Sidari has been a popular destination since the late 80s, when this little fishing village saw its potential to be a top holiday resort. With plenty to do and a great beach, it’s a fantastic destination if you’re desperate for some sun, sand and sea. With a great selection of deals on cheap places to stay including All Inclusive hotels, Sidari holidays will leave you eager to return year after year.
Temperatures reach above 25°C during the summer months when it gets twelve hours of sunshine a day. The winter is a lot colder and the temperatures can drop into the single figures.
3 hours 30 minutes
Arriving at Corfu International Airport near Corfu Town, the resort of Sidari is around 38km away.
Book a cheap holiday to Sidari with Airtours and settle yourself in for a relaxing beach escape. By day, laze about in one of the hidden coves or enjoy a splash in the warm shallow waters of the Mediterranean Sea. In the evening, settle down at one of the bars, clubs, pubs or tavernas for a night of great food and drink.
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Sidari is popular with tourists for a good reason. A variety of cheap and cheerful things to do combined with great places to stay make this a resort you';ll want to return to year after year.
One of Sidari’s major attractions is the dreamy looking Canal D’Amour, the Channel of Love. A mixture of soft golden coloured rock and strong waves formed the smooth coves and canals that wind around the west side of Sidari beach. It’s created a series of beautifully shallow and pretty beaches, absolutely perfect for some envy-inducing snaps.
Beaches: Blessed with one long stretch of beach and several little coves, Sidari has a great choice for where you spend your days soaking up the sun.
Nightlife: Catch anything from karaoke and live music to a club night or a screening of the big match. Sidari caters for absolutely everyone, whether you want to party all night or you just want to chill.
Excursions: Jump on one of the many coach trips running around Sidari to see the neighbouring towns of Roda and Acharavi and enjoy a change of scenery. If you’re wild at heart, a trip to Aqualand can give you that adrenaline rush you’re looking for.
Language: Greek is the official language in Corfu but the resorts are pretty multilingual.
Local time: Just one hour ahead of the UK.
Fly to: Corfu International Airport is around an hour’s drive north of the resort of Sidari, giving you a chance to take in the Corfiot countryside.
Flight time from UK: Only 3 hours 30 minutes from the UK.
Tourist information: Check out Greece’s official tourism website for lots of information on your holiday to Sidari here.
Visa and health: You won’t need any vaccinations for your holidays in Sidari and there are no extra visas required to enter the country, just your passport.
Temperature: Warm and balmy with a lovely sea breeze, Corfu isn’t as hot as mainland Greece but the temperatures do get as high as 25°C and above. Winter is much cooler.
Best time to visit: If you want to lounge on the beach, then you can’t go wrong with choosing the summer months of May to September for your holiday. With twelve hours of sunshine, lovely warmth and barely any rain, it’s your best bet for a sunny break. If you’re happy for the temperatures to be a little lower so you can explore the island, then Spring and Autumn are great. December is very rainy but it keeps the island green and fertile.
Bus: Bus services around Corfu are cheap and cheerful and will take you to lots of different resorts. They’re also a great way of seeing the real Corfu.
Hire Cars: If you fancy going off the beaten track and visiting the much smaller villages in Corfu. then hiring a car is a great idea. With plenty of car hire businesses in the airport and a few in and around Sidari, it won’t be any hassle.
Taxis: For airport transfers and trips to main towns, taxis are easy to flag down and a reliable way of getting about.
Bicycle hire: A nice cycle around the town is just the ticket if you’re a sporty type, and you’ll find cycle hire in various places.
Varkarola Festival in Paleokastritsa: If you’re on holiday in Sidari in August, head forty minutes down the road to the village of Paleokastritsa for their annual Varkarola festival, celebrating Saint Spyridon who saved Corfu from Turkish capture in 1719. The festivities begin at sundown with boats coming into the bay and end with a great fireworks display.
Fire Jumping: Another event in a nearby town is the ‘Fire Jumping’ celebrations in Aghios Ioannis on June 24th. Watch the town set up three bonfires in honour of St. John’s Eve, and see the locals don headdresses made of olive branches and jump over the flickering flames. For a glimpse of Corfiot culture, this is a great festival that you’re sure to enjoy.
Labour Day: Throughout the island, Corfiots celebrate a day off from work on 1 May where they have long picnics in the hills, fly kites and collect flowers. On their return to their towns and villages they decorate the fronts of their houses with the flowers, which stay there until St. John’s Eve celebrations in June. The evenings are spent with band processions marching through town, folk music and lots of festivities.