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Corfu Holidays

Corfu Holidays

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Corfu is the second largest and perhaps the most scenic of the Ionian Islands. It's also known as the 'emerald isle', with golden sands, green mountains and bright blue sea. Corfu holidays in Greece offer fantastic beach resorts, tranquil bays, traditional villages and many more attractions. Highlights include the charming Corfu Old Town, views from Mount Panokrator, and Palaiokastrista resort. There's something for everyone in Corfu, no matter what your age, taste or budget.

When's the best time to visit Corfu?

May to September is the most popular time for holidays to Corfu, when the weather is hottest and ideal for the beaches and sea. Corfu is easily accessible from the UK, with many direct cheap flights to Corfu during summer. Good air and sea connections to the other Ionian Islands, and to the mainland, make Corfu a great base for exploring these enchanting and diverse lands. We have great offers on flights and accommodation in Corfu, making it easy for you to tailor-make your perfect Corfu holiday!

Clubbing holidays in Corfu

Corfu holidays offer an array of evening entertainment, from quiet restaurants to bars and nightclubs. Benitses has a busy nightlife, with bars and discos that stay open all night for young dancers. To the northwest of Corfu Town is the strip of Ethnikis Antistasis where you can find a number of fashionable bars and nightclubs.Things to eat in Corfu

Many tavernas offer 'Greek Nights', with food, drink and floor shows included in one price. The 'Taverna Tripa', located south of Corfu Town in the village of Kinopiastes, hosts enormous banquets accompanied by home made wine and Greek singing and dancing, an amazing culinary experience not to be missed!

Things to do in Corfu

If you are planning holidays in Corfu you'll be delighted to know that there is something for everyone; from chilled out beaches to bustling shopping districts. Corfu Town, Kerkyra to the locals, is a captivating blend of European influences. Spend your Corfu holiday wandering through Venetian-style alleyways, drink coffee at a cafe in the Parisian-style Liston Arcade, or watch a match at the British-built cricket ground. The Palace of St Michael and St George was once home to Greek royalty, and today houses a museum. Other interesting sites in the town include the Municipal Art Gallery, Archaeological Museum and distinctive Agios Spyridon church.

In the south is the 13th Century Gardiki Castle, and fortresses from the same era can be explored at Angelokasrto and Palaiokastrista. A glimpse of traditional Greek life can be seen at the charming hill village of Vatos in the west. A great day trip destination is the historic Achellieon Palace and gardens. The Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria built the palace in the late 19th Century.

Naturally the sea and sand are big attractions: visitors can take boat trips to explore the crystal clear sea and dazzling coast, enjoy a multitude of water sports, or simply relax in the sun on the beaches of Dassia or Perama.

Important information about travelling to Corfu

How long does it take to fly to Corfu?

It takes about four hours to fly to Greece from the UK.

What's the time difference between the UK and Corfu?

Corfu is two hours ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Corfu?

The official currency of Corfu is the Euro

What language do they speak in Corfu?

The official language spoken in Corfu is Greek.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Greece?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Do I need to pay tourist tax on my holiday to Corfu?

The Greek goverment charges a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which will be payable on arrival in the hotel:

  • 5-star hotels: €4 per room, per night
  • 4-star hotels: €3 per room, per night
  • 3-star hotels: €1.50 per room, per night
  • 1-star & 2-star hotels: €0.50 per room, per night
  • 1-4 key apartments: €0.50 per room, per night



