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Corfu Holidays

Corfu Holiday Guides

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CurrencyEUR: Euro LanguageGreek Flight Duration3 hours (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT +2 hours

The nearest Greek island to the UK, Corfu shares its nickname ‘the emerald isle’ with Ireland, thanks to lush green forests and olive groves. Unlike Ireland, Corfu is also much loved for the fabulous weather that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every summer to its fantastic sunny beaches and excellent holiday resorts, which range from the laidback and low key to full on party central!

Corfu Holiday Guides

Corfu Holiday Guides

Alexandros
Room from £13.0
Corfu Holiday Palace
Room from £15.0
Ariti Grand Hotel
Room from £10.0
Island Beach Resort
Room from £5.0
Toulas Apartments

Great Places to Visit

Lazing by the pool or sunbathing on the beach is the order of the day on a Corfu holiday, but it’s also worth getting out and about to explore this gorgeous green island.

Colourful Corfu Town

Historic Corfu Town is a lovely place to spend a day. Visit the magnificent Old Fortress then explore the squares and cobbled streets lined with Venetian mansions, museums, specialty shops and cafes. Some of the island’s best restaurants can be found here, and it’s also a great place to take a boat trip from.

Discover Corfu on the Quiet

If your idea of holiday heaven is spending the day sunbathing on an uncrowded beach before having a delicious dinner under the stars in a traditional taverna, Corfu is full of resorts where the vibe is laidback and there’s not a foam party in sight! Try Agios Georgios or Acharavi for a peaceful place to recharge your batteries.

Mix with the Party People

Kavos is the place to head to if your holiday is all about clubbing! But if you like your nightlife lively but not completely full on, the resort of Kassiopi on the north eastern tip is a good bet for its lovely pebbly beaches and buzzing nightlife. Or try Sidari, which also boasts a good balance of beach and bars.

Get Back to Nature

Thanks to its winter rainfall, Corfu’s rich greenery is alive with wildlife, making it perfect for walking or pony trekking. For the ultimate view of the island and even Albania, make your way to the top of the 906 metre high Mount Pantokrator. Most people drive up to see the stunning view. If you do, take care on the bends.

Getting Around

The airport is located 3km south of the island’s centre so, although car hire is available and there are plenty options for taxi, bus or shuttle bus transfer, the journey time will depend on your resort’s location. Most resorts are easy to get around on foot, but many tourists hire a car so they can explore this large island. There’s also a good bus service and taxis are widely available.

By Bus

Corfu is well connected by its two bus services, which are both blue in colour. Between them they serve the main towns and holiday resorts, and also the more far flung villages and places of interest on the island.

By Car

Most tourists opt to pick up a hire car from the airport. Roads are generally good although some can be narrow with sharp bends, so many people choose jeeps. Remember to drive on the right.

Weather

Temperature and rainfall

Passports and Visas

If you’re a UK citizen you don’t need a visa to visit Greece but check your passport is in date. The most recent guidelines can be found at For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Don’t forget to buy medical and travel insurance before travelling to Greece. Check your EHIC card is up to date for emergency hospital treatment. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/health

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