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Corfu Holidays

Corfu Holidays

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Corfu is a destination for everybody. Whether it’s a family chillout getaway or a partying with friends trip, the island can provide.

Destination highlights

  • Home to 50 beaches
  • Top beach destination for all ages
  • A party holiday hotspot
  • Water sports paradise

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    Beaches | Hotels | Nightlife | Food & drink | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Corfu?

    Beach holidays in Corfu are certainly ‘gram-worthy. Its crystal-clear waters and picturesque scenery are everything you need for a relaxing day. Here are the best beaches to look out for:

    • Paleokastritsa Beach – This beach is known as one of the best across the whole island, with its picturesque neighbouring village and buzzing nightlife.
    • Myrtiotissa Beach – This sandy paradise features a scenic, clifftop landscape, crystal clear waters, and unspoiled character for the best beach day.
    • Rovinia Beach - Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, Rovinia Beach can only be accessed by boat and is a spectacular place to explore.
    • Kavos Beach - This party paradise beach is the place to be for non-stop entertainment, day and night.
    • Marathias Beach - This beach is a favourite with the locals and ideal for a spot of privacy on the golden sands.
    • Halikounas Beach - You’ll be living the peaceful beach dream on these golden sands.


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    What are the top hotels in Corfu?

    Whether you’re looking for family holidays to Corfu, a couple’s break, or a week away in the sunshine, here are our top picks for places to stay.

  • Mayor Pelekas Monastery - The picture-perfect hotel offers all-inclusive service and Insta-worthy views of the coast.
  • Porto Demo Boutique Hotel - This boutique hotel is minutes away from the beach and offers non-stop entertainment.
  • Messonghi Beach - This stunning beachfront hotel is packed with exciting facilities for all ages and ticks all the boxes.
  • Blue Princess Beach Hotel and Suites - Overlooking a secluded bay, this hotel has that relaxing beach getaway vibe you’re dreaming of.
  • Grecotel Eva Palace - Panoramic views, a private beach, and a secluded location, this hotel has it all.
  • Grecotel LUX Me Daphnila Bay Dassia - Set in an idyllic location, this incredible hotel offers five-star amenities for all ages.
  • Roda Beach Resort and Spa - Luxury is a priority at this five-star resort, with its pristine beach location and top-class facilities.


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    What’s the food like in Corfu?

    Food in Corfu is heavily influenced by its Venetian history with a big focus on fresh ingredients. Whilst there, make sure you check out the following dishes:

    • Sofrito - The most famous dish on the island consists of thin slices of veal, fried in a white wine, vinegar and garlic sauce.
    • Pastrokio aubergine - A baked, layered dish of aubergine, cheese, boiled eggs, pork, salami tomato sauce, and basil.
    • Bourdeto - A delicious fish dish (made with a variety of fish) cooked with red peppers, onions, and lemon juice.
    • Pastitsada - Braised meat in a vivid and flavourful tomato sauce, served with pasta and cheese.
    • Savouro - A spicy sauce, freshly made and paired well with fried fish.

    Looking for the best eating spots in Corfu? Check out these top restaurants:

    • Etrusco - Looking for a fancier dining experience? This restaurant is the island’s best for Mediterranean cuisine.
    • Venetian Well - Historic and intimate, this restaurant offers terraced dining with a range of local cuisine.
    • Aegli Restaurant, Liston Corfu - One of the oldest restaurants on the island, Aegli serves up traditional cuisine with a modern twist.
    • Avli Restaurant -Serving up stunning sea views and regional dishes for a wholesome dining experience.
    • Toula’s - Satisfying fresh fish platters, gorgeous sea views, and beloved by locals, Toula’s is a must-dining spot on the island..

    Where is the best nightlife in Corfu?

    Corfu is a top party destination with a bustling entertainment scene–nightclub heaven! Check out some of these nightlife hotspots:

    • Bristol Cafe - For an exciting cocktail pitstop, this bar livens up at night with live music and 10/10 Insta-worthy cocktails.
    • Fuego Beach Bar - This bar is the sunset destination you’ve been dreaming of and a place to enjoy that sea breeze for a chilled night out on the cocktails.
    • La Grotta - For a night you’ll never forget, La Grotta is located in one of the most scenic areas in all of Europe. You can enjoy the views and drinks for a most memorable night.
    • 7 Sins Cocktail Bar - Brilliant tunes all night long and the best cocktails on the island? It’s a yes from us!
    • Montecristo - This is the club for the best partygoers. Hosting local and international DJs, it’s a music hub for a good time, and also known for its entertaining foam parties.


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    What events can I go to in Corfu?

    From traditional celebrations to feasts and festivals, Corfu is a hub for endless exciting events with something for everyone. Here are the best events:

    • The Corfu Carnival (end of February–beginning of March) -It’s a time of celebration in Corfu with a carnival packed full of colourful costumes, singing, and dancing throughout the course of the week. A celebration not to be missed!
    • The festival of folkloric groups in Corfu (March) - Held in the Municipal Theatre of Corfu each year, it’s one of the most important cultural events to attend. The festival involves folkloric groups from all over Greece and beyond.
    • Orthodox Easter (May) - Easter is celebrated more than Christmas in Greece and is a time of many church services, processions, and all the food you can eat! In the old city, a huge dance festival is held in celebration of live music.
    • Festival of the Holy Spirit (June) - Town festivals at Kontokali, Stavro, Arghirades, Kastellani of Mesi, Antiperni, and Othoni are held in celebration.
    • Escape2Festival 2022 (June-July) - Get your party vibe on for a week-long festival in the sunshine, jam-packed with some of the biggest names in drum & bass.
    • Varkarola (August) - Celebrated every August, the Varkarola event has choirs in boats singing cantades (romantic songs from the 19th/20th century) as fireworks light up the sky.
    • Break4Beatz Festival (September) - The event of the year livens up September, Break4Beatz is a week-long festival of soulful music and vibes in the party-hard Kavos.
    • Saint Nicholas Day (December) - Get ready to experience the joy with a feast at Kampielo and Kanalia in celebration of Saint Nicholas Day.
    • St.Spyridon’s Day (December) - A local holiday where inhabitants gather with a day-long festival of celebrations in Corfu Town.
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    What is there to do in Corfu?

