Kavos Holidays – This is the place for young people
Kavos, once a quiet fishing village, is now the number one party holiday destination in Corfu. It is situated at the most southern tip of Corfu overlooking the mainland on a flat plain surrounded by olive groves and has a long, mainly sandy beach.
The resort attracts young tourist looking for a party atmosphere and it has lost much of the typical Greek atmosphere found in other Corfu resorts. Kavos has become famous for its non-stop nightlife and all that goes with that title. There are many, many bars and discos offering all sorts of music and entertainment, with resident DJs providing the music for dancing the night away. The bars compete with one another with their music choices through sheer volume. There are boat parties, foam parties and just street parties that spill into the next morning when people move on to after party venues.
With originally mainly young British tourist there are many restaurants offering English menus and fast food outlets and a fewer number offering traditional Greek cuisine.
Oddly enough the beaches are, in comparison, relatively quiet during the day as the party-goers sleep off the fun of the night before. The sandy beach provides a lazy day on a sun lounger or for those with more energy a range of watersports and activities. There are also plenty of pool bars where for the cost of a drink you can relax by a pool and soak up the sun. Culturally there is little to offer in the area but Corfu Town is not too difficult to reach for a day out.
When to go to Kavos
The best time to take a party holiday in Kavos is in the summer – June, July and August - when the resort is at its hedonistic height, although the season runs well into September. The weather is hot and dry at this time and ideal for the lazy daytime, beach tanning sessions. The evenings are very warm and allow for the planned entertainment to run through the night. For those seeking sunshine and a tan then the summer months of June, July and August give long, hot sunny days.
Spring and early summer are milder and the tourist season closes down by October, as is common with most of the Greek islands, as the cooler, damper weather comes in.
The weather in Kavos
The blazing summer temperatures are in excess of 30°C and in recent years have touched 40°C. The earlier and later ‘tourist season’ weather sees the temperatures drop to 20°C. There is usually 11 to 12 hours of sunshine a day with virtually no rain in summer. There can be meltemi winds in the summer months but these can be quiet refreshing with the high temperatures.
Out of season the climate is milder than other parts of Greece due to its position as the most northerly island. This milder weather brings rain in winter and this gives Corfu its green appearance that can die away in the summer months.
Getting the best deal to Kavos
The popular time to visit Kavos is from June through to early September and this is when the prices of flights and accommodation can rise significantly. However there are bargains to be had if travelling to Kavos. The best deals can be found by looking at the offers below or alternatively by visiting our late deals offers.
Airport and transport need to know
It takes between 3 hours and 3 hours 30 minutes to fly from the UK to Corfu Airport (CFU). The majority flights are in the summer months and are run by charter companies but schedule flights leave the UK for Corfu all year round. The airport is 3 km south of Corfu Town. It is a small, well established airport with a modest range of facilities including, duty free shops, cafes, travel agents, post office and car hire companies.
Once at Corfu Airport the distance to Kavos is 45 km. and it takes about an hour and 15 minutes travelling south.
The taxi fare is about 99 Euros (£80) each way from Corfu Airport but may be higher late at night. There are taxis available 24 hours. Alternatively you could get a shuttle taxi which is a lot less at 18+ Euros (£15 +) but it may take longer depending on the destination of your fellow travellers on the shuttle. The cheapest option is one of the plentiful buses running from Corfu Town to Kavos during the weekdays but there is only one bus on Sunday.
Car hire is available pre-booked or at the airport and the journey to Kavos is easy.
The best beaches in Kavos
The main sandy beach at Kavos is long, with shallow, safe waters. During the day there are plenty of sun beds and sun shades for hire and these are popular after a heavy night of clubbing and drinking. For the more active holiday maker there are a variety of water sports, with pedalos, banana boats, ringoes, parachutes, diving and jet skis. Across the coast road from the beach are a range of bars, restaurants and shops.
South of Kavos is Cape Asprokavos, the start of the ‘Corfu Trail’, where you can see Arkoudhilas Beach which is accessible via Spartera. This is fairly deserted as most of the holiday makers rarely venture beyond Kavos apart from on boat trips.
Cheap holiday deals to Kavos
The family-run Morfeas Hotel offers the perfect base for an action-packed holiday in the party resort of Kavos, one of the liveliest on Corfu. The atmosphere is easy-going and casual, and the hotel offers simple accommodation at affordable prices, with a host of friendly staff on hand at all times.
Widely considered the best place to stay in Kavos. In fact, this is where many visiting DJs stay when they’re in town. Olympian Village is newer and considerably more stylish than many Kavos hotels. Facilities are better and there’s a fresh, open, holiday-village feel to the place. A hillside location means great sea views.
The Daskalos Apartments has quickly become a firm favourite with young couples and groups of friends, thanks to low prices, a laid-back friendly atmosphere and a great beachfront location. A five-minute walk to the strip but far enough away to be quiet at night and relaxing by day.