Perama lies to the south of Corfu Town on the east of the island and benefits from a transfer time from the airport of twenty-five minutes. Perama is a peaceful village which lies on a steep hillside covered in olive and cypress trees. The small sand and shingle beaches offer a wide variety of water sports while the restaurants and bars cater for all tastes. The shops have an ample selection of goods and there are regular buses into the capital Corfu Town. A Perama holiday has something for everyone.
Why Go To Perama?
A Perama holiday offers a relaxing break in an area of natural beauty. Beach lovers will enjoy its clean beaches and warm clear seas with a guarantee of summer sun. Water sports will entertain the more energetic holidaymaker, and those with an interest in history and culture benefit from Perama’s close proximity to Corfu Town.
Who Is Perama Popular With?
A Perama holiday has wide appeal. Families and couples enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with small beaches and coves. Those with an interest in history will find plenty to see in Corfu Town’s fascinating old quarter, as well as in the local vicinity. Owing to its steep gradients and steps to the beach, Perama is unsuitable for those with mobility problems.
When To Go To Perama
The Perama holiday season extends from Easter until October, the most popular time being in the summer when the temperatures rise from the low twenties to the mid thirties.
Perama - The Place
Perama is a picturesque village nestling among wooded hills that rise quite steeply from the shoreline. It is the first resort south of Corfu Town on the east coast and offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of town life. Although it lies within earshot of the flight path to the airport, most people do not find it obtrusive.
The shingle beaches lie at the bottom of steep steps and although they are fairly small, the provision of water sports is good. There are also many small isolated coves offering privacy.
There is a pleasant walk, particularly for plane spotters, along the causeway that crosses the lagoon separating Perama from Kanoni. The causeway passes directly beneath the low flying planes as they approach and leave the airport. Pontikonisi and Vlacherna, close to Kanoni’s shore, is one of the most photographed sights in Corfu.
The main road in Perama winding its way around the coast has many small tavernas and gift shops. Although there are some livelier bars, Perama nightlife is fairly relaxed reflecting the resorts popularity with families and couples.
A Perama holiday offers tranquility in a pretty resort surrounded by sweet scented trees. Its proximity to Corfu Town with all its attractions makes Perama even more appealing.
Perama nightlife is low-key reflecting its popularity with families and couples. Those looking for lively evenings can take a short taxi ride to the capital where they will find plenty to amuse them. The only casino on Corfu, across the causeway in Kanoni, is a popular diversion in the evening.
Perama has a variety of shops providing holiday essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. Those in need of retail therapy can take the short bus ride to Corfu Town where they will be overwhelmed by the choice of boutiques and specialist shops. The island is noted for the craftsmanship of its jewellers and there are some excellent gold and silver jewellery shops. Popular buys are leather goods, items made from olive wood, handmade lace and embroidered linens. Brightly painted ceramics are also in demand.
Perama has some excellent tavernas and restaurants serving traditional food as well as a range of international cuisine. Fish, caught daily, features prominently on menus. If you wish to sample local cuisine, try a plate of tapas, where you are given small portions of a variety of dishes. Popular dishes are small fried fish, shellfish and kalamari. A delicious dish is ‘pastitsada’, a Corfiot lasagne with layers of meat, tomato, herbs and spices, pasta and béchamel sauce. Tempting snacks in the form of souvlakis, a type of kebab, are sold from fast food stalls. For a more substantial snack these are sometimes wrapped in pita bread and called gyros.
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.