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Corfu Sports & Beach Activities | Scuba Diving, Parasailing, Yachting, Golfing, Hiking in Corfu (Korfu) Greece


Corfu Sports & Beach Activities
Corfu (Korfu, Kerkyra) is the ideal resort for sports, due to its mild climate, many sport venues and recreational training schools. Visitors to the island can part take in the following sporting activities:
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:: Swimming in Corfu
Swimming in Corfu

Corfu (Kerkyra) is well-known for its beautiful beaches.

The majority offer sunbathing facilities (long chairs and umbrellas) and crystal clear waters, as well as water sports facilities, cafés and dining venues.

The most impressive beaches are the beaches of: Acharavi, Agios Georgios (North), Agios Georgios (South), Agios Gordios, Agios Spyridon, Agios Stefanos (Northeast), Agios Stefanos (Northwest), Agni, Arilas, Barbati, Benitses, Dassia, Ermones, Gardenos, Glyfada, Ipsos, Kalami, Kaminaki, Kassiopi, Kavos, Komeno, Kondokali, Messonghi, Mirtiotissa, Moraitika, Nissaki, Paleokastritsa, Paramonas, Peroulades, Roda and Sidari.

For a detailed list of beaches, click here.
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:: Water sports in Corfu
Water sports in Corfu

Most beaches have water sports facilities that provide visitors with
endless hours of fun.

You will find activities such as: water skiing, pedaloes, parasailing, banana rides, ring boats, jet skiing etc.
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:: Golfing in Corfu
Golfing in Corfu

Corfu (Kerkyra, Korfu) has a magnificent 18-hole golf course and is considered one of the best in Europe, with hazards such as pine trees, sand traps and lakes.

Players also have a superb view of the rolling hills.

The course is offered to both experienced and first-time players, making it a wonderful, relaxing activity during your vacation.




Ropa Valley:
  • P.O. Box 71, 49100, Corfu Island, Greece
  • Tel./Fax: +30 26610 94220
  • Email: cfugolf@hol.gr
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:: Scuba Diving in Corfu
Scuba Diving in Corfu

Corfu's coast is perfect for scuba diving, with its coves and bays, sea life and rocky formations under the surface.

During the summer time, the waters are warm and ideal for this sport. Visitors can take underwater pictures and film videos or harpoon fish.

If you are not an experienced diver, Corfu (Kerkyra, Korfu) has many diving schools where you can take diving courses with trained professionals.

Several Corfu diving schools are:
  • » Corfu Diving Center:
    Paleokastritsa, Corfu Island, Greece - Tel./Fax: +30 26630 41604
  • » Ionian Divers:
    Dassia, Corfu Island, Greece - Tel. +30 26610 90320, Fax: +30 26610 95174
  • » Nautilus Diving:
    Moraitika, Corfu Island, Greece - Tel. +30 26620 76684
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:: Horseback Riding in Corfu
Horseback Riding in Corfu

Horseback riding in Corfu (Kerkyra, Korfu) is a glorious experience due to the island’s lush vegetation, narrow paths and beaches.

They are many areas on Corfu Island that are definitely worth exploring and can only be reached on foot or on horseback.

For further information, enquire at one of the Corfu riding schools.
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:: Yachting in Corfu
Yachting in Corfu

In the region of Gouvia, just a short distance form Corfu Town, is a spectacular fully equipped and organized 960-berth yacht marina.

There are also marinas and docks in Benitses, Ipsos, Kassiopi, Lefkimi, Paleokastritsa, Petriti, Agni, Agios Stefanos Sinion, Agios Stefanos Avlioton and Agios Georgios Armenadon.

Yachting and Sailing in the Ionian Sea is a truly wonderful experience that allows you to explore areas that are otherwise inaccessible by any other means.

The waters of the Ionian Sea are ideal for lovers of yachting and sailing as the weather is generally calm, and even when the winds blow, they rarely exceed 5 knots.

For further information, enquire at the following phone numbers:
  • » Gouvia Marina: Tel. +30 26610 91475 or +30 26610 91376
  • » Corfu Nautical Club: Tel. +30 22610 30470
  • » Corfu Offshore Sailing Club: Tel. +30 22610 25759
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:: Paragliding - Parasailing in Corfu
Parasailing in Corfu

Paragliding and Parasailing have recently become two of the most popular and most exciting sports.

Several beaches and hillsides in Corfu (Kerkyra) provide these types of activities.

For further information, ask the Paragliding and Parasailing Team at Agios Gordios Beach or at the water sports stands on the beaches.
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:: Mountain Biking in Corfu
Mountain Biking in Corfu

Mountain bikers will be impressed with the wide variety of biking paths offered to them on Corfu (Kerkyra) Island.

Bikers can travel through the villages and on the scenic mountain paths.

It is a marvelous way to explore the island and its sites.

Mountain bikes can be rented from one of the island's many rental agencies.
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:: Cricket in Corfu
Cricket in Corfu

It was inevitable that the British sport of cricket would be brought to Corfu (Kerkyra, Korfu) Island.

The inhabitants of Corfu have been playing cricket since 1835. During the summer months, Splianada Square in Corfu Town hosts the Cricket Festival. If you are vacationing while the festival is being held, don't miss seeing one of the games.

For further information, contact the Corfu Cricket Club:
Tel. +30 26610 41205
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:: Tennis in Corfu
Tennis in Corfu

Tennis is also a very popular sport on Corfu (Kerkyra) Island.

The first time tennis was played in Greece was in Corfu and one of the first Greek tennis clubs was founded in Corfu.

The island has several tennis courts that can be rented.

For further information, contact the Corfu Tennis Club:
Tel. +30 26610 37021
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:: Trekking-Mountain Climbing in Corfu
Mountain Climbing in Corfu

Corfu (Kerkyra) is full of magnificent flora and fauna, offering trekkers and mountain climbers the perfect settings for endless hours of walks and exploration.

You can try it on your own, but there are also trekking and mountain climbing schools you can enquire about set itineraries and excursions with trained guides.

For more information, contact the Corfu Mountain Climbing Club:
Tel. +30 22610 39481
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