Corfu is without doubt the ideal maritime destination. The island is privileged not only due to its thousands-of-year long maritime tradition but also due to the favorable conditions for sea voyagers: there are short distances between the shores and there are favourable conditions regarding the wind force and the land and air temperatures. There are certainly amazing water sports and recreation opportunities to cover the needs even of the most demanding fans.
The coasts, the coves, the capes and the endless reefs compose a small paradise for the seabed fans. Therefore, plenty of organized scuba diving centers operate all over the island.
On many of the island’s beaches, there are water sports centers where water sports trainers will initiate you to the charm of a ride over the waves: water ski, sea jet, windsurf, kite surf, parachute but also pedalos and canoes stay anytime at your disposal in order for you to trace out your own course on the sea’s surface!
The lush vegetation, the traditional villages and the mild terrain make trekking on the island of Corfu an exciting experience. Even on your first “off the road” walking route, you will encounter uncommon wildflowers, “secret” lakes and shadowy olive groves. Path networks with signs and rest areas offer the ideal conditions to enjoy a wonderful excursion in Corfu’s nature.
With horses for beginners but also for experienced riders and plenty of old paths and rural roads, the horse riding centers offer unrestrained possibilities to horse riding fans.
There are organized tourists’ groups who visit the island exclusively for a bicycle tour. An exploration adventure through unknown paths ending up in isolated beaches is a unique experience
On the island of Corfu, there is a well known eighteen-hole golf course. The Corfu Golf Club was designed by the famous architect Donald Harradine and it is located in the Ropa Valley in Ermones. It is open to the public from March until November, and is suitable not only for beginners but also for experienced players.
An almost two-century tradition has been continued to the present day in Greece’s only place with such a notable infrastructure for cricket. Official tournaments and friendly matches are organized all year round in the most atmospheric pitch in Europe: the Spianada Square (Esplanade), within the historic center of the town. However, the cricket pitch which is located in Gouvia marina offers more comfort and better infrastructure.