For days under the glow of the sun and nights under the glare of neon lights, Kavos holidays are the dream ticket...
Once a sleepy seaside village on the southern tip of beautiful Corfu, Kavos has become a hedonistic, holiday hotspot for party-loving Brits.
Cheap Kavos holidays are the natural stomping ground of young partygoers. So this is not the place for couples looking for relaxed romance, or families hoping for a chilled out holiday by the sea. Corfu has plenty of resorts for holidaymakers of all persuasions, but a Kavos holiday is about sun, sea, sand, dancing and drinking.
And what spectacular sun, sea and sand visitors can expect. Golden sands stretch along the front of Kavos town and shallow blue seas are certain to take the heat off those sultry summer days. Water sports are available all along this glorious strip of sand, so if you’ve never had a go at banana boating or jet-skiing before, now is your chance.
Hotels in Kavos are mostly low-rise apartment blocks, many of which have pleasant gardens and a lively pool scene. There are also plenty of basic self-catering apartments and studios for those on a budget.
When darkness descends, Kavos reveals its real allure: a neon-lit strip of bars and clubs that don’t stop until the last reveller has had enough. Crowds of pleasure seekers flock here in the summer months and the strip heaves with party-loving hoards.
For a change of pace, take a day trip to pretty and historic Corfu Town or hop aboard a boat to reach a secluded bay.
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Find out what to expect of the weather in Kavos with our brief guide to when to go…
The summer months are sizzling in Kavos. July and August experience average daytime temperatures pushing past 30C, while evenings are warm enough to go out in short sleeves. These are also the peak months for tourism in Kavos, making it wise to book early to secure your spot in the sun. The tourism season gets going in May and winds down in October, so there’s plenty of time to bag a cheap Kavos holiday.
Kavos doesn’t really do annual events (there’s enough going on each night) so find out what’s happening elsewhere in Corfu…
Easter; March/April: If you visit in the off-season, travel to Corfu Town to see parades and processions around Eastertime. The event offers a fresh look at life and religion in Greece.
Super Paint Party; Saturdays and Sundays between June and September: One of the highlights of the Kavos weekly calendar, prepare to be splattered with UV paint and glow all night long.
Varkarola Festival; August: You’ll have to hire a car or take a bus to journey to Paleokastritsa for this event, which celebrates Saint Spyridon. He supposedly saved the island from Turkish invasion about 300 years ago. Each year, a mock fight, a parade of boats and a show of fireworks entertain the crowds.
Find out what you can get up to besides poolside lazing, water sports and evenings on the strip…
Active types: It’s not all floating doughnuts and banana boats in Kavos; you can also have a go at stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing or wakeboarding.
Free and cheap: There are plenty of activities that can eat into your budget in Kavos (party boats, speedboat trips, water sports) but if you remember to pack a snorkel and mask or buy a cheap set locally, you can explore the underwater world for free. Expect to see tropical fish and maybe even a turtle or two.
Nightlife: There are, of course, plenty of options for an evening on the tiles in Kavos. Spend a little time getting organised before you go, however, and you can pick the cream of the DJ crop, snag tickets to the hottest club parties, and maybe even save a few pounds by booking in advance.