Kavos Travel Guide
Kavos © Alex Alishevskikh
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 fun-loving British under the age of 25. 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 quieter holiday - but still within reach of the nightlife in Kavos - can stay in the neighbouring resort of Aghios Petros, one mile (2km) to the north.
Shopping in Kavos is mostly limited to souvenirs. Visitors who want more to choose from can catch regular buses to Corfu Town, which has excellent gold, lace, leather, silver and ceramic items. Self-caterers will find essentials at mini-markets.
Most tourists choose to eat in their apartments, but those who are looking for a night out will find a wide choice on the menu, from local delicacies, to seafood, curries and traditional English pub grub.
Kavos is one of the top party destinations in Greece and is crammed full of bars and clubs with music, dancing and karaoke. All sorts of day and night-time entertainment is available, from booze cruises, to foam parties, themed club nights, and resident DJs. Most of the activity is centred on the main strip, where bars lure in early drinkers with happy hour deals.
The warm and shallow sea around Kavos is ideal for swimming and watersports such as waterskiing, donut rides and parasailing. Popular excursions include a visit to the nearby aqua park and boat trips around the scenic coast. Culture lovers can venture to the island's historic capital, Corfu Town, which is packed with interesting archaeological sites. Corfu's unspoilt interior is uncrowded during all seasons and is the perfect place to find some tranquillity.
The nightlife in Kavos is famously vibrant and the resort is probably not ideal for families or those seeking a relaxing holiday. Pushy touts come from far afield to steer travellers to clubs and can be a source of free drinks if handled well. Visitors should watch out for pick pockets.