The Corfu Trail - Route
Since the Corfu Trail was established in 2001, thousands of walkers have followed it the length of the island. 180 kilometres long, Corfu's long-distance walking route leads into a landscape untouched by the mass tourism that has scarred parts of the coastline, delving through the central countryside which visitors rarely discover and explore. Such is the variety of Corfu's scenery that walkers spend no more than an hour in any one landscape; indeed, around every corner a new scene stuns the eye. From the vast beaches and juniper dunes in the island's south, through the rolling olive groves of the central section, to the karst plateau and rugged gorges in the north, the Corfu Trail reveals an island paradise ideal for walkers.

Walking the Corfu Trail
The Corfu Trail is waymarked in strategic locations with yellow signs, bearing the letters CT and a directional arrow. Between signs, yellow paint markers confirm the route. Since the most dramatic scenery and the biggest concentration of highlights are in the north of the island, the Corfu Trail takes walkers in a south to north direction.

The companion guide book, ‘The Official Guide to the Corfu Trail’, written by the Trail's creator, is available here as a hybrid audio and visual app, and as pdf file. The document you are reading now is not a route guide: It is a planner enabling you to decide where your overnight stops will be, and advising you on bus routes. Distances and times are approximate and do not include any lengthy halts. All buses set out from and return to Corfu Town.

Planning the Hike
Please first read the brief description of the route. In this planner, it is divided into ten days of walking, based on my original ‘Companion Guide to the Corfu Trail’, with some adjustments. Walkers booked with with tour operators on organised tours may follow a slightly different programme. If you plan to hike the Trail as an independent walker, the overnight locations you choose to overnight are your choice, according to how long you intend to walk each day and/or where you are able to find accommodation. Using the guide to times between possible overnight stops, below, you may plan each day to be a shorter or a longer hike than the main route plan. For a list of accommodation, please email, citing your request. Please note that details may have changed since I compiled the list, and also that I have not personally tested any of the establishments.

If you plan to camp, please be aware that only one organised camp site exists on the course of the Trail, at Paleokastritsa. Be aware also that under Greek law wild camping is illegal, but as long as you respect property, cause no damage, and are discreet, you should not encounter any problems. Do not light a fire under any circumstances.

Kavos - Lefkimmi (Potami)

Lefkimmi (Potami) - Agios Georgios (south end)

Agios Georgios (south end) - Paramonas

Paramonas - Stavros (Dafnata)

Stavros (Dafnata) - Pelekas

Pelekas - Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa - Agros

Agros - Sokraki

Sokraki - Old Perithia

Old Perithia - Saint Spiridon

NOTE: Due to the disruption of the North East Coastal Path by building works, we have deleted the original loop section from the High Col, south to the coast and back to the High Col. This will be presented as an independent hike.

Overnight Accommodation

Approximate times between possible en route overnight stops, so you can plan your own programme.
(* Indicates limited accommodation)

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