Kavos is situated on the southern tip of Corfu, forty-eight kilometres from Corfu Town with a transfer time from the airport of two hours. It is a lively resort geared to the gratification of young adults with countless bars, discos and clubs where they can party until dawn. The beach is almost eight kilometres long and offers a comprehensive range of water sports. The tavernas and restaurants serve a wide range of cuisine including English pub food for less adventurous palates.
Why Go To Kavos
A Kavos holiday offers almost ‘twenty-four-seven’ entertainment from sunny day time leisure pursuits, to buzzing sun-down to sun-up bars and clubs. The sandy beach invites relaxation and helps aid recovery from the excesses of the previous evening. The beach is ideal for families and accommodation on the edge of Kavos, towards Aghios Petros, away from the noisy nightlife is more family oriented.
Who Is Kavos Popular With
A Kavos holiday is very popular with eighteen to thirties who come in their droves to enjoy the sun, sand, sea in equal measures. The beach slopes gently into the water providing safe bathing for families with small children and for weak swimmers. Water sports enthusiasts will find plenty to occupy their days.
When To Go To Kavos
Kavos’s holiday season extends from Easter to October, the most popular time being in the summer when the temperatures rise from the low twenties to the mid thirties.
Kavos - The Place
Kavos is the liveliest resort on the island of Corfu and is the favourite destination for young singles It is also becoming popular with stag and hen groups. Kavos lies on the southern tip of the island fairly close to Lefkimmi and Saint Peter’s. It has a long somewhat narrow beach which shelves gently into the sea giving a wide expanse of shallow water. There is sometimes a problem, at both ends of the holiday season, with large amounts of seaweed both in the water and washed up on the beach. The more energetic holidaymaker will enjoy the wide variety of water sports including doughnutting and banana boating, jet skiing and parasailing as well as snorkelling and scuba diving. There are tavernas and bars along the beach serving daylong refreshments.
The resort has shops for holiday essentials as well as the inevitable gifts and souvenirs and there is a plethora of tavernas, bars and restaurants catering for every appetite.
If you should tire of the beach and would like a little culture, take the local bus to Corfu Town and admire the wonderful mix of architecture in the old quarter. If culture is not your thing, you can visit the aqua park, enjoyed by both children and adults, or take a boat trip and explore the beautiful Corfu coastline. It is also possible to take a jeep safari into the hills and visit inland villages which remain largely untouched by tourism.
A Kavos holiday offers fun filled days followed by vibrant nights. It is very popular with young British holidaymakers looking for sun, sand and sea by day, and followed by nights of drinking and dancing.
Kavos is renowned for its nightlife and is one of the top party destinations in Corfu. Its bars, pubs, discos and clubs are too numerous to mention, and the breadth of music is all embracing, from garage to rock, from house to soul and everything in between. Since dinner is eaten late in Corfu, evening entertainment only begins to warm up between eleven and twelve. It does however continue until dawn. There are tavernas and small restaurants along the water front towards St. Peters where you can enjoy more relaxed evenings under the stars.
Shopping in Kavos is rather limited supplying holiday essentials including beach items. There are also many gift and souvenir shops selling the usual range of goods including textiles, ceramics, leather items and jewellery. Those wishing for a wider selection of shops would enjoy a trip to Corfu Town where they will find a maze of narrow streets in the old town bursting with small shops.
Kavos has a wide choice of restaurants with many of them serving typical English food including the Friday night curry. There are many tavernas and small restaurants as well as fast food stalls such as Souvlatzidiki where they sell takeaway souvlakis, a type of kebab. For a more substantial snack these are sometimes wrapped in pita bread and called gyros.
As expected, fish dishes abound in Corfu with small fried fish and shellfish being firm favourites. Prawn saganaki is a popular dish which is rich and creamy with king prawns, garlic tomato and feta cheese. Kalamari is another firm favourite.
Local wines are easy on the palate as well as the purse.
Eating in Corfu is meant to be a pleasure and is not to be rushed. Waiters will not hover over you waiting to remove plates. Don’t mistake this for tardy service.