The minute you arrive in the picturesque Greek resort of Sidari, your heart is lost. It's easy to see why it's one of the most popular Corfu holiday destinations. The former fishing villages have been transformed into a spectacular resort with an abundance of stylish shops and thriving nightlife, which makes it a favourite holiday spot for families, couples and friends alike.
Situated on the northern part of the island, you'll be able to relax and take in the glorious Greek sunshine to your heart's content. Sun-seekers will love the warm Mediterranean climate in Sidari. With summer temperatures reaching around 25°C, you'll definitely want to spend time at the beach. Just don't forget to bring your sunscreen with you! Winters are quite mild in Sidari, with temperatures up to 11°C, making it an ideal spot in which to embrace late-year sun.
Sidari is famous for its three beautiful beaches, Sidari, Megali and Canal D’Amour. Sidari beach is the resort's main beach and has been awarded a Blue Flag, whereas Canal D'Amour is unbelievably Instagram-worthy! It's a mere four minutes away from the centre of Sidari, too. The crystal-clear water is a dream to swim in but if you don't fancy taking a dip in the sea, you can explore the impressive coves nearby instead.
As well as exciting aqua adventures by the beach, you can enjoy the whole range of activities on your Sidari holiday. Why not take a boat to the stunning island of Paxos and explore the rural paradise. You can also play a round of golf at the Corfu Golf Club, or visit Aqualand waterpark for a day of family-friendly fun. It's just under an hour away and you'll love the giant slides and wave pool. If you're feeling brave, hire a mountain bike or try the quad bike safari to explore the rugged terrain. Corfu's capital city, Corfu Town is just over an hour away from Sidari if you're keen to explore the island's rich culture and history. Why not take a leisurely stroll through the pretty cobbled streets before treating yourself to traditional jewellery and a mid-afternoon snack in one of the cafes.
The famously vibrant nightlife in Sidari is certainly ideal for party animals looking to let their hair down in style. There are plenty of bustling bars and clubs, or you can enjoy the live entertainment in the music bars for an unforgettable evening. Or a typical Greek night out, visit the quaint tavernas where there's often live music and dancing to entertain you!
Before that though, you need dinner - foodies will be thrilled by the utterly divine cuisine on offer in Sidari. Try an authentic Greek meat dish such as 'kreatopita' (lamb in filo pastry with vegetables), or if you're vegetarian, don't worry because Greek food is very vegetarian-friendly - try the 'dolmadakia' (vine leaves stuffed with rice). It wouldn't be a holiday to Greece without sampling the superb baklava dessert, or finishing your evening with a refreshing glass of the traditional ouzo aperitif.
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Things To Do
Holidays in Sidari are packed full of things to see and do. Spend your days on one of Sidaris beaches or take to the water and enjoy the water sports. Take a trip to the resort of Paleokastritsa or hop over to the islands of Paxos and Erikoussa by boat. Aqualand Waterpark is a must for the children. Play a round on the championship course at Corfu Golf Club. Hire a mountain bike or take a quad bike safari and explore the rugged terrain. The hills and mountains around the island are perfect for hiking, horseriding and pony trekking too. For shopping Corfu Town is the place to pick up a bargain, whether its in the alleyways of shops or from the Saturday morning market jewellery, pottery and traditional lace are mustbuys. Sidaris nightlife is definitely on the lively side. The resort has numerous bars, music bars and clubs to entertain you to the way into the night. Or why not enjoy a typical greek night in one of the tavernas with traditional food, music and dancing.
Food & Drink
There is a wide range of restaurants and cafes in Sidari serving both Greek and British cuisine. Local delicacies include sofrito slowcooked beef in wine, garlic and spices or kreatopita tender lamb in filo pastry with potatoes, tomatoes and onions. Vegetarian options of dolmadakia vine leaves stuffed with rice and saganaki deep fried cheese are delicious. Leave room for sticky baklava to finish your meal, washed down with a glass of ouzo or two.