Corfu's West Coast

The Emperor’s playground

Holiday Highlights

Paramonas | An idyllic place with a wonderful walk to Mount Agios Matthaios for panoramas of southern Corfu.
Coastal vistas | Including from the hillside village of Lakones, famed for its far-reaching views.
Corfu Town | A lovely town with a narrow maze of streets and beautiful Venetian architecture.
Paleokastritsa monastery | Overlooking the sea, this 12th-century monastery houses a museum with holy relics.
Stunning surroundings | Liapades on Corfu’s north-west coast has a beautiful beach with a traditional feel.
Corfu's West Coast. 7 nights
Corfu's West Coast. 7 nights

Holiday information


A walking holiday on Corfu

Follow ancient, panoramic paths above the coast and witness glorious sunsets on this self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking holiday. Your luggage is transferred from one welcoming country hotel to the next as you explore this breathtaking, unspoiled part of Corfu.
The charms of Corfu’s west coast have been known for some time, but thankfully it remains largely unspoiled. Europe’s nobility, including Empress Elizabeth (Sisi) of Austria and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany holidayed here in the 19th century – and Prince Philip was born here, too, into the Greek royal family. Wooded hillsides of olive groves slope down towards the sea, and sandy bays alternate with rocky coves and villages of brightly painted houses.

Initially following the long-distance Corfu Trail, our enchanting holiday is a journey from south to north, leading you along ancient footpaths and winding tracks above the coast, between olives, cypresses, maritime pines and holm oaks. The eclectic mix of hotels in which you stay are all located in quiet, peaceful grounds, and most command superlative views of the sunsets which add an extra allure to this gem of an island.



The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights. 
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  • Arrival in Paramonas
    Night 1: at Paramonas Hotel (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Circular walk via Mount Agios Matthaios: 11.5km, 4.5hrs; ascent/descent 500m
    Paramonas is an idyllic and peaceful place in which to start your holiday. We suggest a wonderful introductory walk which leads to Mount Agios Matthaios (465 metres) for a 360-degree panorama of southern Kerkyra (Corfu), before returning to Paramonas, where you can head to the beach or sit in the shade in the hotel’s attractive garden with a cooling drink.
    Circular walk via Mount Agios Matthaios: 11.5km
    View over Paramonas on the ascent to Mount Agios Matthaios
  • Paramonas to Pelekas: 17.5km, 8hrs; ascent 830m/descent 580m
    Leaving Paramonas, you embark on your undulating journey north, your destination the hill-top village of Pelekas. Your route follows sections of the Corfu Trail, climbing through olive groves to a pretty village before descending along picturesque paths to reach the beach at Agios Gordios. After a paddle and some refreshment, perhaps, you continue through more shady olive groves to reach Pelekas. Here, Kaiser Wilhelm liked to admire the expansive views over the hills towards the sea from a high promontory beside the hotel. You spend two nights at the Hotel Levant, at the very top of the village, from where you can watch not only the sunset, but the sunrise, too.
    Paramonas to Pelekas: 17.5km
    Views of the coast on the route from Paramonas to Pelekas
  • Circular walk via the beach: 9km, 4hrs; ascent/descent 375m
    You may simply wish to stay at the hotel, relaxing by the large pool and drinking in the spellbinding views from the terrace. However, we suggest a circular walk down to the sea, exploring two nearby beaches.
    Circular walk via the beach: 9km
    Incredible sunsets
  • Pelekas to Liapades: 19km, 8hrs; ascent 515m/descent 680m
    Leaving Pelekas, you initially descend towards the coast, then head uphill and inland. Follow the river through the verdant Ropa Valley and wander through a wooded nature reserve where orchids abound, before heading back towards the coast via the village of Giannades. You now follow a delightful track through olive groves on a section of the Corfu Trail that leads across the coastal hills before descending into the small, very traditional village of Liapades. From the lovely square, it is a short walk (1km) to the Hotel Corfu Pearl, your base for the final three nights.
    Pelekas to Liapades: 19km
    Enjoy quiet trails through olive groves on the route from Pelekas to Liapades
  • Linear walk to Agios Georgios (return by taxi): 15km, 6hrs; ascent 480m/descent 570m
    Your walk today starts by returning to Liapades and the beach, before a short ascent leads to the start of an ancient cobbled trail which takes you up to the hillside village of Lakones, famed for its far-reaching views along the coast and down to Paleokastritsa. Next comes one of the most splendid sections of the walk as you descend a wide track down the cliffs to reach the sweeping bay of Agios Georgios. Here, a taxi (included) will meet you to transport you back to the hotel.
    Linear walk to Agios Georgios (return by taxi): 15km
    The coastal path from Liapades to Agios Georgios
  • Explore Corfu Town; 6km, 2hrs; ascent 55m/descent 70m
    On your final day, we recommend taking a bus to the island's capital, Corfu Town – a regular service departs from the local bus stop, just 1.5 kilometres from your hotel. We provide notes for a self-guided walking tour of the town, which is a lovely place to wander around, with its narrow maze of streets, inviting shops and beautiful Venetian architecture. We also suggest a 6-kilometre walk out from the centre to Vlacherna Monastery, a small whitewashed building situated on a tiny island that can be accessed by jetty. At the end of the walk, return to Corfu Town by bus or taxi.

