What's the weather like in Corfu in July
July brings 12 hours a day of sunshine to Corfu Town! Although it has the most sunshine hours, it is not quite the warmest month of the year. That honour is reserved for August. However, sun-worshipping tourists will not be disappointed with average temperatures of 27°C (80°F). In July, Corfu Town is at its hottest, with highs of 31°C (87°F) and lows of 19°C (66°F). Be sure to pack your swimsuit and other hot weather gear, as summer's in full swing!
On average, there are about 14:30 hours of daily sunshine, with an overall decrease as the month progresses. The longest day of the month is July 1, with 14:55 hours of sunlight; the shortest is July 31, with 14:15 hours.
The average sea temperature in June is about 25°C (77°F)--so be sure to pack your swimming gear as the water's perfect.
This is also the driest month of the year. It normally only rains on one day in the entire month, and then you'll only see about 11mm of rain. The most common forms of rain in these infrequent showers are moderate rain and the rare summer thunderstorm.
The skies above Corfu Town in July are mostly clear. Humidity ranges from (39%) to very humid (89%). Daily wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breeze, blowing in from the south or southeast.
July is peak summer, and hot averages are the norm in Corfu Town. In early July, averages are around 24°C (76°F), with highs of 30°C (86°F) and lows of 19°C (66°F). By mid-month, averages are at 25°C (78°F), highs at 31°C (88°F) and lows at 20°C (68°F), numbers that remains constant through to the end of July.
Corfu Hotels in July
Less than 4 miles outside Corfu Town is the Hotel Telesilla (Kontokali), a small, family-run, friendly place next to the Gouvia Marina. A lot of tourists return to the hotel year after year. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool (great for the hot summer!), snack bar and restaurant that serves both Corfiot and international cuisine.
The Corfu Holiday Palce Hotel (Kerkira) featured in the film "Greek Tycoon". This 5-star luxurious hotel overlooks Pontikonissi and the monastery of Mary of Vlachernes. Situated just 4km from Corfu, it has its own private beach, an a la carte restaurant, a sushi bar and a poolside bar. There's even a Starbucks Café. The hotel also offers a choice of watersports and hiking trails with cypresses, pines and eucalyptus trees.
Corfu Beaches for July
If you don't mind crowds, head out to the popular northwest beach of Longas. This beach is a bit wild, with no sunbeds or umbrellas in sight--but sunbathers and swimmers are welcome! You can spend hours perfecting your tan then grab a bite at the Panorama Restaurant and admire the picturesque sunset.
Bars and Restaurants
Greek cuisine has much to offer and a great place to sample it is in the small Rouvas restaurant. This place is hidden down a back alley, but if you want to taste authentic Greek food with a local flavour, you'll be glad you wandered off the beaten track.
Bellissimo (Lemonia Square) is a family-run taverna with a casual, cosy atmosphere. Sample the spicy feta, spinach pie, and eggplant and zucchini dishes, and finish up with a bottle of local Corfiot wine.
If you're on the west coast, be sure to stop by Nereids, a taverna in Paleokastritsa. The restaurant serves local favourites like pork in mustard sauce. Top your meal off with a glass of Corfiot red or white. The atmosphere is upscale, set down in a pretty garden with palm trees.
Things to do in Corfu in July
A lot of people will be basking on the beach during July, but there's more to Corfu than just sun, sea and sand. Even the younger family members may enjoy a trip out of town to the Museum of traditional costumes and Corfiot folk music.
The Achilleon Diving Centre is just 20 minutes away from Corfu town. Whether you're an experienced diver or just want a taster of scuba diving, this is the place to go. The west coast is famously great for scuba diving and checking out spectacular caves, shipwrecks and reefs bursting with life.
Nestled beside the Corfu Trail that runs north to south, Palea Perithia is a ghost town on the scope of Mt. Pandokrator. Abandoned since the 1960s, the village is home to a 14th century church, which is currently undergoing restoration. Be warned, however, that the town is difficult to find--best to ask locals in nearby villages where to find it.