How to Enjoy Corfu on a Budget

Monastery of the Virgin, Corfu
Monastery of the Virgin, Corfu

The Greek Island of Corfu has always been a popular choice for family holidays, but they don’t have to cost the earth. With plenty of great value accommodation, tasty but cheap tavernas, and some of the best beaches in Greece, you’ll find yourself having the time of your life, for much less.

Stay on a Shoestring
There are plenty of places to stay in Corfu if you want value over luxury. Your best bet for a budget holiday will be a self-catering apartment, not just for the price but for the money you’ll save on eating out too. Many of the budget apartments in Corfu are spacious and family-friendly, most even come with an outdoor swimming pool – perfect for taking an inexpensive dip.

Some of the best areas for family apartments are the famous fishing village of Benitses, and the golden sands of Agios Georgios. If you’re looking for a hotel, however, there are plenty of low priced options in Agios Georgios too and with everything situated within walking distance, you’ll save a load on travel.

Eat for Cheap
Greece is known for its incredible, traditional cuisine, but delicious dishes don’t have to cost the earth. Many of the local tavernas offer cheap but tasty lunches and dinners, priced from as little as €4 for a main course.

If you’re staying near Kavos, head to the number one Tripadvisor restaurant, Terry’s Greek & International Cuisine. This rustic, family-friendly restaurant offers a range of foreign foods including Italian, Mexican, and English, as well as traditional Greek dishes. The food is freshly made and great value for money at only €4-7 for mains. Try the delicious, homemade pizzas for something to share with the whole family.

See for Free
The beautiful surroundings of Corfu make it the perfect place for budget sightseeing. There’s plenty of history and nature on the island so walking, bike riding, and exploring amongst the beaches and olive groves are all to be enjoyed for free.

For a taste of Greek history, the picturesque Church of Agios Spyridon, with its charming bell tower and opulent interior, will have kids and adults in awe. Visit the famous Achilleion Palace, close to Gouvia, and admire the impressive architecture, it was once featured in a James Bond film!

Do to a Budget
The number one free activity on holiday is of course, the beach. The majority of beaches in Corfu are family-friendly with soft, golden sands and gentle shelving shores perfect for paddling, swimming, and sand castles.

Head to the popular Paleokastritsa beach for reasonably priced seaside activities like watersports and boat trips. The famous Monastery of the Virgin is just minutes’ walk from the beach if you get the itch to explore plus there’s a hoard of welcoming tavernas for when you’re feeling peckish. If you’re after something a little more secluded, try Agios Gordios beach, a beautiful cove nestled amongst olive groves and lush greenery that sums up the tranquillity of Corfu perfectly. show less

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