When is the best time to go to Corfu?

The best time to go to Corfu is from April to October. A popular holiday destination for sun and sea lovers, the island also offers plenty of interest for history and cultural heritage enthusiasts. Therefore, the choice of your vacation dates will mainly depend on what you want to do on the spot and the experiences you want to have.

Compared to other Greek islands, such as Rhodes for example, Corfu is more prone to rain between November and March. The favorable period to go there with good weather conditions is therefore shorter.

  • To enjoy the beach and go diving, summer is ideal. From June to September, Corfu's translucent waters display ideal temperatures and maximum underwater visibility. Perfect for swimming between sunbathing sessions!
  • For hiking, prefer spring, from April to June, when temperatures start to warm up and wildflowers are in full bloom. Nature is lush and the sun is shining, without being too hot for walking.
  • For exploring historical sites, the shoulder seasons are ideal. In spring as well as in autumn, all conditions are met to fully appreciate the visits.
  • For relaxation and sharing good times with locals, a winter stay is entirely possible. Although showers may occur, the island regains its tranquility, taverns are welcoming, and you can stroll through medieval alleys and wander in picturesque villages without a tourist in sight.

When to go to Corfu to avoid crowds? Like in most of the country, the tourist high season lasts from June to August, with a peak in attendance in the latter month. It is therefore preferable to visit the island between mid-May and late June or between early September and mid-October. The climate is very pleasant, the water is good, hotels offer attractive prices, and most importantly, there are far fewer people!



Annual weather on the island of Corfu

For information about the climate and the weather city by city on the island of Corfu for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 50°F to 58°F
10 to 11 days*
February 52°F to 58°F
9 to 11 days*
March 54°F to 59°F
7 to 8 days*
April 59°F to 65°F
5 days
May 68°F
4 to 5 days*
June 76°F
2 to 3 days*
July 79°F to 83°F
1 days
August 81°F to 86°F
1 days
September 74°F to 79°F
5 days
October 67°F to 72°F
8 to 9 days*
November 61°F to 67°F
10 to 11 days*
December 54°F to 59°F
9 to 11 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Corfu Island by cities

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Climate and Weather on the island of Corfu

The climate of Corfu is decidedly Mediterranean: summers are hot and dry, significantly cooled by northern winds, winters are mild, although rainy, and the transitional seasons very pleasant.

Located in the Ionian Sea, off Igoumenitsa, in mainland Greece, and Albania, Corfu has milder weather conditions than the rest of the country, with less extreme temperatures than further south, especially during the summer season. It is even nicknamed “the green island” because of its lush vegetation. Given its small size, the climatic conditions are almost identical throughout the island.

Corfu Island: Paleokastritsa, Corfou

Although not very pronounced, there are four seasons in Corfu:

Climate in Corfu in winter

From December to March, the atmosphere is cool and humid in Corfu; however, if the sun is out, it can be very pleasant in the middle of the day. During this period, the maximum temperatures range between 14 and 15°C (59°F) , and the minimum temperatures between 10 and 12°C (54°F) .

In January and February, snowfall can occur in the higher areas, offering postcard-worthy landscapes! Elsewhere, expect between 9 and 11 rainy days per month. The rest of the time, the sky is mostly azure blue. As spring approaches, March is the least rainy month of the season.

Climate in Corfu in spring

Spring, from late March to June, is an ideal period to visit Corfu, thanks to its absolutely perfect weather conditions.

As the season progresses, temperatures gradually rise: averaging around 18°C (65°F) in April, 21°C (70°F) in May, and 25°C (77°F) in June. The sea temperatures also increase, reaching 24°C (76°F) as summer approaches.

Precipitation becomes increasingly rare, and the sun shines most of the time. All the conditions are therefore met to fully enjoy all the advantages of the island!

Climate in Corfu in summer

From late June to late September, summer is in full swing! Sheltered from the meltemi, the strong wind blowing over the islands to the east of Greece, Corfu enjoys a mild atmosphere during the summer season: it's not too hot, rainfall is very rare, and there is a light sea breeze.

Regarding temperatures, the maximums hover around 28°C (83°F) in July, 30°C (86°F) in August, and 26°C (79°F) in September. The Mediterranean Sea also maintains average temperatures around 16°C (61°F) throughout the season.

Climate in Corfu in autumn

With sunny days and pleasant temperatures, the month of October is ideal for extending the summer holidays. The air temperature is around 22°C (72°F) , and the sea temperature is about 23°C (74°F) .

However, it is from November onwards that temperatures really start to cool down, dropping below 20°C (68°F) . Additionally, the rain returns, falling for about ten days during the month.

In December, the thermometer shows averages close to 15°C (59°F) , and rain is still present.


Temperatures and rainfall on the island of Corfu

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Corfu Island and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Paleokastrítsa, Kassiopi, Kavos, Sidari and Achilleio, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons on the island of Corfu

Find out when Corfu Island has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons on the island of Corfu

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Corfu Island is high in: June, July and August.

  • Very low season on the island of Corfu: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season on the island of Corfu: April, May, September and October.
  • High season on the island of Corfu: June and July.
  • Peak season on the island of Corfu: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Corfu Island month by month



Where to go on the island of Corfu?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Paleokastrítsa54°F56°F59°F63°F70°F77°F83°F85°F79°F70°F65°F58°F
Kassiopi54°F56°F59°F63°F70°F77°F83°F85°F79°F70°F65°F58°F
Kavos56°F58°F59°F65°F70°F77°F83°F85°F79°F72°F67°F59°F
Sidari54°F56°F59°F63°F70°F77°F83°F85°F79°F70°F65°F58°F
Achilleio56°F58°F59°F65°F70°F77°F83°F86°F79°F72°F67°F59°F
Agios Stefanos58°F58°F59°F63°F68°F76°F81°F83°F79°F72°F67°F59°F
Akharavi54°F56°F59°F63°F70°F77°F83°F85°F79°F70°F65°F58°F
Lefkimmi56°F58°F59°F65°F70°F77°F83°F85°F79°F72°F67°F59°F
Moraitika56°F58°F59°F65°F70°F77°F83°F86°F79°F72°F67°F59°F
Pélekas56°F58°F59°F65°F70°F77°F83°F86°F79°F72°F67°F59°F

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About Corfu Island

What can I do on the island of Corfu?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife



Is this weather information for Corfu Island reliable?

Climate data for Corfu Island has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Corfu Island allows us to determine the average for each month in Paleokastrítsa, Kassiopi, Kavos, Sidari, Achilleio, Agios Stefanos, Akharavi, Lefkimmi, and 2 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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