Kavos, Corfu, Greece
Although most sea-side towns and villages are traditionally thought of as being sleepy, this is most definitely not the case with Kavos. Located on the south of the picturesque Greek island of Corfu, Kavos has garnered a reputation for its exciting nightlife in recent years and is one of the busiest resorts in the Med. However, although Kavos is recognised for fun-filled parties and electronic dance music, there is also a tranquil and relaxed side to the island that you’d be foolish to ignore - with plenty to do during the day, whether it be simply relaxing on the beautiful sandy beach, taking part in the many watersports activities or doing a little shopping
Accordingly, it’s no wonder that Kavos is popular as an ideal holiday destination for people of all ages and interests. Regardless of whichever side of Kavos you want to experience, Sunshine.co.uk is here to help you find your ideal holiday.
Kavos boasts a long stretch of golden sandy beach where you will find a massive choice of bars, restaurants and discos. Ideal for anyone looking for a lively holiday who want to enjoy the nightlife till the early hours. 2 hour coach transfer. Nearby to Kavos you will find Aspro Kavos which is best suited for anyone looking for nightlife but don't want to be in the centre if it.
Why Choose Kavos?
With the average temperatures in Corfu being in the high 20°s over the summer months, Kavos is an ideal place to make the most of the gorgeous weather. With that being said, it’s important to remember that Kavos is part of Corfu, which is a relatively small Mediterranean island; just to illustrate this, Corfu Town is located only 50kms to the north of Kavos. It’s therefore entirely possible to use Kavos as a base-camp to explore the rest of the wonderful island.
With the weather being fantastic for most of the year in Kavos, it’s no surprise that the small town has a number of incredibly popular, beautiful and well-maintained beaches. Of these beaches, Kavos Beach is the best known; covered in soft, warm sand, its clean and shallow waters provide a perfect holiday environment for adults and children alike.
However, if you are of a more adventurous nature, you may want to explore some of the more tranquil beaches the island of Corfu has to offer. Arkoudilas Beach, also known as the “Secret Beach,” is a 2.6km walk, or a 10-minute car journey, from Kavos and offers wide and empty golden sanded beaches to those determined to seek it out.
The capital of Corfu Town is just an hours drive away and can be reached by either bus or taxi. Corfu Town is offers an Old Town with cobbled streets and a choice of museums, churches and a 16th century fortress. Alternatively there are plenty of boat trips from Kavos which offers trips to nearby islands and resorts.
Food & Drink
The Greeks are loved for many things, from their contribution to history and politics through to their love of the arts and sports. Although all of these are significant contributions, in the eyes of a true food lover, the Greek cuisine could be considered their greatest accomplishment.
Luckily Kavos and the island of Corfu has access to traditional Greek cuisine! Furthermore, due to Corfu’s international history, the island has its very own cuisine which is often considered a wonderful fusion of Greek and Italian. One of the island’s best-loved dishes is called Pastitsado, a red-wine stew cooked with either rooster or beef and served alongside pasta – something you must try!
When many people hear Kavos mentioned as a holiday destination, it often stirs up images of an exhilarating nightlife experience. This is because that’s exactly what the town's nightlife has to offer to those who choose to experience it fully.
Accordingly, central Kavos is entirely geared towards providing visitors with an exciting nightlife; a long party strip runs parallel to the islands east coast, and boasts a large number of restaurants, bars and clubs.
Furthermore, Kavos is considered one of Europe’s main clubbing centres and has been touted as an affordable alternative to Ibiza. Many of the bars and clubs occupying positions on Kavos’ strip have played host to international Dj’s such as Artful Dodger and Tiësto. Popular clubs in Kavos include Limelights and Future club. On top of this, superclubs such as Ministry of Sound and Cream regularly organise a multitude of exclusive events during the summer months.
Corfu international airport, also known as Aerolimenas Kerkiras Loannis Kapodistria, is roughly 3 hours away from the UK – so you won’t have to spend too much time in the air before you can start your holiday. Once you've landed, Kavos is approximately 43 km away from the airport - transfer time about one hour 10 minutes.
In regards to finance whilst abroad, Corfu is part of Greece which means the currency in Kavos is the Euro. Sunshine.co.uk recommend that you begin thinking about currency up to a month before you are due to go on holiday, this is because exchange rates are renowned for their fluctuations. By giving yourself more time to research and shop around, you’ll be able to secure a better deal when buying Euros and get more value for your money.
The official language of Corfu is Greek, but you’ll quickly find that a lot of the locals have quite a good understanding of English – especially in 'touristy' locations such as Kavos. With that being said, learning the basics such as: hello, sorry and thank you will put you in good stead.
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