What's the weather like in Corfu in October
Although the weather in the UK in October often makes us realise that winter is approaching, in Corfu Town people are still enjoying an average temperature of 19°C (66°F), with a high of around 23°C (73°F) and low of 14°C (57°F).
On average, there are about 6 hours of daily sunshine, which over the month decreases by about 1:15 hours, or 2.4 minutes daily. The longest day is October 1 with 11:46 hours of sunlight; the shortest is October 31 with 10:32 hours.
The average sea temperature in October is 22°C (71°F), which is still warm for swimming and other water activities.
In October, rainfall shoots up considerably since the last month, with a whopping monthly average of 147mm over 9 days. This rain occurs as thunderstorms or moderate rain showers.
Skies above Corfu Town in October is mostly clear or partly cloudy, with more clouds later in the month. Humidity ranges from mildly humid (53%) to very humid (95%), and is most humid around October 21. Daily winds range from calm to gentle breeze, picking up as the month progresses.
Overall, October is a rainy, cool month in Corfu Town. Expect to bring a light jacket, umbrella and appropriate shoes to keep dry. Around October, average temperatures are about 20C (69°F), with highs of 25°C (78°F) and lows of 16°C (61°F). This drops a bit by mid-month, with averages of 19°C (67°F), highs of 22°C (73°F) and lows of 14°C (57°F). By the end of October, averages have dropped to 17°C (63°F), highs of 20°C (69°F) and lows of 12°C (54°F).
Corfu Hotels in October
The Atlantis Hotel is a reasonably priced hotel close to the centre of Corfu Town. It's situated opposite the port, making it the ideal place to stay if you plan on joining any of the numerous boat trips on offer. The hotel even offers apartments for those who want to cook in their own kitchen; a great option for families. Onsite facilities include a modest restaurant and bar, as well as indoor and outdoor cafes.
You'll find the Corfu Mare Hotel in a green suburb of Corfu Town. It's the ideal place to stay if you want to enjoy some quiet time after a busy day's sightseeing. Rooms are available as standard, superior, junior rooms, master suites, and handicapped accessible. Services include yoga, sauna, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Corfu Beaches for October
In October you can still enjoy the island's sublime beauty and pristine natural areas. If this sounds like your type of vacation, head to the southwest tip of coast from Paramonas to Issos. In this region, you'll find unspoiled beaches and trails lined with cypress trees. Take a look at the weather forecast to decide if a beach trip is on the cards!
Bars and Restaurants
If you want a relaxing evening out, take a trip to the Marina and find the Restaurant Argo (Marina Gouvia). It's an authentic Greek restaurant serving dishes such as Kleftiko. Being right on the seafront, the restaurant also has a wide selection of fresh fish.
The Cavalleri Hotel is home to the eponymous roof garden (Cavalleri Hotel 4 Capodistriou Street), one of the best rooftop restaurants in the world. With panoramic views of the Old Fortress and the fishing bay, it's not hard to see why it's so lauded.
For a quick snack, head over to YogArt (Agion Panton 11), for a true taste of the island in the form of frozen Greek yoghurt. Strawberry, chocolate and banana can be donned with sweets, preserves, fruits, and the island's delightful trophy, the kumquat.
Things to do in Corfu in October
One attraction that you might want to visit on rainy day is the Folkloric Museum of Central Corfu at Sinarades. The village is just 12 km to the west of Corfu Town and the museum is a reproduction of a 19th century middle-class village dwelling. As well as all the original furniture and decoration, the second floor houses musical instruments, ceramics and a shadow puppet show to amuse the children.
History-buffs will find delight at the Church of Agios Spyridon, located in the Old Town of Corfu. St. Spyridon is the patron saint of the island and said to have saved the inhabitants on numerous occasions. For this (as Gerald Durrell observed), a great deal of the population is named Spyros. The saint is interred in a silver coffin below this church's impressive red dome. The exterior is typical Venetian Renaissance style, complete with a bell tower and decorated in golden frames.
It's relatively easy to rent a motorbike in Corfu Town and explore neighbouring villages. Check out nearby Benitses, on the east coast of the island, just 12 kilometres from the city centre. This popular hubbub is a haven for seafarers and families looking for a quiet respite on their vacation.