Holidays to Corfu 2016 / 2017
Homer called it a rich and beautiful land, Lawrence Durrell called it this Emerald Isle. However, you choose to describe Corfu, holidays there will leave you captivated.
Lush, mountainous and bathed in perpetual Mediterranean sunshine, Corfu is the largest and greenest member of the Ionian islands. Corfu holidays offer the variety that defines Greece; sun-dappled olive groves, golden beaches lapped by warm, turquoise waters, history, culture and an amazing variety of wildlife. Your holiday to Corfu will leave you captivated. At Co-operative Travel we have cheap holidays to all the most popular Corfu resorts as well as its lesser-known ones.
While Corfu may appear to lack the ancient splendour of Crete, the all inclusive Corfu holidays spring plenty of archaic surprises, including; Roman temples, Byzantine monasteries, medieval churches and even a stunning ruined castle. Book an all-inclusive holiday to Corfu and you’ll see ample evidence of the island’s rich Venetian past.
A major attraction of cheap Corfu holidays is the beaches. Swathes of silvery sand and hidden rocky coves offer safe, family-friendly bathing, melting into a backdrop of cascading wild flowers, olive groves and Cypress trees, with a lush mountainous interior. Corfu is rich in locally grown produce and fresh seafood, so you will experience great food whether you are self-catering or dining out at taverns and restaurants. Cheap holidays to Corfu resorts like Aghios Ioannis, offer all-inclusive facilities with waterparks, kids clubs and live entertainment all as part of the package.
Most all inclusive holidays to Corfu are booked in the east and west coastal resorts to the north. At Co-operative Travel we particularly recommend Paleokastritsa. This destination is widely renowned as the most beautiful beach on the island. Greece holidays in Sidari and Gouvia have an upbeat vibe, while Acharavi and Aghios Georgios are tranquil and secluded. Kavos, in the south, is popular with young singles searching for cheap Corfu holidays with a clubbing atmosphere.
Booking Ahead - Corfu Holidays in 2017
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Corfu – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Corfu is an island in the Ionian Sea off of Greece’s northwest coast. The island is renowned for its tourist oriented shorelines, as well at its prominent mountains and other beautiful sights.
Ideal Time to Go: If you’re after vast amounts of heat and sunshine, then July-August are the ideal months to plan your Corfu holiday, however these are the islands busiest months as tourists will flock there for the 25°C-40°C weather. If you’re after decent weather but don’t want your holiday to be interrupted by vast crowds of tourists then June and September are great months to plan your holiday as you will not be displeased with the warm weather and can still sit and relax on the beach without it feeling overcrowded.
Weather: The average annual temperature in Corfu is a respectable 17.1°C, however, during July, Corfu’s hottest month; the average temperature is 25°C, with January being the coolest month at 10°C. Corfu is generally quite warm and dry, however it does experience rain at certain times of the year, November is the wettest month for Corfu, with an average of 210mm of rain.
Flight Time: A direct flight to Corfu from London lasts just over 3 hours
Time Difference: Corfu is 2 hours ahead of UK time
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: The Duke of Edinburgh was born in Corfu
Top Tip: When using a taxi in Corfu, always check the price before leaving in order to keep things cheap.
Places to Go on Your Corfu Holiday
Corfu is a great holiday destination and has been for years, due to the large amount of tourists the island receives there is no shortage of attractions and tourist oriented places to visit during your Corfu holiday. Here’s our top picks:
Mount Pantokrator – At 906 metres tall, Mount Pantokrator is the highest mountain in Corfu. Once at the top of this mighty mountain, you can see the whole of Corfu and even Albania too. This won’t break the holiday budget either as a tour of the mountain is available for £29.
Aqualand – This is perfect for those looking to go on a cheap but adventurous family holiday. Aqualand is a large water-park in Corfu that is often said to be great fun for all ages. A day here is very cheap at just £29, so you won’t have to splash too many pennies for those fun family memories.
Corfu Donkey Rescue – As the name implies, Corfu Donkey Rescue is a sanctuary for donkeys that need to be looked after. As well as donkeys, the sanctuary also looks after rescued cats and dogs; all of the animals live happily together and can be petted and played with by visitors. It’s the perfect family day out!
How To Get There
Many UK airports including; Bristol, Gatwick, Luton, Manchester and Newcastle fly directly to Corfu at cheap prices all year round. We recommend you check in advance the availability of flights to Corfu from an airport near you to ensure trouble-free travel during your holiday.
Map of Corfu