Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights
Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights

Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights

8 days

Stunning turquoise bay in Corfu Island, GreeceSmall boat on a sandy beach of Corfu IslandExpansive views over the bay in Corfu Island

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

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!

Highlights of the Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights

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.

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8 days
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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

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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: $1,295 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $950 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $725 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $575 USD

Departures from May 14th to June 17th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,475 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,125 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $825 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $650 USD

Departures from June 18th to July 9th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,575 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,225 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $875 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $695 USD

Departures from July 10th to August 28th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,795 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,450 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $950 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $775 USD

Departures from August 29th to September 9th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,575 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,225 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $875 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $695 USD

Departures from September 10th to 29th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,475 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,125 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $825 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $650 USD

Departures from September 30th to October 16th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,295 USD
  • Price per person staying in a single room: $950 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $725 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $575 USD
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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.

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.

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Corfu Trail Hiking Tour Highlights

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

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Athens, Greece

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