    Visit Corfu Town

    Experience the heart of Corfu with its characteristic pastel-coloured buildings and busy piazzas in Corfu Town. Visiting in the daytime will give you an opportunity to mooch about, and come nightfall see the town come to life as the tourists come out to play.

    Explore the local monasteries and churches

    There are over 250 churches and monasteries on Corfu including the famous Vlacherna Monastery and Monastery of Paleokastritsa. We’d definitely recommend checking a couple out to learn more about the island’s history.

    Hire a boat independently

    The Greek coastline is one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever see and experience. To make the most of it, hire a boat privately and explore the coastline at your own pace, stopping off at local tavernas and riding the waves.

    Enjoy the many beaches

    Corfu holidays are a beach lover’s paradise, with over 50 beaches to choose from, including the popular Palaiokastritsa. Whether you’re a sun worshipper, looking to dabble in water sports, or just appreciate the island’s beauty, there’s a beach to suit all needs.

    Go mountain biking

    Corfu isn’t only known for its gorgeous beaches, but also its mountainous surroundings. Step away from the sands, hire a bike with your holiday crew and see the island from new heights, soaking up the views.



    Corfu things to do


    What's the weather like in Corfu?

    The sunniest season runs from May to September, which is when the coastal resorts really come alive. If you’re considering a last-minute holiday to Corfu in the winter, you can expect temperatures to drop quite significantly.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 10 °c 15 °c 4 h
    Feb 10 °c 15 °c 4 h
    Mar 12 °c 14 °c 6 h
    Apr 15 °c 17 °c 8 h
    May 18 °c 21 °c 10 h
    Jun 23 °c 23 °c 10 h
    Jul 25 °c 25 °c 12 h
    Aug 25 °c 25 °c 11 h
    Sep 23 °c 25 °c 9 h
    Oct 19 °c 22 °c 7 h
    Nov 15 °c 19 °c 4 h
    Dec 11 °c 16 °c 3 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Corfu

    How long does it take to fly to Corfu?

    It takes around three hours to fly from the UK to Corfu.

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

    Corfu is two hours ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Corfu?

    Corfu is in Greece, so the local currency 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 Corfu?

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

    Do I need a visa to travel to Corfu?

    British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Corfu. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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

    From 1st of January 2018, the Greek Govt. are charging 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

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Corfu?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Corfu on the FCO website.

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    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Corfu for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Mr Adcock:


    Absolutely delighted with the service its first rate

    Amanda Burroughs:


    Always my first choice for booking holidays. Seamless from beginning to end every time. Great locations, accommodations and prices.

    Craig Harrald:


    Amazing service as always this is the 5th time I've booked quick easy and good value :) would highly recommend.

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    Top Corfu Hotels

    Porto Demo Boutique Hotel - Adults Only

    Agios Georgios North, Corfu, Greece

    Cook's Club Corfu - Adults Only

    Gouvia, Corfu, Greece

    Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort - Adults Only (16+)

    Agios Gordis, Corfu, Greece

    Kairaba Mythos Palace Hotel - Adults Only

    Boukari, Corfu, Greece

    Kavos Fantasia Complex

    Kavos, Corfu, Greece

    Stemma Hotel

    Sidari, Corfu, Greece

    Grecotel Eva Palace

    Kommeno Bay, Corfu, Greece

    Mayor Mon Repos Palace - Adult Only

    Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece

    Nireas Studios & Apartments

    Acharavi, Corfu, Greece

    Quayside Village Hotel - Adults Only

    Kavos, Corfu, Greece

    Brilliant Holiday Resort - Adults Only

    Agios Georgios North, Corfu, Greece

    Cavomarina Beach - Adults Only

    Kavos, Corfu, Greece

    Saint Nicholas

    Gouvia, Corfu, Greece

    Island Beach - Adults Only

    Kavos, Corfu, Greece

    Bruskos Hotel and Suites

    Agios Georgios South, Corfu, Greece

    TRYP by Wyndham Corfu Dassia

    Dassia, Corfu, Greece

    MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas

    Agios Ioannis Peristeron, Corfu, Greece

    The Olivar Suites

    Messonghi, Corfu, Greece

    Aeolos Beach

    Perama, Corfu, Greece

    Silver Beach Hotel and Annexe Apartments - Adults Only

    Roda, Corfu, Greece

    Goudelis Apartments

    Sidari, Corfu, Greece

    Pegasus

    Roda, Corfu, Greece

    Ionian Sea View Hotel

    Kavos, Corfu, Greece

    Morfeas Hotel

    Kavos, Corfu, Greece

    Alexandros Hotel

    Perama, Corfu, Greece

    Amadeus Hawai Studios & Apartments

    Sidari, Corfu, Greece

    The Royal Grand Hotel

    Kanoni, Corfu, Greece

    Ibiscus Hotel

    Roda, Corfu, Greece

    Domes Miramare Corfu, A Luxury Collection Resort - Adults Only

    Moraitika, Corfu, Greece

    Nasos Hotel and Resort

    Moraitika, 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

    Summers in Kavos are perfect for wild nights and sandy beach days. Prefer to relax? You can discover Kavos’ charm and tranquillity in the off-season.D…

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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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