The island of Corfu is one of the landmarks of Greek tourism and constitutes a particularly popular travel destination for both spring and summer, and especially during Easter when the island’s famous traditions and customs are showcased.
The Old City is reminiscent of past times; the European influences are visible everywhere and coexist harmoniously, giving the city its special appearance and vibes. Palaces, forts, museums, libraries, galleries, churches, interesting public buildings and mansions make up the puzzle that impresses even the most demanding guests. The natural environment of the island is spectacular and the beaches exceed expectations. Corfu’s shores offer a real paradise for all those who love long stretches of sand.
Corfu is famous for its tradition in music, from "serenades" to the famous "orchestra band", that accompanies the procession of the Epitaph on Good Friday. On the morning of Holy Saturday, according to the Corfiot tradition, the residents of the Old City throw pitchers with water from their balconies, symbolising the "first resurrection" of Christ. The city is famous for its Carnival season too, filling the city with floats and parades in traditional costumes. Corfu’s cuisine is famous for its moreish "pastitsada", the delicious "sofrito", the bold "bourdeto", the sticky "nougat" and the sweet "pasteli". Among the local produce is the bergamot fruit (for sweets and liqueurs), gruyere cheese and flavourful butter of Corfu.
Beaches in Kavos and around
During your stay at Kavos, you can indulge in the crystal blue waters of the Ionian Sea as you visit many of the most beautiful beaches on the cosmopolitan island of Corfu. Some of the most popular are the following:
Kavos is located on the southern most tip of the island, just 46 km from the city and is undoubtedly the most vibrant area of Lefkimmi making it the most popular youth resort on the island. Kavos is a sandy beach, five kilometers long and very popular with young visitors. It is also ideal for small children.
In Arkoudila you will encounter a quiet, reclusive beach as well as a wonderful landscape. The beach is unknown to the majority of people due to it’s descent being a bit rough, however it is highly recommendable that you brave it! Once you reach the beach, the view rewards you tenfold. The distance from Corfu town is 52 km.
Agios Gordios is located on the west coast of the island that is known for its stunning shores. It is nestled at the foot of a lush mountain and surrounded by the greenery of trees and vines, and spectacular rocky complexes. It is one of the most sublime, sandy beaches on Corfu.
The Halikounas beach is located on the southwest coast of Corfu and is one of the most astonishing beaches. The long beach stretches along the Korission Lake, separating the lake from the sea. Halikounas beach is ideal for small children.
Marathias is known for its great sandy beach with crystal clear water, that has been awarded with a blue flag by the European Union. On the beach you will find a wide variety of watersports activities, sun beds and umbrellas, for a day full of relaxation and fun.
Agios Georgios is found in the south of Corfu and is a beautiful and quiet area, quite popular with every kind of traveller. The sun, the sea and the golden sand are the main characteristics of the region. In 2012 the beach was awarded with the Blue Flag of the European Union.
A vast pristine stretch of golden sand and huge dunes! Experience the elements that characterize the area as "the Sahara Desert of Corfu".
Essentially, the Agia Varvara beach is the continuation of Marathia beach. It features shallow waters and golden sand, where you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds.
Kavos and the surrounding area offer many kinds of sports and exercise activities that every visitor can enjoy during their stay at Konstantina Apartments. Kavos beach is ideal for watersports such as water skiing, jet-skiing and paragliding. For those that are also interested in diving, Kavos is the ideal starting point as there are many diving schools and centres.