Best time to go to Ionian Islands
If you’re after sunshine and balmy temperatures, the Ionian Islands are a good shout. In Corfu, things start warming up as early as March. By the time July and August swing around, the mercury is often topping 29°C. Sea breezes stop things getting too scorching, though. If you like things a little milder, head here in June or September – the mercury tends to hover around the 24°C mark. Most of Corfu’s rain falls in the winter, although you might see the occasional summer storm – they’re usually over pretty quickly, though. Over on Zante, meanwhile, you’ll see 12 hours of sun a day between June and August, and temperatures of 30°C-plus. If you prefer things a bit cooler, May, September and October are good bets – temperatures stick around the mid-20s. Zante sees less rain than lush Corfu, although October to April can have showers and cooler days and nights.