The larger resorts in Corfu all have supermarkets and touristy shops to provide for their guests and visitors. Popular souvenirs include hand-made jewellery, lace, ceramics, pottery and olive wood sculptures. The best choice can be found in Corfu Town, the main commercial centre, where there are many shops. There is a market here every morning, except Sunday. Shopping in the town is generally more exciting than using the resort stores which can be rather soulless - you are also more likely to find good bargains and authentic treasures if you shop where the locals do. In more rural areas you'll find vendors selling home-made olive oil, honey, and wine from streetside stalls. Haggling is expected. One of the best souvenirs is the kumquat liqueur, which makes a wonderful gift. Most shops close over lunch time, but are open late, particularly during peak season. If you visit Corfu in the winter months you may find that some of the shops and restaurants are closed or have greatly reduced hours; on the plus side, however, things do tend to be cheaper out of season.
Become our Corfu Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Corfu travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Corfu or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.
iExplore designs made-to-order, privately-guided adventure tours to Greece and over 200 other world wonders. Come Back Different!