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Kalafationes is a traditional village in Central Corfu, some 9km from Corfu Town. It is located on the top of a hill, offering scenic views of the island.

The settlement is surrounded by a dense olive grove and a forest of chestnut trees. Agriculture is the primary source of income for the inhabitants. The area is a true paradise for nature lovers, who can explore the peaceful scenery on foot or by bicycle. Take a walk around the cobbled streets of Kalafationes and admire the folk architecture of houses and churches. And when you get tired of wandering around, wind down at the village’s traditional coffee shops and say hi to the friendly locals who will be more than happy to talk to you about their place of birth.

In Kalafationes, there is an organized equestrian club. Situated on the wooden hilltop, the club informs visitors about the nature of these incredible animals and offers horseback riding options and therapeutic riding lessons. One of their most sought-after offerings is called «Family Fun with Horses». It allows families to bond while spending time with these fascinating creatures.

The village is also home to the only «tsitsimpyra» (ginger beer) factory left on the island. This traditional Corfiot refreshment is made of ginger, fresh lemon, water, and sugar. It became popular during the British rule (the 1860s) and continues to excite taste buds with its «peppery» taste owed to the ginger. The Cheimarios family that runs the factory will greet you with a drink and explain everything about the production process.

Nearby beaches

Agios Gordios

Agios Gordios is a top-rated beach on the west coast of Central Corfu. It is sandy with azure waters. It is fully organized with umbrellas and sunbeds. Along the coast, there is a selection of tavernas that serve delicious cuisine.

The beach took its name from the homonymous saint, the area’s patron. What makes Agios Gordios genuinely unique is the stunning lush green backdrop of the mountain just behind the beach, which creates a beautiful contrast with the turquoise waters and the golden sand.

At the southern tip of the beach, there is a rock in the sea called Ortholithi. Gazing it from afar, it is impressive as it looks like a sunk ship.


Kontogialos figures on the list of the island’s top beaches, and rightfully so. It is a place of long, golden sand and crystal clear waters. It is also called Pelekas beach, as it is accessible via the downward road that starts at Pelekas village.

Kontogalios seems like a perfect fit for those who want to enjoy a fun and relaxing day at the beach. Besides sunbeds and umbrellas, there are also watersport facilities for the most adventurous, an upbeat beach bar, and many tavernas and restaurants for all tastes.


The Blue Flag awarded Glyfada is a chapter of its own in Corfiot beach life. This cosmopolitan beach with its fine golden sand, wide shore, and crystal clear waters is top-rated, especially among young people, for the facilities and entertainment options it provides. At the same time, the sandy seabed and the gradually deepening water make it perfectly safe for small children.

Glyfada is fully organized. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent in many parts, showers, changing cabins, and washrooms. Watersport facilities are abundant, and you can engage in many more activities, such as beach volley. After a refreshing dip, you can enjoy a drink at one of the many beach bars or taste delicious meals in Glyfada’s restaurants and tavernas.

Things to do and see in the area of Kalafationes, Corfu

Kaiser’s Observatory

Kaiser’s Observatory is an observation point on a platform at the top of Pelekas hill, at an altitude of 270m. It was named after the German emperor Wilhelm II, also known as Kaiser. When Kaiser bought the Achillion Palace in the early 20th century and spent his summer holidays in Corfu, he frequently visited this location to admire the impressive views.

The overlook Kaiser’s Observatory offers is panoramic, towards the island’s interior and the Ionian Sea. Especially at sunset, when the sun dives into the sea, this spot gives visitors an unforgettable experience of intense colors.

Accommodation in Kalafationes, Corfu

There are many quality accommodation options in the village of Kalafationes and around it. You can stay in hotels, villas, apartments, and traditional guesthouses.

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