When is the best time to visit Corfu?
Corfu in high season
At certain times of the year Corfu is a beautiful, warm and easy to access destination for all holiday makers. The most popular time in which most holiday makers visit the island is through July to August where temperatures also reach their maximum. Those with children also prefer the high season as this is the time when children are on their summer break. Temperatures in Corfu through July to August average at around 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) and combine this with low average rainfall; it’s easy to see why this makes it the “high season”.
Avoiding the high season and lowering costs
During the high season some resorts may be very busy especially with those that have children and prices for accommodation and flights are also usually higher during this time. If you’re looking to save money and also visit the island when resorts and attractions are quieter then you may consider visiting during the spring shoulder season which runs from April through to early June. The island is still easy to access during this time and flights and accommodation are generally cheaper during this period. Alternatively there is also an autumn (fall) shoulder season and this runs from the middle of September through to October. Temperatures during the shoulder season can often be lower especially during April where average temperatures are 15 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit) so this is something to consider before booking.
Corfu during the "off season"
The “off season” runs during the months of November through to March and at this time temperatures are much lower than during the high and shoulder seasons and rainfall amounts are also greater. During the off season many attractions close for the winter and the island is generally free from the bustle of holiday makers making this the quietest time to visit the island. Visiting the island during the “off season” can be tricky as most direct flights and excursions to the island are limited. Although the “off season” does have its draw-backs it is the cheapest time of the year to visit the island and Christmas is celebrated by many local people on the island. Festive Christmas celebrations often take place on the island and decorative lights make this a magical time of year for Christmas shoppers and holiday makers.