Alright, it’s about time to present one of my favourite islands in Greece and one of the most desired summer destinations worldwide...As I have already mentioned, every summer, the island of Corfu attracts thousands of tourists and has become a favorite destination for summer holidays.
There is plenty to see on Corfu, one of the greenest of the Greek islands – thanks to intermittent but torrential rains from September to June, and the thousands of olive trees that carpet the landscape. It is also, perhaps surprisingly, one of the more rural, sleepy islands away from the touristic honeypots. Tourist development is quarantined on certain coastal patches, and once inland you really seem to be on another island, even another era. Secondary roads appear not to have changed (in width at least) since British times, and perennially rutted surfaces make driving a challenge, and some of the steep access tracks down to the beaches from main roads are truly white-knuckle jobs.
Corfu is “open for business” from (Orthodox) Easter (usually in April) until October, though many resort hotels only work from May to September inclusive. Climate patterns, as worldwide, have been changing locally, with the last strong spring rains bucketing down as late as June in 2015. For discounted room rates, better taverna service and moderate weather, late May to late June, and the last two-thirds of September, are the best times; during July and August everything is fully functioning, and the sea thoroughly warmed up, but you’ll contend with crowds and either intense heat and humidity or the maïstros, the infamous north-westerly wind which buffets beaches all afternoon.
That's me and my girlfriends having a blast in Corfu the last summer! Definitely recommended!
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