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.

Select some tracks
Corfu Trail, 156km
Corfu Trail Alternative, 7.1km

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Corfu Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • For better adventures, use the best map. Corfu Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is the most detailed, accurate, toughest, large scale map of the island that you can buy. Our large 1:40,000 scale produces a double sided map sheet of 840mm by 680mm; big enough to show masses of detail but compact enough to use in the car or on the trail. Corfu... Read more
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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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Korfu - Corfu - Korfoe | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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
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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
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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
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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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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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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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
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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Corfu - Othoni - Erikouse - Mathraki Anavasi 9.4
  • Corfu on a handy size, light, waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Anavasi, highlighting the course of the Corfu Trail across the whole length of the island. The map is double-sided with a narrow overlap between the sides.Landscape is shown by contours at 50m with hill shading and spot heights. The... Read more
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