Arillas holidays

Tucked away between two craggy peninsulas on Corfu’s northwest coast, you’ll discover the laid-back seaside escape of Arillas. This quiet village has a golden beach that stretches over almost 2km, and it’s also one of the finest spots in the region to experience water sports. You can refuel at one of the vibrant beach bars that run along the sand, or head to a waterfront taverna for a taste of real Greek cuisine. Ideal for families, the resort is close to the popular local water park and is a perfect spot for sailing trips. 

Things to do

Holidays here are all about fun and relaxation. Start by soaking up Corfu’s  Mediterranean climate with a day at the beach; it’s easy to find a spot along the 2km sweep. If you’re feeling energetic, why not give wakeboarding a go? Or book a diving excursion through the crystal-clear water. There’s plenty to do with little ones, too. Corfu Town (the island capital) is a popular place for sailing excursions out to sea, or you can jump on the bus to the Hydropolis Water Park to spend a day riding the slides. When the sun goes down, spend the balmy evenings dining at a family-run taverna on the waterfront, or sipping spicy ouzo in a local bar. 

 

Excellent beaches

Arillas is blessed with a two kilometre stretch of golden sand that shelves gently into shallow, clear and turquoise water. Magnificent cliffs, thick green hills and olive groves become the backdrop to the calming Blue Flag beach. From the shores you can see quaint little islands in the distance over the water, making the view that little bit more picturesque.

Meditation and community

Arillas is renowned for its lush landscapes and peaceful atmosphere and is humming with positive energy. There’s a very active community in Arillas that keep the streets clean and the nature thriving. Join in with local meditation sessions or yoga retreats to soak up the positive energy in Arillas’ restful setting.

Vibrant nightlife

Don’t let the remote location of Arillas fool you. At night the small resort comes alive as bars open, home brewed beer flows and the music begins. The nightlife can be found on the main streets where many bars offer entertainment like karaoke, quiz nights and even traditional Greek dancing.

Malibu Bar is a popular choice amongst visitors and is one of the more contemporary bars in the area. Enter to a warm welcome, drink cocktails under palm trees and muse over the delightful pond that is home to small turtles. Another great watering hole is the Coconut Bar that also shows sports, serves delicious cocktails and hosts a variety of live music in the evenings.

Map of Arillas

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13-30 ℃

Arillas enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with long, warm summers and mild winters. 

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Corfu International Airport (CFU).

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Beach lovers: The resort is home to some of Corfu’s most beautiful beaches, with water sports like wakeboarding and banana boats on hand for more adventurous visitors.

Families: As well as playing in the sand and swimming in the sea, kids will love fish spotting on a glass-bottom boat tour and splashing around at the nearby waterpark.

Couples: Pretty beaches, easy-going tavernas, and romantic sailing trips; what more could you want from a couples’ getaway? 

Fast facts for Arillas

Language: The language spoken is Greek.

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

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

Fly to: Corfu International Airport. Transfers to Arillas take about 2.5 hours. 

Flights time from UK: The flight time to Arillas is 3 hours.

Tourist information: You can find further tourist information at www.visitgreece.gr/en/sea/beaches/thesprotias_beaches.

Visa / health: Before you travel, check out www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your Arillas holidays

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Getting around Arillas

By bus: Corfu’s cheap bus service is perfect for day trips. The local bus stops at Arillas en route to Corfu Town many times a day.  

By taxi: Licensed taxis are widely available in Corfu, and they tend to run on a meter. It’s a good option for airport transfers, and you can either book in advance or pick one up at a taxi rank.

By car: You’ll find lots of car hire companies on the island, and driving is the best way to explore Corfu at leisure from your base. 

Events in Arillas

Gastronomy festival: The annual Beer and Gastronomy Festival is a highlight of the year in this part of the world, held for three days every October. Festival-goers can sample the goods of the village’s very own Corfu Microbrewery, as well as local olive oil, honey and more.

Wine festival: Prefer wine? Head for the annual Arillas Wine Festival, which takes place every September. It’s a celebration of traditional wine making, with the grapes arriving on a donkey before you’re invited to stomp them in a big barrel. Wine tasting is free, so you can drink it by the carafe with a side of traditional Greek souvlakia.

Arillas weather

Temperature: 13-30 °C

Arillas’ warm summer can last for up to six months, with average temperatures in the mid-20s (°C) throughout the season. Expect the weather in July and August to be the hottest, when it rises to a sizzling 27°C. If you like it a little cooler, visit in early spring or late autumn; it’s still sunny but temperatures are usually in the mid-teens. 

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