Corfu is the perfect destination for a relaxing beach holiday. With many beautiful beaches to choose from and plenty of warm sunshine, you’re sure to have the beach break you desire.
Find yourself relaxing on a glorious secluded beach or get involved with lively beach activities and water sports during the day and dance the night away at some top clubs and bars on the island.
When it comes to days out, there’s everything from palaces to waterparks. A good starting point is Corfu Town, with its old fortress and pretty Venetian houses. And on the nature front, you’ve got Mount Pantokrator and Lake Korission.
Where you choose to stay will depend on the atmosphere you’re after. Gouvia and San Stefanos, in the north, are 2 of the quieter resorts. There’s plenty of space on the wide sandy beaches here, and the candle-lit tavernas tend to be family-run affairs.
Located on the north coast of Corfu, Sidari is popular with families and couples for its untouched, natural beauty. Sugar-coloured rock formations leading into the sea create lots of little isolated beaches giving you that holiday V.I.P. feel.
Acharavi is a lively resort and is the main town of the northern part of Corfu. It offers a lovely long, sandy beach with clear, shallow waters and plenty of tavernas, bars and restaurants. There are some excellent walking trails just behind the town for those who enjoy taking leisurely strolls.
Out on the ocean, the best way to enjoy the scenery and Mediterranean waters on holidays to Corfu is by boat.
Animal lovers will be thrilled by the prospect of a Corfu horse riding tour. Trail finders lead horseback tours across the island, trekking through beautiful olive groves, quaint villages and dusty off road trails.
Things to see & 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 Corfus scenic interior on foot, horseback or bicycle. All resorts have souvenir shops and Corfu Town boasts a Saturday morning market selling local crafts. Dont 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 & Drinks
With all its charming fishing harbours, its hardly surprising that seafood is a speciality on Corfu. For authentic Greek cuisine, youll 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 valueformoney, book an all inclusive hotel, where food and drink are included in the cost of your Corfu holiday.