Sometimes you just need to get away for a couple of days to let your hair down, don’t you? You don’t want to waste weeks researching a mini-break, or spend a fortune on accommodation and flights – you just want some fun! Well, if you think finding a destination that’s easy to get to, budget friendly, and absolutely guaranteed to show you a good time is too good to be true, then chances are you haven’t yet been to Kavos!
This fabulous town (on the Greek island of Corfu) could well be the perfect short break getaway for young (and young at heart!) people looking to relax, catch some sun, indulge in watersports and enjoy the absolutely buzzing nightlife. But if you really are coming for a good time, not a long time, you might need a little bit of help with ideas of where to go and what to do so you don’t waste a precious second. Allow us to help you find the party in Kavos, so you can make 48 hours go as far as possible.
Find the Party in Kavos!
Ok, full disclosure: you don’t have to look hard or far for the party! This place is custom-made for a good time, with loads of clubs and bars, two-for-one drink offers galore, all day pool parties, music, booze cruises, and so much more. Most of the entertainment is conveniently centred around the 2kms that’s known as ‘the strip’ – and that’s good news, because it means you can cram in as much as you can handle, all within walking distance.
If you’ve got two days, we’ve got what you need to fill them!
Day One: Head Out on a Booze Cruise
It may seem strange to tell you to leave Kavos the minute you get there, but heading off shore on a booze cruise is an absolute must-do. It’s such a wonderful way to see the stunning coastline of Corfu, and believe us when we say, these are not your sedate old person’s cruises!
Typically of six or seven hours’ duration, you’ll be ferried around the high seas visiting islands, beaches, sea caves, stunning blue lagoons, and stopping off along the way for swimming, party games, watersports and BBQ lunch. Of course, they’re not called booze cruises for nothing, and you’ll be able to drink and dance to the DJ decks to your heart’s content. The recommendation is to take it easy though, as the combination of sea, sun and booze can play havoc with your plans to hit the strip for the nightlife when you disembark.
If you’re still up for a night out, all power to you; but if, after that long day out on the water you need a hearty meal first, to revive your flagging energy, head to the strip and one of the many restaurants. They’re open from mid-morning until late at night, so you won’t have any trouble getting something to eat, whatever the time. Perennial favourites like Big Max’s, Desperado’s and Sizzler’s offer no nonsense food at great prices (and generally huge portions).
The strip comes alive as the sun goes down and it’s often hard to tell where one venue ends and another begins, as a lot of the party ends up on the street! Bigger places like Legends, Rockys, 42nd Street, Empire and Snobs (and plenty more) usually offer some kind of drinks deals to tempt you in.
Still going at midnight? Head to Kavos’ famous club, Future, where you can carry on drinking and dancing until the wee hours.
Day Two: Hit the Beach
You can’t come to Kavos and not get in some beach action, so after a sleep in and breakfast, dust away the cobwebs down on the gorgeous 2km-long stretch of sand – walking distance from your hotel. If you’re feeling energetic you can get stuck into all manner of watersports, including jet-ski, banana boats, waterskiing, donut rings, and more – or you can just sleep off your hangover and top up your tan on one of the sunbeds. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars to get lunch and a drink or two – or three.
After relaxing all day soaking up the sun, sea and sand on this legendary beach, as the day draws to a close, it’s time to head back to the strip and do it all again… After all, you’re here to party!
Where to Stay:
Trabukos Beach Complex: Set right on the buzzing beachfront facing the ocean, the rooms here feature air-conditioning, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and you can even opt for a balcony with sea views. There’s a continental breakfast available, and the location speaks for itself in terms of dipping your toes right in the ocean at Kavos Beach and making the most of the local nightlife, just a walk away.
Erosea Beach Resort: In an unbeatable location 400m from the beach and walking distance to the nightlife strip, Erosea offers comfortable, well-equipped rooms with free Wi-Fi and a terrace to enjoy a relaxing drink before hitting the town! There’s a pool, bar and snack bar on site and it’s close to supermarkets and restaurants.
Umbrella Beach Apartments: These spacious self-catering apartments are perfect for those looking to party all night at the nearby strip, and laze around the beautiful pool or head to the beach all day. With an onsite restaurant, well-equipped kitchen and a buffet breakfast available, there’s nothing left to do except relax and have fun.
How to Get There
Getting to Kavos is easy, with plenty of budget flights and time options from the UK to Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias airport (CFU). The flight time is around 3 hours and 20 minutes, with about 130 flights a week – so you’ll be able to find one to suit. Once you land, the best option is to take a quick and affordable shared shuttle directly from Corfu Airport to Kavos. A friendly local driver will be able to get you there in around an hour.
UK to CFU Flight Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
CFU to Kavos Distance: 46 kilometres
Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: Approx. 1 hour
Types of Kavos Airport Transfer Services
Depending on your budget, how many in your party, and how you like to travel, there are various options available for you when booking a Corfu airport transfer. There’ll be something to suit everyone, so the choice is yours.
Taxi: There’s not a lot worse than standing around in a queue when you should be getting your holiday started, so why not pre-book an airport taxi from Corfu to Kavos? Once you arrive, your taxi and driver will be waiting for you, so there’ll be no delays and, best of all, no queuing.
Shuttle Bus: A shared shuttle bus is a convenient and cost-effective way to get where you need to go. You’ll travel with other passengers on the way to Kavos, which makes this a very affordable kind of airport transfer.
Private Transfer: If you’ve got some extra cash to spare, arrive at your accommodation in style on a private transfer. Corfu to Kavos is not far but it will seem even less on a door-to-door service direct to your accommodation.
Minibus Transfer: If you’re holidaying with a group of friends, with the accompanying luggage, booking a minibus transfer is a great practical way of spreading the cost and getting to your accommodation without delay – and it means you can all travel together.
Choosing the Right Kavos Airport Transfer
While there are all those above-mentioned options, in order to make your choice you’ll have to consider a couple of things.
Cost: If budget is a priority, it’s important to check the costs of comparative services to decide which one suits you best.
Convenience: Along with the price, you also need to factor in what level of convenience you are most comfortable with. While a shared service from Corfu airport to Kavos will be easier on your wallet, a private service will get you to the doorstep of your accommodation in the fastest and most comfortable way.
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct has a well-earned reputation for excellence in airport transfers to and from destinations all over the world. Whenever and wherever you’re travelling, whatever your budget, and whichever service best suits your needs, whether it’s an affordable shared shuttle or a luxurious private transfer, we’ll make sure you get to and from the airport without delay.