Best Time to Visit Corfu

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Corfu. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Corfu. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Corfu for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 5 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 14 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.287.13 in (1 – 13 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Corfu is a Greek island and belongs to the group of Ionian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies below the Italian boot and extends over a length of about 37 miles off the coast of Albania and Greece.

Corfu is home to about 100,000 inhabitants, of whom about a third live in the capital of the same name. Corfu City was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and fascinates visitors with its fascinating churches, temples and fortifications.

Highest point is the mountain Pantokrator with 906 meters height. At the narrowest point of the road from Corfu, the island is only about 1 miles from the Albanian mainland.

The island of Corfu is characterized by a hilly and mountainous landscape, fantastic bays, white cliffs and lush olive forests. With over three million olive trees, the nickname “Green Island” is no accident.

Corfu has an international airport and also an increasingly popular cruise port.


Climate in Corfu

Korfu (Lolo K.)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Corfu has a Mediterranean climate all year round with hot dry summer months and mild winter months. The strongest rainfall occurs from October to February, in summer it remains very dry, especially between June and August.

In the months of November and December, up to 7.13 in of precipitation can fall, in July only 0.28 in on an average single rainy day in the month. With 10 to 12 hours of sunshine, Corfu heats up to day temperatures above 30 °C in summer, cooling down to around 19 °C at night even in the hottest month of August.

The water temperatures are 14 °C in winter and rise continuously up to 24 °C. As a rule, the travel period from mid-May to the end of October is suitable for swimming.

Best Time to Visit Corfu: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 14 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 14 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 14 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
Water max. 16 °C
MayMay
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TemperaturesTemp. up to 24 °C
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OctoberOct
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TemperaturesTemp. up to 23 °C
NovemberNov
Up to 7.13 in of rainof rain
DecemberDec
Up to 7.13 in of rainof rain
Water max. 16 °C

When to go to Corfu?


Corfu is basically easy to visit all year round, with sinking temperatures from autumn to spring bringing absolute tranquillity to the island. Many tourist resorts are extinct during this time, hotels and restaurants are closed or run with greatly reduced services.

For active vacationers and individualists this travel time is however exciting, since one can find recovery with hours long walks and enjoy in the nature.

For a beach holiday, however, the best time to visit Corfu is in June, July and August. Here you will find temperatures of over 30 °C. Those who want a classic seaside holiday experience extremely long days with sunshine and mostly cloudless skies, hardly any rainfall and pleasantly warm water temperatures.

Climate Chart Corfu

Climate Chart Corfu
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Corfu

In the following, you will find the climate table for Corfu, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature14°14°16°19°24°28°31°31°28°23°19°15°
Night Temperature13°16°18°19°17°13°10°
Water Temperature14°14°14°16°18°21°23°24°23°21°18°16°
Precipitation (inch)5.25.353.862.441.420.550.280.712.955.837.137.09
Rainy days1111974212481113
Hours of Sunshine445791112119654
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 17.5 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (26.4 °C)
Coldest month: January (9.6 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 24 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 42.8 inch on 83 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): November, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 14.21 in

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


An absolute highlight for all Corfu holidaymakers is the visit of Corfu City (Kerkyra). Its historic old town with its many small hidden alleyways radiates a classic Mediterranean flair. A visit to the old fortress is not to be missed.

Besides Corfu town, other small towns such as Kassiopi in the north of the island or Achilleion Castle are fantastic excursion destinations.

Enjoy the conviviality in one of the charming taverns in Afiónas or admire the spectacular view from the Venetian castle in Angelókastro, while time seems to stand still in the mountain village of Paléo Períthia. You already suspect it: Corfu offers much more than”just” unforgettably beautiful bays!

More information about the best things to do: Corfu

Popular Activities

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Corfu (Station Kerkyra)
clear sky     clear sky, 18.8 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 4 mph SSO
Air Pressure: 1019 hPa       Humidity: 68 %
Last updated: 20th Mar 2019, 10:57 am
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Greece: Regions

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Corfu: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 4 reviews for Corfu holiday already. Average rating is 4.8 of 5 stars.
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    Heinz, 75 years old was there in June

    was from 19.06 to 03.07 18 in Corfu.
    Wonderful weather, rain for three days in the morning, then very hot again. All in all everything was perfect. Drive there again next year at the same time.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Tanja, 31 years old was there in June

    The weather was really nice almost all the time, it was very warm in the sun. There was hardly any wind either. However, the water was much too cold for our conditions; this may have been partly due to the many bays. For sunbathing and “hiking” it was definitely the ideal weather!

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Susanne, 50 years old was there in July

    Sunny from morning to evening with temperatures up to 35°C.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Petra, 53 years old was there in August

    permanently around 30 degrees and always a light wind ( gardena beach )

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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