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Welcome to Kavos


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 the British under-25 crowd, intent on having a good time. 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 less hectic holiday, but still within reach of the nightlife in Kavos, should stay in the neighbouring resort of Aghios Petros, one mile (2km) to the north.

Information & Facts


The sea around Kavos is warm and shallow and ideal for swimming and watersports, which holidaymakers can arrange from the beach. Popular excursions include a visit to the nearby aqua park and boat trips around the scenic coast. Those with a taste for culture should make the trip to the island's historic capital, Corfu Town, which is packed with interesting archaeological sights. Also, the interior of Corfu is worth exploring for those looking for some tranquillity; it remains very unspoilt and uncrowded even during the peak season.


Greek is the national language, but English is widely spoken.


The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining euros.


The nightlife and entertainment in Kavos is geared for 18-30s, so families would do better to stay well clear of the main strip. This area also attracts touts from far afield. The salesmen outside the bars and restaurants are very pushy but can be worth chatting up as they offer free drinks, but beware of the double measures. Visitors should avoid the Albanian gypsies selling flowers and glow bangles, or keep a very close eye on their wallets. The beach in Kavos is not great and is sometimes covered in litter and seaweed, however it offers safe swimming and lots of watersports. Mosquitoes can be a problem over the summer and the local shops sell various types of repellent. Mopeds are a great way to get around the local area, but tourists should be aware that they also put scores of people into hospital each year.

Night Life

Kavos is the top party holiday destination in Greece and is crammed full of bars and clubs with music, dancing and karaoke. Snobs is a popular bar but the Rolling Stone is a good option for those who need a change from the constant beat of R&B and Garage music; it plays 60s, 70s and 80s classics and is always busy. Good nightclubs include the Limelight, Venue and Future & Atlantis, and hardcore partiers will love the nightly foam party at S-EX.


There are a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and fast food joints, but most offer a similar menu catering to holidaymakers and the unadventurous British palate. There is a variety of fresh seafood, and plenty of takeaway souvlaki and gyros places.


The shopping in Kavos is limited to souvenir and 'bucket and spade' shops selling the usual tourist tat geared to holidaymakers, including some (often quite good) fake designer labels. For more choice, there are regular buses to Corfu Town (half an hour away), which has an excellent range of shops. Good buys include gold, leather, lace, ceramics and silver. For self-caterers, there are a few mini-markets that supply the essentials, including cheap alcohol and cigarettes. For those that risk buying anything from the street vendors, remember to haggle hard.

Olive Grove Beachfront is located in the town of Kavos, 50 m from the beach. Featuring a beach bar and swimming pool. It has 16 accommodation units with kitchenette, private bathroom, WiFi and balcony. Guest may also visit the shopping facilities, bar..
Finata Studios is an adults only property located in Kavos on the island of Corfu. It is in a quiet area just 30m from the beach. Lefkimi is just 4km away while the airport is 45km away from the hotel. All guests have access to the Island facilities,..
The Island Breeze is an adult only property located in a quiet area of Kavos. A small, but cheerful property, the Island Breeze is the place to be for a more relaxing holiday but still with access to all of the best nightlife Kavos has to offer, and is..
The Island Panorama is located 10 mins walk from the main strip, 400m from the beach, and about 150m from nightlife. Lefikimi is about 4km away while the airport is 45km away. This property is ideal for anyone who wants to be at the heart of all things..
Just 200 m from Kavos Beach and 300 m from the centre of the resort, Kavos Panorama Complex offers self-catered accommodation with panoramic views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Each with a balcony, all studios and apartments have a kitchenette..
Paralia Studios is an independent adults only unit just a few steps away from the beach, the resorts main pier and only 400 meters from the Island Beach Resort, Kavos s premier complex. The Paralia Studios consists of 15 units with air-condition and..
Situated approximately 200m from Kavos Beach, the Cavo D¿Oro is a charming complex conveniently within easy reach to Kavos notorious bustling nightlife, restaurants, and shops. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool enclosed by a furnished terrace..
The pretty 2-star Sea Side Studios offer clean and tidy, charming and well equipped studio rooms. The location is quiet in the area of Kavos, sometimes known as St Peters. The facilities are great with sun beds and parasols, beach volleyball and water..
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