Ulimate Guide to Planning a Destination Wedding in Corfu

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I'm a young man who seem always having an affair with life, nature and sunlight. One day at a time. I love art, classic cinema, good food and traveling & seeking adventure off the grid. Both living and working with an adventurous mindset, I find myself drawn to couples who share my free-spirited lifestyle.

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Corfu is the second largest of the Greek Ionian Islands and one of the top most holiday destinations of the world. A true gem of the Ionian sea.The reasons to visit are plenty – the variety of beaches, crystal blue waters, ruins from an ancient civilization, a picturesque coastline with a mixture of architecture styles backed by hills, lush vegetation and wildlife, the silver green mountains, and mild weather are just a few general incentives to visit this beautiful island. That's why it would be an honour to be a part of your big day and celebrate life’s big moments with you in Corfu.

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1. How to Get to Corfu Island


Flights to Corfu

Corfu International Airport "Ioannis Kapodistrias" receives all-year-round flights from Athens, Preveza and Thessaloniki and from some European countries, too. The air traffic peaks during summer and the airport becomes busier. The airport is located about 3 km away from Corfu Town, which you can reach either by public bus, by car or by taking a taxi.

Ferries to Corfu

The Ionian islands have a less developed ferry system than the other island groups in Greece, partly due to the four airports in the region. Corfu has an international airport with regular flights to and from Europe and other cities in Greece. Ferries arrive at Corfu from Igoumenitsa and Patra. There are ferries plying the one and a half hour route between Corfu and Igoumenitsa every hour during the day. Coming from Patra, you can buy a domestic ticket on one of the international ferries going to Italy because they stop in Corfu on the way.

You can get from Athens to Igoumenitsa by bus, the distance from Athens to Igoumenitsa is about 500 km and the trip lasts 7-8 hours. From Igoumenitsa you must take the Ferry-Boat to Corfu Town or Lefkimi. The distance is 18 n.m., and the trip lasts 1h 45min and 1h 30min respectively. Tickets are about 4 € per persons and 30 € for Cars.

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2. Best time to have a Wedding in Corfu Island

As for its nature that blossoms throughout the year there is not much to say… Corfu is one of the greenest islands in the Mediterranean with an incredible shoreline, secluded beaches and beaches full of life… Untouched villages and popular resorts… And because of all that Corfu has attracted visitors since the earliest times.

Autumn in Corfu

Autumn is the season chosen by those who know. A visit to Corfu in autumn is the perfect choice for everyone who wants to combine sun, fun and tranquility in order to avoid the "crowds" of summer.

September and October is the time when the whole island smells of grapes. Nature begins to change its colors and the pace of life seems to be more relaxed. It rains in November and most restaurants, bars and cafés in the various summer resorts are closed for winter. And this is the time when the local lifestyle is changing. Corfiotes are relaxed and stress-free and enjoy their days after the long summer season. This is actually the time to enjoy Corfu the way Corfiotes do!

Spring in Corfu

Very impressive season, which gives all visitors the privilege to enjoy the richness of vegetation and colors and pleasant weather. A nature that blooms. The highlights of spring in terms of events and festivities are the Corfiot Carnival with a flair of Venice, the Greek Easter celebrations sometime in April or early May (a different date each year) and on May 21 the celebrations to unite the Ionian Islands with Greece. 

Summer in Corfu

Summer in Corfu is all about sun, fun, good food, friends, family, joy! Corfu in summer is super lively and everything is in full swing. Wherever you go, it will be especially busy in July and August. So hordes of tourists may turn you off...

Winter in Corfu

A unique time of year to enjoy the beauties of the island in almost complete privacy. Smiling locals will greet and greet you everywhere. Corfu town remains lively as always. But the rest of the island is also in excellent shape. December is festive. Corfu is dressed for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas is everywhere. Corfu is full of music, hymns, Christmas carols; A peaceful, decorated place with a mild climate and noble finesse.

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3. What to See & Do in Corfu


Mount Pantokrator

Corfu's highest peak is in the north of the island, is 906 meters high and can be reached by road. On the summit there is a café, a telecommunications station and a monastery from the end of the 17th century. You climb here on mini bus tours from many coastal towns on Corfu or drive yourself.

Rent a Boat to tour around the coastline

You won't even need a boat license! Definitely one of the most fun thing to do, not just in Corfu but in Greece in general.

Visit Corfu Town

Make sure you wander around the UNESCO World Heritage protect the old town and see if you can spot any of the historic Venetian houses that are still standing.