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Top Corfu Hotels

Aeolos Beach

Perama, Corfu, Greece

Ikos Dassia

Dassia, Corfu, Greece

Aqualand Resort

Agios Ioannis Parelion, Corfu, Greece

Labranda Sandy Beach Resort

Agios Georgios South, Corfu, Greece

Messonghi Beach

Moraitika, Corfu, Greece

Kairaba Sandy Villas - Adults Only

Agios Georgios South, Corfu, Greece

Golden Mare

Barbati, Corfu, Greece

Alexandros Hotel

Perama, Corfu, Greece

Mayor Capo di Corfu

Lefkimi, Corfu, Greece

Ariti Grand Hotel

Kanoni, Corfu, Greece

Mareblue Beach

St Spirodon, Corfu, Greece

Alexis Pool Apartments

Sidari, Corfu, Greece

Apollo Palace

Messonghi, Corfu, Greece

Potamaki

Benitses, Corfu, Greece

Grecotel Lux Me Daphnila Bay Dassia

Dassia, Corfu, Greece

Angela Beach Hotel

Roda, Corfu, Greece

Panorama Sidari Village

Sidari, Corfu, Greece

Kairaba Mythos Palace Hotel - Adults Only

Boukari, Corfu, Greece

Corfu Holiday Palace

Kanoni, Corfu, Greece

Marbella Corfu

Agios Ioannis Peristeron, Corfu, Greece

Kontokali Bay

Kontokali, Corfu, Greece

Blue Princess Beach Hotel & Suites

Liapades, Corfu, Greece

Debono Hotel

Gouvia, Corfu, Greece

Tzilios Studios

Acharavi, Corfu, Greece

Philippos Apartments

Kassiopi, Corfu, Greece

Matoula Apartments

Acharavi, Corfu, Greece

Takis and Effi Hotel Apartments

Sidari, Corfu, Greece

Amadeus Hawai Studios & Apartments

Sidari, Corfu, Greece

Tassos Apartments

Acharavi, Corfu, Greece

Pantokrator Hotel

Barbati, Corfu, Greece

Corfu Weather

Corfu enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, but during the winter it can be surprisingly cold with wind and rain, and many hotels, restaurants, and some public transport close during these months. In April and May the temperatures rise, and the hillsides become covered with colourful wild flowers and greenery. Spring is a peaceful time before the crowds arrive, but it can be a touch chilly during the evening so bring a jumper.

Corfu's high season is from June to September when it gets really hot and some resorts get very busy. Temperatures soar to 40°C, but there's always the chance to cool off in the sea!

Jan 12ºC
Feb 12ºC
Mar 14ºC
Apr 19ºC
May 23ºC
Jun 26ºC
Jul 30ºC
Aug 30ºC
Sep 24ºC
Oct 20ºC
Nov 15ºC
Dec 13ºC

Corfu Resorts

Kavos

Kavos

Nestled on Corfu’s south coast sits the iconic holiday town of Kavos. World famous for its lively atmosphere, round the clock services, and beautiful…

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Acharavi

Acharavi

Acharavi is situated on the northern tip of the Ionian island of Corfu. One of the top resorts for people on holidays to Corfu, Acharavi has stunning…

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Agios Ioannis

Agios Ioannis

If you are looking for somewhere charming and friendly which does not wear the tourist label, Agios Ioannis could definitely be the place for you. Sit…

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Corfu Town

Corfu Town

Corfu Town is undoubtedly one of Greece's highlights, the bewitching capital of the emerald Ionian island. Throughout its diverse history various Euro…

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Dassia

Dassia

Dassia is extremely popular with younger couples and groups of people because of it's lively atmosphere.The resort is situated on the east coast of Co…

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Gouvia

Gouvia

Located on Corfu's eastern coast, nestled in the spectacular Kommeno Bay is Gouvia, a fine town with beautiful beaches. Gouvia has a strong seafaring…

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Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa

An area of stunning beauty with scenic views and beautiful beaches - this is what you can expect from Paleokastritsa. Known as one of Corfu's finest b…

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Perama

Perama

Surrounded by turquoise seas and fresh-scented forestry, you'll have a relaxing time watching the world go by in Perama. A resort for people who want…

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Kassiopi

Kassiopi

Kassiopi lies in Corfu’s north-eastern corner across the sea from Albania. Formerly a fishing village, Kassiopi is now an attractive holiday destinati…

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Sidari

Sidari

Natural beauty, family-friendly beaches and vibrant nightlife combine to make Sidari a hotspot for British sun seekers of all ages. Nestled in the nor…

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