Last Updated on October 8, 2022 by Celeste.
Last summer, we visited Corfu with the kids. It was not my first time on this beautiful green Greek Island. I had been here many years ago for a wedding. This time, though, I was able to see the island through the eyes of my kids. I realized that parents should add Corfu to their summer vacations bucket list. I can reassure you, that it is a great island for families. Here are the 7 reasons why I believe that you should visit Corfu with your kids and in which hotels or resorts you should stay!
Why you should Visit Corfu with Kids
1 Safe beaches
One of the most important reasons why you should visit Corfu with kids for summer are its beaches. The island hosts large sandy beaches with shallow safe waters, ideal for families with young kids. I recommend the beaches of Agios Gordis, Pelekas, Acharavi, Issos, and Glyfada for kids.
2. Family activities
Corfu’s natural beauty and varied landscape offer many activities and things to do. Whether you like outdoor activities or lazy days at the beach, it is all possible in Corfu. Corfu’s famous Aqualand water park is among the most impressive in Europe.
The Corfu Aquarium displays a variety of Corfu’s creatures both of the island’s marine life and reptiles such as lizards, snakes, and iguanas.
Click here for the 10 things to do in Corfu with kids.
3 Great for boating
Corfu has beautiful green bays and is great for boat trips. It is also a convenient base for exploring the nearby Ionian islands. With excellent marinas and safe harbors, sailing enthusiasts families will have the experience of a lifetime visiting dreamy Paxos, tiny Antipaxos or peaceful Sivota.
4 Many family hotels
There is a good variety of excellent family accommodation in Corfu, both in holiday villa’s and in luxury hotels and (all-inclusive) resorts.
5. Why you should visit Corfu with Kids: International connections
Corfu’s international airport is connected with most European cities and there is a good road infrastructure. Cruise ships to Corfu dock at Corfu town on the eastern coast and this port also serves as an international ferry port.
6 Elegant Old Town
Corfu Town, the capital of the island, is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The town is ideal for walking around with kids. They will love the car-free streets and colorful architecture.
7 Great Food
Traditional Corfu food is an international fusion with lots of Greek traditional food, pasta dishes, seafood, pies, and sweets.
Citrus fruits such as the sweet oranges and the kumquat make excellent sweet and drinks!
Family Hotels in Corfu
You may be wondering ‘where should I stay with my family in Corfu?’ This list will help you to book the best family resorts on the island. Here are the best family-friendly resorts on Corfu.
MarBella Corfu in Agios Ioannis Peristeron, is a MarBella Collection Hotel and features 2 pools and a spa center. Its (family) rooms and suites offer spectacular views of the Ionian Sea. Families will love the Anemelia Aqua Park that is opening by Mid-May! Anemelia water park is the very first aqua park in a five-star hotel with slides in Corfu.
Corfu Imperial and Lux Me Corfu Daphnila Bay are part of the Grecotel resort located on the private green Kommena peninsula in Corfu. Both feature golden sand beaches, safe and clear turquoise waters, pools and excellent family villas, bungalows and hotel suites.
Corfu Imperial features a brand new Grecoland, a spa, many high-class dining options and choices of unlimited ice cream and sweets. The resort is very near the historic town of Corfu making it an excellent base for a stroll around what feels like palaces of the Italian Renaissance.
Ikos Dassia Corfu
With an incredible set of family accommodation, pools, and a beautiful private sandy beach in the secluded bay of Dassia, Ikos Corfu is a dream resort for families with (young) kids and teens. Ikos Dassia opened 3 years ago and has quickly become a favorite for families looking for high-end luxury experiences, tailor-made services, family facilities, a small water park, and gourmet menus. Close to the Corfu airport and the historic Corfu Town, the resort is an exceptional choice for families looking for an all-inclusive experience.
Coming Soon in Corfu
Ikos Resorts has announced plans to open a new all-inclusive resort on the island of Corfu in 2023. The group’s Ikos Odisia will open on May 19, on the bay of Dassia. It will be Ikos’ second resort on Corfu. The new five-star resort will cover a total of 395 luxury rooms, suites, bungalows and villas. Ikos Odisia will also include modern sports facilities, 10 heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools for children and adults, and a 420-meter sandy beach.
Finally, the all-inclusive holiday model will serve Greek and international gastronomy experiences, Michelin-starred chefs, and a carefully curated list of 300 Greek and international wines. Other features will be a 24-hour room service; ultra-luxury spa treatments by Anne Semonin, babysitting services, and a kids club. Stay tuned to this blog because we will constantly update our recommendations.
Have you been to Corfu with kids? Let me know in the comments!
If you want to read more about family travel to Corfu, have a look at these related posts:
- 10 things to do in Corfu
- Lux Me Daphnila Bay Dassia Corfu
- Danilia Village in Corfu
- Fine Dining in Daphnila Bay Dassia Corfu
Celeste was born and raised in the Netherlands but lives in Greece for 25 years. She studied at the Dutch Institute of Athens underneath the Acropolis and currently lives with her family in an Athenian suburb. Celeste is the founder of Family Experiences Blog. Whether you and your family live in Greece or are visiting, this blog will show you the very best ways in which to celebrate family life here.