Corfu belongs to the so-called group of big islands in Greece, the same as Rhodes, Evia, and Crete. This means that life goes on in winter as much as it does in summer since many people live on the island all year round.
Although Corfu can be considered a rainy place for a winter holiday, the fantastic green landscapes of the island, as well as the tranquil pace of life, transform Corfu into one of the most magical places in Greece that you can discover in winter. Let's take a look!
As with any other Greek destination, and most of all, as with any other Greek island, traveling to Corfu in winter provides excellent opportunities to explore a lesser-known side to it. Crowds are long gone leaving the island all to yourself, to a small bunch of other tourists, and to locals going about their daily life.
Just like many of the bigger Greek islands, Corfu remains pretty much alive during the whole year. Oftentimes only touristic shops will be closed, leaving you free to enjoy authentic gems not geared for tourists. Could it get any better?
Corfu is a fairly big Greek island with activities taking place all year round. Choosing the capital of Corfu as the place to stay when visiting the island can help you pack your winter holiday with many things to do, taste, and enjoy during your trip.
Discover the Old Town of Corfu. The Old Town of Corfu is one of those amazing traditional settlements in Greece you don’t want to miss during any time of the year.
The city, which tends to be overcrowded in summer, portrays a completely different vibe. There’s not the heavy traffic you might encounter in August and streets are often empty. You can get lost walking the romantic alleys, visiting the Jewish quarter, or exploring the two unique fortresses that overlook the coast of the island.
Those willing to go shopping will be happy to discover authentic artisan shops that sell products made in Corfu using the island’s raw material, including soap made from local olive oil or koumquat liqueur, one of the best-known local souvenirs.