Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights

Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights

Prices

From $575USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Discover Corfu - one of Greece’s most beautiful Ionian Islands on foot

Cross the beautiful island of Corfu from the west to the east coast, taking in the stunning Korission Lagoon and wild coast.

Walk the green olive groves and rolling vineyards to Chlomatiana where you can reward yourself with a mouth-watering seafood dinner.

Visit and explore picturesque villages like Messonghi, Agioi Deka, Pikantika and more.

Hike the best sections of the famous Corfu Trail taking in endless mountain views as you follow historic mule tracks.

Walking on the Greek Island of Corfu means walking in a mesmerizing world painted in rich greens and deep blues. On the 8-Day Self-Guided Corfu Trail Hiking Tour, you’ll be invited to experience this colourful world for yourself as you walk in a land where the lush green mountains and spectacular blue sea are never far out of sight.

This self-guided walking holiday invites you to walk the highlights of the Corfu Trail; a trail on this Ionian Island in Greece, home to spectacular natural beauty. You will also wander through the old town of Corfu with its glorious past still very much alive in its maze of streets lined with alfresco cafes and markets and its Byzantine buildings. Though the island of Corfu is a well-known tourism destination, the inland of Corfu remains very authentic and picturesque, featuring Venetian architecture, white-sand beaches, clear blue waters and lush vegetation.

You will start with a walk along the wetlands of Lake Koryssion following the yellow marks of the Corfu Trail, and then cross the island from the west to the east coast. A circular walk from Benitses will take you along the Benitses Aqueduct, a remarkable irrigation system from the 19th century. Later, you’ll reach the summit of Agii Deka during a long walk following the Corfu Trail again. After a day in the Unesco town of Corfu, you will head north and explore two walks in the northern section of the Corfu Trail: from Rekini across the Pantokrator until the finale at Agios Spyridonas.

Discover this island jewel of Greece for yourself on the Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights!

Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Arrive at Corfu Airport and transfer to your hotel, catching your first glimpses of the island as you make your way to the village of Messonghi located on the east coast of Corfu. Just 19km south of Corfu town, Messonghi is a quiet former fishing village with a lovely sandy beach and relaxed atmosphere.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Messonghi
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Coastal Walk from Korission Lagoon to Messonghi

Rise ready to take on your first day of hiking on the island as you set out on a transfer to the trailhead on Issos Beach. Arriving on the western side of Corfu, you’ll be met by views of the stunning Korission Lagoon. The coastal area that you’ll walk today is a haven for wildlife. You’ll likely spot lots of Juniper, and in the spring and autumn months in particular, many different species of birds such as egrets and kingfishers. Keep your eyes peeled for terrapins as well in the saltwater lake!

From the lake you’ll head back to the east coast via Chlomatiana as you make your way uphill, alongside olive groves and vineyards. In Chlomatiana there is a lovely restaurant called ‘Archontiko’ where you can enjoy mouth-watering seafood while enjoying terrific views out over the sea. Finally, you’ll wrap up the day with a pleasant descent through olive groves back to Messonghi.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Messonghi
Distance
16km, 175m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Circular Hike from Benitses

From Messonghi this morning you’ll set out on an adventure to take the public bus to the coastal town of Benitses (20 minutes). From here you’ll ascend through a cool, shady forested area before continuing alongside historic irrigation waterworks built by the British and dating to the 19th century.

Through lush green olive groves you’ll ascend to the village of Agioi Deka where you can top up your water bottle with the fresh spring water that flows freely here. Then, via rural country roads, you’ll descend to Pikantika and Achilleio, two picturesque villages well worth stopping in. Continue via a beautiful, romantic trail that leads you to the lovely viewpoint at the church of Agia Kyriaki before heading on a final downhill stretch through dense forest to return to Benitses.

Relax in one of the numerous cafes in the old town square here before taking the bus back to Messonghi to return to your hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Messonghi
Distance
15km, 600m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Hike the Corfu trail: Stroggili to Sinarades

Transfer to Stroggili this morning with your sights set on a beautiful section of the famous Corfu Trail. Set out on a pleasant footpath up onto the slopes of Agioi Deka, the second highest peak of Corfu (676m). You’ll continue to follow historic mule tracks past traditional mountain villages and a beautiful monastery today.

