The liveliest and most famous of Corfu’s northern coastal resorts, Sidari has got character and charm by the bucket-load. With no chance of being called sleepy, there’s still chance to relax and unwind. Away from the main town’s bustling shops and bars, the outer villages offer a tranquil alternative to Sidari’s huge array of cosmopolitan attractions.
With a long stretch of Blue Flag beach set into a stunning landscape, it’s easy to see why Sidari attracts thousands of visitors to its sunny shores. Add in some vibrant nightlife in Sidari’s bar and club scene and you’ve got the perfect holiday resort recipe.
If you want to escape the crowds but stay in Sidari, there are plenty of coves and bays to explore. While fans of the open water will love the sailing, diving, paragliding and water skiing facilities. Further inland there are waterparks, golf courses and horse riding on offer - something to keep even the most active of families on the go.
Cooler than its southern island relations, Sidari temperatures still hit the mid-twenties in the summer months. Mild in winter, Sidari’s north coast offers year-round holidays for fans of this Greek hotspot.
Whether you stay up all night raving in the resort’s clubs or explore the coast via land or boat, there’s no excuse for being bored in Sidari. We think you’ll have the time of your life.
East of Sidari, this former fishing village offers every visitor a warm Corfiot welcome. Managing to somehow combine laid-back relaxation with a bustling charm, Roda sees visitors returning year on year. A gentle, sloping beach allows parents to relax while little ones play in the shallows. Energetic couples and families can revel in the host of water sports, and don’t worry about going hungry. Cafes and tavernas are on hand whenever you need to refuel.
With Sidari living life in the fast lane, Esperies offers a chance to experience Corfu at a slower pace. Stroll around this smaller seaside settlement to the east. Unwind, regroup and launch yourself headlong back into Sidari’s cosmopolitan hustle and bustle. Before you do, we recommend packing a picnic and tuck in next to the Tyflos River. Babbling water will be your backdrop to this tranquil haven above Sidari.
This small old village is a secluded mix of stunning views, imposing cliff backdrops and shallow waters. Sunset Beach is what makes Peroulades well worth the visit. Look beyond the minimal amenities and enjoy the village for what it is. A hidden treasure amongst the more developed resorts, Peroulades offers a glimpse of untouched Corfu. The best views on the island in our opinion.
Venture out onto the water at Sidari beach. Boats, jet skis, pedalos and much more are available to hire along the strip. If you’re feeling a little less adventurous the beach is a great spot for people watching. Wander along the strip, perhaps stopping off to enjoy some meze plates or drinks along the way.
Canal d’ Amour
Sidari’s ‘Channel of Love’ – the Canal d’Amour – is a series of sandstone cliffs which have been slowly eroded by the sea. Now explorable on foot via paths and even a few ladders here and there, the coves are a wonderful place to explore among the sand and shingle.
Does the thought of browsing for holiday souvenirs in rising temperatures leave you clinging to your sunbed? Sidari shopkeepers have the answer. Open in the cooler evenings, you can browse the night away without missing out on those crucial suntan hours. You’ll want to check out the locally made jewellery – you might well find yourself coming home with a handmade gem.
Set sail on the local ferry to Erikoussa. Once aboard you’ve got an hour-long boat trip to the nearby island. Don’t worry, the time flies by as you can watch out for dolphins on the route. Once there you’re in for a treat. An unspoilt beach, complete with a long, sandy, south-facing shore allows for plenty of sun-worshipping. Feeling uckish? We recommend popping to the village shop for some traditional Corfiot pies.
Adventurous foodies would do well to head to Aavernrna where the local Sidari residents eat. Once inside seek out a recommendation from either your waiter or perhaps someone on the next table. If it’s your first visit to Corfu, perhaps start with some more familiar fare such as a dish based around the ever popular feta cheese or a Moussaka. These dishes are guaranteed to get you exploring more of the flavours of Corfu’s cuisine.
There’s no danger of going hungry in Sidari. A wealth of bars, cafes and tavernas serve up everything from the great British breakfast through to traditional Greek fare. Once you’ve sampled the local cuisine, Sidari makes it easy to party the night away with a lively club scene or some quieter pubs and bars for anyone looking for a more laid-back watering hole.
Sidari holidays are an ideal choice if you’re looking for a Greek destination with plenty to do on your doorstep. From party animals to families of holidaymakers. Day trips inland offer cultural insights into Corfu as well as world-class diving facilities on the coast, annual festivals, unspoilt countryside and the famous acres and acres of olive groves. Sidari is a lively and welcoming place to visit year-round.
Booking your holiday to Sidari with easyJet holidays is the best way to get to this cosmopolitan and varied town hassle-free. Best of all, you can save on your holiday when you book your flight and hotel together with easyJet holidays.
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