Sidari holidays

On the northern coast of Corfu is Sidari, a pretty little village bursting with classic Greek charm. It’s a firm family favourite, with its three sunny beaches, welcoming tavernas and nearby water park. The stunning coastline with secluded coves is made for exploring. Fun-loving grown-ups will want to sample the buzzing nightlife scene, and the main strip is lined with lively bars, pubs and clubs. Whether you want a gentle break or to pick up the pace, you’ll find what you’re looking for on holidays to Sidari. 

Things to do

Take a walk along Sidari’s sunny coastline and you’ll see why the beaches are the star of the show here. Whether you want to get a tan or get some water sports action, this is where you’ll want to be. Don’t forget about the cliffs of the Canal d’Amour; from here you’ll have uninterrupted views over the Adriatic Sea. Little (and not so little) ones will love the splash about at the Hydropolis Water Park down the road, where you can ride the slides and grab a bite to eat. 

Excellent beaches

Sidari has several Blue Flag beaches along its stunning coastline. With the eroded, soft rock cliffs, the area is full of striking caves and arches to explore too. Thrilling water sports and scuba diving excursions are available throughout the resort, providing the perfect opportunity to discover the vibrant marine life that dwells offshore.

History and culture

Sidari used to be a small, working fishing village until tourists flocked to experience its stunning views in the 1980s. Today it has grown to accommodate over 17,000 holidaymakers a year and promises to entertain with both modern and cultural things to do. The Canal D’Amour will have you falling head over heels with someone, as ancient legends predicted love on the horizon for anyone to dares to swim its length. And a visit to the 13th century working monastery in nearby Paleokastritsa will give you an insight into Corfu’s ancient history, so make sure you pay a visit here too.

Nightlife

Aside from its beautiful beaches and fascinating fables, Sidari is also celebrated for its vibrant nightlife. Many bars host live music, so sit back, relax and enjoy the show whilst sipping on drinks and cocktails. Maybe you like to put on your dancing shoes or have a go at karaoke? Well, with lots to do around the resort for families, groups and couples, you’re bound to be entertained no matter what your interests.

Map of Sidari

world_map
26 ℃

Average temperature in July. 

View live forecast

4 hours

Corfu International Airport (CFU).

Sidari is best for...

Families: With clean beaches and loads of fun stuff (like a water park and horse riding) Sidari holidays are perfect for families. Greek people love kids too, and tend to spoil them rotten! So you can expect a warm welcome for the little ones wherever you go, including in restaurants and cafés.

Beach lovers: You have three fabulous beaches to choose from, including the main sandy beach near the town. It’s the biggest of the lot, with water sports and beach cafés on offer, as well as safe, clean water that’s great for timid toe-dippers or paddlers.

Couples: With laid-back tavernas and the breathtaking Canal d’Amour on your doorstep, this island retreat is ideal for a romantic couples’ getaway. 

Fast facts for Sidari

Language: The language spoken is Greek.

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

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

Fly to: Corfu International Airport. Transfers take about 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

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

Tourist information: Find more tourist information at www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/ionian_islands/corfu.

Visa and health: Before your holiday, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for visa and health recommendations.

Holiday destinations related to Sidari:

  • Arillas
  • Kassiopi
  • Kavos
  • Roda
  • Getting around Sidari

    By bus: You can easily reach resorts along the coast like Corfu Town and Kassiopi, by bus. It’s a cheap and efficient way to get around, with an hourly service.

    By taxi: Taxis can be a good option for airport transfers, or if you need to get home after a late night at a club. You can pick one up at the airport or book in advance (it can be cheaper to do it this way). You’ll also see them running around the resort, so just flag one down if you need one. However, check the fare before you get in, and make sure your taxi is a licenced operator.

    By car: If you want the freedom to explore the island at leisure, hiring a car is your best bet. With Sidari as your base, you’ll have unlimited day trip possibilities. How about the ancient villages of Peroulades and Avilotes?  

    Events in Sidari

    Carnival: In February and March, Carnival comes to Corfu. The main celebrations take place over in Corfu Town (24km away), complete with parades, live music, Greek wine and a party atmosphere. Wherever you are on the island, you’ll spot locals dressing up and getting into the Carnival spirit.

    Wine festival: Half an hour’s drive from the resort is the seaside town of Kassiopi, home of an annual wine festival. Locals and travellers flock here from all over the island to sample the fruits of Corfu. As well as plenty of regional wine, you can expect Greek dancing, live music and delicious food. It’s a great way to find out more about the real Corfu culture on your Sidari holidays. 

    Sidari weather

    Temperature: 26°C on average in July.

    Best time to visit: Enjoy prime beach weather in June before it really heats up.

    Summer in Corfu is slightly milder than mainland Greece, but the breezy evenings will cool you down. From May through to October, temperatures stick in the mid-20s (°C), and then dip down during the winter, when it’s much cooler and quite wet. However, spring sees the mercury shoot back up again and if you like it hot, book your holiday for July or August; they’re the warmest months, with averages highs of 31°C.

    Best hotels in Sidari

    Similar destinations