Quick Guide to Corfu

Corfu is the largest of the Ionian Islands which lie just off Greece. It's been a popular tourist spot for years, and this isn't set to change any time soon. This means there's plenty of choice for cheap all inclusive holidays in Corfu. It may be a party town but it also has an abundance of natural beauty. Corfu is also widely known for its delicious food, with many a taverna offering freshly made Greek cuisine. You could also visit Corfu on a Greek Isles cruise.

At Corfu's coast lie clusters of sandy beaches, 29 of them boasting Blue Flag Awards, and beyond them, a rugged and distinctly Mediterranean landscape sweeps across the island. Take it all in from the top of Mount Pantokrator, where you can even see as far as Albania and Italy. There are plenty of other beautiful places to admire back at sea level, too - if you need to take a breather from the lively party scene.

Fab holidays for:

Clubbing, Sunseekers, Budget beach holidays

Airport:

Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport

Did you know?

Corfu is the only part of Greece never conquered by the Turks.

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Top 5 Party Hotspots

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Corfu is overflowing with party opportunities, it can almost be overwhelming. Don't fret though - here's the lowdown on all the best places.

Kavos
For the best of Kavos, head to the 'strip' where the drinks are flowing and the music is pumping in famed 42nd Street and Bonkers Bar. Don't miss out on a night out at Atlantis - it's an open air club on the beach!
Ipsos
Beachside B52 is Ipsos' main attraction. From karaoke parties to raves, there's always something going on.
Kassiopi
Angelo's Bar in Kassiopi has a pool table, satelltie TV, music, and a wide variety of drinks - its fun atmosphere has made it a go-to bar in the area.
Dassia
Want to dance until the sun rises? Head to Edem Club in Dassia - it's known as one of the best clubs on the island.
Gouvia
There are plenty of bars and clubs in Gouvia but Corfu By Night is one of the favourites. If you're looking to party like a true local Ekati and Esperies play traditional Greek music.

Beach Holidays in Corfu

June to September is when the weather heats up and the crowds come running in - Corfu's beaches are in demand. First step? Pick your favourite out of the 57 beaches in Corfu.

One Corfu beach is Sidari, with its family-friendly Blue Flag beach, or Glyfada, a stretch of shore populated by the sounds of whirring jet skis, the whistle of wind through a windsurf or the happy yells of surfers.

Agios Georgios is one of Corfu's sandy beaches, and it's great at that and surrounded by scenic olive groves.

Sidari has fjords and the famous Canal d'Amour - rumour has it if you swim in this natural passage you'll find your soul mate. You can also head out on a boat trip to the Diapontia islands for a peek at other sun-drenched shores.

Paleokastritsa has six beautiful options alone. Go water skiing in Agia Triada, take in the dramatic views of Agios Spyridonas, serene waters of Ambelaki, the neighbouring beaches of Platakia and sink your toes into the mix of sand and pebbles at Agios Petros.

Party-goers flock to the shallow waters of Kavos (and the many beachside clubs) while Ipsos' crystalline seas are just dying to be dived into.

And that really doesn't even scratch the surface - the best beaches in Corfu are hard to pick. It's safe to say you'll have your hands full on a beach holiday in Corfu.

How to get to Corfu

It's not just about the run-of-the-mill package holiday in Corfu, in recent years with the growth of independent travel means it's easy to make your own way too. Make your own travel arrangements by booking a cheap flights to Corfu and then search for a hotel in Corfu so you can choose to be at the heart of the action, on the fringes or away from it all.

It's pretty easy to find cheap holidays to Corfu as there are so many low-cost airlines that offer the route from a variety of UK airports. If you just want to fly out and stay put in Corfu on holiday then make sure you get your transfers included for the best value and most convenient way to get to your hotel. You could also hire a car for onward travel, but it's only necessary if you want to explore.

What to do in Corfu

Ipsos, Gouvia, Sidari and Kavos are the party hotspots, whilst Agnos, Kalami and Agios Gordios are much quieter. Once you've had your fill of the beach try heading for Corfu town which is remarkably attractive and dates back to the 14 century. Here, you can visit the Old Fortress built in the sixth century, and take a stroll at The Liston, a quaint promenade with numerous al fresco cafes looking out onto the Mediterranean Sea.

There are plenty of events going on throughout the year. You could try the intriguing Cheese Eating Sunday in February, the Festival of Folklore Dance in July and the Corfu Sardine Festival in August. Or head over for the Corfu Carnival in February or March, which started when Venetians conquered in the Middle Ages, and continues to bring a lively atmosphere to the island with colourful parades and music.

The island is home to some interesting land formations and diverse wildlife. You can explore sea caves like Blue Eye by paddleboat, and visit Korission Lagoon and its thousands of species of birds for starters. There?s much more to this island than meets the eye, and one of the easiest ways to discover it is by hiring a car.

When to go to Corfu

If you're after a cheap summer holiday, Corfu can be tricky as the best weather and the best prices coincide. July and August are the hottest months, but book your 2017 or 2018 trip early to have any chance of getting a cheap holiday in Corfu at this time. For cooler weather and kinder prices try the months either side of summer (September, October, May and June). Some hotels even open at the end of April. Winter definitely offers the best chance of cheap holidays in Corfu, however, there's no guarantee of great weather and many of the hotels are closed. You will also have to fly via mainland Greece as direct flights to Corfu operate from May to October.