To be honest, there is no such thing as a bad time to visit Corfu. But some seasons tend to bring out the island’s innate charm even better than others. Surprising though it may be, autumn is one of them. Sandwiched between Corfu’s high and low season, autumn is every bit as inviting, if not more, as more popular months of the high summer season. Planning an autumn break in Corfu will not only allow you to enjoy the island at its best, but also catch the last precious rays of sunshine and prepare mentally for the winter to come. Here are the top 5 reasons why visiting Corfu in the autumn is a good idea.
1. Relaxing vibes
Mid-autumn is when Corfu starts to slow down, returning to its regular pace of life after the hustle and bustle of the tourist-infested summer season. That is when the island’s true, authentic character starts to emerge, far from any tourist cliché and commercial tackiness. And along with the decreasing number of tourists, a certain change of mood can be felt. The locals are more relaxed, more eager to mingle and really take the time to talk to visitors.
2. The weather
Autumn weather in Corfu is nothing short of ideal; still sunny and warm as it were in the summer, minus the fierce heat and blazing sun. And surprisingly enough, the sea is now even warmer than in the summer. It is the perfect moment for sightseeing, hiking, trekking and taking all those long walks in the lush Corfiot nature that the summer heat wouldn’t allow for. Whilst keeping an eye out for the occasional burst of rain in late October, you are rather guaranteed pleasant temperatures and sunshine.
3. More privacy
Being less popular a season for traveling, autumn attracts fewer tourists, while remaining lively enough for you to have a good time. Forget crowded beaches, landmark queues, hordes of tourists and traffic jams. In mid to late autumn you will always find a table and you can have the beach, almost, all to yourself. This means that you are more likely to meet and interact with locals, once the best bars and beaches are empty from tourists.
4. Majestic landscapes
Visit Corfu in the fall and watch as the landscapes slowly change color, turning reddish brown, and contrast the evergreen hills, under soft, diffuse autumn sunlight.
Visit Corfu in early fall and experience a more accurate, more authentic aspect of the island, enjoying every moment of a slower, more relaxing last-minute getaway away from the crowds.