For a heavenly combination of sandy beaches, stunning natural beauty and historic sites to explore, start planning your next holiday to the island of Corfu. Situated off the northwest coast of Greece, there are plenty of fabulous resorts on the island to cater for every kind of holidaymaker. Whether you like to work on your sun-kissed glow or channel your inner explorer, you certainly won't be short of things to do on your Corfu getaway!
The superb weather in Corfu is one of the main reasons it's so popular with tourists - temperatures can reach 29°C in the middle of summer, which is ideal if you're looking for a relaxing beach holiday. When you feel like escaping a cold British winter, you can head to Corfu later in the year and enjoy the mild temperatures of 10°C-11°C, even in December.
What better way to enjoy the gorgeous weather than by unwinding on one of the beautiful beaches. Corfu has 200km of glorious coastline and a mixture of sandy and white pebble beaches, so you can take your pick! 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 the island 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 fantastic for young, and young at heart holidaymakers alike!
But where to stay 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. Or, why not go to the New Town and treat yourself to something special from the luxury jewellers and designer boutiques as a treasured souvenir of your Corfu holiday.
Agios Stefanos has the winning trio of a glorious sandy beach, magnificent views and a calming atmosphere. There's a quaint harbour and an array of traditional tavernas to choose from when you want to tuck into the local cuisine. On the north-east coast of Corfu, you'll find Dassia, which is surrounded by a charming backdrop of pretty green olive and pine trees. The resort has a white shingle beach which leads to the Ioanian Sea surrounding the island.
If you want a bustling resort, Sidari could be just what you're looking for. It has the most spectacular beach along with restaurants, shops and bars. Or for a really lively getaway, Kavos has a stunning long sandy beach you can enjoy relaxing on, before you experience its famous nightlife! Groups of friends and couples visiting Kavos will love dancing the night away in the many bars and clubs that stay open until the early hours - or longer.
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Things To Do
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. Nightlife on Corfu varies greatly, depending on the resort you choose to stay in. The party capital of the island is 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
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.