What's the weather like in Corfu in February
The weather in Corfu Town in February is much the same as it was in the previous month. You can expect an average temperature of 10°C (50°F). At the beginning of the month, highs peak out at 13°C (56°F) and lows at 5.5°C (42°F), with a slight increase of highs up to 14°C (58°F) by the end. There is slightly less rainfall, but you should still go prepared.
There are about 11 hours of average daily sunshine, and over the month the length of the day increases by about one hour. The shortest day is February 1 with 10:10 hours of sunlight; the shortest day is 11:17 hours.
The average sea temperature in February is about 15°C (59°F)--too cold for swimming!
February is more rainy than January, with about 149mm to be expected. Rain usually occurs as moderate rain or thunderstorms, with occasional light rainshowers. Have a look at the weather forecast to help plan your trip.
The skies above Corfu Town in February are partly cloudy. Humidity ranges from mildly humid (54%) to very humid (94%). Daily wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breeze. Winds typically blow in from the southeast, but sometimes from the south.
February is characterised by fairly consistent temperatures, that slightly warm over the course of the month. In the beginning, the average is about 9°C (49°F), with highs of 13°C (56F) and lows of 5°C (42°F). By the end of the month, averages are about 10°C (51°F), with highs of 14°C (58°F) and lows of 6°C (43°F).
Corfu Hotels for February
The Corfu Palace Hotel is a great base from which to explore your local surroundings. Situated just 400 metres from the centre of Town, you are guaranteed traditional Greek hospitality and fine dining at this first-rate establishment. The hotel was built in 1954 and has a number of standard rooms, superior rooms and suites available, all with sea view. Facilities include three restaurants, one bar, jewellery shop, casino, spa and large indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
The Hellinis Hotel is near to the Archaeological Museum and Old Fortress. It has a restaurant and a poolside bar, and as you would expect, all rooms have air conditioning. Renovated recently in 2002, the hotel is situated in the Kanoni area, approximately 4 kilometres from the city centre. Each of its 90 spacious guestrooms is equipped with A/C, heating, wifi, satellite TV, and ensuite bathroom. The closest beach is just 600 meters from the hotel's entrance. Kanoni is separated from Corfu Town proper by a lagoon, a perfect setting for idyllic views.
Corfu Beaches in February
The best beaches in Corfu aren't in Corfu Town, but easily accessible by bus or car, just twenty minutes away from the city centre. If you have an afternoon, head over to Myrtiotissa, a tiny cove on Corfu's scenic west coast. Though popular in peak season, in February the 150 feet beach makes for a restful getaway. While you're there, be sure to check out the 14th century monastery located 300m uphill.
Bars and Restaurants
Should you find yourself exploring Kanoni, drop by the Acapella Cafe, a delightful bar with striking views, great service and relaxing vibe. It's a great place to watch the sunset over the water.
Try Tsipouradiko for dinner, a downtown spot popular with the hip crowd, with delicious local favourites like mushroom croquettes and marinated Florina peppers. Try note--they only accept cash.
Things to do in Corfu in February
Cheese-Eating Sunday is a festival in mid-February. It's a colourful festival of parades and floats, loud music and dancing, which takes place in the centre of Corfu Town. The day marks the approaching Lenten season and you should avoid eating meat.
The following day is 'Clean Monday'. The partying continues but instead of eating cheese, bread, cuttlefish and squid are the order of the day.
The main square in the centre of Corfu Town is known as the Spianáda. This area is surrounded by French architecture and plays host to musical concerts throughout the year. The main shopping street in Corfu Town is the Odos N. Theotoki. Here you'll find a variety of goods, from brand name products to locally made souvenirs that will be ideal gifts for the people back home.
If you want to cram as much sightseeing as you can into one day, you should book on the Corfu Town Sightseeing tour. You'll be taken around the historical town visiting the Cathedral, the old and New Fortresses, the Byzantine Museum and the Royal Palace of Saint George and Saint Michael. There's even time at the end to do some shopping in the Old Town.