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Nature Wild Life

What wild life exists in Corfu?

Wild Boars

There aren’t many, but there are still wild boars in Corfu. They are more towards the south of the island. They live in the mountains and come out at night.


These spiny creatures are common throughout Corfu and can often be seen in gardens and parks or many times they will be spotted on the road trying to get across.   They usually sleep during the day and come out at night.

European Otter

This semi-aquatic mammal can be found in river, streams and places like Erimitis.  However, they are endangered.


These small, carnivorous mammals are common throughout Corfu and can be found in wooded areas.  I see them a lot down in the valley and also in the mountains.

They are more active at night and are very good hunters. They are afraid of humans, but don’t try to catch them.

Birds of prey

Corfu is home to several species of birds of prey, including eagles, falcons, and owls. Owls plenty of times you can find on the roads at night down in the valley. Eagles, falcons and hawks you can find up in the mountain on the trails and you’ll see them up in the air looking for prey.


Corfu is home to several species of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, and turtles.  You will see so many lizards if you go hiking.  Usually, small and fast. Also, there are plenty of snakes, only one is venomous and this is the viper.  So if you get bite by the viper definitely get to the hospital.


Corfu is home to a variety of butterfly species, including the swallowtail, the peacock butterfly, and the red admiral. You can find a lot more information about the butterflies in Corfu HERE.


Corfu is home to a wide variety of insects, including bees, wasps, and beetles. In August and September there are so many wasps and hornets so becareful.  The hornets are huge and go crazy.

We have plenty of honey bees and the honey from Corfu is amazing. Contact me if you want some!

There are also an incredible amount of beetles. Many different kinds.

Other kinds of birds


If you are lucky you may see some wild peacock in the mountains.

I happened to see one close to angelokastro. See it?


Yes we have flamingos. They like to hang out down at Lake of Korrison, but you have to be very lucky to catch them there.

Eurasian magpie

These are birds are very smart and hang out in the valley.


These fast running animals usually in the valley.  They are most active at dawn and dusk. It will be difficult to see one because they are very afraid of humans and are very good hiders.

Overall, Corfu has a rich and diverse wildlife that is worth exploring for nature enthusiasts and animal lovers. It is important to respect and protect the natural habitat of these animals to ensure their survival and to maintain the balance of the island’s ecosystem. Some of the best places to go to see the best chances of wild life are:

  • Erimitis
  • lake Korrision
  • Kavourolimni
  • Arkoudilas
  • Liapades mountain



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