The Greek island of Corfu is perfect for honeymooners looking to combine history, archeology, nature, and relaxation all in one place. There are many points of interest in Corfu to explore on your honeymoon including museums, old and new fortresses, churches, public areas and beaches. There are also water parks, riding stables, scuba centres, sleepy villages to explore, and hiking.
One of the best choices for a romantic walk on your honeymoon in Corfu is Anemomylos, a picturesque windmill in the area of Garitsa that you will reach via a wonderful twenty minute seaside walking route.
Head to Corfu Town on the eastern coast and explore historical attractions, such as the Church of Agios Spiridon and the Archeological Museum. If you're hoping to catch some rays on a serene beach in Corfu Greece, head north to one of the smaller towns, such as Agios Stefanos, where the atmosphere is peaceful and water sports abound.
Here are the main points of interest in Corfu for holiday makers and honeymooners to explore:
At one point in time, all of the residents of Corfu lived inside the walls of the Old Fortress. Built in the 16th century by Venetians, Palaio Frourio lies at the eastern end of Corfu Town, separated by a moat. Some sections of the fortress offer breathtaking views of Corfu and its surroundings.
Archeological Museum of Corfu
Built in the 1960s, the Archeological Museum of Corfu sits on a waterfront street in southeastern Corfu Town. It's highlight is the archeological finds from the Temple of Artemis at Corfu which was dedicated to the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, childbirth and wild animals. Admission is roughly $5 USD and the museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Church of Agios Spyridon
This church is named for the patron saint of Corfu, St. Spyridon, who is said to have saved this Greek island on more than one occasion. In fact, a large segment of the male population in Corfu is named "Spyros" in his honor. His remains lie in a silver coffin within the church. Be sure to snap pictures of the building's interesting bell tower and beautiful red dome.
Church of St. George
The church is located in the Old Town and is a good example of classic Doric architecture. Admission is free, but visits during services are discouraged.
Museum of Asian Art
The Museum of Asian Art resides in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, it is a neoclassical mansion built in 1816 for the British Lord High Commissioner. This remarkable museum contains a superb collection of Chinese, Japanese, and Indian paintings, porcelains, and sculpture. There's also a pleasant courtyard café with amazing views across the sea channel to Albania.The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Between the tightly packed buildings of the old town and the Old Fortress, the Esplanade (Spianada) is a vast green space and claims to be the second largest square in Europe. Corfu's main public gathering space, built by the French in the 19th-century, and home to a row of cafés. Locals play cricket on the carefully tended lawns of the Esplanade, and there is also a bandstand where brass bands occasionally play.
A Venetian-era village nestled in a hollow on the north slope of island summit Mount Pandokrator. The most noteworthy single monument of this resulting in a medieval town is the 14th-century church of Agios Iákovos O Persis. Since the 1990s, the village has attracted both casual visitors and those after second-home restoration projects. Several good tavernas also make it a popular excursion target.
The Liston in Corfu island, with arcaded terraces and fashionable cafes, was built in 1807 by the French. It is an excellent example of architecture from Napoleonic period, when Corfu was part of the First French Empire. The Listson runs along one side of the Spianada, part town square and part park. At one time it was a firing range for Venetian troops. Now it holds a cricket pitch.
One of the most popular beaches of Corfu island is Glyfada which is located 16 km west of Corfu Town. It is awarded with the Blue Flag for its crystal clear waters while the large surface of soft sand is surrounded by tree-covered cliffs and imposing rocky formations. The beach offers a wide variety of beach facilities like sunbeds and umbrellas, water sports facilities, shops and tavernas.
Other beaches in Corfu include Marathia/Agia Varvara, Marathia/Agia Varvara, Agios Georgios Pagon and many others.