Kavos Holidays 2019 / 2020
If you’re looking for long stretches of white sand, warm, clear waters, and a lively, energetic nightlife scene, Kavos holidays are the answer. Kavos, the renowned party resort of Corfu island off the coast of mainland Greece, offers lots of great things to see and explore, and it’s considered to be a true Greek gem.
Although Kavos is famous as a lads’ holiday destination, there’s much more to it than just its vibrant party scene. Shopping on the main street is an easy way to spend a day here, and many travellers come to explore the beautiful area, venturing out onto the waters and discovering the local landscape.
Best of all, Kavos doesn’t have to break the bank. Appealing to the younger crowd, there are lots of cheap holidays to Kavos that take you right into the heart of all the action. Check out our top hotels in Kavos and book the Greek getaway of your dreams in this beautiful, bold, always-on-the-go resort.
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 3h 15m
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As one of the best and most popular resorts in Corfu, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Kavos. Whether you want total relaxation, or more of an energetic experience, Kavos really is a great place to explore.
- Beach by day, bar by night… that’s the way of life in Kavos! Embrace the party culture of this vibrant destination by packing your dancing shoes and checking out the lively nightlife scene that’s all around you. The bars and clubs really are a major draw, attracting partygoers from all across the world.
- But there’s more to Kavos than just its nightlife. In fact, for anyone who loves Greek history and architecture, Kavos is a must-visit destination. Spend your days strolling around the beautiful surrounding villages, taking in the scenery and enjoying that classic laid-back Greek vibe.
- Shopaholics certainly won’t be disappointed in Kavos. Most of the shops in the resort can be found clustered along the main strip, making them easily accessible. They’re great places to pick up gear for trying out a few watersports, or buying some locally-made crafts as souvenirs of your trip to Greece.
If you’re searching for delicious food and drink alongside a healthy dose of Greek sun, then you’re in the right place. Food in Kavos incorporates the very best of Greek cuisine, with an international twist.
- Along with a great selection of Kavos restaurants, you’ll also find many traditional Greek tavernas dotted throughout the resort. Be sure to stop by and sample some of the classic cuisine, from mouthwatering moussaka to slow roasted lamb kleftiko, one of Greece’s most delicious dishes.
- If seafood is your thing, look no further than the Roussos Restaurant, Kavos. It’s been in operation since 1910, and serves up calamari, whitebait, prawns, octopus, swordfish, and lots of other fish. Don’t worry if you’re not too keen, there’s also feta, meatballs, pasta, burgers, and salads on the menu.
- Olympia Restaurant in Kavos is another excellent place to enjoy a tasty dinner. Combining Mediterranean, Greek, and European ingredients and cooking styles, this spacious restaurant is something of a hidden gem. It's located off the main strip so you have to know what you’re looking for!
- The pier is where you’ll find most of Kavos’ best seafood restaurants, but if you’re looking for a taste of home, head a little closer into the town centre. There are all sorts of British favourites on offer here (ideal if you’ve got small children), including curries, Sunday roasts, and of course the full English breakfast.
Kavos is well known as a party resort, but it’s actually a very good (and rather overlooked) holiday destination for families. With everything you need to have a brilliant time, Kavos is a great choice.
- As a self-contained resort, all the activities and attractions are clustered in a very navigable space, making it easy for families with young children and pushchairs to get around from one attraction to the next. You can explore most of Kavos on foot, without needing to worry about local transport.
- However, if you did want to venture out in a taxi, by hire car, or on the local buses, you’ll find Kavos to be an excellent base to explore the island of Corfu. There’s lots of beautiful countryside for long strolls, and many of the nearby towns and villages are truly fascinating, with lots of things to see and do.
- Kavos’ culture is very bold and vibrant, but it’s also incredibly welcoming, and very child-friendly. Hotels and restaurants cater very well for families with little ones, offering a wide range of foods and boasting a very low key, laid-back atmosphere.
The culture of Kavos is constantly changing, and tourism has played a big role in the thriving nightlife scene that can be experienced here today. However, Corfu history does still shine brightly through.
