It may sit in the Ionian Sea, but Corfu’s mild climate is described as Mediterranean. The summers are long, hot, and relatively dry, while the winters are rainy and gray.
Aside from exporting olives, Corfu’s main industry is tourism. Peak season starts in May and runs through October. Summer weather is warm, and the ocean starts to be pleasant enough for swimming around mid-June. In July, the average high temperature is 88 degrees, while the average low is 64 degrees.
Things cool off in the winter months, but even in January, the mercury rarely dips below 40 degrees, and the average high temperature is still 57 degrees. But things feel a bit chillier since it’s so damp: Winter is the wettest time of year on Corfu, with an average of 25 inches of rain falling between October and January. It rarely snows.
Getting to Corfu during the off-season (between November and April) can be a bit more difficult because there are fewer direct flights to the island. Instead, you have to fly first to Athens and then connect to Corfu—which is not only more arduous, but also more expensive.