Corfu Sports & Beach Activities
Corfu (Korfu, Kerkyra) is the ideal resort for sports, due to its mild climate, many sport venues and recreational training schools. Visitors to the island can part take in the following sporting activities…
Swimming in Corfu
Corfu (Kerkyra) is well-known for its beautiful beaches. The majority offer sunbathing facilities (long chairs and umbrellas) and crystal clear waters, as well as water sports facilities, cafés and dining venues. The most impressive beaches are the beaches of: Acharavi, Agios Georgios (North), Agios Georgios (South), Agios Gordios, Agios Spyridon, Agios Stefanos (Northeast), Agios Stefanos (Northwest), Agni, Arilas, Barbati, Benitses, Dassia, Ermones, Gardenos, Glyfada, Ipsos, Kalami, Kaminaki, Kassiopi, Kavos, Komeno, Kondokali, Messonghi, Mirtiotissa, Moraitika, Nissaki, Paleokastritsa, Paramonas, Peroulades, Roda and Sidari.
Golfing in Corfu
Corfu (Kerkyra, Korfu) has a magnificent 18-hole golf course and is considered one of the best in Europe, with hazards such as pine trees, sand traps and lakes. Players also have a superb view of the rolling hills. The course is offered to both experienced and first-time players, making it a wonderful, relaxing activity during your vacation.
Scuba Diving in Corfu
Corfu’s coast is perfect for scuba diving, with its coves and bays, sea life and rocky formations under the surface. During the summer time, the waters are warm and ideal for this sport. Visitors can take underwater pictures and film videos or harpoon fish. If you are not an experienced diver, Corfu (Kerkyra, Korfu) has many diving schools where you can take diving courses with trained professionals.
Horseback Riding in Corfu
Horseback riding in Corfu (Kerkyra, Korfu) is a glorious experience due to the island’s lush vegetation, narrow paths and beaches. They are many areas on Corfu Island that are definitely worth exploring and can only be reached on foot or on horseback. For further information, enquire at one of the Corfu riding schools.
Yachting in Corfu
In the region of Gouvia, just a short distance form Corfu Town, is a spectacular fully equipped and organized 960-berth yacht marina. There are also marinas and docks in Benitses, Ipsos, Kassiopi, Lefkimi, Paleokastritsa, Petriti, Agni, Agios Stefanos Sinion, Agios Stefanos Avlioton and Agios Georgios Armenadon. Yachting and Sailing in the Ionian Sea is a truly wonderful experience that allows you to explore areas that are otherwise inaccessible by any other means.
Trekking-Mountain Climbing in Corfu
Corfu (Kerkyra) is full of magnificent flora and fauna, offering trekkers and mountain climbers the perfect settings for endless hours of walks and exploration. You can try it on your own, but there are also trekking and mountain climbing schools you can enquire about set itineraries and excursions with trained guides.
Paragliding - Parasailing in Corfu
Paragliding and Parasailing have recently become two of the most popular and most exciting sports. Several beaches and hillsides in Corfu (Kerkyra) provide these types of activities. For further information, ask the Paragliding and Parasailing Team at Agios Gordios Beach or at the water sports stands on the beaches.