What's the weather like in Corfu in August
By August, the average temperature in Corfu Town is up to 29°C (84°F). August in Corfu Town hot, humid, and bright. Expect to bring your cool summer clothes, though the month does cool as the days progress. Highs reach about 31°C (87°F) and low of 19°C (66°F). It's the perfect weather for families looking to get away from the UK during the school summer holidays. Take a look at the weather forecast to help plan your trip.
There are about 13:35 hours of sunlight on average, which gradually decreases by about 1 hour. the longest day of the month is August 1, with 14:13 hours of sunlight; the shortest day is August 31, with 13:05 hours.
The average sea temperature in August is about 27°C (80°F)--pack your beach gear as the water's perfect. Like July, it only rains on average for one day of the month. There is about 40mm of rainfall in August, occuring as thunderstorms or moderate rain.
The skies above Corfu Town in August are mostly clear throughout the month. Humidity ranges from comfortable (40%) to very humid (91%). Daily wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breeze, and typically blow in from the south or southeast.
August is fairly consistent all through the month, getting cooler in the later weeks. In the beginning, the average is about 25°C (78°F), with highs peaking out at about 89°F and lows dropping to 20°C (68°F). By mid-august, these numbers decrease but only slightly to averages of 25°C (77°F), highs of 31°C (88°F) and lows of 20°C (68°F). By the end of August, averages are around 23°C (75°F), highs at 29°C (85°F) and lows at 13°C (56°F).
Corfu Hotels in August
During the school summer holidays, some families prefer to stay in self-catering apartments rather than a hotel. One good option would be the Folies Corfu town apartments. The complex even has a separate swimming pool for the kids so the adults can enjoy their swim in peace!
If the idea of cooking on holiday scares the life out of you, maybe the Hotel Ariti would be a better choice. This hotel is 4 km outside Corfu Town but the breath taking views and wide range of facilities will make the journey out of town well worth the effort. The 4-star hotel offers 164 rooms and suites located on Kanoni, tennis courts, conference rooms and outdoor swimming pool that caters especially to families.
Corfu Beaches for August
Gardenos Beach, located in the southern tip of Corfu Island, is a quiet retreat for those looking to get out of town. The two-kilometre beach is supremely clean, tapered at the end by a tiny fishing port. A perfect haven for swimmers and sunbathers.
Bars and Restaurants
Your holiday will not be complete unless you experience some traditional Greek dancing. Just 7 km to the south-west of Corfu Town is the Tripa Taverna. Here you'll be guaranteed excellent food, followed by a display of dancing. As the evening goes on, diners get the chance to join in as well!
If you fancy a change from traditional Greek cuisine, why not check out the excellent Da Giovanni restaurant in the centre of town. As the name suggests, this is an Italian eating house run by a restaurateur from Naples.
If you happen to be driving around the west side of the island, stop by Elizabeth's, a unique family-run eatery established in the 1940s. Sample a bit of homestyle pastitsada and potatoes with peas. Located in Doukades village, just inland from Paleokastritsa.
Things to do in Corfu in August
If you're visiting Corfu Town, the Achillion Palace in the village of Gastouri is a must-see. This palace was built by the Empress Elisabeth of Austria as a retreat from the life of the Austrian Court and was later to feature in the Bond movie For Your Eyes Only.
The kids will love a trip to Aqualand. Billed as one of the most amazing and adventurous water parks in Europe, this adventure playground is the ideal way to cool off during the hot summer days.
Get out of town and explore the Byzantine ruins of Angelokastro. Located on the highest peak near Paleokastritsa, this 305m (1,000ft) citadel served as the capital of Corfu from the 14th to the 16th centuries. It was a main fortification in defence against possible Venetian invaders.
The most worthwhile day trip is a ferry to Sarande in Albania, for the Roman ruins of Butrint. There are only a few ferries a day, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly. Alternatively, you can charter a boat out to the Diapondia Islands, just northwest of Corfu.