One of the best times to visit Corfu is in the autumn. Once the summer crowds have thinned out and the heat is not so suffocating, it is easier to walk through the beauty of the island and explore. If you can’t get here in the peak of the summer, or don’t like the heat or the crowds, then September is a month you will enjoy most.
So why should you visit Corfu in the autumn? The airfares are lower, luxury hotels have better offers and most importantly the sea is still warm!
The beauty of this Greek island will give you the ultimate autumn break from the cold crisp air and allow you to get in some last minute sunshine. Taking a holiday in September or October will recharge your batteries for the upcoming winter.
Here are our top 5 reasons to visit Corfu in the autumn………
September and October on the island are still warm, without the heat of August you will have ample time to enjoy the island. With cooler temperatures of around 25 you will find yourself appreciating the beauty of the island with long walks through Mon Repos or Old Corfu Town. The island will still be green, which makes walking around a truly delightful experience.
With a stroll through the park in Corfu town you will witness the trees changing colour, the leaves falling and a coffee sitting outside, enjoying the atmosphere.
With the crowds from the summer months gone, the locals are able to catch their breaths again. There are no queues at landmarks and there is a happy atmosphere around the changing autumn air. You will experience what it is like to feel like a local, walking around at a slower pace and enjoying a more relaxed vibe.
You can still enjoy the pleasure of freshly caught fish or organic vegetables served directly from the family farms, which are full of flavor. Figs can also be enjoyed directly from the many fig trees on the island. Most Restaurants close at the end of October, so autumn is a great time to eat as much as you want and fill up on the local cuisine. Many locals begin buying their grapes to make their own local wine, which is enjoyed in the winter by friends and family. At Theotoky & Ambelonas wine farm you can take a tour through the vineyards and meet one of the oldest families in Greece. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to visit when they are collecting the grapes where you can witness first hand the harvesting process.
Walk through the shopping streets, enjoying the Venetian architecture and historical sites. The evenings are still warm and families walk through the park, walking dogs and catching up with friends.
Get a drink at Liston, the famous café on the esplanade, which is the best spot in town for people watching. Sit here and watch the world go by, surrounded by historical buildings and the Corfu locals. The Liston keeps buzzing even through winter with the locals enjoying their coffees by day and wine by night.
We can work with you to make an itinerary of all the places you want to go and guide you to see more than you would if you rent a car. With our driver, giving you a memorable tour, you can sit back and relax during your autumn stay.
If you’re visiting Corfu for a weekend to get the last rays of sunshine before the winter arrives, then let us help you make the most of your time here.