Average 4 hour flight
Time difference +2 hour(s)
Average temperature 22°C
HOW TO SPEND YOUR CORFU HOLIDAY
For a heavenly combination of sandy beaches, stunning natural beauty and historic sites to explore, start planning your next holiday to Corfu. Situated off the northwest coast of Greece, there are plenty of fabulous resorts on the island to cater for every kind of holidaymaker. Corfu’s superb weather is certainly popular with all visitors, with temperatures reaching up to 29°C in summer.
What better way to enjoy the gorgeous weather than by unwinding on one of the beautiful beaches. The island’s 200km of glorious coastline and mixture of sandy and white pebble beaches are what make Corfu holidays so special. When the Mediterranean temperatures soar, take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear sea to cool down. You can also explore the pretty secluded coves when you fancy a break from sunbathing, or explore Corfu on a thrilling boat trip.
Or, if you really want to see the scenic areas of Corfu, go hiking, cycling or even horse riding. Two must-visit places in Corfu are the iconic Achilleon Palace and the Mon Repos Palace, essential if you want to soak up the Greek culture on your holiday. For a family-friendly day of fun, the fantastic waterparks Aqualand and Hydropolis are loved by the young, and the young at heart alike!
But where to stay on holiday in Corfu? Favourite resorts are Corfu Town, Agios Stefanos, Dassia, Sidari and Kavos, and each has its own unique character. Make sure you bring your camera with you if you're headed to the island's capital city, Corfu Town. It's filled with superb architecture and pretty, floral-covered squares. For a relaxing afternoon, stroll through the quaint streets in the Old Town before stopping by one of the local cafes for a quick bite to eat.
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THINGS TO DO ON HOLIDAY IN CORFU
Holidays in Corfu revolve around the beaches, with an array of water sports and boat trips to choose from. Aqualand and Hydropolis water parks are favourite family days out, as are trips to spot the island wildlife, including its famous tortoises. Corfu has a championship golf course and many other sports can be enjoyed on the island. Explore Corfu's scenic interior on foot, horseback or bicycle. All resorts have souvenir shops and Corfu Town boasts a Saturday morning market selling local crafts. Don't miss trips to the spectacular palaces of Mon Repos and Achilleon.
For a party holiday to Corfu, head to Kavos, which attracts crowds of revellers with its late night bars and clubs. Corfu Town is also lively after dark, with a strip of discos and buzzing bars.
Quieter evenings with traditional Greek music can be found in Paleokastrita, Gylfada and Agios Ioannis. Sidari is packed with karaoke bars and late night venues, but still attracts families and couples. Kassiopi Harbour makes a great spot for a chilled out night, as does Kamari with its beach front bars. More remote all inclusive hotels usually offer inhouse entertainment.
FOOD & DRINK IN CORFU
With all its charming fishing harbours, it's hardly surprising that seafood is a speciality on Corfu. For authentic Greek cuisine, you'll find plenty of quaint tavernas serving up local favourites throughout the island. Larger resorts like Kavos and Sidari are home to a diverse choice of international restaurants, fast food joints and British pubs. For value for money, book an all inclusive hotel, where food and drink are included in the cost of your Corfu holiday.