greece

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