The dramatic Cape Drastis

Cape Drastis is one of the most northerly points of Corfu Island (and one that should not be missed).

Vlacherna Monastery

Possibly one of the most iconic sites of Corfu, Vlacherna Monastery juts out into the sea on its very own island. Nowadays, the monastery is reached by a small track over the water, which makes for a lovely place to visit. The monastery is open all year round and welcomes all visitors.

Angelokastro

On a narrow rocky spur more than 300 metres above the sea, this castle was built in the 13th century as a far-reaching lookout over the sea, mainland Greece and inland across big swathes of Corfu. The approach to Angelokastro is very dramatic, winding up through scrub and cypress trees to this unconquerable fortification which filling its small rocky podium.

Pontikonisi (Mouse Island)

For €2.5 you can catch a boat to this small island where a 12th-century Byzantine monastery is crowded by pine and cypress trees.

Agni Bay

Perched on the north-east coast of the island, Agni Bay is one little gem to visit. This historic fishing village is one gorgeous place to experience island life.

Where to Stay in Corfu?

Since there are so many things to do in Corfu, and since the island is pretty big, I suggest splitting your time between the north and the south, if you can. That way, you can use your base in the north to explore nearby sites, then switch to your hotel in the south and check out that area of the island. Otherwise, you may find yourself driving a lot.

Olive Oil Tasting Tour

There are over 4 million olive trees on Corfu Island, 95% of which are lianolia variety. There are a few products that Greek people have been using throughout the ages, and olive oil is one of them. It has always been a big part of their diet, traditions and history.

Visit an Ancient Monastery

There are over 250 churches and monasteries on Corfu Island.

Watch the sunset at Loggas Beach

Considered to be one of the best sunsets on the island, Logars Beach is a great place to chill out and relax whilst watching the sunset over the sea.

Corfu’s best beach at Porto Timoni

The beach itself is amazing for swimming and snorkelling, just make sure you take a picnic for lunch, plenty of water and sunblock.

Kassiopi Fishing Village

In the northeast of the island, looking across the straits of Corfu to Albania, Kassiopi is a traditional fishing village that has grown into a low-key resort. The built-up area sits at the base of a small peninsula which is etched with little pebble coves and has a charming fishing harbour on its east side.

Palaiokastritsa

Nestled in the north-west of Corfu, Palaiokastritsa is an intimate little village that is said to be the Greek mythological site of Scheria and the last spot Odysseus visited before returning home.

Canal d’Amour Beach

At Canal d’Amour there’s a long, almost rectangular creek with layered, sand-coloured walls. The sea has weathered the rock, and near the entrance to the creek is a tunnel. Pick a day when the sea is calm (which is most days in summer) and you can swim through the tunnel.

Old Perithia

A “Designated Area of Natural Beauty” to the northeast of Corfu, Old Perithia is a mostly abandoned upland village under Mount Pantokrator. Once home to as many as 1,200 people the village sits at an elevation of 650 metres and dates back at least as far as the 1300s. Most of the 130 remaining houses are in various picturesque states of disrepair though some have been turned into accommodation.

Go Mountain Biking Around Corfu

Renting a mountain bike to explore either independently, or on a tour is an excellent way to see the off-track interior of the island.

Go Sailing (one of the best day trips from Corfu)

With Corfu’s location, it’s no surprise that there are some amazing sailing/boat day trips you can do! Cruise over the crystal-clear water on your way to nearby Antipaxos & Paxos, or cruise on over to the Sivota Islands.

Issos Beach

In contrast to Corfu’s rocky coves, the Blue Flag Issos Beach is an open bay bordering Lake Korission to the south of the island. Traced by dunes, the golden sand at Issos seems to go on forever.

Wander in the Alleyways

Like any small, medieval village, Corfu has its share of narrow, winding alleys, lined with ramshackle houses painted bright colours, tiny cafes spilling onto the lanes. During a visit to Corfu town, a visitor should spend time exploring these alleys, capturing the minutiae of day to day life in Corfu.

4. Wedding Venues in Corfu

- Outdoor somewhere in the mountains overlooking the ocean or on the beaches!

- In one of many churches in Kos

- Renting a private villa

- Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu

- Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa

- MarBella Corfu

- Art Hotel Debono

- Mayor Pelekas Monastery

- Marbella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas (Adults Only Hotel Corfu)

- Grecotel Lux Me Daphnila Bay Dassia

- Corfu Imperial Grecotel Exclusive Resort

- Hotel Mareblue Beach Resort

- Grecotel Eva Palace

- Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo-Resort and Spa

5. Tips for Planning your Wedding in Corfu

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