Corfu travel guide

Weather and climate

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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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.

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Fast facts

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.

Holiday destinations related to Corfu:

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

    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.

    Safety and Security

    For up to date advice on travelling to Corfu, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/safety-and-security