With its Blue Flag beach status and lively after-hours scene, it’s no wonder Sidari is still one of the most popular holiday spots in Corfu.
Sidari’s main beach has Blue Flag status to its name, and rightly so. Its sand and shingle shore slopes gently into crystal-clear waters that are perfect for family-friendly swimming.
Sidari really comes alive after dark. The main party strip has something for everyone, from cocktails to karaoke, with plenty of live music and shows thrown into the mix.
Kids will feel very welcome in Sidari, from the beaches to the bars. And with watersports, go-karting and horse riding all up for grabs, they’ll never be bored for long.
If the bars on the main strip are too pricey, take yourself to the tavernas in the side streets instead, where you’ll pay as little as 1 euro for a bottle of beer.
Sidari’s main beach offers up half a kilometre of sand and shingle shore lined with shops, restaurants and watersports centres. There are 2 smaller, quieter beaches, too. The one furthest from the harbour is where you’ll find the Canal d’Amour, a naturally occurring tunnel worn into the rocks by the sea.
Hop on the ferry from Sidari harbour to the nearby Diapontia Islands. Mathraki is the closest (about 40 minutes away) and comes with lots of little hamlets to explore. Erikoussa is about an hour away, but it’s worth the trip for the long, crowd-free beach.
Kids (and big kids) will find more than enough to keep them busy in Sidari. Go-karting, horse riding, bowling and watersports are all on the agenda, and there’s even a bouncy castle on the beach.
You’ll find plenty of home-from-home comfort food on the main strip. But step into the side streets and you can sample delicious local dishes, often with a bit of traditional plate smashing on the side. Make sure you try the island speciality of pastitsada – a pasta dish with beef, tomato and onions.
The beachfront is peppered with little shops where you can pick up holiday essentials and souvenirs. Plus there’s a small shopping centre behind the harbour where you’ll find a fantastic selection of silver jewellery and gifts made from local olive wood.
Cocktail bars, sports pubs, karaoke nights, pub quizzes, Elvis impersonators, magicians, tribute bands – these are just some of after-dark entertainment options that Sidari has to offer. And that’s not to mention the traditional Greek bouzouki music and dancing.
Sidari sits on the north-east coast of Corfu about a 50-minute drive from Corfu Town and the airport.