Corfu

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A little bit about Corfu

Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian islands behind Kefalonia It is often known as Kérkyra in Greek and that is also the name of the main town.

Corfu was a strategic position in Europe for many years and was heavily fortified, that’s why there are many castles on the island. It was ruled by the Venetian republic for 5 centuries up until 1797 so many of the islands buildings have a Venetian feel to them, particularly the main town of Kerkyra.

Corfu has something for everyone, from nature reserves to all night parties, beautiful beaches and historical sites are also in abundance here.

Getting to Corfu

As Corfu is the closest island to the UK it’s also a very popular one so expect to find an abundance of flights from your nearest international airport, we found 16 airports in the UK flying direct to Corfu so you should find it easy to get a flight to suit you. Flight time is around 3 hours so by the time you’ve taken off, had an overpriced drink, played a couple of games on your phone and queued for the toilet it’ll probably be time to land again.

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Take a look at the current Corfu weather above or the climate info below showing average high, low and sea temperatures as well as average rainfall per month and hours of sunshine per day.

When to go to Corfu

The best time to visit Corfu is from late April to early September, it rains more in Corfu as it’s more northern than the other Greek islands that are hotter and dryer.

June to August offers the highest temperatures and minimal rain so if you like it hot that’s the time for you. Just remember that these months are also the busiest and most expensive times to go to Corfu.

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Top 3 resorts in Corfu

Below are the 3 resorts in Corfu that cover a large portion of the people travelling to the island. If you’re wanting to party then you head for Kavos, if you want nightlife but not too crazy then go for Sidari, if you want a little more culture then Kerkyra is the place for you. Click on each of the headings to go to that page and find out more about that particular resort.

  • Kavos Corfu
    Kavos
    18-30, Beach, Lively
    Kavos is the 18-30 resort on Corfu, it’s full of revellers sleeping in the day and partying all night, there are loads of “English”...
  • Sidari Corfu
    Sidari
    Beach, Couples, Families, Greek Dancing, Karaoke, Live Music, Night Clubs, Plenty of Hotels, Popular
    Sidari is a popular resort on the north coast of Corfu. Some would say that it has lost a lot of it’s traditional Greek...
  • Kerkyra Corfu
    Kerkyra
    Couples, Families, Greek Dancing, Harbour, Historical Sites, Karaoke, Live Music, Night Clubs, Picturesque, Plenty of Hotels, Popular, Traditional, Variety of Nightlife
    Kerkyra or Corfu town is roughly in the centre of the east coast and just a couple of kilometers from the airport, it's the...

Full Corfu resort guide

From the low key villages of Gouvia or Agios Stephanos to the more lively Sidari, Kerkyra or the booze fueled intensity of Kavos there’s something for everyone in Corfu.

Click the button below to be taken to a filterable list of all the resorts in Corfu where you can figure out the best place to base your holiday.

Corfu Resort Guide
corfu-beaches
Corfu has over 200km of coast line so if you can’t find a bit of beach to enjoy relaxing on whilst on the island then you’re probably not looking hard enough. It doesn’t matter if your based in the north, south, east or west of the island there’s always a near by beach to suit your needs.

Top 3 beaches in Corfu

The three beaches that we recommend you try to take in whilst in Corfu are the always popular Agios Gordios, the picturesque bay of Paleokastritsa and the lively Glyfada. There are other great beaches of course but if you visit any of these you wont be disappointed. That is unless you prefer quieter more secluded beaches, if that’s the case then take a look at the full guide below where you can find some more remote beaches.

  • Glyfada Beach Corfu
    Glyfada
    Bar, Families, Food, Music, Parking, Popular, Showers, Sun Loungers, Toilets, Water Sports
    Glyfada is a popular beach on the west coast of Corfu, roughly in line with the airport. The beach is surrounded by rocky, tree...
  • Paleokastritsa Beach Corfu
    Paleokastritsa
    Bar, Families, Food, Parking, Popular, Showers, Sun Loungers, Toilets, Water Sports
    Paleokastritsa is a fairly small bay belonging to the village of the same name in the north west of Corfu. As Paleokastritsa is a...
  • Agios Gordios Beach Corfu
    Agios Gordios
    Bar, Families, Food, Naturism, Parking, Popular, Showers, Sun Loungers, Toilets, Water Sports
    The long golden sand beach at Agios Gordios stretches for 1.5km and has crystal clear water. You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas, boats, canoes...

