Few places in Greece offer as many opportunities for horse-riding as Corfu. The thick vegetation, the numberless abandoned footpaths, and the customs left behind from the days of the British Protectorate, today offer the rider a uniquely enjoyable experience. Whether you are experienced or a beginner, Corfu's riding clubs can provide you with the right mount and the expert companion who will guide you to the places that only a good horse can reach
These days over 6000 people a year visit Corfu for the sole purpose of a bicycling holiday. Exactly twice that number rent bikes on the spot for several days of their holidays. They all consider Corfu to be a paradise for the enjoyment of their hobby. With a bike, you can go to places otherwise accessible only on foot, you can get the feel of the place and the people, you can experience its peace and tranquility. What is more, even at the height of the season, on the fifteenth of August say, you can find a deserted beach and swim alone. A slow bike ride along shady lanes, the feeling of pleasure as you ride through a stream - these are experiences you must know.
The lush vegetation, the abandoned villages, the isolated little churches, and the gently undulating countryside, make walking in Corfu exceptionally satisfying. Rare wild flowers, Venetian and Byzantine buildings, 'secret' lakes and little streams, are all to be found on your route as you make you first 'off road' excursion..Several of the island's municipalities have organised networks of footpaths, clearly marked and with resting points, greatly facilitating your rambles through the natural beauty of Corfu.
The combination of Corfu's natural wonders, its sea and its history ensure that as today's visitor, whenever you visit the island, wherever you stay, whatever type of person you are, you will find original and interesting ideas for sport and recreation. In a place with at least 130 years of experience in tourism, strongly influenced by the French and British and of course by Venice, in a place accustomed to being the meeting place of the international 'jet-set' for many decades, the opportunities for sports and similar activities are bound to be exciting..
There is a huge selection of water sports available on the beach at Benitses. You can water ski, paraglide, go on the banana or even be pulled along on a tyre.
While we were there we went on the tyres which was great fun, I actually managed to stay on all the time but the driver of the boat did his best to knock us off by dragging us over the waves created by the boat.
Be careful not to get your legs caught in the rope though.
Equipment: A life jacket is required but that and any other equipment is supplied.