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8 best hotels in Corfu for 2024

Simon Calder’s Travel

Lush with dense olive groves and verdant vineyards, Corfu offers some a little different from the idiosyncrasies of many white-washed Greek isles. Its pastel-hued Venetian old town and rich pasta dishes nod to the island’s proximity to Italy, as does the distinct local dialect that still retains a number of Italian words.

While the island might be one of Greece’s best known tourist destinations, its size and mountainous topography still gives Corfu (or Kerkyra, as the locals know it) the air of an island asking to be explored.

The south, once upon a time infamous for its 18–30s crowd, is now cleaning up its act, with rural farm stays and smart design hotels.

Corfu Town – which hasn’t escaped the Airbnb phenomenon – is full of apartments for short-term lets, but the boutique hotels tucked into quiet courtyards offer an elevated experience if you’re looking to experience the island’s beating heart.

Thanks to its sandy coastline, Corfu also offers great resort options with long stretches of beach to enjoy. Here, we’ve rounded up the best places to stay.

Location: Benitses

Take a hammam, dip into the wellness pool or enjoy a rain mist at the spa (Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa)

Situated in the hills above the tiny fishing village of Benitses, this luxurious hotel, with its crisp design and dreamy infinity pools, overlooks the stretch of water between Corfu and the mountainous mainland.

The sprawling Japanese-inspired resort includes standard rooms along with larger suites and villa homes for those seeking a more private retreat. Expect cosy kimonos in the rooms, and giant egg-shaped baths for a spa experience within your suite.

Offering the best of all worlds, Angsana is a short stroll away from the pebble-lined coastline and picturesque village below, and you can reach the old town in less than half an hour by car.

If the incredible views, seven bars and lounges, and three restaurants aren’t enough to keep you at the hotel, then the spa at might. Take a hammam, dip into the wellness pool or enjoy a massage with a sea view.