    Linear walk Paleokastritsa to Liapades (start by taxi): 6.5km, 3hrs; ascent 290m/descent 230m
    Alternatively, you could take a taxi from Liapades to the village and monastery at Paleokastritsa. Standing on a small wooded hillside overlooking the sea, this 12th-century monastery houses a museum containing precious holy relics. While here, you could choose to take a water taxi to visit some of the many small coves and caves around the bay, before returning to the hotel on foot, passing a number of cafés and beaches along the way where you can relax and enjoy lunch or a cooling drink.

    If you would prefer an even more leisurely day, you could stroll into nearby Liapades for lunch, and afterwards continue down to one of the nearby beaches for a swim.
    Linear walk Paleokastritsa to Liapades: 6.5km
    Enjoy a leisurely wander around Corfu Town


You stay in charming hotels offering a warm welcome and friendly service.

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  • 7 nights: 08 May 2024 - 30 June 2024, 01 September 2024 - 15 October 2024, 06 May 2025 - 30 June 2025 & 01 September 2025 - 15 October 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    8 - 31 May 2024 £1060 £215
    1 - 23 Jun 2024 £1120 £215
    1 - 22 Sep 2024 £1145 £215
    23 Sep - 8 Oct 2024 £995 £215
    6 - 31 May 2025 £1105 £225
    1 - 23 Jun 2025 £1165 £225
    1 - 22 Sep 2025 £1195 £225
    23 Sep - 8 Oct 2025 £1035 £225
    3rd & 4th person discount -£39 to -£41
    Single traveller supplement £77 to £80

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Levant Hotel, Pelekas (B&B) Double room Single room
    08 May - 31 May 2024 £55 £75
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2024 £62 £82
    01 Sep - 25 Sep 2024 £62 £82
    26 Sep - 15 Oct 2024 £55 £75
    06 May - 31 May 2025 £57 £78
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2025 £64 £85
    01 Sep - 25 Sep 2025 £64 £85
    26 Sep - 15 Oct 2025 £57 £78
    Hotel Corfu Pearl, Liapades (B&B) Double room Single room
    08 May - 30 Jun 2024 £55 £79
    01 Sep - 15 Oct 2024 £55 £79
    06 May - 30 Jun 2025 £57 £82
    01 Sep - 15 Oct 2025 £57 £82
    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

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    Birmingham - Corfu easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Bristol - Corfu easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Corfu jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Edinburgh - Corfu jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Exeter - Corfu TUI 
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    Glasgow - Corfu jet2,  TUI 
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    Glasgow Prestwick - Corfu Ryanair 
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    Leeds Bradford - Corfu jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Liverpool - Corfu easyJet,  Ryanair 
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    Gatwick - Corfu Aegean Airlines,  British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
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    Heathrow - Corfu British Airways 
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    Luton - Corfu easyJet,  TUI,  Wizz Air 
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    London Southend - Corfu Ryanair 
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    Stansted - Corfu jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Manchester - Corfu easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Newcastle - Corfu easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
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    Norwich - Corfu TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Where a price range is given, the price you pay depends on your date of travel.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Corfu

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi airport to hotel (0h45) £53-£55 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to airport (0h30) £37-£38 flexible
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 4 dinners
    3 picnics
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • GPS navigation
  • transfer on day 5

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If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from A to B, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • Yes, prior to going on holiday you will be able to download GPX tracks so that you can follow your route on your smartphone or dedicated GPS device if you wish. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you use them – our detailed, step-by-step route notes remain the principal means of guiding you from A to B – but we provide them as a secondary means of navigation for additional reassurance when walking.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can incur a five or six-figure bill.

    Many insurers offer travel insurance (you can find details on our insurance page of a policy that you may like to consider if you are a UK resident), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    When you purchase a policy, be sure to check that it covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Greece, but not a visa (please note, however, that a new travel authorisation system is being introduced). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • The most commonly spoken language is Greek. The currency is the Euro. Greek time is GMT/UTC + 2. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 2.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.

    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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