Corfu holidays

Sandy beaches, sleepy villages and some of the best nightlife in Greece; Corfu holidays have all the bases covered for couples and families alike. Hidden among olive groves, cypress trees and wild flowers are a host of beautiful resorts like Roda, with welcoming hotels and beaches galore. Experience the island’s vibrant colours as you stroll through Corfu Town’s cobbled streets and pass by pastel-coloured architecture. The purple-pink sunsets will take your breath away. From north to south, east to west, there’s plenty to explore on the Emerald Isle, the greenest, most luscious island in the North Ionian Sea.

Things to do

Whether you want exploration, relaxation or a night on the tiles, holidays to Corfu offer something for everyone. Head along the winding mountain pass to Mount Pantokrator in north-eastern Corfu to reach the highest point of the island. You can explore the traditional villages hidden amid the steep slopes on your way up to the summit. Elsewhere, you can get a real feel for the island’s history and culture; explore its rich Greek, Venetian, and British heritage with a tour of age-old castles and fortresses. After dark, one of Europe’s top clubbing resorts comes to life in a big way; Kavos is absolutely brimming with lively bars and restaurants for your enjoyment. Or head a little further up to the coast to Ipsos and Dasia for a more relaxed evening.

Stunning scenery

As previously mentioned, Corfu is a stunning green island, boasting breathtaking views and spectacular scenery around every corner. Whether you spend your time in the larger resorts or visiting the quieter local towns and villages, you’ll be blown away by the island’s natural beauty. Be sure not to miss some of the best views of the island from spots such as the old fortress in Corfu Town or the monastery at Paleokastritsa.

Amazing nightlife

Sleepy Greek villages might not be for everyone. Well, this need not be a problem as Corfu has a much livelier and vibrant side to it too. If you’re travelling as a couple or with a group of friends and you want to be able to party the night away until the sun comes up, then Kavos is the place for you. Its lively strip is lined with bars and clubs with enticing music pouring out of them. But if you’re after somewhere a little less wild, Sidari also offers a great selection of bars to enjoy a few drinks in an evening.

Great for families

The island of Corfu is a great family holiday destination for a number of reasons. The choice of hotels and resort facilities means that you can easily stay in one place, should you choose to. But if you want to get out and explore the island, it’s easy to travel around and see what other resorts and villages have to offer too. Corfu boasts extremely clean and safe beaches, ideal for spending long summer days with the little ones. And for more fast-paced fun, there is the excellent Aqualand waterpark located just 20 minutes from Sidari.

Places to stay

Located on the north coast of Corfu, Sidari is popular with families and couples for its untouched, natural beauty. Sugar-coloured rock formations leading into the sea create lots of little isolated beaches giving you that holiday V.I.P. feel. Close by, you’ll find the charming fishing village of Aghios Stefanos. Its golden beach is nestled by lush scenery on the one side and drenched by the calm Adriatic Sea waters on the other. Or, if you’re looking for a buzzing post-exam paradise, Kavos is your place. From 90s floor-fillers to the best House music and Dubstep around, you’ll never want to leave.

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We also have travel guides available for destinations including: Arillas | Kassiopi | Kavos | Roda | Sidari

Map of Corfu

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10-25 ℃

The island enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm, bright summers and mild winters.

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Corfu International Airport, "Ioannis Kapodistrias" (CFU), is a 10-minute drive from Corfu Town.

Corfu is best for...

Sightseers: Discover miles and miles of green countryside while taking in some of the island’s famous historic sights.

Scuba divers: Explore the deep under the wing of a PADI-approved instructor and see the true beauty of the Ionian Sea with your own eyes.

Nature lovers: Head to the resort of Sidari to see the sandstone rock formations sculpted by the wind and waves, on the Canal d’Amour beaches.

Fast facts for Corfu

Language: The language spoken is Greek.

Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).

Local time: Corfu is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Corfu International Airport. Transfers take betwen 20 minutes (Corfu Town) and 2.5 hours (Arillas), depending on your resort. Kavos is 1.5 hours away.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Corfu is 3 hours.

Tourist Information: Find more tourist information at www.corfuvisit.net.

Visa / Health: Before you set off on your holiday, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

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Getting around Corfu

By car/scooter hire: You can easily make your way around the island when you hire a car or scooter. There’s also the buggy option for real thrill-seekers. Watch out for the potholes, though, especially if you take some of the more remote mountain roads!

By bus: The local bus service runs frequently to and from Corfu Town to the rest of the island. It’s affordably priced and simple to spot: keep an eye out for blue buses that run in Corfu Town and its outskirts, and the green ones that operate around the rest of the villages and resorts. Simply flag them down at the roadside.

By boat: Take advantage of the child discounts offered by most boat trips; tickets are up to half price for children and free for infants.

Corfu weather

Temperature: 10-25 (˚C) 

In peak summer months (July and August), temperatures average a glorious 32˚C during the day and 18˚C when the sun goes down. The sun stays out for about 12 hours a day, and it’s more than warm enough to enjoy dinner on the terrace. For a slightly cooler climate, visit in spring or autumn when temperatures sit comfortably in the mid-teens to low 20s. Winter on the island is relatively mild, too, but watch out for rain in November; it’s the wettest month of the year.

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