Once you reach Sinarades you can catch a bus to Corfu Town to reach your next hotel which located in the charming old town, a listed world heritage site.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Corfu Town
Distance
17km, 785m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Explore Corfu Town

A day in Corfu town gives you the opportunity to fully enjoy this historic city on foot! You can explore picturesque paths and colourful, charming alleys all while admiring the local architecture, highly influenced by the Venetians. Be sure to visit the awe-inspiring 16th-century fortress as well as the local archaeological museum today and enjoy the wealth of excellent dining opportunities found here.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Corfu Town
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Hike the Corfu Trail: Rekini to Spartylas

From your hotel in Corfu town you will be transferred to Rekini this morning where you’ll begin your walk along the foot of the Pantokrator Mountains in Northern Corfu. Following the Corfu Trail once more, you walk through an area of Corfu that time seems to have forgotten. Quiet cobbled trails, sleepy villages like Sokraki, famous for its gingerbeer, you’ll discover rural Corfu at its very best today!

Those walking in spring will be spoilt by the display of orchids on the slopes of Mount Pantokrator. The walk ends in Spartyllas, where there are several cafés to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine, which you can sip on while staring out at the deep blue sea and Albania on the horizon. From Spartyllas a transfer will pick you up and take you to Barbati where you’ll find your next hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Barbati
Distance
12km, 575m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Walk across the Pantokrator Mountain

Today’s thrilling finale takes you to the saddle of the Pantokrator Mountain where you’ll unearth stunning views of the nearby Albanian mountains. You start at 350m altitude and ascend via old mule tracks and dirt roads to a high saddle, weaving your way through mountain villages along the way.

Worth mentioning is the village of Mengoulas, an abandoned village with ruined stone buildings as well as the Byzantine village of Old Perithia.

Enjoy a terrific lunch in Old Perithia before making the final descent to the coast via a track that runs through a green valley and charming forest. The very last section along wetlands near the coast is quite spectacular as you press on to Agios Spyridon on Corfu’s northern coast—the very end of the Corfu Trail. From here you will be transferred back to Barbati.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Barbati
Distance
21km, 400m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure from Corfu

Your island adventures on Corfu come to an end this morning following breakfast. Check and depart for your onwards travels.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in Corfu is always run as a self-guided tour for your group only and the price depends on your travelling dates and the type of room you choose.

The prices below are per person.

Departures from April 30th to May 13th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,325USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $975USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $725USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $575USD

Departures from May 14th to June 17th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,495USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,150USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $825USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $675USD

Departures from June 18th to July 9th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,625USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,250USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $895USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $695USD

Departures from July 10th to August 28th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,825USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,475USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $975USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $775USD

Departures from August 29th to September 9th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,625USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,250USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $895USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $695USD

Departures from September 10th to 29th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,495USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,150USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $825USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $675USD

Departures from September 30th to October 16th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,325USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $975USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $725USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $575USD
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Accommodation on Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 2-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Standard rooms are of double occupancy. Solo travellers might be required to pay an additional supplement.

Rossis Hotel & Apartments in Messonghi

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

Cavalieri Hotel in Corfu Town

Guests will enjoy the best of Corfu’s Old Town at this former aristocratic mansion dating to the 17th-century which is now a welcoming hotel. Enjoy views of the Ionian Sea and the best of Corfu Old Town right on your doorstep.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included throughout the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

All transfers and luggage transfers for the walking days are included, except for the public transport (Mesoggi-Benitses roundtrip and Sinarades – Corfu town). Airport transfers from Corfu Airport are included too.

Also Included

  • 24-hour telephone assistance, just a phone call away
  • Detailed road book in English, digitally sent to agent

Not included

  • Any personal transfers not mentioned as ‘included’
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entrance fees and visits to monasteries and monuments
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide services
  • Tourist tax (paid locally, between 0.5 and 2 EUR per night)

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights

How hard is the Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You’ll be walking up to 21k daily on a hilly terrain.

Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Corfu to start this tour?

You can fly to Corfu either from several major European cities or, if you are coming from overseas, Corfu can be reached from the Athens Airport.

Is the Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights in English?

This tour is not guided; however, all the route information will be provided in English.

Where does the Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights end?

The tour ends where it starts, in Corfu Airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Greece?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Greece?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You’ll be walking up to 21k daily on a hilly terrain.


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