Sidari travel guide

Weather and climate

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.

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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. 

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Fast facts

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

    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

    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.