Kavos is a lively resort on the southern coast of the stunning Greek island of Corfu. Its days as a sleepy fishing village are long gone, and today Kavos is a thriving holiday destination, popular with fun-loving young tourists from the UK and Europe intent on squeezing on as much fun as they can handle! The nightlife of Kavos is legendary and there’s no doubt the main beachfront strip is party central as the sun goes down, but during the day there’s a very different kind of fun on offer – and, as is to be expected, most of it takes place out on the water.
Sail Away to Paxos
The crystalline turquoise ocean around Corfu is nothing short of breath-taking and there are plenty of sailing charters out of Kavos. One of the best excursions is a day trip including a stop off on neighbouring Paxos, to visit the famous blue caves. Paxos, a picturesque island covered with olive and cypress groves, is around 30 minutes’ leisurely cruise from Kavos. After hugging the rugged coastline, you’ll sail right inside the incredible sea caves, where the water looks like something out of a movie. After leaving Paxos, you can continue on to Antipaxos and down to the cape of Asprokavos before heading back to Kavos in the evening, relaxed, sun-tanned and ready to resume partying!
Diving, Donuts and More
The five miles of Kavos Beach are a haven for water sports enthusiasts. For those with the energy left over from a late night, the choice is extensive. The Ionian Sea is ideal for diving – there’s a great local dive centre, where even beginners are well catered for – but for just kicking back with some light hearted thrills and spills there’s jet-skiing, motor boat hire, windsurfing, para-gliding and banana boat and donut ring riding!
As one of the largest aqua parks in Europe, you can bet there’s plenty of action to be had on the water slides at Aqualand. You can buy tickets that include coach travel to and from the water park and it makes for a fabulous day out for the young, old or hung-over!
Speaking of which, one of the most popular water sports in Kavos is the one we’ve left until last. The famous booze cruises of Kavos are definitely not for the faint hearted or straight laced. However, if an entire day spent out on a boat with a couple of hundred of your closest new best friends, drinking, swimming, eating, playing games and dancing to top Djs sounds appealing, a Kavos booze cruise is just what you’ve been looking for!
There are plenty of other ways to get out on the water if you’re on a holiday based in Kavos, but if all this sounds too energetic, there’s always a snooze on the beach to keep you busy.
How to Get to Kavos
Corfu International Airport services the island’s domestic Greek air traffic and a host of international charter flights for holidaymakers. Shuttle Direct’s Corfu airport transfers to Kavos are fast, convenient and will get you to your accommodation in around 45 minutes in comfort. You can pre-book private or shared Corfu airport transfers to Kavos online to ensure there’ll be no waiting around at the airport jostling with other holidaymakers. Your driver will meet you as soon as your flight lands and whisk you straight to your accommodation so the party can begin!
Where to Stay
Koulouris Beach Hotel – For an affordable stay just outside the Kavos Beach resort area, the Koulouris Beach Hotel is set within lovely landscaped gardens straight across from the beach. With a good mixture of self-catering accommodation and standard guest rooms, the Koulouris is clean, comfortable and extremely well positioned. The large guest pool directly overlooks the beach and there is a 24-hour bar and an onsite restaurant. The Kavos restaurant, bar and club strip is just a 300 metre walk away.
Corfu Sea Gardens Hotel – In an exceptional location overlooking the ocean in the centre of Kavos Village, the Corfu Sea Gardens Hotel offers stunning views and a host of excellent onsite facilities. The comfortable rooms feature balconies with Ionian Sea views, private bathrooms, fridge, TV and dining table. There’s an onsite restaurant as well as a snack bar. With a stunning pool directly fronting the sea, the hotel offers a host of water sports and is just a short walk from the buzzing Kavos Beach strip.
Aquis Capo di Corfu – Situated in a stunning beach location less than 3km from Kavos Beach, the Aquis Capo di Corfu at Agios Petros offers a luxurious stay in elegant surrounds. Sitting amongst beautifully landscaped gardens with a stunning pool overlooking the ocean, the Aquis Capo di Corfu is extremely well facilitated, with an a la carte onsite restaurant, tennis court, water slides and children’s playground. The stylish rooms feature free Wi-Fi, balconies, satellite TV, fridge, hairdryer and DVD player.