Corfu offers a huge amount and variety of holiday accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. There's a plentiful supply of cheap and cheerful pensions, camp sites and youth hostels geared to the needs of budget travellers and backpackers.
Masses of mid-range Corfu hotels and self catering Corfu apartments and Corfu villas cater for the hordes of package holidaymakers who descend on the island each summer and you'll also find a generous helping of top of the range deluxe hotels likely to strain even the healthiest of bank balances.
It's risky to turn up on spec at any of the main tourist destinations without a reservation in July and August though you may strike lucky if you persevere and are prepared to take whatever's offered. If you visit outside the most popular months (June to September) you'll be able to get a discount of 20% or more on high season prices if you hunt around. But expect to pay top rates if you're visiting at Christmas or Easter. Also in early bookings ( January - May ) you can get up to 25% discount.
Breakfast is included in the room price at many of the island's hotels and the more upmarket establishments lay on in-house entertainment such as weekly Corfu nights with traditional music and dancing.
Package holiday accommodation is largely concentrated in the seaside resorts of Sidari, Acharavi, Dassia, Ipsos, Kavos, Arillas, Nissaki, Kalami, Paleokastritsa, Messonghi, Moraitika, and Kassiopi. The beachfronts are lined with hotels of all standards but most are block booked by the tour operator’s months in advance.
You'd be ill advised to pitch up in either resort in high season without a booking though you might find a last minute bed through the website www.corfuaccommodation.net made for bookings only to independent travellers.