Where to Eat in Northern Corfu
This is the Greece Travel Secrets selection of where to eat in northern Corfu, from classy restaurants and traditional tavernas to beachside fish tavernas.
Fresh Fish at the Eucalyptus Restaurant
In an excellent spot right on Gouviá Marina, the smart Argo is naturally popular with the yachting crowd. There is a large covered outdoor patio as well as indoor seating, the service is superb and the tables are elegantly laid out to provide a good setting for the food – which warrants it. There are grills and all the usual Greek staples, but it would be had to beat the fresh seafood. No website.
On the lovely little bay of Avlaki, east of Kassiopi, by a small shingle beach backed with red and yellow poppies, the Cavo Barbaro is a delightful restaurant. Swallows fly through the open kitchen windows and out through the door, swooping over the tables on the covered front patio. The menu is ambitious, with unusual starters such as aubergine soufflé and main dishes such as pork fillet with plums. Definitely deserves repeat visits.
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This restaurant quickly established itself
as a favourite with Corfiots who like their food, with many making the
20-minute drive out from Corfu Town to Limni for dinner here. Its long frontage
with squat palm trees is easily spotted on the main road, and inside the décor
is very simple but the tables immaculately set. There are wooden beams and low
lighting, the cuisine ranges across the Mediterranean and can be washed down
with one of the large list of Greek wines. No website.
This former olive press has been a restaurant since 1982 and is in a perfect spot right by the beach in the gorgeous bay of Ayios Stefanos. The food is perfect too, all being home-made and featuring many dishes which make you hungry just to read them, such as the house special, Eucalyptus chicken: chicken fillet cooked in a pot with herbs, vegetables and bacon. The wine list is helpful too, as it explains which of the unfamiliar Greek grape varieties goes best with which kind of food. Check their website.
Is Etrusco the best restaurant on Corfu? Many people think so and it has been rated one of the best in the whole of Greece. The immaculate pastel-coloured main dining room would not be out of place in London or Paris: nor would the prices! But try the marinated salmon or the duck with pasta and truffles (a house speciality) and you will think the splurge well worth it. You’ll find it in Kato Korakiana.
Southern Italian gourmet cuisine is how this Kassiopi restaurant describes its cooking, and the fact that it is packed every night suggests it's doing something right. Booking's recommended if you want to dine in the lovely little outdoors courtyard, with its roses, geraniums and vines growing up the walls. Try the fresh pasta, home-made pizza or one of the specials such as lamb fillet in a wine and rosemary sauce. No website.
Corfiots regard Roula as one of the best fish tavernas on this stretch of coast, helped by its location looking out over Gouvia Marina. It's not cheap but in summer you will still have to book a table, as people drive out from Corfu Town to sample the fresh fish, lobster in season and perennial Greek favourites such as fried squid and octopus in vinegar.
This traditional Greek taverna is right by the beach in Acharávi, the perfect spot for lunch. The menu at Skondros is international but there is a good selection of home-made Greek dishes, and daily specials. The mixed starters dish for one or two people is highly recommended, and so too the home-made pizzas, perhaps washed down with a glass of draught Mythos.
One of the most enterprising tavernas in the area, whose website is a good gateway to a lot of Corfu information. The Taverna Agni overlooks the beach in the popular little bay of Agni, which until very recently could only be reached by boat, and you can still book a boat taxi to take you there and back from nearby resorts. Food from the Anglo-Corfiot couple who run the taverna could be described as sophisticated Greek, with such dishes as mussels cooked in wine and herbs.
Typical Dish at the Nikolas Taverna
Right by the water at the southern end of Agní Bay, where there are several good eating options, Taverna Nikolas has been here since the present owner's grandfather first set up a café for visiting fishermen and traders. Fresh fish is the best dish, best eaten at a table overlooking the little wooden jetty where boats tie up, but don't miss the fascinating interior too.
Where to Stay on Corfu
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This drive to Palaiokastritsa starts at Corfu airport and takes you across the Ropa Plan and through hill villages before returning to Corfu Town.
North-West Corfu’s beaches and villages include busy resorts, quiet beaches, hill villages, and places ideal for watching the sunset,
Information for travelers on Corfu Food and Drink including restaurants and tavernas, Corfiot specialties, desserts, wine and other Greek drinks like ouzo.
There are three islands off the northwest coast of Corfu, Erikouusa, Othoni and Mathraki, popular with day-trippers from resorts like Sidari.
Northern Corfu is the most diverse part of the island, with Corfu's highest point, Mt Pantokrator, and beach resorts like Sidari and Palaiokastritsa.
Greece Travel Secrets has its list of favourite places where you can eat in north-west Corfu, including in Paleokastritsa, Pelekas, and Ayios Stefanos.
Benitses is a popular resort town south of Corfu Town with its own marina, remains of a Roman Baths, an old town, and plenty of walks inland.
Corfu’s marine life includes dolphins, loggerhead turtles, and rare Mediterranean monk seals.
The Corfu Climate page describes the hours of sun, the rain, the winds, to help you plan the best time to visit this Ionian island.
Corfu’s wildlife includes rare and colourful birds, snakes, lizards, fireflies, and insects, with plenty of places to watch the wildlife like lakes and lagoons.
The First Corfu Beer Festival took place in Arillas in North West Corfu and celebrated the beer of Bavaria and of Corfu, in the Ionian islands of Greece.
The Korission Lagoon on the west coast of Corfu is also called Lake Korission and has abundant wildlife, especially birds, and one of the best beaches on Corfu.
Donna Dailey of Greece Travel Secrets visits Albania by boat from Corfu Town, staying overnight and seeing archaeological sites with Sipa Tours.
The main two Corfu saints are Saint Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu who saved the island four times from disaster, and Saint Theodora Augusta.
This guide to southern Corfu’s beaches and villages includes busy resorts, quiet beach, hill villages and the southernmost tip of Corfu at Cape Asprókavos.
Mount Pantokrator is the highest mountain on Corfu and it’s easy to drive to the top for spectacular views of Albania, Corfu, and even sometimes to Italy.
Angelokastro is a 13th-century hilltop fortress with breath-taking views near Paleokastritsa on the Greek island of Corfu in the Ionian Islands.
Corfu or Kerkyra is the main island in the Greek Ionian islands with Corfu Town being one of the most attractive of Greek island capitals.
Sidari is a popular holiday resort on the north coast of Corfu with beaches and unusual rock formations as well as plenty of places to eat and to stay.
Greece Travel Secrets picks where to stay in northern Corfu with budget and luxury hotels in Sidari, Daphnila Bay, Kontokali, Ipsos, Barbati and more.
The best things to do on Corfu include visiting Palaiokastritsa, a day trip to Albania, seeing the Achilleion Palace, and the museums in Corfu Town.
The history of Corfu and cricket goes back to 1823 when the island was under British rule, which left them with a legacy of loving both cricket and ginger beer.
Greece Travel Secrets recommends where to stay in north-west and central Corfu including luxury mansions, inexpensive rooms, and resort hotels.
Greece Travel Secrets’ pick of where to stay in southern Corfu including hotels in Moraïtika, Paramonas, Messonghi, Agios Georgios, and near Benitses.
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