Most people visit Corfu to explore the gorgeous old town or to relax at one of the amazing beaches. After all, it has been a tourist destination for over 50 years by now. The island however offers many options for immersing yourself into local culture and experiences. Here are the best local tours & experiences on Corfu island you can’t miss out on when visiting.
Olive Grove Tour and Tasting with Elaion tours
Everybody does a wine or beer tasting now and then, but a tour of an olive grove with olive oil tasting still is more rare. After having been on this tour, I do not know why. Jonatahan, owner of Elaion, offers a unique experience where you can learn about olive trees, the process of olive oil production and even taste the fruits of their labor. You will realize after this tour you knew NOTHING about olives and olive oil yet.
With my Corfu Travel Guide you will get a 10% discount on this tour if you book with them directly!
Wine tasting & tour at Theotoki Estate
There are a few small wineries on Corfu, but Theotoki Estate is larger and stands out for its history and stunning building. It was even featured in the James Bond movie ‘For Your Eyes Only’. I have been personally buying and drinking their wines for years now. They are so tasty and they do not give you a headache at all, which is super convenient. Since a while, they also offer tastings and tours, that I recommend taking on your trip to Corfu.
Self-guided electric Fat-bike tour
In the north of Corfu, there is a new company called Corfu Fat Bikes. They have put together some amazing bike routes, through cute villages and nature, with stunning views. An authentic experience that is hard to recreate when sitting in a car or other motorized vehicle. The powerful e-bikes ensure you will have 0 problems conquering the terrain.
Corfu Music Experiences – Live Jazz in the Old Fortress
I doubt there is a better ambiance for a concert in Corfu to be found. Sofia (the owner of Corfu Music Experiences) created something wonderful here over the past few years: jazz evenings in the stunning Old Fortress of Corfu town. Looking out over the water, with the fortress behind you, you will enjoy amazing tunes, bites and drinks. Truly unique! And it sells out quickly so be on time…
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Painting lesson by Dimitris Analitis
My dear friend Dimitris is a well-known painter in Corfu. He teaches groups of people that live on the island every week. On stunning locations, such as a beach or a beautiful garden. Personally, I can not draw at all so I am always amazed how well people are doing after a few lessons. You can contact him to book a private lesson or maybe join a group. And take a wonderful, unique souvenir home. Check his website and portfolio here.
Corfu cooking class
Greek food is of course part of the experience when going to Greece! And Corfu in particular has many traditional dishes that were mostly influences by the Venetians, such as sofrito and pastitsada. So it is interesting to join a cooking class, shop at a local market and immerse yourself into the local cuisine.
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