Averages for Corfu Town in March

MARCH

Weather Lowdown

Temperatures start to edge upwards in March and visitors to Corfu Town can expect to see an average of 11°C (52°F) at the beginning of the month. Highs reach around 14°C (58°F) and lows drop down to 6°C (43°F). By the end of the month, however, there is a steady increase in averages, with temperatures of 14°C (57°F), highs of 16°C (64F) and lows of 8C (48°F).

There are about 12 hours of average daily su...

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  • Temperature Temperature 12°C 53°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 61°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 7°C 45°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 90 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 11 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 14°C 57°F

MARCH

Weather Lowdown

Temperatures start to edge upwards in March and visitors to Corfu Town can expect to see an average of 11°C (52°F) at the beginning of the month. Highs reach around 14°C (58°F) and lows drop down to 6°C (43°F). By the end of the month, however, there is a steady increase in averages, with temperatures of 14°C (57°F), highs of 16°C (64F) and lows of 8C (48°F).

There are about 12 hours of average daily sunshine, and over the month the length of day increases by about 1:18 hours. The shortest day is March 1 with 11:20 hours of sunlight; the longest is March 31 with 12:38 hours.

Average sea temperature in March is around 14°C (57°F)--still a bit too cold for most swimmers.

Although there is a chance of rain on 11 days of the month, the average rainfall is just 108mm, compared to 149mm the previous month. Rain usually occurs as moderate rain or thunderstorms, with occasional light rain. 

Traditional Greek cafe in Corfu Town

March skies in Corfu are typically partly cloudy, clearing up slightly by the end of the month. Humidity ranges from mildly humid (54%) to very humid (94%). Daily wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 37 kmph (23 mph). Wind usually blows from the southeast or direct south.

In March, Corfu Town is gradually easing into springtime. Temperatures are starting to warm up, rain is decreasing, and skies begin to clear. From beginning to the end of the month, averages increase from around 11°C (52°F) to 13°C (57°F). Take a look at the weather forecast here

Where to Stay

The Atlantis Hotel in Corfu Town is next to the historical centre of the island and opposite the new port, making it an ideal base for touring your surroundings. All rooms and apartments offer fridge, shower, TV, phone and wifi to guests. Be sure to request a room with a balcony that overlooks the sea and harbour. Facilities are rather modest, with a bar, TV room, restaurant, and indoor and outdoor cafes.

If you'd rather be in between the Old Venetian section of town and the New Town, the Konstantinoupolis Hotel may be more to your liking. The majority of the major sightseeing attractions are within easy walking distance of this traditional style hotel.

The British Palace in Corfu Town, now a museum 

Things to Do

In February, it's best to stay indoors, to here's your time to hit the museums. Oddly enough, the Asian Art Museum exhibits exquisite collections of artefacts from China, Japan, Tibet, Southeast Asia and Gandhara.

Drop by the Archaeological Museum, located in south Corfu Town. Built in 1965, it houses a collection of ancient artefacts from the island. Main exhibits include an impressive 17m gorgon pediment (590 b.c.e.) excavated from the Temple of Artemis at Paleopolis. The sculpture is so massive it dominates an entire room. Within the museum, you can also find a marble torso of Apollo, the lion of Menecrates, and a pediment of Dionysus.

From the New Fortress you can get a wonderful view of the old port and tiled roofs. Although built by the Venetians between 1572 and 1645, the British and the French completed the fortification works. Or wander down to the Old Fortress on the east, which houses a former Latin chapel, and a collection of Byzantine icons and mosaics. 

Corfu old fortress

The Old Fort, Corfu.

If you want to get out of Corfu Town for the day, why not take a visit to the Corfu Shell Museum in Benitses. The Museum displays the private collection of a Corfiot who used to dive in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Hit the Beach

In the north part of the island, you'll find a resort, Kassiopi, with plenty of small beaches dotted with small fishing villages. The area has always been popular with royals--Tiberius kept a villa here, and Nero played his lyre on its beaches a music visit with his lyre. The water itself is still a bit chilly for swimming, but it's a peaceful place to pick up seashells.

Eating & Drinking Out

There's only one pub in Corfu Town that serves Guinness! The Thirsty Traveller pub is the place to be on St Patrick's Day if you want to celebrate in the traditional Irish way. It's also the place to go if you want to watch live sporting action on TV.

Part of the fun of holidays abroad is sampling the local cuisine, and where better to do so than the Taverna Stamatis. This place is actually around 5km from Corfu Town, in the village of Viros. It's a favourite with the locals as well as tourists.

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