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Visit Corfu with Kids | 7 amazing things to do and family hotels

Visit Corfu with Kids | 7 amazing things to do and family hotels

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Last Updated on February 16, 2023 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

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Dassia Bay

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.

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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.

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3 Great for boating

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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.

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Grecotel Daphnila Dassia Bay Resort

5. Why you should visit Corfu with Kids: International connections

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AM arrival at Corfu airport

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.

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7 Great Food

Traditional Corfu food is an international fusion with lots of Greek traditional food, pasta dishes, seafood, pies, and sweets.

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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 in Corfu.

MarBella Corfu Aqua Park

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Anemelia Aqua Park | Photo courtesy Marbella Collection

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. 

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Happy boy is riding in the Water Park on inflatable circles on water slides with splash | Marbella Collection

Corfu Imperial

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Corfu Imperial Amazing Resort

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.

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Light Fare by the pool – Lux Me Daphnila Bay

Ikos Dassia Corfu

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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.

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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!

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