Holidays to Kavos
An action-packed town in southern Corfu, Kavos draws sun-and-sand searchers to its warm-watered beaches and vibrant nightlife. The resort has geared itself mostly to young Brits looking for fun and sun, but you can find ample quiet and tranquil coastal vistas in the vicinity too, not least in neighbouring Aghios Petros. The town itself is one of the top party spots in Greece, with all-night clubs and beachside raves sprawling from the town's main strip. It’s perfect for daytime island-hopping to pretty Paxos and Antipaxos.
The top 5 things to do in Kavos
1. Enjoy the beach
Kavos offers long stretches of glistening, golden beaches with ample amenities and seaside bars. There are also spectacular tranquil areas, like the beautiful Arkoudillas Beach, otherwise known as the “Secret Beach”. It’s a far cry from the bustle of Kavos’ main strip.
2. Hit the clubs
If there's one thing Kavos knows how to do, it's party. Kavos packs some epic clubs into its easily navigable main strip, as well as a scattering of quirky bars and pubs. One of the top clubs in the centre is Future Club, home to energetic paint and foam parties.
3. Visit a historic monastery
In the lonely south of Corfu, on a beautiful coastal trail, you’ll find the centuries-old Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It makes a wonderful hiking destination with pretty views of the atmospheric monastery and seashore. You’ll find many other treasures along the way, including an old German observatory building.
4. Bird watch at the salt flats
Lefkimmi’s salt flats are a haven for local birdlife. You can expect to see migrating flamingos in this tranquil, pink-hued region of some 200 acres, among some 120 other bird species. The salt flats are close to the charming town of Lefkimmi, home to one of the prettiest ports in Corfu. Just to the east, you’ll find the quiet Bouka Beach.
5. Explore Lake Tsilaria
Just in-land from Kavos you’ll find the captivating Lake Tsilaria, a nature reserve with crystal-clear waters. The waters are blissfully tranquil and the surrounding shores and forests make for a great trek. There are pretty, quiet olive groves here to make you feel at rest, especially when compared to Kavos’ pulsating centre.
Our best hotels in Kavos
Situated in a peaceful region surrounded by beaches and olive groves. It's perfectly placed to choose the best of both worlds: the lively bars of the main strip or quiet beaches. The hotel itself is tastefully decorated with an excellent pool complete with shaded deckchairs.
This adults-only hotel is luxuriously decorated with sharp, clean furnishings and spacious rooms. It's located close to Agios Goergious, just a short drive from lively Kavos. Some superior rooms have direct pool access from their sun-kissed terraces, with all rooms finished to a high standard.
Nestled between spectacular beaches, a pristine pool and Lake Korission, Labranda is a fantastic accommodation option in the heart of sunny Corfu. The hotel is family-friendly, with a fantastic kids club to keep the little ones busy. Rooms are bright and airy with classic Mediterranean design and pretty tiled flooring.
When is the best time to go on holiday to Kavos?
Like the rest of Corfu, Kavos is most popular in summer when the temperatures climb up to the 30s and beyond. Spring and autumn bring more comfortable weather with better overnight deals and walking conditions, but you'll find Kavos' main strip to be less hectic and nightclubs closed from the end of August. The off-season will also see fewer beach services and a less populated marina. When to visit depends on what kind of holiday you're looking for. For a youthful beachside experience with partying in full-swing, stick to summer. For peace and quiet, travel during the comfortable off-season when the resort is less populated and the weather cooler.
Going on holiday in Kavos
Kavos arrivals often come via Corfu International Airport, located some 30 miles north in Corfu Town. It’s also possible to arrive from the Greek mainland via ferry into Corfu Port. Upon arrival, there are a wealth of connecting services, including coaches, taxis and minibuses to Kavos’ centre. Car and motorbike rentals are also popular in the airport and an ideal way to stay in charge of your own itinerary, with average prices of around €50 per day.
How long should you stay in Kavos?
Kavos makes an ideal weeklong holiday, offering plenty of time to let your hair down in the local clubs, rest and rejuvenate by the beach and explore the magical region of southern Corfu.
Travelling to Kavos with children
Kavos is a party-oriented town which is geared toward nightlife and young group holidays. As such, it’s not an ideal spot for families, particularly those with little ones. Instead, you can stay in the surrounding areas, such as Labranda Sandy Beach, and visit Kavos for the day.
The Voyage Privé travel expert’s opinion on Kavos
Kavos is one long epic night out. Expect the party holiday of a lifetime with a choice of bustling and pristine beaches. When the evening draws close, partygoers descend on the main strip which is awash with first-rate DJs. Lucky for you, there are plenty of rejuvenating experiences, from hikes to tranquil lounging spots, to revitalise from the night before. That’s not to mention the countless water sport activities and fun island-hopping excursions to be had in this pretty coastal region.