... The Corfu trail - Corfu walking guide

Stroll along cobbled footpaths, some dating from Byzantine times, and across hillsides scented with wild flowers. Meander along picturesque coastlines , beside water of dazzling clarity.
Discover a landscape of olive and cypress groves, plains of grass with vineyards and orchards. Visit traditional villages where time stands still. Step into a walker’s paradise, where at every turn a new aspect, a new scene, is revealed.
Corfu has, in comparison to its size , an enormous variety of scenery: bare limestone mountains on the Pantokrator Massif; forest-covered hillsides in the centre of the island, century-old live groves, impressive coast-lines, inland wetlands, river valleys and gorges Thus even within a single day’s hike many different landscapes will be encountered. Corfu also has the advantage of possessing many old cobbled foot-paths which link the traditional villages, and the interior of the island remains almost completely undiscovered.
The Corfu trail is a long-distance footpath of approximately 220 km, which runs the length of Corfu island: from the white cliffs near Arkoudillas at Corfu's southernmost tip to Cape Agia Ekaterini at its northernmost point. The trail meanders through all the island’s rural districts and avoids developed areas, takes in beauty spots, biotopes, beaches, picturesque villages, monuments, monasteries and diverse landscapes.
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The original paths have been cleared and way-marked with CT yellow sings, without disturbing the environment, and placed in strategic locations on the route. With the help of the accurate Corfu trail map – and guide book you will easily be able follow the trail. Since the most spectacular scenery and the biggest concentration of highlights are n the north of the island, walkers are advised to follow the route from south to north, through the Corfu trail has been waymarked in bth directions.
The Corfu trail consists of 11 (including 2 minor) daily walks combining continuously the most beautiful seashores and landscapes. And the terrain varies, with rough footpaths, cobbled mule paths, dirt and gravel tracks and some minor roads and sandy and pebbly beaches. The best months to follow this unique trail are from February to June and from September to November.



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