Corfu in November: weather and travel tips

written by Joanne Owen

updated 9.01.2024

If you’re looking to take a winter break in Europe, the Greek islands might be on your radar. With that in mind, read on to find out about the weather in Corfu in November. One of the most popular islands to visit around the year, we share details on what to expect in terms of costs and crowds, and what to wear.

Is November a good time to visit Corfu?

Granted, visiting a Greek Island like Corfu in November won’t deliver everything you might expect from a classic winter sun destination. November does bring rain, and the temperature has dropped from the peak summer months.

That said, visiting Corfu in November means you’ll experience much warmer temperatures than in northern Europe. You’ll also get to enjoy blissfully crowd-free walks on one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.

Considering visiting Corfu? Talk to our local Greek travel experts.

Idyllic Agios Stefanos on the Greek island of Corfu © Shutterstock

Want a winter break in Europe? The weather in Corfu in November remains pretty warm. Agios Stefanos, Corfu © Shutterstock 

Air and sea temperatures in Corfu in November

In good news for travellers hoping to escape the chills of more northern European countries, the weather in Corfu in November sees an average daytime high of 19°C. As for the average night-time temperature, this tends to stay around the 9-10°C mark.

More good news comes courtesy of the temperature of the Ionian Sea in November. Averaging 19°C, it's still warm enough to swim in.

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Average rainfall in November

With rainfall in Corfu averaging around 161mm, November is the wettest month in this region of northwest Greece.

But it’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to the rain outlook — showers are normally brief and give way to the sun. 

For more details on the weather in Greece around the year, read up on when to go to Greece

Loggas beach on the northwest side of the island, close to Cape Drastis © Shutterstock

Loggas beach, Corfu © Shutterstock

What about the crowds and cost?

Though Corfu is pretty popular year-round — even in low season months — November does see visit numbers drop off, which means lower costs when it comes to accommodation and flights.

Set on taking a break this autumn? Discover more of the best places to visit in November.

Unforgettable, fully customisable Greek itineraries

If you’re looking for a fabulous winter break in Europe, you’re sure to find inspiration in our Greece itineraries — here are a few highlights to spark ideas.

  • Coast of Crete itinerary (10 days): a stunning self-drive experience including awe-inspiring scenery, ancient culture, and a sense of freedom.
  • An exclusive stay in Milos (9 days): an idyllic stay on the Aegean’s most exotic island, in a private luxury villa by the sea.
  • Epirus and Athens — the Ancient Sites (8 days): shrouded in myths and legends of Greek gods and Roman and Byzantine warriors, sites in the Epirus region of Greece have fascinating tales to tell. Add to that exploring Athens and the magic of Zagori, and this amounts to a diversely exhilarating experience.

All these suggestions can be customised to your exact needs, with a local Greece travel expert on hand to offer insider tips and take the hassle out of planning and booking.

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Rough Guides' customisable itineraries can take you from Athens to idyllic islands. Acropolis, Athens © Shutterstock

Tips for travelling to Corfu in November

What to wear in Corfu in November?

Given the fact that the weather in Corfu in November can see temperatures just shy of 20°C, you’ll be able to wear typical summer-holiday wear during the daytime. Shorts, light dresses and swimwear should definitely be on your packing list.

At the same time, you’ll need warmer clothes for the evenings and nights. You’ll also want to bring an umbrella and a waterproof coat or jacket for the inevitable rain.

Check for seasonal closures

Before setting your heart on a particular hotel or resort, if you're thinking of visiting Corfu in November, we recommend you check for seasonal closures. Even though the island draws visitors around the year, some places close their doors during the winter months.

The same is true of nightlife options. If you’ve previously visited in the peak summer season and are hoping to return to some of your favourite bars and clubs, be aware that some might not be open in November. 

Consider renting a car 

Related to checking for seasonal closures, if you intend to visit Corfu in November you might want to consider renting a car. 

While Corfu’s public transport system doesn’t shut down in out-of-season months like November, bus services will be reduced.

Kerkyra, capital of Corfu island, Greece © Shutterstock

Kerkyra, Corfu island, Greece © Shutterstock

What to do in Corfu in November

Get your adventure on

If you’re into adventure but struggle with stamina during the steamy summer months, November is a fine time to explore the scenic Corfu Trail. 

Traversing everything from beaches to high peaks, the entirety of this 200 km walking route can be done in around 10 days. It encompasses the island from Cape Asprókavos in the south to Áyios Spyrídhon Beach in the north.

Fear not if you don’t fancy that kind of commitment. Corfu has a network of walking routes along its coast and mountainous interior, and you can dip in and out of the main trail. 

Taste top cuisine

When the temperature drops, or on rainy days, November is the perfect month for enjoying extended food crawls of the island’s cafés and restaurants. 

Corfu’s climate and lush landscapes have given rise to a remarkable Corfu food culture, from hearty meaty dishes like soutzoukakia (meatballs and grilled peppers), to veggie-friendly favourites like gemizō — peppers and tomatoes stuffed with herb-infused rice.

Inspired by these ideas? Discover more reasons to visit Greece in winter.

Fattoush is a Levantine salad made from toasted or fried pieces of khubz combined with mixed greens and other vegetables © Cristina.A/Shutterstock

Corfu is a sure-fire winner for foodies © Shutterstock

Planning your November trip to Corfu

Love the sound of Corfu? Get yourself The Mini Rough Guide to Corfu. For more island inspiration, read the best Greek Islands to start planning your trip.  

Not keen on planning? Browse our customisable Greece itineraries.

Joanne Owen

written by Joanne Owen

updated 9.01.2024

Joanne is a Pembrokeshire-born writer with a passion for the nature, cultures and histories of the Caribbean region, especially Dominica. Also passionate about inspiring a love of adventure in young people, she’s the author of several books for children and young adults, hosts international writing workshops, and has written articles on the Caribbean and inspirational community initiatives for Rough Guides. Follow her @JoanneOwen on Twitter and @joanneowenwrites on Instagram.

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