All Corfu Beaches

The most popular beaches are found in the north of the island and tend to coincide with the popular resorts like Sidari and Paleokastritsa as well as Kavos in the south.

Click on the button below to go to our Corfu beach guide to get the full low down on all the beaches.

Corfu Beach Guide
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Corfu offers activities for all the family, from water parks with slides and swimming pools to castles and monastery’s. Most of the sites are concentrated in and around Kerkyra and up in the north of the island.

Top 3 Corfu attractions

If you’re in Kerkyra then you should definitely take a stroll over to the old fort and have a look around, it’s a large fort that offers a window into the history of the island as well as some great views over the island. The second place we recommend is for the families, Hydropolis water park has slides and pools for all ages and should keep your little ones entertained so you can relax. The last place we recommend is Mouse Island, there isn’t a great deal to do but it’s a lovely place, again offering great views and definitely worth the short boat ride.

  • Hydropolis Waterpark Corfu
    Hydropolis Water Park
    Couples, Families
    Hydropolis water park is found on the north coast of Corfu close to Acharavi, it's a relatively small park but has a good selection...
  • Mouse Island Corfu
    Mouse Island
    Couples, Nature, Picturesque, Religious, Walking
    Mouse Island, otherwise known as Pontikonisi is a small island off the east coast of Corfu just south of the airport. It's called mouse...
  • Old Fortress Corfu
    Old Fortress (Paleo Frourio)
    Couples, Families, Great Views, Historical Site, Museum, Picturesque, Walking
    The Old Fortress Corfu photo by Alan About the Old Fortress The Old Fortress, otherwise known as Paleo Frourio is a Venetian fort in the capital...

All Corfu attractions

If you want to know more about the attractions on the island then use the full Corfu sight seeing guide below which gives you in depth info on all the best places to visit whilst on the island.

Click the blue button below to go to our full Corfu sight seeing guide.

Corfu Sight Seeing Guide

What’s the nightlife in Corfu like?

The nightlife in Corfu can be very different depending on where you stay. Kavos is the loud, 18-30, party capital with large amounts of cheap drink and general excess. Sidari has a good mix of bars to dance in, entertainment like karaoke or live music and quiet tavernas as well but may still be a bit too much for some people.

Most people will find something to entertain them in the evenings in Corfu town, there’s the always lively Liston, a few clubs out west past the new port and quieter more relaxing bars in the center of town.

