Kavos is at the southern tip of Corfu and is one of the most heavily commercialised and busy resorts on the island. Known as the clubbing capital of Corfu it is mainly aimed at young people and in keeping with its party reputation it is heaving with music bars and nightclubs that keep holidaymakers going all night long. There is a vast array of tavernas and restaurants serving all types of cuisine from Greek to Italian, Chinese and Mexican as well as many fast food outlets located throughout the resort. Kavos is a very large resort and has a long sandy beach for relaxing and sleeping off a heavy and fun night. The main strip of this resort runs parallel to the coastline and away from the bars there is plenty to do to fill your days as the sun-drenched beach has an excellent variety of watersports.
Holidays to Kavos are a fast-paced blend of music bars, late-night clubs and restaurants – though island trips and Corfu Town are part of the package, too.
24-7 partying Kavos is a very bubbly place right at the southern end of Corfu. It sprang up in the Eighties as the island’s party capital, and it’s still bursting with enthusiasm as you’ll see from the numerous bars and clubs. The pace is non-stop on the beach, too, with its large amount of watersports – though you can always slow things down with a leisurely boat trip along the coast.
A busy beach Kavos comes with an 8-kilometre strip of sand that’s etched with sunloungers. The water is quite shallow if you’re only up for a paddle, but it’s further out to sea that the action really happens. Banana rides, jet-skiing, water-skiing, doughnut rings – you name it, this beach has got it. There’s even bungee jumping and cage catapulting. Luckily, there are plenty of cafés and bars to refuel, too.
Daytrips to Corfu Town About an hour’s drive will take you to the island’s capital. For looking at there’s the Old Fortress with its tunnels and look-out points, the 16th-century St Spiridon’s Church and Mon Repos Palace, birthplace of Prince Philip. And for relaxing, it has to be the Liston, an arcade of elegant cafés in the Esplanade area of town.
Things to Do
Although Kavos has miles of sandy beaches (there may be seaweed in low season) with watersports in high season, most of the action is centered around the hotel swimming pools and bars.
Beach and Monastery
For a touch of culture, head to the southern end of Kavos to see the beautiful Arkoudillas Beach and Monastery; both of which are not to be missed. Arkoudillas Beach is calmer, quieter and perfect for a quick escape from the madness of central Kavos. Get comfortable under straw parasols and relax on sun loungers before taking a dip in the cool blue waters.
Up an isolated dirt track is the ancient monastery. It holds picturesque views of the majestic cliffs and calm sea that glistens towards Paxos. The traditional monastery is decrepit and decaying but makes for fantastic photo opportunities. Explore the surrounding area and take a stroll down the nature walk, through the lush greenery and back down for more relaxation on the beach.