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Visiting Corfu in September and October is always a good idea. Fall is actually a glorious time to travel to the Ionian islands. Unlike most Greek islands of the Aegean sea, whose season starts winding down after the first week of September, Ionian islands like Corfu remain in full swing. A cosmopolitan island like Corfu has a significant population all year-round, so there are ample things to do across all seasons. It is the perfect island destination for a Fall or Autumn getaway with a late summer feel, and visiting Corfu in September and October will definitely not disappoint. In fact, it can prove incredibly satisfying. Let’s see how.
Why visit Corfu in September & October?
There are a few but very good reasons to choose to visit Corfu in September and October. In a nutshell, there are less crowds as most tourists tend to choose to holiday during the peak summer months, such as July and August. In September and October, there are some savvy travellers about, seeking to absorb the more genuine side of Corfu. It is when locals begin to get back to their usual day-to-day, and a general, a more slower paced atmosphere prevails all around. The weather is fantastic, and all the more so during September and October when the summer heat is gradually subsiding yet the sea is actually warmer than in August, having soaked up all the sun rays through the entire duration of the summer.
Our blue flag beach at Mayor Pelekas Monastery
How to spend your time in Corfu in September & October
Corfu during Autumn offers those who seek to satiate their soul with an opportunity to do just that. Forget the holiday rush and stress that sometimes comes with visiting during the high seasons, when you have to plan everything ahead. Corfu is much calmer during September and October, allowing you to fully embrace an unhurried feeling with every experience you choose to have.
Beaches rank highly when it comes to looking for a place in which to truly relax. And by staying at either Mayor Pelekas Monastery or Mayor Capo Di Corfu, both of which are family friendly hotels, you don’t have to lift a finger in order to swim in two of the blue flag beaches in Corfu. Of course, there is more to the enchantment of beaches other than blue flag certifications, so if you’re feeling adventurous, a must visit beach is the Canal d’Amour in Sidari, in the northern part of the island. Agios Gordios beach is another one worth checking out in the southern part of Corfu, along which our Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort is located.
Nature is abundant in Corfu. Often called the emerald lady of the Ionian, the colour does not necessarily only refer to the island’s viridian waters. Here, green hillsides slope down to meet the sea and some of the mountainous areas allow for astonishing panoramic views, as far as the eye can see. Corfu is a splendid place for nature lovers, with lagoons, salterns, caves and peaks that are sure to take your breath away. Notable mentions are the Cape Drastis trek in the north and a hike to the top of Mount Pantokrator, while in the south, you’ll get to see some of the most remarkable 360 views from Kaiser’s Throne in Pelekas. Go to Korission Lagoon and Lefkimi Salterns for observing the local wildlife as well as boat excursion to Nissaki Cave for something a little out of the ordinary.
Asian Museum in the Palace of St. Michael & St. George
Discover Corfu for history lovers. If that is you, then Corfu will not only indulge your curiosity, it will seduce you altogether. The entirety of the island’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the justification behind the claim that Corfu is a history lover’s playground. You can stay centrally at our stunning Mayor Mon Repos Palace Art Hotel, perfectly situated for relaxed strolls around the historic center, that will result in a continual sightseeing experience. There are so many landmarks in Corfu that you might need to plan a couple of days accordingly, if you are keen on seeing absolutely everything. There are a plethora of palaces, castles, fortresses, old manor houses, museums, and archaeological ruins and historical monuments that have withstood the test of time, waiting for earnest and keenly interested visitors to decipher their stories. However, when visiting Corfu in September and October, expect fewer queues which makes site touring all the more enjoyable.
All of our Mayor Hotels are all open till the end of October, and we are looking forward to welcoming you for a most sensational escape to Corfu in September and October, one that you are bound to remember for years to come.