Getting to Corfu: the guide

1. Why go there?

Mixing different influences and cultures, Corfu surprises by its green and mountainous side. The island is classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its “exceptional” character.

And in fact, even though the Greek island is very touristy, it is still an incredible place to visit.

2. When to leave?

The temperature of the sea varies from 15° to 26°.

The wettest months are :

  • October,
  • November
  • and December.

3. How to get to Corfu?

Direct flights to Corfu are available from Bordeaux, Nantes and Paris airports. With Aegean Airlines, those who board a cheap flight to Corfu include one to two combinations.

Beaches: where to swim on the island?

In total, the island of Corfu has an area of 583km². A relatively large Mediterranean island, which gives the opportunity both to the inhabitants and to the tourists, to bathe in magnificent beaches, bathing in the Ionian Sea.

Our top 7 most beautiful beaches in Corfu

  • Beaches of Paleokastritsa. Located about 25 kilometers from the capital Corfu.
  • Beach of Glyfada.
  • Beach of Messonghi.
  • Beach of Perama.
  • Vido Beach
  • Beach of Barbati.
  • Beaches of Halikounas.

Where to stay in Corfu?

Which hotel to choose?

Where should I stay in Corfu with children?

Excellent question!

If you dream of a family stay, with a magnificent view of the Ionian Sea, I invite you to choose the MarBella Corfu hotel. The beautiful gardens and the rather private beach make it a real little paradise.

Book your 5 star luxury hotel in Corfu now!

Rent a villa

The Greek islands are often the perfect places to enjoy a great pleasure: staying in a vacation house with a swimming pool and a sea view. For a villa rental in Corfu, we invite you to visit our page below:

In which city to stay on the island?

Where to sleep in Corfu? The best cities to stay in Corfu

  • The city of Corfu: the cultural heart of the island.
  • Dassia, another seaside resort where you will stay in Corfu between Gouvia and Ipsos.
  • Gouvia, an ideal base where you can stay in Corfu to visit the island.
  • Ipsos, between seaside resorts and mountain villages.

To make your choice, it is also possible to study this map of hotels in Corfu and book your hotel right away!

Which island to visit from Corfu?

From Corfu, which unlike many other islands of the Greek archipelago is located in the Ionian Sea and not in the Aegean Sea, it is possible to visit many other islands.

Starting with Zakynthos and Kefalonia, also beautiful and located south of Corfu, in western Greece.

Don’t hesitate to ask for information about ferries and airplanes that will drop you off on the islands of :

  • Crete
  • Mykonos.
  • Rhodes.
  • And Santorini.

How to get around Corfu?


Getting around the island of Corfu is quite classic:

  • To discover the whole island and to be able to get away from the tourist attractions, we strongly recommend that you rent a vehicle when you arrive on the island.
  • Otherwise, for a more economical solution, the bus service on the island is quite efficient.

Where to rent a car?

Car and van rental in Corfu is made easy with Europcar. Whether you want to rent a car for business or pleasure, whether you need a car or a minibus, Europcar helps you.

Climate Corfu: what is the weather like all year round?

What temperatures?

Greece and the Greek islands are often referred to as blue skies, low rainfall and very high levels of sunshine throughout the year.

Corfu is no exception to the rule!

What is the year-round climate in Corfu? Discover the weather and average temperatures from January to December:

5 à 14°
6 à 14°
7 à 16°
10 à 20°
14 à 24°
17 à 29°
20 à 32°
20 à 32°
17 à 28°
14 à 23°
10 à 19°
5 à 17°

The temperature of the sea

In order, from January to December:

Sea temperature15°15°15°16°19°23°25°26°25°22°19°17°