Kavos Travel Guide
Overview A sprawling town on the southern tip of Corfu, Kavos is the most
action-packed of the island's holiday resorts and is very popular
with fun-loving British under the age of 25. The long, narrow beach
is far from the best in Corfu but offers lovely views over to the
Greek mainland, lots of watersports and is fine for sleeping off
the night before. Those looking for a quieter holiday - but still
within reach of the nightlife in Kavos - can stay in the
neighbouring resort of Aghios Petros, one mile (2km) to the
Kavos © Alex Alishevskikh
Shopping Shopping in Kavos is mostly limited to souvenirs. Visitors who
want more to choose from can catch regular buses to Corfu Town,
which has excellent gold, lace, leather, silver and ceramic items.
Self-caterers will find essentials at mini-markets.
Restaurants Most tourists choose to eat in their apartments, but those who
are looking for a night out will find a wide choice on the menu,
from local delicacies, to seafood, curries and traditional English
Nightlife Kavos is one of the top party destinations in Greece and is
crammed full of bars and clubs with music, dancing and karaoke. All
sorts of day and night-time entertainment is available, from booze
cruises, to foam parties, themed club nights, and resident DJs.
Most of the activity is centred on the main strip, where bars lure
in early drinkers with happy hour deals.
Activities The warm and shallow sea around Kavos is ideal for swimming and
watersports such as waterskiing, donut rides and parasailing.
Popular excursions include a visit to the nearby aqua park and boat
trips around the scenic coast. Culture lovers can venture to the
island's historic capital, Corfu Town, which is packed with
interesting archaeological sites. Corfu's unspoilt interior is
uncrowded during all seasons and is the perfect place to find some
Negatives The nightlife in Kavos is famously vibrant and the resort is
probably not ideal for families or those seeking a relaxing
holiday. Pushy touts come from far afield to steer travellers to
clubs and can be a source of free drinks if handled well. Visitors
should watch out for pick pockets.