The nightlife in Corfu has long been the stuff of legends. From foam parties and bar crawls to signature cocktails and world-famous DJs. Whatever style of nightlife you’re looking for, Corfu has got something for you, but the question is where to stay to be closest to it?
The nightlife in Corfu is not confined to one area or even one town but scattered across the island. So, you want to make sure you base yourself close enough to the sort of action you want.
Whether you choose the dusk till dawn clubs of the Disco Strip, the wild nights of Kavos, the beach clubs of Dassia, or the karaoke and shisha bars of Sidari, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find our top picks for accommodation in all the nightlife hotspots of Corfu.
Corfu Palace Hotel – Corfu Old Town
You can’t go wrong looking for nightlife in the Old Town of Corfu, where many of the island’s premier drinking establishments, lively restaurants, and cool clubs are located. And if you want to stay in the heart of the old town but still feel like you’re in a beach resort, Corfu Palace Hotel is perfect.
This five-star hotel has all the luxury touches you might want, including sea views, a saltwater therapy spa, spacious pool, elegant rooms, and an exemplary breakfast buffet. All located just a 5-10 minute walk from the Old Town nightlife area. But with three bars and a casino onsite, you might not even want to leave your hotel to find the party!
Address: Leoforos Dimokratias 2, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece
Best for: Five-start resort-style walking distance from the Old Town.
Loc Hospitality – Corfu Old Town
If you want to stay in the old town but your budget runs a little smaller, consider the Loc Hospitality Urban Den. You won’t find many hostels on Corfu, but this funky little place fills that gap without resorting to dorm rooms.
Calling itself a ‘capsule hotel,’ it specializes in tiny single or twin rooms with interlocking bunk beds. Surprisingly all the rooms also have a private bathroom and patio. In addition, there is a kettle in your room and shared kitchen facilities so you can self-cater your meals and save your money for drinks!
If you don’t fancy the shared kitchen vibe, there are Urban Suites in the same building, small studios, and apartments with their own kitchens.
The capsule hotel is located in the heart of the Old Town, only a 1-minute walk from the Cafe Bristol, one of the most famous bars on the island.
Address: Agion Pateron, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece
Best for: People on a budget and those who just use their hotel for sleeping.
Kerkyra Golf – Corfu Town’s Disco Strip
Corfu’s self-titled Disco Strip is situated a few kilometers north of Corfu Town. It is well known for the abundance of bars and clubs that line the street, pumping out tunes until the early hours. You’ll find such favorites as Why Bar with its complex cocktails, Tartaya Tiki Bar with its Hawaiian flair, and the largest and arguably best club in Corfu, if not Greece, 54 Dreamy Nights.
The four-star Kerkyra Golf is located within walking distance of this hub of Corfu’s nightlife but far enough away that if you fancy a night off, you won’t be bothered by the noise and the madness. And with its large pools, private beach, and resort ambiance, you can feel miles away from the revelry – should you want to.
If you wish to keep the party going, hang out at the three onsite restaurants and bar with live music and evening entertainment, because the best bit? It’s all-inclusive!
Address: Alykes Potamou, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece
Best for: an all-inclusive resort close to Corfu’s Disco Strip
Melithea Seaview Villa – Corfu Town’s Disco Strip
Why not dream big on your Corfu Vacation? Gather your friends, book a private villa and live the island life in high style. Melithea Seaview Villa is not only stunning, but it sleeps ten in its beautiful bright, spacious rooms. It has incredible sea views from most of its rooms, boasts a swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, indoor jacuzzi, sun decks, terraces, BBQ area, and garden.
This luxurious property will make you feel so much like you’re living the celebrity life that you’ll be demanding VIP passes when you head to the clubs. Which are located less than 1 km from the elegant front door. Both Why Bar and 54 Dreamy nights are less than a 15-minute walk away, as are many other restaurants and bars. And if you fancy branching out in your nightlife choices, Corfu Old Town is only a short taxi ride away.
Address: Spirou Rath 25D, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece
Best for: living a life of luxury in a private villa near the Disco Strip
Olive Grove Holiday Club – Kavos
Chances are you’ve probably already heard of Kavos. It’s the undisputed party capital of the island, and the place to head to if you’re looking for youthful crowds, alcohol-fuelled all-nighters, foam parties, and bar crawls. And if that’s the kind of vacation you’re looking for, you should stay somewhere that will help you get into the spirit.
Like the Olive Grove Beachfront Holiday Club & Seaview Suite. Now don’t let the elegant rooms and beautiful outdoor spaces fool you. This aparthotel knows how to party. It is located just off the infamous Kavos Strip, only 20m from the beach, and with massive clubs such as Venue and Future only steps away. But there is a club even closer than that.
