Corfu Activities

Activities in Corfu

Welcome to the activities and attractions page for visitors on holiday here in Corfu! This page provides details about diving, water sports, hiking, golf, tennis, and boat trips around the island. Excursions may be booked directly with the reception at Hotel Bella Vista and Studios. The hotel also provides guests with maps and further details about any attractions of interest.

The island offers
guests a variety of activities and attractions while in Corfu. There are activities for all ages, and attractions for all interests! Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the island by hiking in the green mountains, or diving in the crystal waters along the coast. The hiking trails provide visitors with the chance to experience the local culture of the many villages of the island. Rental cars or motorcycles also provide guests with the means to explore the many villages and monasteries located inland. Underwater, guests can glimpse of the rich marine life which exists with excellent visibility and clarity.

For evening entertainment events at local restaurants may be booked for very reasonable prices. The classic ‘Greek Night’ consists of a 3 course meal and wine, and is complete with Greek and Corfiot dancing in traditional costume. ‘Greek Night’ at local taverns starts at 18 euro per person, and recommendations and reservations can be made by the staff of the Bella Vista.

Bella Vista Hotel actively strives to keep guests informed of activities and events of Benitses and Corfu. We hope to have the pleasure of sharing some of these with you!!

Scuba Diving

The visibility of the clear waters of the island provide the ideal setting for both beginners, as well as experienced divers alike. The coastline is filled with rich sea life and artifacts, and attracts visitors from across the world. Scuba diving facilities can be found at many of the beaches and vary in terms of levels of difficulty. The excellent instructors from Achilleon diving center are highly recommended by Bella Vista Hotel. More information and bookings can be made from the reception.

Aqualand

This is Corfu’s water park and is located in the middle of the island. Aqualand is one of the most exciting water parks in Europe with more than 36 different water slides, 15 adventure pools, Jacuzzi and many other interesting games. The park is divided into three sections: the children’s area (ages 4-8), the family area (ages 8+), and the extreme games area (ages 12+). Aqualand is open from May until mid-October. Please inquiry at the reception for more details and directions to the park.

Wind surfing & kitesurfing

The popularity of these two sports is attracting growing interest on the island, and visitors can participate in activities throughout the summer months in Corfu. The Ionian Sea does not have the same constant winds as the Aegean Sea, but has a consistent wind pattern of 7-10 days of calm followed by 2-4 days of strong winds. Visitors should bear this in mind when making plans for surfing, and check the wind patterns before rental. Please contact Bella Vista’s reception regarding weather, rental equipment, and beach directions.

Water Activities

Boat Trips & Sailing

One of the most popular excursions

One of the most popular excursions in Corfu are the many boat trips offered to the Ionian islands, mainland Greece, or Albania. Corfu’s harbors are the perfect place to embark from on a journey! Guests may choose from day cruises, night cruises, or half day trips. There are a number of private boat companies offering tours and charters. Boats typically depart from Benitses, Lefkimi, or the port of Corfu. Be prepared for unspoiled beaches, luminous blue waters, and stunning coastlines and cliffs.

Underwater Cruise

Underwater cruise — Corfu Sea Discovery was established in 2008 and is the most unique way in Corfu to view the underwater world through 22 giant undersea windows. From the submarine, guests can look through the transparent waters to glimpse underwater caves, fascinating sea life, and an interactive scuba-diver. The boat trip lasts 50 minutes, and goes to a depth of 30 meters. The interactive diver will show species up-close such as jelly fish, sea urchins, and star fish. This trip makes for excellent photographs, and is entertaining for guests of all ages. The knowledgeable tour guide adds color to the tour with information about the marine life, and history of the area. Guests should not miss the opportunity for a night excursion in order to glimpse the magical underwater nightlife of Corfu! Please inquire at reception for booking or pricing information.

Calypso Star Boat Trips

Calypso Star Boat trips — Calypso Star is a specially constructed boat for undersea cruises and feature a glass bottom floor. The boat is 18 meters in length and easily accommodates 50 passengers. The glass bottom gives guests the opportunity to explore the endlessly fascinating ocean floor. Interactive divers also accompany this boat and entice fish and other sea life to come close for guests viewing. In addition, guests are treated to a special show featuring sea lions and their trainers. The sea lions perform tricks, flips, and dives, and guests are amazed by the show. For more information please contact the staff at Hotel Bella Vista reception.

Corfu Sailing

Corfu sailing — A number of private companies offer sailing courses in Corfu and surrounding Ionian Sea. The professional crew provides training as a day skipper, coastal skipper, and yacht master. Pickups are generally organized at the newly built yacht marina in Benitses. Please enquire at Hotel Bella Vista reception in advance so that arrangements may be made for the excursion.

Day Trips

One day trips from Corfu island to the many surrounding destinations are one of the most popular attractions with guests at Bella Vista Hotel. These trips allow guests to experience the stunning islands surrounding Corfu, or even the chance to travel to Albania for the day. The following are some of the frequently booked excursions. For more detailed information, or reservations, please contact the reception desk at Hotel Bella Vista.

Paxos & Antipaxos Trip

These two islands are a trip not to be missed! Guests can enjoy sightseeing, taking in the breath-taking scenery, and swimming on private beaches. For further information please inquire at hotel’s reception.

Paxos

Paxos — The legend has it that the island was formed when Poseidon, god of the sea, severed the south tip of Corfu island with one mighty blow of his trident and dragged it south in order to create an idyllic retreat for his beloved wife, Amphitriti. This island is famous for its wine, as well as its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Antipaxos

Antipaxos — Is located 1.5 miles away from the larger island Paxos, and is a small green island covered in olive trees and vineyards. The island is only 5 km long, and has some of the most spectacular beaches in the Ionian Sea, such as the ‘beach of paradise.’

Albania Day Trip:

This one day trip to Albania departs from Corfu town at 9:00 and returns at 18:00. A valid passport is needed for entry to the country, and ticket prices are usually set around 50 euro for a round-trip, with an additional 10 euro entry fee. The cruise docks in the port of Saranda, Albania and includes a guided tour of the historic city. Guests are delighted to experience the culture of Albania, and find the many heritage sites spectacular. For further information regarding Albania, kindly contact the staff of Bella Vista Hotel.

Land Based Activities

We hope that this page has provided valuable information concerning Corfu and the many activities the island has to offer guests. From hiking, to museums, golf, water parks, or boat trips, Corfu has something to offer each and every guest. We look forward to seeing you here at Bella Vista Hotel to experience some of these adventures soon!