Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Need itinerary advice for 5 days in Corfu

Notices

Need itinerary advice for 5 days in Corfu

Old Mar 21st, 2006, 11:15 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 48
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Need itinerary advice for 5 days in Corfu

My husband and I will be spending 5 days/4 nights in Corfu this July. We have never been there, but hear wonderful things about the island.

I am intrigued by Paxos and would love to spend at least a couple of days in Paxos and Antipaxos, exploring the beaches, etc. We do understand that there is much to see/explore in Corfu as well.

Any recommendations on whether to split our stays between Corfu and Paxos, or simply use Corfu as a base and take day trips to Paxos? We'll be arriving 10am the first day and can leave as late as 7pm the last day.
bostonjenn is offline  
Old Mar 24th, 2006, 11:53 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 646
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi Bostonjenn

5 days isn't a long time to see Corfu. It's a fairly big island and you could easily spend 2 or 3 days just in Corfu Town alone. For some good info on the different areas of island have a look at the Corfu Travel Guide here - http://www.agni.gr/guides/index.asp

However, as a hopeless Paxos addict, I would recommend that you spend at least a day there. I've written my own mini-guide to the island on the above website - http://www.agni.gr/members/Paxos/ElaineK/index.asp which includes details of how to do a daytrip from Corfu.

To be honest, July isn't the ideal time to visit Anti-Paxos. There is little shade on the island, so exploring it on foot is pretty much out of the question at that time of year and the beaches where the seataxis and tourist boats drop you off get absolutely jam-packed in July and August, so you won't really see the best of it. Certainly, if you just go to Paxos on a daytrip, I would say that your time will be better spent exploring the main island of Paxos itself, rather than trying to cram Anti-Paxos in as well.

However, if you decide to stay overnight on Paxos, then one of the organised boat trips that take you round the island to the western caves and then on to Anti-Paxos is a very pleasant way to spend a day and will give you views of the island that you wouldn't otherwise see. Alternatively, you could just take a seataxi from Gaios and spend a couple of hours on the beach at Vrika and have lunch in one of the two tavernas there.

If you do decide to stay overnight on Paxos, I would advise you to book accommodation in advance, since the island gets quite full during high season. There are links to local rental agencies on my page, or you could try the Paxos Club or Paxos Beach hotels - http://www.paxosclub.gr/EN/general.asp
http://www.paxosbeachhotel.gr/

Whatever you decide, have a great time! I'll be on Paxos from 8-28 July, so maybe we'll run into each other
Xenos is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ZfromWinnipeg
Australia & the Pacific
10
Oct 18th, 2009 02:41 PM
Uptipp04
Australia & the Pacific
4
Dec 8th, 2004 09:52 PM
one1luv629
Caribbean Islands
8
Dec 31st, 2003 12:21 AM
cr
Australia & the Pacific
6
Feb 26th, 2003 04:58 AM
Cathy
Caribbean Islands
25
Sep 13th, 2002 06:01 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO