Corfu Trail

Description

  1. Name Corfu Trail
  2. Length of trail 220 km, 137 miles
  3. Length in days 9 days
  4. Start of trail Kavos
  5. End of trail Agios Spiridon
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

220 km, 10 days. Kavos to Agios Spiridon, Corfu

The Corfu Trail is a 220 km long trail connecting the southernmost and northernmost tips of the island. The trail is the creation of Hilary Whitton Paipeti, and indeed, chances are you will meet her somewhere on her trail.

Corfu is a green island, its hills covered in dense olive woods. Tourism has brought good facilities, but has also wasted most of its coastline and traditional life. Still, there is much left to enjoy. The trail offers a unique opportunity, one that is rare in Greece as a whole, to get to know the most beautiful villages, mountain views, coastline scenery and the thriving nature.

Summer is (too) hot, and should be avoided. Spring is ideal, if only for the abundance of flowers, but then you may not find regular flights to the island and 90% of the hotels will be closed. The season starts the end of April and lasts till October. If you are camping, you will be fine. If you stay in hotels, you can make use of the excellent coach network to hop off and on the trail. Spring can bring cold and rain. Second best is late September and October: hotels are still open, most tourists are gone, temperatures have dropped to tolerable levels.

The walk is easy. Patches of dense undergrowth may cover the trail, so long trousers and long-sleeved shirts will come in handy. The trail is marked, but the yellow blazes and signs are often difficult to spot. Order the "Companian Guide" (pdf) from Hilary, with a detailed description of the trail; it costs 10 Euro. Alternatively, you could buy the German guide from the "Outdoor" series. Thirdly, get yourself a GPS receiver and download the track from OpenStreetMap or find a track elsewhere on the Internet: this will save you hours of searching and detours.

Lastly, you should know that the people of Corfu are a bunch of extremely friendly, patient and helpful people.

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Corfu Trail, 156km

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 1 vote | No 2. in Greece
  • Henk Nouws April 2014
  • Rate 8
  • Positive A unique chance to get to know an island that is exuberantly green. The trail is varied. Finding accommodation is easy
  • Negative It is sometimes hard to find the trail. The character of Corfu is mucked up by roads and unsightly real estate developments.
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Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking and Trekking on Corfu: The Corfu Trail and 22 Outstanding Day-Walks
  • This guidebook to the Greek island of Corfu presents a selection of 22 superb day walks along with the 150km Corfu Trail. The day walks range from 3.5 to 18km in length and begin from a number of popular holiday destinations across the island, including Corfu Town, Kalami, Paleokastritsa, Agios Georgios north and south, Liapades and Benitses.... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Walking and trekking on Corfu
  • Guidebook to 22 day walks on the Greek island of Corfu and the Corfu Trail, a 150km route described in 10 stages. The day walks are spread across the whole island and visit olive groves, coastal paths, sandy beaches, lush green hillsides and picturesque villages. The Corfu Trail runs the length of the island from Kavos north to Agios Spyridonas. Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Walking and trekking on Corfu
  • Guidebook to 22 day walks on the Greek island of Corfu and the Corfu Trail, a 150km route described in 10 stages. The day walks are spread across the whole island and visit olive groves, coastal paths, sandy beaches, lush green hillsides and picturesque villages. The Corfu Trail runs the length of the island from Kavos north to Agios Spyridonas. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Walking the Corfu Trail
  • Engelstalige reisverslag van de het lange afstandswandelpad om te wandelen dwars over Korfoe. Het gidsje bevat naast ervaringen van de schrijver tijdens de tocht, kleurkopieen van de Freytag & Berndt Korfu kaart met de Corfutrail ingetekend, lijst van bloemen met foto´s, interviews met bewoners, etc. Walking the Corfu Trail, With Friends,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Walking the Corfu Trail
  • Engelstalige reisverslag van de het lange afstandswandelpad om te wandelen dwars over Korfoe. Het gidsje bevat naast ervaringen van de schrijver tijdens de tocht, kleurkopieen van de Freytag & Berndt Korfu kaart met de Corfutrail ingetekend, lijst van bloemen met foto´s, interviews met bewoners, etc. Walking the Corfu Trail, With Friends,... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Corfu Tour and Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Corfu Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is the most detailed, accurate, toughest, large scale map of the island that you can buy. Super-Durable Maps now come with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Our large 1:40,000 scale produces a double sided map sheet of 840mm by 680mm; big... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Corfu - Korfoe | Discovery Walking
  • Goede wandelkaart van Korfoe. Scheur- en watervast. Corfu Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is the most detailed, accurate, toughest, large scale map of the island that you can buy. Super-Durable Maps now come with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Our large 1:40,000 scale produces... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Griechenland: Corfu Trail
  • Der Corfu Trail ist ein etwa 220 km langer Fernwanderweg, der die gr ne Insel von S den nach Norden erschlie t. Er zeigt die n rdlichste Ionische Insel von ihrer sch nsten Seite: Von den wei en Klippen an ihrem S dkap ber die sandigen Str nde an der Westk ste, die fruchtbaren Ebenen im Inselinnern und die hohen Berge im Norden bis hin zur... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Griechenland: Corfu Trail
  • Der Corfu Trail ist ein etwa 220 km langer Fernwanderweg, der die gr ne Insel von S den nach Norden erschlie t. Er zeigt die n rdlichste Ionische Insel von ihrer sch nsten Seite: Von den wei en Klippen an ihrem S dkap ber die sandigen Str nde an der Westk ste, die fruchtbaren Ebenen im Inselinnern und die hohen Berge im Norden bis hin zur... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Ionian Islands
  • This guide to the Ionian Islands opens with a 16 page full-colour introduction, which highlights "20 things not to miss" from windsurfing in Vassaliki to hiking the Corfu Trail. There is coverage of dozens of towns and resorts and practical guidance on getting off the beaten track, from the mountains of Cephalonia to remote Corfu beaches. The... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Ionian Islands
  • This guide to the Ionian Islands opens with a 16 page full-colour introduction, which highlights "20 things not to miss" from windsurfing in Vassaliki to hiking the Corfu Trail. There is coverage of dozens of towns and resorts and practical guidance on getting off the beaten track, from the mountains of Cephalonia to remote Corfu beaches. The... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Korfu mit Paxos und den Diapontischen Inseln
  • Korfu ist die grünste Insel Griechenlands. Endlose Olivenhaine, dichte Mischwälder und die üppige Küstenvegetation laden geradezu zum Wandern ein. Kilometerlange Sandstrände, traumhafte Kiesbuchten und steile Sandsteinklippen grenzen an das azurblaue Ionische Meer. Ein Besuch der Inselhauptstadt Kérkyra mit ihrem historischen Stadtkern und dem... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Korfu - Corfu - Korfoe | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is meer dan goed. Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Korfu ist die grünste Insel Griechenlands. Endlose Olivenhaine, dichte... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Korfu mit Paxos und den Diapontischen Inseln
  • Korfu ist die grünste Insel Griechenlands. Endlose Olivenhaine, dichte Mischwälder und die üppige Küstenvegetation laden geradezu zum Wandern ein. Kilometerlange Sandstrände, traumhafte Kiesbuchten und steile Sandsteinklippen grenzen an das azurblaue Ionische Meer. Ein Besuch der Inselhauptstadt Kérkyra mit ihrem historischen Stadtkern und dem... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Griekenland - Centraal Corfu
  • Het fameuze dorpsplein bij KostasTaverna is voor veel mensen een begrip. Al 20 jaar is Agios Ioannis het centrum van Corfu voor actieve families die zich graag onderdompelen in het Griekse dorpsleven. Hier vind je speciaal voor SNP gebouwde appartementen met rust en ruimte. Het strand is nooit ver weg op een tocht door het groenste eiland van... Read more
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Forum

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  • Beverley Wahl 2018-03-07 17:53:25
  • Corfu Trail
  • I did the northern half of the Corfu Trail in October 2017 and loved it. I was hoping to do the southern half in early May 2018, and hoping also that it would again be with the same agency and guide as last time, but there seems to be some doubt as to whether the trip will come about.
    Does anyone have suggestions?
    • Henk Nouws 2018-03-07 18:59:38
    • I did the walk without an agency. Only map and GPS. No problem
    • Beverley Wahl 2018-03-07 20:05:15
    • Well, if I was 25 and not geographically challenged, I might - but actually I enjoyed being with a super-fit group of British walkers of my own vintage - i.e. aged 60-80!
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  • Alexi 2016-10-14 17:43:15
  • Winter walking
  • Does anyone know what it would be like to walk this trail in late autumn/winter time? Just for general facilities like food, water and accommodation? Thanks for your help :)
    • Henk Nouws 2016-10-14 17:50:25
    • Hi Alexi,
      Many hotels along the coast will be closed. The inland accommodation is scarce anyway. As an alternative, you may take a bus or taxi in the morning or evening to get to larger villages with sufficient accommodation.
      I think food is not a problem. Shops and café's cater for the locals.
      I would go nevertheless, if I were you!
      Henk
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