Corfu Donkey Rescue#5 in Best Things To Do in Corfu
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Animal lovers will want to take time to visit the Corfu Donkey Rescue. Established in 2004, this refuge is home to more than 500 donkeys that were abandoned or mistreated.
The sanctuary offers former working donkeys a peaceful retirement with comfortable barns, plenty of food and medical treatment. When you visit the rescue, you'll have the opportunity to take one of the donkeys for a walk (unless it's feeding time).
You'll find the Corfu Donkey Rescue on the National Paleokastritsa Road about 5 miles northeast from the Paleokastritsa Monastery. You can visit seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but keep in mind that during the hot summer months, you might not be able to walk the donkeys. There's no charge for admission, but the rescue takes donations. For more information, visit the sanctuary's website.
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#1 Corfu Beaches
With more than 130 miles of coastline, Corfu offers a bounty of beaches for travelers to choose from. These shores range from sandy to pebbly and quiet to rowdy. All beaches offer the gorgeous backdrop of aquamarine waters and stunning cliffs and rock formations.
The most popular village for beachgoers is Paleokastritsa. Located on the western side of the island about 20 miles from Corfu Town, the village is home to six individual beaches that offer a variety of amenities, such as restaurants and water sports rentals. Some beaches include umbrella and sun bed rentals as well as marinas for docking boats.
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