What's the weather like in Corfu in January
Although January is the coldest month in Corfu Town, Greece, when you compare it to the average temperature in Brighton in January, 10°C (50°F) seems reasonably warm! Highs peak out at about 14°F (57°F) and lows mingle around 5°C (41°F).
There are between 9.5-10 hours of average daily sunshine, and over the month the length of the day increases by about half hour. The shortest day is January 1 with 9:25 hours of sunlight; the longest is January 31, with 10:03 hours.
The average sea temperature in January is about 15°C (59°F)--still too cold for swimmers!
It's also likely to rain on around 12 days out of the month, so your suitcase should contain some warm clothes and a raincoat. Average monthly rainfall measures around 100mm, occurring as moderate rain or thunderstorms. Take a look at the weather forecast for Corfu Town.
January skies above Corfu Town are typically partly cloudy. Humidity ranges from mildly humid (57%) to very humid (95%). Daily wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breeze, with rare strong breezes. Winds typically blow in from the southeast or due south.
Overall, January is characterised by fairly cool temperatures, with little change over the month. Rain is fairly common, so be prepared for the cold and wet. Days turn gradually longer as it turns into February. At the beginning of the month, averages start at 11°C (52°F), with highs at 14°C (57°F) and lows at 5.5°C (42°F). These numbers stay consistent, and by end of January temperatures only drop slightly, averages of 10°C (50°F), with highs of 13°C (56°F) and lows of 5°C (41°F).
Corfu Hotels in January
The Bella Venezia is a boutique hotel in Corfu Town. The building used to be a mansion and although it has been elegantly renovated, the downstairs public rooms still remind one of a 19th century English club. Each room category has its own unique character, that combines luxury and modernity. All rooms are equipped with A/C, ensuite bathroom, wifi, mini-fridge, LCD television, telephone and complimentary wine. Connecting rooms, cots, and children beds are available on request. If you're celebrating a special occasion, try the master suite and balcony with its panoramic views, the bridal room designed especially for romance, or the Venetian loft room, located on the top floor and overlook the garden or town.
For the more budget conscious, the Sunset Hotel may be just the place for you. Rooms are spacious, open year-round, and available to accommodate up to four guests. Onsite facilities include interior lounge, bar, swimming pool with a bar, garden ad 24-hour reception. There are a number of restaurants close by and you'll find most of Corfu Town's nightlife within half a mile.
Corfu Beach for January
Though still too chilly for most water activities, a stroll along the beach in Corfu is always welcome. Try the beach in front of Dassia, a resort about 20 minutes' bus ride from Corfu Town, where you can relax on the sand or just admire the view over Grecian waters.
Bars and Restaurants
People in Corfu Town tend to linger over a meal rather than rush off to nightclubs. The normal routine is to take a short walk after dinner and head to one of the cafes for a couple of late evening drinks.
When looking to try out the local food, try the Aegli Restaurant. It bills itself as the oldest traditional restaurant in Corfu Town and offers both Greek and International cuisine. The Salto Wine Bar & Bistro is another local favourite. The staff are delightful, the owner approachable, and the local dishes excellent.
Pavlos Taverna Steakout in Kavos village serves some of the best meats, grilled to perfection. Succulent dishes include the Filet steak and the meatballs. That said, the large menu has an array of vegetarian meals, both Greek and British style.
Things to do in Corfu in January
The Old Town of Corfu is a UNESCO world heritage site that is well worth a visit. You can learn much about the history of the island by visiting the fortresses and palaces that were built during the Venetian rule, or simply wander round the town's narrow cobbled streets and get an idea of how the residents really live.
If you want to take some souvenirs home with you at the end of your holiday, shops selling handmade needlework, jewellery, leather goods and objects made from olive wood are everywhere. Head to the north end of Liston if you want to pick up some unusual bargains.