Whatever your interests, Arillas promises a relaxing beach holiday in a beautiful location. Still full of local flavour as well as offering exciting water sports, you're guaranteed a great trip in this stunning region of northern Corfu.
Situated in the north west of the Greek island of Corfu, Arillas is a peaceful, self-contained coastal region that is ideal for a romantic break or a relaxed family holiday. Within easy reach of Corfu Airport (CFU), Arillas is packed with pretty apartments and traditional style villas and is a great place to get away from it all. The region also boasts some great opportunities for water activities as well as beautiful beaches and quiet bars and restaurants, making it the perfect choice for holidaymakers looking to unwind and re-charge their batteries.
Arillas is a small, calm resort with plenty of local traditions. Hiring a car enables you to travel to some of the other stunning resorts in northern Corfu, making Arillas holidays the perfect choice if you want to check out the rest of the region. The nearby villages of Kavadades, Afionas and Magoulades are definitely worth a visit if you want to absorb the best of the local culture in Corfu. Don't forget to check out some of the pretty coastal walks the region has to offer; you might just stumble upon some of the pretty secluded coves that are hidden along the coastline!
The beaches are, without a doubt, one of the best things about holidays in Arillas. With a 1km long stretch of sand and pebble beach as well as clear blue waters, Arillas is ideal for people who love sunbathing and swimming off the beach. Active types can try their hand at water sports from jet-skiing and speedboat trips to snorkelling. You can even swim to the nearby island of Gravia in around an hour, if you're up for the challenge. At night, enjoy a quiet drink or a relaxing meal in one of the local tavernas and restaurants, where you can enjoy delicious fresh fish and other local delicacies cooked in traditional style.
Arillas holidays offer a warm sunny climate, usually averaging 20 degrees Celsius by early May. For perfect beach weather, head to Arillas between June and late September, when you're almost guaranteed to enjoy hot, sunny days.
Arillas is home to an annual wine festival, which takes place in the second week of September. The end of the season is the ideal time to head off on a quiet, grown-up break, with warm weather and cheaper deals once the school summer holidays are over.
Early June can also be a great time to take holidays in Arillas, giving you the opportunity to share in the celebrations of the Ascension Festival. This religious festival is accompanied by lively street parties, Greek dancing and other folklore customs, giving visitors a real insight into the vibrant culture of Corfu. If you're visiting out of season, don't miss the Carnival celebrations, which are held across Corfu in February and usually involve plenty of traditional Greek food and drink.
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