What's the weather like in Corfu in December
December is of course one of the winter months in Corfu Town, but you should experience temperatures in the low double figures. Averages are around 11°C (52°F), with highs of 15°C (59°F) and lows of 7°C (44°F).
On average, there are about 9 hours of daily sunshine, which is essentially constant throughout the month. The longest day is December 1 with 9:34 hours of sunlight; the shortest is December 28 with 9:23 hours.
Average sea temperature in December is about 16°C (60°F)--too cold for swimming!
December is the wettest month of the year in Corfu. It rains on an average of 12 days of the month and when it does, expect to see heavy showers. The total rainfall for the final month of the year is about 207mm. When it occurs, rainfall should form moderate showers or thunderstorms.
The skies above Corfu Town in December are partly cloudy, with 63% chance of cover. Humidity ranges from mildly humid (59%) to very humid (95%), with most humid days occurring at the beginning of the month.
Daily wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breezes, blowing in from the south or southeast.
Overall, December is rainy and cold, especially considering Corfu during the rest of the year. Around December 1, averages are around 13°C (56°F), with highs of 16°C (61°F) and lows of 8°C (47°F). By mid-month, averages are at 11°C (53°F), highs at 15°C (59°F) and lows at 7°C (45°F). Around the end of the month, averages are at 11°C (53°F), highs at 14°C (57°F) and lows at 5°C (42°F).
Corfu Hotels in December
If you want a hotel in centre of Corfu Town, the Bella Venezia should fit the bill. Everything you need is close by and if you fancy eating out in the evening, Guildford Street, the renowned street for restaurants, is right on the doorstep. Categories include a bridal room, master suite and Venezian loft room for the more luxury-minded guests.
The Arion Hotel is near enough to the town centre to be convenient, but far enough away from the bustling nightlife to ensure you get an undisturbed night's sleep! Each one of the 105 rooms are equipped with A/C, mini-fridge, wifi, satellite TV, safe and wifi. The beach of Mon Repos is just 50 metres away, where you can find umbrellas, playground and a restaurant.
Corfu Beaches for December
December brings cold and rain to the beaches, which are not exactly desirable conditions for swimming or other water activities. You can still however enjoy simple walks on the beach and enjoy the views of sand and sea. Check out the southeast of the island, near Korission lagoon for a long stretch of golden sand.
Bars and Restaurants
Another good options is Stevens On the Hill, located in Agios Gordios on the western coastline. They sell a variety of dishes, local and international, from barbecued steak to fresh pizza. Occasionally, the restaurant erupts into simple dance.
Bioporos Restaurant lies on the banks of Lake Korission, about 23 month south from Corfu Town. It lies on a 70-acre ecological farm, where fresh produce is collected directly from farm to table. The veranda offers stunning views of the lake and the sea, and is open year long. You can even spend the night in a traditional residence, equipped with its own kitchen.
Things to do in Corfu in December
People in Corfu Town are getting ready to celebrate the festive season in December, but there are still plenty of churches where you can while away the time during the heavy downpours. The most impressive church in Corfu Town is the Cathedral Church of St. Spyridon. It towers above the town and houses the relics of the patron Saint of the island.
During December our thoughts turn to the festive season and that means presents! If you've left your Christmas shopping till the last minute, you might just be able to pick up some unusual gifts for people back home. You'll be able to find plenty of handmade leather and jewellery items in little shops all over Corfu Town.
Many restaurants host Greek music and dance nights, some that are authentic and some that are not. Performers recite stories and share cultural history. Typically these nights are sold together with food and wine included.