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Holiday to Arillas

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. 

13-30 °C

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

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4 hours

Corfu International Airport (CFU).

Book a holiday to Arillas with Thomas Cook and look forward to sipping local wines at the Arillas Festival and spending leisurely days sailing Corfu’s coast.

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Tria Adelphia

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Beautiful surroundings
  • Excellent customer service
  • Friendly family-run hotel

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What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

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. 

There’s no question that the beach is the jewel in Arillas’ crown. This pretty sweep of golden sand is hidden between two lush, rocky peninsulas, keeping the water calm and shallow. It’s perfect for paddling with the kids. It also has a Blue Flag award for its cleanliness, complete with beach umbrellas and sunbeds dotted along the coastline. For the more adventurous, there are all kinds of water sports activities; from high-octane banana boat rides and wakeboarding to gentler pedal boats and snorkelling. Make the most of the clear waters off Corfu’s coast by learning to scuba drive, while experienced divers can venture further out to sea. 

Arillas holidays with the family can also take you beyond the beach. For kids (and the young at heart), there’s the superb Hydropolis Water Park less than half an hour’s drive away. With plenty of sports facilities and places to eat, it’s the perfect place to cool down on a hot day. You can enjoy lots more water-based activities in the nearby harbour. Take a glass-bottom boat tour along the coast as you watch the brightly-coloured marine life pass beneath your feet, or stretch out on the deck as you cruise over for a day out in Corfu Town. 

Arillas loves a good festival, with a jam-packed calendar of events taking place in this usually sleepy village. Regional produce takes centre stage at the Arillas Beer and Gastronomy Festival and the Arillas Wine Festival, both held every autumn. As well as all kinds of delicious specialities, you can expect a lively party atmosphere with locals and visitors in high spirits. If you can’t make the festivals, you can take a tour of the local Corfu Microbrewery all year round to see how they make their goods. And it’d be rude not to sample the local tipple in the village’s relaxed yet sociable bars, pubs and clubs. Feeling peckish? Don’t worry, there are authentic Greek dishes on the menu at the local family-run tavernas. The seafront is one of the best spots in town for dinner, where you can dine on catch of the day as you watch the sunset. 


Arillas is best for…

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

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

Visa & health: Before you travel, check out for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your Arillas holidays

Weather and climate

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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Getting around

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. 


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.

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