Corfu is a Greek islands with one of the shortest flight times from the UK, and has lots to offer in terms of beaches, resorts and other islands easily accessible by boat. Whatever you are looking for from a sunshine break, Corfu can offer it!
- Currency: Euro
- Local time: GMT +2
- Language: Greek
Most people hear the word ‘Kavos’ and think of club 18-30 and general chaos. I myself was a little sceptical when booking, but with 36 hours notice before we went, our options were limited and so we took a risk and booked, and I am SO glad we did.
September in Kavos is nothing like the party season they experience June-August, and was in fact a fun, bustling resort with a lovely beach and great restaurants with very minimal partying to be seen. What’s more, is it falls into the cheaper category of Greek resorts due to the people it often caters for in the peak season.
Hotel: Morfeas Hotel
Possibly the friendliest hotel I’ve every stayed in, and certainly the one I had the most fun in! From the moment we checked in, staff went out of their way to get to know us and make sure we had an excellent holiday.
The pool area was excellent, with a live DJ playing during the day! The bar at the swimming pool also served great food and very reasonably priced drinks. The on site restaurant food was also of very good standard and we ate here twice, receiving a guest discount on the food too.
Evening entertainment here is what really sells the hotel. From karaoke to bingo to quizzes, there is always something going on in the evenings and it’s a great way to mix and meet other guests at the hotel. The hotel also has the only 24hr bar in Kavos, so if you do fancy making a night of it, this is the place to be!
Restaurants: Roussos, Aristos Taverna, The Rose Tree, Vasilis Taverna
There are so many options for dining out in Kavos, and most cuisines are catered for too! We stuck to the more traditional Greek places, as for me you can’t beat homemade Greek food when in Greece!
For an amazing view across the sea, head to Roussos – Perfect for dining as the sun goes down. The saganaki cheese and chicken souvlaki here were both excellent.
Aristos Taverna is located on the main strip, and had possibly the friendliest service we experienced all week! We were warmly greeted and given an brief explanation of the menu, before deciding on a few appetisers and our mains. Local wine here was very good and very reasonable!
The Rose Tree came highly recommended from fellow hotel guests and did not disappoint. Located away from the main strip, it was a very quiet and peaceful place to eat, and felt like somewhere the locals would go.
We took a day trip to Paxos from Corfu, and had lunch at Vasilis Taverna, which I highly recommend if you visit the island. Traditionally painted in white and blue, the food here was very fresh and some of the most authentic we had.