We invite you to travel to Corfu at any time of the year and we promise that you will never be disappointed!
Corfu is the island where the mind travels to the open sea, searching for old traces… Corfu is full of history… Corfu is the Greek Island of Arts and Culture! Corfu is the island of Music and music in Corfu lives everywhere.
As for its nature that blossoms throughout the year there is not much to say… Corfu is one of the greenest islands in the Med with an incredible shoreline, secluded beaches and beaches full of life… Untouched villages and popular resorts… And because of all that Corfu has attracted visitors since the earliest times.
No matter how you choose to explore the island (on foot, on horseback, by bike, by motorbike or by car) we suggest that you leave the crowded beaches behind you for a while, and indulge yourselves to a genuine experience by visiting the hidden away villages up in the hills above Paleokastritsa, or the ones on the way from Corfu Town to Sidari and surely spend time exploring the town, the museums, the fortresses!
Corfiots will make you feel at home! They are smiling and welcoming! And they are also happy and kind people! People who face daily life with humour, work hard and do the best they can to enjoy each day and its uniqueness.
For the summer lovers seeking just to relax and enjoy the sun and the sea, Corfu has an abundance of beaches with sand or pebbles, offering carefree swimming in sparkling clean waters!
Autumn, Winter, Spring or Summer…
Autumns in Corfu
Autumn is the season selected by those who know. Visiting Corfu in Autumn is the perfect choice for everyone looking to combine harmoniously the sun, the fun and peace, avoiding the “crowds” of the Summer.
September & October is the period during which the whole island smells of grapes. Nature starts changing colours and life’s pace seems to be more relaxed. In November the weather gets rainy, the majority of restaurants, bars and cafes in the various summer resorts are finally closed for the winter. And this is the time that the local lifestyle changes. Corfiots are laid-back, unstressed, enjoying their days after the long summer season. This is actually the time to enjoy Corfu the way Corfiots do!
Lovers of swimming can still enjoy the sea in Corfu since even the locals tend to continue swimming up to the end of November.
Winters in Corfu
A unique time of the year to appreciate the island’s beauties in almost absolute privacy. Smiling locals will greet and welcome you everywhere you go. Corfu Town remains lively as always. But the rest of the island is in great shape as well. December is festive. Corfu is dressed for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas is everywhere. Corfu is full of music, hymns, carols; a peaceful, decorated place, with a mild climate, and a noble finesse.
The festivities on the island start on December 12th that is the day that the whole of Corfu celebrates its Patron Saint; Saint Spyridon. Visitors can definitely enjoy arts and culture. The festivities continue through the end of the month and up to the first week of January. Then life goes back to normal. The weather is cold but still lovely with occasional rainfalls. Same stands for February which is usually a quieter month.
Winter is the best period to explore even the most remote parts of Corfu. Maybe even do some scouting and choose your next summer spot. You will enjoy walking and driving around the island, smelling the wood burning in the fireplaces, talking to the locals and joining them in drinking their wine. Morning walks in Corfu town exploring Unesco’s Heritage Monument are a must and a stop for a Greek Coffee or Tsitsimpira under the arcades of Liston is mandatory!
Springs in Corfu
Very impressive period of the year offering to all visitors the privilege to enjoy the wealth of vegetation and colours. A nature that blossoms. The highlights of Spring in terms of events and festivities are the Corfiot Carnival that has a flair of Venice, the Greek Easter sometime in April or early May (different date every year) and on May 21st the celebrations of the union of the Ionian Islands with Greece.
Easter celebrations though are the most importnat ones and become the experience of a lifetime because Easter in Corfu is so spectacular and special.
Summers in Corfu
Summertime in Corfu is all about sun, fun, good food, friends, family, joy! Corfu in the summer is super lively and everything runs on full speed. Everywhere you may go you it will be busy especially during July and August.
On August 11th there is another celebration of the Patron Saint of Corfu and if you happen to be on the island, then visiting Corfu town on the morning of the 11th is highly recommended. The possession of St. Spyridon accompanied by the Philarmonic Bands is a remarkable festivity.
If your visit is just for a few hours like with most cruise ships then you may want to read our blog post about “Visiting Corfu with a Cruise Ship“!
And if you are fans of “The Durrells” we have that covered as well in our blog post about “The Durrells Filming Locations in Corfu”