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Kavos

Kavos Holidays 2016/2017

For over 30 years Kavos has been hailed as the clubbing capital of Corfu. With thousands of people flocking to the south coast every year to join the island's biggest party, Kavos has become the destination of choice for socialising, drinking and dancing.

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The perfect party holiday

Kavos has led the way for party holidays in Corfu since the 1980s, when the first of its numerous clubs and bars started opening their doors to tourists looking to have a good time. Over time the resort grew in size with venues and bars of varying shapes and sizes springing up all over the area.

Today the resort is internationally renowned, not only for its unbeatable party culture but also for its gorgeous beach, top restaurants and many accommodation options. The resort sits on the most southerly point of Corfu and gets uninterrupted sunshine all day, adding to its appeal. Plus, there are plenty of nearby towns and splash parks connected by bus.

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A vibrant beach culture

With thousands flocking to Kavos every year, the beach has become the heart of the resort for socialising, water sports and relaxation. This southern party town is blessed with eight kilometres of beach, meaning you'll have no trouble finding space for your towel. If you're looking to get a lounger and parasol, don't worry there are plenty to go around.

The beach is lined with many stylish, cheap or traditional restaurants and bars – depending on what you're after – so you can sit and sip mojitos from noon to night and soak in the sunniest side of the island. If you're looking for a little more excitement then it's time to jump on the water sports opportunities available to visitors of Kavos. Top of the list are water-skiing, banana boats and parasailing.

Day trips to Corfu Town

You'll find that there's a lot more to the island than just this southern tip. For instance, the capital, Corfu Town is just an hour away by bus. The public transport is regular and efficient to and from Kavos, so when the mood strikes you'll be able to get a change of scene in no time. If you end up staying out late in the capital you can be confident you'll make it back easily too.

There's so much to do in Corfu Town that it's difficult to know where to start. If you've got shopping on the mind then hit up the old town market, which is absolutely brimming with hand-crafted gifts and local produce, including novelty bottles of Ouzo and Tsipouro. For something a little more snazzy, the commercial district has all the boutique and label brand shops to browse at your leisure.

For history nuts there's the Old Fortress which sits high above the city as a reminder of the island's Venetian occupation. This huge structure withstood three Ottoman Empire sieges and remains virtually unscathed, as proof of the strength of the island's culture. The cathedral and old port are also sights to behold. These are all great photo opportunities, so you might get snap-happy.

Unbeatable nightlife

Whether you're looking for chart club bangers, R'n'B and hip hop nights, drinking competitions, dance-offs or karaoke, Kavos has all this and everything in between. Evenings out last all night, with the clubs not closing until the last revellers calls it quits, and it's always interesting to see who will be the last one standing.

After a big night out, a bite to eat at one of the great souvlaki joints in the town, and a much needed glass of water is just what you need to ease a forthcoming hangover. If you've made it til the early hours, take a wander down to the beach to watch the sun come up over another beautiful day. This is the party holiday of a lifetime, and Kavos is all about making it memorable for you and your mates.

A splash park nearby

Aqualand is a short hop away by coach, with local agencies running regular trips out to the water kingdom every single day. Reconnect with your inner child and throw yourself down Kamikazes, Hydrotubes and Double Twisters. The on-site cafe is great for a quick bite to eat or a cocktail before getting right back out there, with both international and local food on the menu.