Karousades Holidays

Rural beach charm in Corfu

Karousades holidays are all about beauty and tradition. Surrounded by thick cypress forests and olive groves, this hillside village in the northwest corner of Corfu is painfully pretty. Here, you’ll wonder at historic Corfiot architecture as you make your way through streets full of faded pastel façades, with their terracotta rooftops and doorways covered in bright bougainvillea. Make your way to sleepy traditional tavernas serving up delicious Corfiot cuisine and ‘kafenia’ (local cafés) where you can sip on syrupy Greek coffee.

When you’re done exploring this photogenic town, just a few kilometres away is the tranquil beach of Astrakeri. Considered one of the best beaches on the island, this tree-lined spot has clean sand and crystal waters. Holidays to Karousades are the perfect choice for families and couples looking for a slice of authentic Corfu life while enjoying the best of the beach and the mountains.

Your Karousades questions, answered

Since it’s in the hills, Karousades is a little chillier than coastal Corfu. Even in the summer, you’ll want to pack a sweater and scarf for cool evenings.

As the surrounding landscape is quite hilly, it’s wise to hire a car to get in and out of Karousades, and for easy access to the beach.

As a traditional mountain village, Karousades only has Greek restaurants. They’re unmissable – expect hearty Corfiot dishes, with more of an emphasis on meat and vegetables than fish.

Best things to do in Karousades

Stroll through town

The majority of the houses and buildings in Karousades feature traditional Corfiot architecture. Spend time wandering through the twisting streets and soak up the local beauty.

Catch the orchestra

In 1980, a local philharmonic band was established in Karousades. They still practice wind and percussion instruments, and host performances – it’s well worth seeing one while you visit.

Go to Theotokis Mansion

Take time to visit this lovingly restored mansion on Karousades’s main square – it was once home to the Greek author Dinos Theotokis, and many locally renowned artists.