Ten minutes from the capital of Corfu Town, Perama benefits from all the nearby amenities without suffering from tourist overload. 12 hours of sunshine a day, temperatures reaching the early thirties and a cooling breeze. No unbearable scorching temperatures but plenty of tan-topping rays. That’s this year’s holiday sorted then.
Beyond the summer heatwave, there’s an ambient temperature all year-round ensuring Perama is enjoyable whenever you visit. Beaches and sun-bathing are top notches with the added bonus of water sports and activities. Exploring nearby villages and attractions should keep active families and couples happy during their stay too.
Perama’s unhurried and peaceful nightlife vibe may need a touch more action for some. We recommend taking a short drive to Corfu Town. The ever-present tourist influx ensures bars and clubs open year-round and bass-thumping parties carry on into the early hours in the town’s clubs. After something more sedate? Head to the old town bars and experience some authentic Corfiot hospitality.
Visiting Perama in the summer months? Be sure to check out Corfu Town’s free open air concerts. Held on the town’s esplanade, they’re a great place to enjoy some music with a picnic while you sit back and relax.
Look past the town’s cobbled streets, Ionian architecture and imposing fortresses and you’ll spot a haven for high-end shoppers. Upscale stores await eager retail enthusiasts, no tacky souvenirs here! If shopping doesn’t float your boat, there’s culture on offer in spades. Fascinating museums, art galleries and boutiques selling antiques and sculptures line the streets. End the day in an intimate bistro for the full Corfiot culture experience.
Once the capital of Corfu, Kanoni may not be the centre of attention anymore but there’s much on offer for explorers of all ages. Rich in history and culture, the local fishing boats even set off from the local church. An early start here could see you bag a culinary bargain. Head to the dock to barter with local fishermen bringing their catch ashore.
Once famed for lively nightlife Benitses has shed its noisy past and reclaimed its traditional laid-back Corfiot vibe. Think blue flag beaches, traditional customs and cultural events rather than lager-soaked lads on a stag weekend. What Benitses lacks in party atmosphere it makes up for with high-quality cuisine. Plenty of shops plus a shiny new yacht marina offer window shopping opportunities for everyone. If you visited in the 80s it’s worth a trip to see how the city has changed its fortunes and is attracting a new kind of holidaymaker.
Is lady luck shining down on you? In Perama you might well find yourself taking a gamble at the roulette wheel. Perhaps you’ll try your hand at Blackjack or join a poker game? Based in the Hotel Corfu Palace, this is Corfu’s only casino. No matter how you roll the dice, spin the wheel or chance your luck, just remember some age-old gambling wisdom: know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em!
Ideal for every type of beachgoer, Perama packs a punch in terms of seaside fun. Sunbeds and umbrellas offer families a place to set up camp for the day while the kids explore. Quieter sections of the shore offer couples space to relax and unwind. While the crystal clear waters allow you the chance to simply swim away from your cares or discover the local sea life. Sling on your snorkel and follow in the flippers of Gerald Durrell - it’s here the famous marine biologist discovered new marine species.
The Ropa Valley
One of Perama’s main attractions is the stunning scenery surrounding the peninsula. The nearby Ropa Valley has some stunning mountain ranges, best explored with a little help. We recommend a trusty steed to help you navigate the steep slopes. If horse-riding isn’t your thing, two-wheels are another great way to see the sights. Hire bikes and explore to your heart's content.
Just a 25-minute drive inland will see you making a splash with the kids at Aqualand. Whizz down any of the 36 different waterslides, brave the extreme ‘Hurricane Twist’ or while away the hours floating down the lazy river. If all the water-based fun gets a little too much there’s always the Arcade room to tempt gamers of all ages.
It would be too easy, to sum up, Corfiot cuisine as tavernas, fresh fish and local wine. Though frankly, if it stopped there we’d be more than happy. On any Corfu restaurant menu, there are huge amounts of Greek, Italian and Mediterranean inspired dishes. Everything from the familiar: feta cheese and mezze plates to the more traditional Souvlakia and Papoutsakia dishes. The overall theme is sharing. So order a few different dishes, mix things up and share with the family. You won’t be disappointed.
The restaurants in Perama serve up some of the best authentic food on the island. A good mix of cafes, restaurants and tavernas ensures there’s something on offer for every taste, budget and dining option. For an even wider range of flavours, head to Corfu Town’s eateries for a Corfiot take on global cuisine.
Attention ice cream lovers. Seek out the sweet delights at Papagiorgis. Just a ten-minute drive from Perama, this old fashioned Corfiot sweet shop sells 40 different flavours of ice cream plus many more sugary treats and baked goods. Papagiorgis is a treat that should be on every sugar addict’s wish list.
Perama holidays are made for every type of holidaymaker. With Corfu Town on its doorstep, party animals are catered for while families and couples can enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Perama. Unrivalled views of the Ropa Valley, a wealth of aquatic life for divers and year-round sun make this a destination we think you’ll love as much as we do.
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