- The island is big on festivals, and all of them are an excuse to party! If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during the Celebration of Saint Prokopios, there are all sorts of activities going on. The sounds of the Philharmonic orchestra take over at this time of year; a welcome change from the usual pulsating dance music!
- Although tourism has changed the culture of Kavos, many local traditions still remain. Just leaving the clubs in the morning? That's the perfect time to watch the local fishermen head out for the catch of the day. In September you’ll see the locals harvesting the grapes for the local wines.
The biggest lure of Kavos holidays is, of course, the long sandy beach that occupies almost the entire 8km coastline. This is the perfect place to relax, play, sail, swim, and enjoy the warmth of the Greek sun.
- Kavos Beach has it all… it’s incredibly beautiful, but also lined with all the bars and restaurants you could ask for. This is where the action happens; there are plenty of watersports on offer, and if you’re planning days out to the Blue Lagoon, the sea caves, or the mainland, this is where you’ll depart from.
- Due to its shallow waters, Kavos Beach is ideal for families. Further out, where the water is deeper, is where you’ll find banana boat rides, jet skiing, waterskiing, and diving opportunities. For adrenaline junkies, there’s bungee jumping and cage catapulting at the waterside… are you up to it?
- If you’re keen to explore the local area, just north of Kavos Beach you’ll find another great seaside spot: Bouka Beach. Located in the neighbouring town of Lefkimmi, Bouka Beach is where the Kavos locals head on their days off. It’s more laid back, with a lovely little beach bar that’s perfect for chilling out.
Kavos nightlife is famous the world over, and a night out on the town is arguably one of the top attractions at the resort. The nightlife scene here is big, bold, and loud.
- Most of the bars and clubs in Kavos are located along the main strip, which runs parallel to the beach. From house music to cheesy dancefloor hits, anything and everything goes here. Keep an eye out for the various theme nights hosted by the nightclubs which are always a good laugh. Foam party, anyone?
- Things don'y really kick off until very late on the strip, but if you’re more of an early bird you could benefit from some unbelievable offers. Many of the venues offer 2 for 1 drinks or free club entry before a certain time, so if you’re looking to experience Kavos nightlife on the cheap, this is how to do it.
- If you’re not much of a clubber, don’t worry! There are plenty of more laid-back options in Kavos. Sports bars tend to be very popular along this particular coast. The Barn and Scorers offer more of a local British pub environment, where you can unwind, drink, watch the game, and socialise.
Kavos is loud and proud, but it’s actually a lot more romantic and serene than most people think! In fact, if you’re looking for a couple’s holiday that’s bursting with romance, you can do a lot worse than Kavos!
- The main beach is perfect for a day spent relaxing in each other’s company and watching the world go by, but if you’re after something a little less on-the-go, there’s a secret beach — Asprokavos — just 2km away. Here, you’ll find an idyllic spot with deck chairs where you really can relax and unwind together.
- Situated right on the coast of Corfu, Kavos is the perfect place for taking a luxury cruise; just the two of you, relaxing on the boat as the sun begins to set. You could also create memories that'll last forever by doing a spot of island hopping, and checking out the neighbouring islands of Paxi and Kefalonia.
People also ask
What airport do you fly into for Kavos?
Corfu International Airport is the closest airport to Kavos. However, it is possible to fly into the Greek mainland, or even Italy, and take a ferry service to Corfu, although these journeys will take much longer.
How far is Kavos from the airport?
The airport is located about 30 miles north of Kavos, which is situated on Corfu’s south coast. Journey time is roughly one hour. Taxis are available, along with a local bus service operating between the two.
What is the Kavos Strip called?
Like many small roads in Greece, the Kavos Strip doesn’t have an official name. Instead, this road which runs between the Akra Kountouris cape and the Port of Lefkimmi, is simply ‘the strip’ or ‘the main road’.
Can you drink the tap water in Kavos?
Tap water is safe in Corfu, but many travellers don’t like the taste. There’s no need to worry about ice in drinks, or washed salads, but it may be more pleasant drink bottled water, rather than tap water.
Is Kavos good for families?
Although Kavos has a reputation for being a lads’ holiday destination, it is a lovely place for families. The parties don’t start until late, so day times are typically very quiet and relaxing across the resort.