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Corfu mid to late May - Swimming Pools

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Corfu mid to late May - Swimming Pools

We are planning 2 weeks in Corfu mid to end of May. We want to swim every day but sea probably too cold - can anyone recommend hotels/apartments with a big pool 20 Metres plus which warm enough mid May .

We might stay in 2 separate locations to explore the island - perhaps near Corfu Town and then either south or north.. We will probably eat dinner locally so hotel restaurants not important - our budget not too constrained.

Any suggestions or are we better going to a hotter destination??

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1. Re: Corfu mid to late May - Swimming Pools

Corfu is beautiful in May (our favourite time). There will be lots of people in the sea although the water can be "unwarm" particularly up the west coast. As to swimming pools you can use almost anything in your area if you just buy a drink or snack at their bar.

When it comes to lunching/dining the best experience will be to try the local tavernas. Everywhere that we have been in Greece we have found great food in great settings. It is often the more modest seeming establishments that offer the best food and the best value.

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Thank you Nick L for taking the trouble to respond very helpfully. Our recent Greek experiences are Crete in October when the water is still warm - hence our rather timid inquiry about Corfu in May!

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3. Re: Corfu mid to late May - Swimming Pools

You wouldn't catch me in a pool in May, you'd have to be pretty thick skinned

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4. Re: Corfu mid to late May - Swimming Pools

Thank you Nardine - just been to the local outdoor Lido in London.

For anyone interested in my post have just discovered that the St George's Bay Country Club in the North of Corfu ( generally well reviewed in Trip Advisor) has - 1. A beach 2. A large outdoor pool AND 3. A heated 25 metre indoor pool and spa. So one way or the other we will be able to swim in May. I will in due course report back on our swimming experience.

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5. Re: Corfu mid to late May - Swimming Pools

We always do corfu in may and never had a prob swimming in the pools yes its a bit cold when getting in but once your in its lovely and cools you down from the sun.also always swam in the sea this time of year too same again bit chilly on entry but beautiful once in...lots of people in the sea in may

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We spent the first week in June in Corfu a few years ago, and the swimming pools were chilly ...ok if swimming lengths, but not particularly pleasant

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7. Re: Corfu mid to late May - Swimming Pools

Thanks for input - will let you know how we get on!!

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8. Re: Corfu mid to late May - Swimming Pools

Pools are always chilly they never really warm up but that's the idea for cooling off in the heat,

May can be quite hot in temps we took our grandson 2 years ago and all of us where in the pool quite a lot, mid 20s so compared to 10-12 c in the UK it did feel quite warm.

The sea however compared to late August/September was freezing even though people were in it.

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We were there late may last year and I spent a few minutes in and out of the pool a few times during the day and also braved the sea too!!! pretty shocking to the system but your body soon adjusts. We were blessed last may with wall to wall sunshine for the 7 days and really high temps too.

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10. Re: Corfu mid to late May - Swimming Pools

Thanks for input - as you will see from an earlier post we think we have found somewhere with a large heated indoor pool - but we will be trying out the sea and the outdoor pool!!

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