Solo Female Travel in Corfu

Corfu, located in the northwestern corner of Greece, is known for its rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline offering a visual spectacle. This cosmopolitan Island in the Ionian Sea, famous for art and culture advancement since the 19th century, marries naturistic beauty and historical relevance flawlessly. Known for its Venetian forts and Greek temples, it offers guests a chance to explore the old town, a UNESCO world heritage site characterized by narrow cobblestone lanes, pastel-colored Venetian architecture, and captivating museums. The Island's charm also lies in its lush green landscapes featuring cypress trees, olive groves, wildflowers interspersed with sandy beaches, and turquoise waters that promise serenity amidst nature's lap. The native hospitality, vibrant nightlife, delectable cuisine, and enchanting local folklore complete the Corfu experience making it an irresistible draw for travelers worldwide.

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Safety:Very safe

Corfu is generally thought of as a safe destination for solo female travelers. Violent crime is extremely rare, and locals are friendly, helpful and welcoming to tourists. It is relatively easy to navigate with a number of transportation options available. However, it's important to maintain general precautions such as avoiding deserted areas at night and keeping an eye on your belongings in crowded places.


Corfu is quite navigable with a mixture of travel options like buses, taxis, and even renting a car or scooter, if you are comfortable driving in a new place. The locals are generally very friendly and willing to help in case you lose your way. While most signs are in Greek, they are often also in English. However, public transportation schedules can be a bit unreliable at times.

Things to do:Interesting

Corfu is a captivating destination with a plethora of things to do and activities. You can explore historical sites such as the Achillion Palace, Old Fortress, and the Angelokastro Castle, which all offer not only a richness in history but also stunning views. Nature lovers will be thrilled by attractions such as the Corfu Donkey Rescue and the Pantokrator Mountain for a hiking adventure. The island also boasts diverse beaches for relaxation, swimming or snorkeling. Food and wine tours are available for those who want to indulge in the local cuisine and vintages. While relatively safe for solo female travelers, always keep an eye out on your belongings and be cautious of your surroundings.


The food experience in Corfu is delightfully varied and rich. Greeks pride themselves with their culinary culture, and Corfu is no exception. Equipped with Mediterranean flavors like olive oil, seafood, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and meat dishes, every meal is a celebration. There's an interesting influence from Italy as well due to Venetian rule in the past. The dishes are usually healthy, fresh, and satisfying which suits all tastes. Therefore, the island stands perfect for food lovers seeking diversity and authenticity.


Corfu in Greece offers a fair balance between cost and quality, particularly for solo female travelers. Accommodation, food, and transport can vary in price depending on your tastes and preferences. You can find cheaper options if you are willing to compromise on the luxury. A variety of experiences from beach relaxation, historic exploration, to adventure activities further affords flexibility in budget decisions. However, it's not as budget-friendly as some other Southeastern European locations.

Is Corfu worth visiting?

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A very green island with lots of beautiful views. There are many small, secluded beaches with crystal clear water. You can also find sandy beaches here. On the island, there is a charming town of Corfu with numerous monuments and atmospheric Italian-style alleys. The island will certainly enchant everyone. However, it's quite a popular place, so it can get crowded during the season.

Posted: December 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I went alone to Corfu in early July and absolutely loved the place. Everyone is very friendly, and the Old Town is charming. Some of my activities included a one-day boat trip to Paxos and Antipaxos (this was the best thing I did), a one-day trip to Sarande in Albania, and a food tour around Corfu Town. The entire time I was there, I felt very safe and comfortable.

Posted: September 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I spent a few days in Corfu. I visited Palaiokastro and a town near the old fortress. The beach at Palaiokastro was beautiful, with crystal clear water, amazing views, and charming fish, but it got crowded later in the day. They also have an amazing waterfront restaurant with really good food there. Along the way, there were smaller inlets that might have been better, but I didn't get a chance to try them out. I definitely recommend going there at sunset, it was beautiful, and I really enjoyed the chance to admire this place. I stayed in a local hostel that was very nice, clean, and located close to a bus station and town.

Posted: July 17, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I spent a month in Corfu and it is one of my favorite places on earth. I recommend the beautiful beaches of Palaiokastritsa, Sidari, and Glyfada. I got to all of these beaches by public bus, so it was easy and inexpensive. Overall, I think that Corfu is quite cheap and not crowded with tourists. I really loved spending time on this island.

Posted: May 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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