Top things to do in Western Corfu

Top Choice Taverna in Western Corfu

Alonaki Bay

Follow the dirt roads out to the headland northwest of Lake Korission to find this simple, family-run taverna, perched on dramatic cliffs. It serves a small menu of home-cooked meat and mayirefta (ready-cooked meals…
Monastery in Western Corfu

Moni Theotokou

On the headland above Paleokastritsa's western end, this Orthodox monastery dates from the 13th century, although the current buildings are more recent. An easy 10-minute walk (or even easier drive) up from the beac…
Taverna in Western Corfu

To Stavrodromi

A homey dinner-only joint at the main crossroads just east of Pelekas. Delicious local specialities include Corfu’s finest kontosouvli (spit-roast pork with paprika and onions), as well as rabbit stifadho and pepper…
Cafe in Western Corfu

La Grotta

Tucked away in a rocky cove, immediately above the peacock-green sea and replete with sunbeds and a diving board, this decked terrace makes an ideal chill-out escape. Follow the steep steps opposite the Hotel Paleok…
Arts & Crafts in Western Corfu

Witch House

A fantastical red and frog-green box of a shop selling homemade jewellery, plus flying ceramic witches, witches' cats and anything else of a sorcery nature; ideal for the perfect offbeat gift.
Taverna in Western Corfu

Elia Restaurant

An irresistible taverna, perched above the track down to breathtaking Myrtiotissa Beach, serving an enticing menu of Corfiot specialities and much-needed cold drinks.
Taverna in Western Corfu


Just below a huge curve in the road as you enter Paleokastritsa, this romantic spot is best experienced at night, when its terrace of ornamental rock pools and urns is softly lit. Try dolmadhes (vine leaves stuffed …
Bakery in Western Corfu

Kalimera Bakery

Put a spring in your morning step by savouring the wood-fired bread, pastelli (sesame biscuits), baklava and heavenly coffee at this mustard-coloured bakery in the village square.
Taverna in Western Corfu


Nautical-themed taverna, near the quayside but lacking sea views, where swordfish, lamb kleftiko and grilled prawns are nicely prepared and warmly presented.
Taverna in Western Corfu


Veteran taverna on the east side of the beach, serving well-prepared and well-priced Greek classics, from fried-cheese parcels to an entire grilled calamari.