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Corfu's West Coast

The Emperor’s playground
 
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.
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday on 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.
 

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At present, we are only accepting bookings for Greece for travel from 1 August onwards. Our flexible booking arrangements, commitment to safety and financial protection mean that you can book with confidence, despite the current travel restrictions in place.

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If you have a holiday booking with us already, we will contact you before your balance is due (currently 4 weeks before departure) to advise whether or not the holiday can go ahead.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights. 
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 12 13 15 18 23 27 30 30 27 22 17 14
    mm 170 151 113 77 51 23 14 25 73 150 211 215
  • 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
    Paramonas is an idlyllic 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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): 7km, 3hrs
    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 (start by taxi): 7km
    Enjoy a leisurely wander around Corfu Town
 

Accommodation

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

Extend your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 01 May 2021 - 30 June 2021, 01 September 2021 - 15 October 2021, 01 May 2022 - 30 June 2022 & 01 September 2022 - 15 October 2022

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 31 May 2021 £875 £195
    1 - 23 Jun 2021 £898 £260
    1 - 25 Sep 2021 £898 £260
    26 - 30 Sep 2021 £875 £195
    1 - 8 Oct 2021 £845 £185
    1 - 31 May 2022 £920 £200
    1 - 23 Jun 2022 £945 £275
    1 - 25 Sep 2022 £945 £275
    26 - 30 Sep 2022 £920 £200
    1 - 8 Oct 2022 £890 £195
    3rd & 4th person discount -£30
    Single traveller supplement £60

    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
    01 May - 31 May 2021 £42 £57
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2021 £48 £63
    01 Sep - 25 Sep 2021 £48 £63
    26 Sep - 15 Oct 2021 £42 £57
    01 May - 31 May 2022 £45 £60
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 £50 £65
    01 Sep - 25 Sep 2022 £50 £65
    26 Sep - 15 Oct 2022 £45 £60
    Hotel Corfu Pearl, Liapades (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 May - 30 Jun 2021 £42 £60
    01 Sep - 15 Oct 2021 £42 £60
    01 May - 30 Jun 2022 £45 £65
    01 Sep - 15 Oct 2022 £45 £65
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Corfu
    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.

    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Corfu easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Corfu TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Corfu easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Corfu TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Doncaster Sheffield - Corfu TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Corfu jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Corfu jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Exeter - Corfu TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Corfu jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Corfu Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Corfu jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Corfu Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Corfu British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Corfu British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Corfu easyJet,  TUI,  Wizz Air 
    Outward route Airline
    London Southend - Corfu Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Corfu jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Corfu easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Corfu easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    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. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service (£60 for India and Nepal). 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.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Corfu

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi airport to hotel (0h45) £34 in 2021; £36 in 2022 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to airport (0h30) £26 in 2021; £28 in 2022 flexible
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 5 dinners
    3 picnics
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • GPS navigation
  • transfer on day 5
 
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FAQs

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.
  • If your holiday plans go awry because of Coronavirus, rest assured that we’ll do right by you. Since the start of the pandemic, our flexible booking policy and prompt issuing of refunds to customers who prefer not to defer their holiday have earned us high praise in the national press.
  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – walking holidays are ideal in these times of social distancing, and we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety.
    Your holiday experience: what to expect >
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  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, 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 airlines and routes from the UK. 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. For Europe, there’s a £35 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £60 per person. 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.

    More information about the booking process >
    Information about accommodation, general practicalities and more >
    Booking conditions >
  • 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 cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to take out our recommended travel insurance policy (if you live outside the UK you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK residents), 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.

    We'll ask you for the details of your policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • 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. 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 www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein.

    At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them, regardless of what is happening in the European political sphere.
  • 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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