The Corfu Trail
The Corfu Trail is a 220-km (137-mile) trekking route that begins at the island's southern tip and takes a winding course to its northernmost point. Though a relatively small island, Corfu possesses a diversity of scenery that astounds, and the walk—which requires around 10 days to complete in full—takes in many of its varied landscapes. Not only does each day offer a distinctive character, but even on a single day's walk the terrain changes constantly. At every corner, a new scene pleases the eye: a stunning view, a little church, a grove of ancient olive trees, a meadow carpeted with wild flowers. The trail takes in wild beaches, juniper-forested dunes, dense oak woodland, a karst plateau where nomad cattle roam, deep gorges, wetlands, mountain summits, and bucolic plains. The hand of modern man hardly encroaches, and only old monasteries, ruined olive presses, picturesque villages, and ancient fortresses intrude on nature. On-trail accommodation and daily luggage transfer may be booked through Aperghi Travel . For more information on the trail, see www.thecorfutrail.com.