Atlantis, one of the best clubs in Kavos, which hosts international DJs and thousands of party goers each night, is located on the ground floor of the Olive Grove. So you can’t get much closer to the action than this.
Oh, and also, there’s a piercing and tattoo studio on site! Remember, don’t drink and ink!
Address: Kavos, Pantatika Lefkimmi, Kavos, 49080, Greece
Best for: Those who want to be as close to the party (and the piercings) as possible.
Morfeas Hotel – Kavos
Morfeas Hotel is renowned for its famous nightly entertainments and pool parties. So if you want to listen to DJs spinning the summer tunes as you attempt to run across water, or if you fancy your chances in the Miss Kavos pageant, then this might be the hotel for you!
And if you can tear yourself away from the antics at the hotel, then you’ll find yourself only a 5-minute walk from the beach and the Kavos Strip with all its bars, clubs, shops, and restaurants.
Despite its Greece-gone-wild party antics, this hotel is also well known for its friendly, family-run service, welcoming atmosphere, and beautiful pool and grounds.
Address: Main Street, Kavos, 49080, Greece
Best for: Friendly pool parties and pub crawls.
Hotel Yannis – Ipsos
Hotel Yannis is a peaceful retreat for those wanting to stay somewhere relaxing in between sampling the local nightlife. With a large pool, lush grounds, a hilly backdrop, and Ipsos beach only 200m away, guests at the Hotel Yannis can feel at one with the natural beauty of Corfu.
This sense of relaxation and tranquility can be heightened by a trip to the spa and wellness center or by taking one of the Yoga or fitness classes. A perfect antidote to overindulgence the night before!
A 5-minute walk will take you to the Ipsos waterfront, where you will find innumerable cafes, bars, restaurants, and clubs. Ipsos is home to the renowned Dirty Nellie’s Irish bar and Mojitos, a cocktail bar and club that specializes in theme nights. And also Montecristo, one of the best clubs in Corfu, where you can dance till dawn to techno tunes or submerge yourself in a foam party. Whatever your party vibe, Ipsos, one of the best nightlife areas of Corfu, will provide you with a good time.
Address: Ipsos, Ýpsos, 49083, Greece
Best for: a relaxing break from the nighttime madness of Ipsos
Ikos – Dassia
Just along the coast, you’ve got Dassia. A little more relaxed than Ipsos, but Dassia can still provide you with some pretty awesome nightlife. Especially if you take yourself to the famous Edem Beach Club where the party starts at sunset. Or try the Malibu Summer Beach Club for a bit of cabana bed bottle service.
Continue the luxury vibe by staying at the Ikos Dassia. This beautiful five-star resort has large, elegant grounds filled with endless sundecks, minimalist sunbeds, and freeform pools. The resort boasts 7 swimming pools (not counting the private ones), 8 restaurants (some featuring Michelin-starred chefs), and several cocktail bars with dedicated mixologists dotted throughout the grounds.
You might never want to leave this beachfront paradise but if you do, you’ll find yourself only a 10-minute walk from Dassia’s famous beach clubs.
Address: Dassia – Main Street, Dassia, 49100, Greece
Best for: beachside luxury with more restaurants than there are days of the week
Argilos – Sidari
Although it’s one of the smaller resort areas, Sidari can still pack a whole load of nightlife into its town. And it’s got variety too, sports bars, cocktail bars, karaoke bars, shisha bars, not to mention international DJs and club nights. So your nights can get as wild or as chilled as you like in Sidari.
And the Argilos Sidari has a similar mentality. You can chill by the pool, and lounge the day away on the beach and then join the crowds for cocktails at the friendly bar before heading out for a night of fun. Or stay in and enjoy the onsite restaurant and evening entertainment.
Located on the beachfront in Sidari, it’s only a short stroll along the sand to the center of the little town. Or just take a wander through the streets, in Sidari, you’ll be sure to come across a bar before you’ve gone too far!
Address: Σιδαρι, Sidari, 49081, Greece
Best for: a small resort town with a surprisingly diverse range of nightlife options
What is the best area to stay in Corfu for nightlife?
Corfu has several areas that are great for nightlife. Corfu Old Town has a lively nightlife scene with cocktail bars and several great clubs. The coastal resorts of Ipsos, Dassia, and Sidari have their own clubs and buzzing nightlife too. And Kavos is the hub of the party till dawn, bar crawls, and teenage revelry. So the best area to stay in Corfu depends on the sort of nightlife you’re looking for.
Where is the strip in Corfu?
There’s not just one strip in Corfu but a couple. Try the Disco Strip just outside Corfu Town, where you’ll find the famous 54 Dreamy nights. Or head to Kavos, where the Kavos Strip runs alongside the beach and is renowned for many excellent pubs and clubs.
Is Corfu good for nightlife?
Corfu has some of the best nightlife in all of Greece, and some of its club nights are legendary.