  • Achilleion Achilles Statue Corfu
    Achilleion Achilles Statue Corfu
  • Kalami Bay Corfu
    Kalami Bay Corfu
  • Achilleion Statues Corfu
    Achilleion Statues Corfu
  • Sidari Beach Corfu
    Sidari Beach Corfu
  • Corfu Golf Club
    Corfu Golf Club
  • Kerkyra Roof Tops Corfu
    Kerkyra Roof Tops Corfu
  • Corfu Golf Club
    Corfu Golf Club
  • Pelekas Beach Corfu
    Pelekas Beach Corfu
  • Angelokastro Corfu
    Angelokastro Corfu
  • Kavos Corfu
    Kavos Corfu
  • Inside Paleokastritsa Monastery
    Inside Paleokastritsa Monastery
  • Cape Drastis Thematic Park Corfu
    Cape Drastis Thematic Park Corfu
  • Moraitika Corfu
    Moraitika Corfu
  • Agios Gordios Beach Corfu
    Agios Gordios Beach Corfu
  • Corfu Golf Club
    Corfu Golf Club
  • Achilleion Statue Corfu
    Achilleion Statue Corfu
  • Agios Stefanos Corfu North West
    Agios Stefanos Corfu North West
  • Gardiki Castle Corfu
    Gardiki Castle Corfu
  • British Cemetery Corfu
    British Cemetery Corfu
  • Kerkyra Corfu
    Kerkyra Corfu
  • Spianada Square Corfu
    Spianada Square Corfu
  • Pantokrator Church Corfu
    Pantokrator Church Corfu
  • Corfu Golf Club
    Corfu Golf Club
  • Messonghi Corfu
    Messonghi Corfu
  • Sidari Corfu
    Sidari Corfu
  • Glyfada Beach Corfu
    Glyfada Beach Corfu
  • Mouse Island Corfu
    Mouse Island Corfu
  • Benitses Corfu
    Benitses Corfu
  • Agios Stephanos North East Corfu
    Agios Stephanos North East Corfu
  • Nissaki Corfu
    Nissaki Corfu
  • Corfu Golf Club
    Corfu Golf Club
  • Roda Corfu
    Roda Corfu
  • Benitses Beach Corfu
    Benitses Beach Corfu
  • Potami River Lefkimmi Corfu
    Potami River Lefkimmi Corfu
  • Myrtiotissa Beach Corfu
    Myrtiotissa Beach Corfu
  • Corfu Golf Club
    Corfu Golf Club
  • Old Fortress Corfu
    Old Fortress Corfu
  • Mon Repes Corfu
    Mon Repes Corfu
  • Canal D'amor Corfu
    Canal D'amor Corfu
  • Pantokrator Church Mast Corfu
    Pantokrator Church Mast Corfu
  • New Fortress Corfu
    New Fortress Corfu
  • Kavos Corfu
    Kavos Corfu
  • Gouvia Corfu
    Gouvia Corfu
  • Hydropolis Waterpark Corfu
    Hydropolis Waterpark Corfu
  • Moraitika Street Corfu
    Moraitika Street Corfu
  • Kalamaki Beach Corfu
    Kalamaki Beach Corfu
  • Lefkimmi Corfu
    Lefkimmi Corfu
  • Map of Corfu Golf Club
    Map of Corfu Golf Club
  • Pelekas Houses Corfu
    Pelekas Houses Corfu
  • British Cemetery Corfu
    British Cemetery Corfu
  • Venetian Arsenal Corfu
    Venetian Arsenal Corfu
  • Corfu Golf Club
    Corfu Golf Club
  • Achilleion Artifacts Corfu
    Achilleion Artifacts Corfu
  • New Fortress Corfu
    New Fortress Corfu
  • Saint Spyridon Church Corfu
    Saint Spyridon Church Corfu
  • Cape Drastis Corfu
    Cape Drastis Corfu
  • Kerasia Beach Corfu
    Kerasia Beach Corfu
  • Achilleion Corfu
    Achilleion Corfu
  • Paleokastritsa Corfu
    Paleokastritsa Corfu
  • Agios Georgios North Corfu
    Agios Georgios North Corfu
  • Ermones Corfu
    Ermones Corfu
  • Dassia Beach Corfu
    Dassia Beach Corfu
  • Achilleion Gardens Corfu
    Achilleion Gardens Corfu
  • Sidari Water Park Corfu
    Sidari Water Park Corfu
  • Petriti Corfu
    Petriti Corfu
  • Achilleion Gardens Corfu
    Achilleion Gardens Corfu
  • Agios Stephanos Corfu
    Agios Stephanos Corfu
  • Agios Gordios Corfu
    Agios Gordios Corfu
  • Avlaki Beach Corfu
    Avlaki Beach Corfu
  • Gouvia Marina Corfu
    Gouvia Marina Corfu
  • Kavos Beach Corfu
    Kavos Beach Corfu
  • Vlacherna Monastery Corfu
    Vlacherna Monastery Corfu
  • Barbati Corfu
    Barbati Corfu
  • The Liston Corfu
    The Liston Corfu
  • Agios Stephanos North East Corfu
    Agios Stephanos North East Corfu
  • Corfu Golf Club
    Corfu Golf Club
  • Kerkyra Streets Corfu
    Kerkyra Streets Corfu
  • Arillas Corfu
    Arillas Corfu
  • Venetian Arsenal Corfu
    Venetian Arsenal Corfu
  • Gouvia Marina Night
    Gouvia Marina Night
  • Inside Pantokrator Church Corfu
    Inside Pantokrator Church Corfu
  • Kontogialos Beach Corfu
    Kontogialos Beach Corfu
  • Paleokastritsa Beach Corfu
    Paleokastritsa Beach Corfu
  • Agios Spyridon Beach
    Agios Spyridon Beach
  • Acharavi Corfu
    Acharavi Corfu
  • Acharavi Beach Corfu
    Acharavi Beach Corfu
  • Kaisers Throne Corfu
    Kaisers Throne Corfu
  • Lake Korission Corfu
    Lake Korission Corfu
  • Ipsos Beach Corfu
    Ipsos Beach Corfu
  • Aqualand Corfu
    Aqualand Waterpark Corfu
  • Gardiki Castle Corfu
    Gardiki Castle Corfu
  • Paleokastritsa Monastery Corfu
    Paleokastritsa Monastery Corfu
  • Agios Georgios North Corfu
    Agios Georgios North Corfu
  • Kassiopi Corfu
    Kassiopi Corfu
  • Agnos Beach Corfu
    Agnos Beach Corfu

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