Corfu panorama (image by Estelle Somers)

The Corfu Trail / Group Tour

8 days | From £969 | Guided Group Tour for 6-12 people

Following inland tracks and cobbled paths, you will walk this undulating trail through ancient olive groves, willow, cedar and juniper forest, alongside rivers and through lush pastures.


8 days | From £969 | Guided Group Tour for 6-12 people

This walk is a magnificent trip through the finest areas of the Greek Island of Corfu. Following inland tracks and cobbled paths, the trail undulates through ancient olive groves,willow, cedar and juniper forest, alongside rivers and through lush pastures. Fine viewpoints of mountains and sea are a regular occurrence from the coastal tracks, ridges and when you summit Corfu?s second highest peak, Agii Deka (576 metres). Historic sights you pass include monasteries, manor houses and quayside tavernas, and there are ample opportunities for refreshing swims to cool down in the deep turquoise coloured Mediterranean Sea. Towards the end you traverse over a high col from where you can see both the southern trail you have walked and further to the north. You descend to Agios Spyridon and then finish the walk along the undulating paths on the northern east coast and the mountain flanks.This walk is also offered as an 8 day, 10 day and 15 day self-guided holiday enabling you to complete the full trail or enjoy Corfu with a slightly more flexible itinerary. You will return home feeling refreshed, fit and relaxed after experiencing the charming walking on Corfu.
Day 1. Arrive Corfu
Arrive Corfu, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your accommodation in Paramonas.
Day 2. Paramonas to Benitses
Today you will walk from Paramonas to Benitses. You will start your day following overgrown paths through olive groves, you will eventually reach your first high point of the day with great views over the coastline. Continuing on this undulating trail you will pass through small local villages doted around the heathland valley until you reach the highest point at Dafnata. Spend some time taking in the spectacular views before making your descent on the road to Coyevinas from where a forest trail takes you down to the coast of Benitses, this evening you will enjoy dinner in a local taverna.
Day 3. Benitses to Pelekas, via Stavros
Today you will be transfer to Stavros by car and continue on foot to Pelekas. Narrow footpaths will lead you through the forest and amid a fascinating landscape of large limestone rocks. Passing once again through small local villages you will climb a steep path to the summit of Agi Deka, the second highest peak of Corfu. After some time enjoying the wonderful views of the south you will ascend through the forest paths, making your way past the picturesque village of Sinarades and through the olive groves until you reach Pelekas which is perched up on a hill.
Day 4. Pelekas to Liapades
Today you will walk from Pelekas to Liapades. With a mixture of different landscapes, todays walk will start on one of the island's loveliest beaches, here you have the option to visit a local monastery. You will climb to a view point near the village of Vatos before descending into the Ropa Valley, here you will see agricultural fields which cover the centre of Corfu. You will take some time walking through the valley before your final ascent through small villages and endless olive groves to the beautiful coast of Liapades.
Day 5. Liapades to Agios Georgios
Today you will walk from Liapades to Agios Georgios. A steep and rocky footpath brings you straight up from the beach and offers stunning views over the west coast of Paleokastritsa. Walking through the village of Lakones you will soon gain spectacular views of Angelokastro, a Byzantine castle which once served to protect the north of the island from pirate attack. Here you have the option for a short de-tour and visit to Angelokastro or continue on route through the village of Krini before descending down to Agios Georgio with beautiful views of the beach.
Day 6. Agios Georgios to Kalami, via Spartylas and Spyridon
Today you will be transfered to Spartylas for the start of your walk, from here you will continue by foot to Agios Spyridon. Today is the most intensive walk of the trip with a steep ascent and little shade so make sure you have plenty of water and snacks on hand. Ascending from Spartylas, you have the chance to climb Corfu's highest summit at 908meters above sea level and visit the Monastery of Pantokrator. The trail will take you around the mountain with breathtaking views of the island before ascending through narrow footpaths, calm villages and forest. The final stretch will continue along the northmost coast of the island to Agios Spiridon Beach. You will finish your day with a taxi transfer to Kalami where you will enjoy dinner in a local tavern.
Day 7. Mountain and N.E Coastal Circuit
Today you will do a circular route to the North East coast and back. Ascending through small villages and cobbled pathways you will reach an idylic valley lined with oak trees. After reaching the highest point of the day at the abandoned village of Mengoulas, you will descend on a deserted track with beautiful views over the north west coast and Albania. Finally, old cobbled footpaths will take you above the coast back to Kalami, this evening you will have dinner at a local taverna.
Day 8. Depart Corfu
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your return flight home.
  • Trip Grade:: B/C - Moderate/Demanding
  • Duration:: 8 days
  • Trip Code:: TCFE_G
  • Accommodation:: Hotels, pensions and tavernas
  • Meals:: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Joining Point:: Corfu Airport
  • Ending Point: : Corfu Airport
  • Important information:: Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements

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