The bustling town of Kavos, situated on the south of Corfu Island, has been a popular destination with British tourists since the 1990s. Those booking flights to Kavos come not for an authentic Greek experience, but to enjoy its many nightclubs, restaurants and bars, and, if there is time, to laze on the beaches during the day. If you are looking for a party destination with guaranteed sun, Kavos is the place to go. The peak time for tourists flocking on flights to Kavos is during the summer months of June to September when the temperature is at sweltering 30 degrees Celsius and when schools, colleges and universities are on their holidays.
Travelling outside of the peak summer months will offer visitors the opportunity to benefit from cheap flights to Kavos, as well as fewer packs of partiers, quieter nights and a less crowded beach.
The focus of the town is the main strip, where most of the bars and clubs stand. The restaurants serve mostly English food, though if you search long enough it is still possible to find the odd Greek taverna. Shopping too is focused on tourists, with most shops solely stocking souvenirs. During the day, almost everyone (who isn’t sleeping off the excesses of the night before) heads for the beach. Its length is its main attribute, at almost five miles long, but it is nonetheless crowded. This isn’t the prettiest spot on Corfu, but it is certainly one of the liveliest.
Flights to the Corfu International Airport (known as Aerolimenas Kerkiras Ioannis Kapodistria in Greece) in Kavos, Greece from the United Kingdom range anywhere from a quick 1h and 15m to over 27h, depending on which airport in the United Kingdom you fly out of and the number of stops.
Travelers can get direct, budget-friendly flight deals from the United Kingdom to Kavos, Greece. Travelers can depart from Birmingham with a flight time of 3h and 15m, London with the fastest flight time of 3h and 5m, Manchester with a flight time of 3h and 15m, Glasgow with a flight time of 3h and 40m, Newcastle with a flight time of 3h and 25m, Edinburgh with a flight time of 3h and 40m, and Belfast with a total flight time of 3h and 45m. Airlines that service nonstop flights from the UK to Kavos, Greece are Jet2, easyJet, British Airways, Ryanair, and Thomas Cook Airlines.
From the Corfu International Airport, visitors can get to the city centre fairly quickly via a taxi ride or bus. A taxi from the airport to the central area of Kavos will take about 1h and will cost about 91€, depending on the taxi company and their rates during the season in which you travel.
Going from Kavos airport to the city centre of Kavos takes longer via bus because there is no direct route but is cheaper. Travelers can hop on a bus at the airport, then transfer at the intercity bus station in Corfu town. The estimated total travel time from the Corfu International Airport to Kavos is 1 hour and 38 minutes and costs about 6€ total for both buses, making it a great option for budget-driven travelers.
The gorgeous island of Kavos offers much to do, whether traveling with family, solo or with a significant other. Arkoudilas is a great place to visit when looking for a tasty beverage, sun, and breathtaking ocean views. There’s even a secret beach if you’re willing to endure a bit of a hike to get there and have it all to yourself. Katoulla Bech and Marathias Beach are also idyllic spots to set down a towel and relax.
For those looking to explore sights, landmarks and coveted destinations of Kavos, the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin is a must-see. And for visitors looking to eat their way through the beautiful city in Greece, there are many food and drink options. For moderately priced eats, there is Aristos Tavern, The Rose Tree, Falconera Restaurant and Pavlos Taverna Steakhouse. For people traveling on a budget, Olympia Restaurant, Eve’s Garden and Flames are great picks. And travelers looking to experience some authentic local cuisine, there is Big Max Diner, Savvas Taverna and The Real Greek Souvlakia Bar Restaurant.
For families, Water Fun Park or Aqua Park Kavos are the perfect places to enjoy the water and make a splash together.
No, if a traveller holds a British Citizen passport, you do not need a visa to enter Greece. However, if a traveler does not have a British Citizen passport and is traveling to Greece by way of the United Kingdom, they do need a valid passport that does not expire for the proposed duration of their stay in Greece.
Flights to Kavos arrive in the Corfu International Airport (CFU), 30 miles to the north at Corfu Town. The transfer is short and no matter what time of night or day you arrive, the streets will be thronged with fellow tourists.