A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Corfu vs. Kotor for Food, Resorts, Beaches, and Hiking

Should you visit Corfu or Kotor?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Corfu or Kotor, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Corfu

Corfu is a striking, relaxing, and stunning island. The famous beauty of this place is one of the main draws. It's also known for nightlife, food, and scuba diving and snorkeling.

Kotor

Kotor is a historic, peaceful, and remote coastal town. You'll find plenty of local activities in this small town. Many visitors also come because of it's amazing beauty. It also has a unique and quaint vibe that attracts lots of visitors. Visitors also love the hiking, food, and scuba diving and snorkeling.

Corfu and Kotor: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Good nightlife
  • Great resorts
  • Good scuba and snorkeling destination
  • Popular beach
  • Good for hiking
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Good public transit
  • Impressive beauty
Pros
  • Good scuba and snorkeling destination
  • Good for hiking
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Small town charm
  • Impressive beauty
  • Quaint atmosphere
Cons
  • Less popular for nightlife
  • Not as many resort options
  • Less attractive beach
  • Less family-friendly
  • Public transit not as usable


How is Corfu different from Kotor?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Kotor and Corfu. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Food?

Corfu
Kotor

Foodies will find both Corfu and Kotor both to be unique destinations.

Known for it's food and restaurant scene, Corfu is always at the top of any foodie's travel list. The island's local dishes are heavily influenced by the surrounding areas. You'll find similarities to Greek and Venetian dishes as well France and Mediterranean flavors. Common ingredients include wine, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice and several traditional dishes that you should try include pastitsado (red wine stew), sofrito (garlic seasoned beef), and veal fricando (roasted veal).

Many restaurants in Kotor have been singled out for their culinary prowess. Food is fresh and hearty, with many dishes including meats, cheeses, and bread. Popular local dishes include börek, black risotto, and pasulj (a type of baked beans prepared with meats and spices). Seafood is an obvious choice around town as well. Ask for whatever is fresh and enjoy a delicious meal. There are also a number of dessert cafes where you can enjoy pastries at a very affordable price.


Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Nightlife?

Corfu
Kotor

For nightlife, head to Corfu instead of Kotor.

The nightlife in Corfu has something for everybody. It's a large island that attracts a number of students, so you can expect a party during the summer months. The most popular areas for nightlife are Kavos, Ipsos, Kontokali, and Sidari. You'll also find clubs in many of the resorts and there are often all night parties even during the off seasons.

Most people don't head to Kotor specifically for the nightlife scene, but you can find a few options. It has some of the best nightlife in Montenegro, but outside of the summer months you'll find things are very calm. Head to the old town for the highest concentration of bars and clubs.

Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Resorts?

Corfu
Kotor

Corfu is more known as a resort destination than Kotor.

Corfu offers an unforgettable resort vacation. The diversity of resorts, from family-friendly to romantic or all-inclusive, means there really is something for everyone. There are also a number of villages so you can find a location that perfectly lines up with your needs.

You might not think of Kotor as a resort destination, but it has a few places. The town has mostly boutique hotels and apartments, particularly if you want to stay in old town.

Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling?

Corfu
Kotor

You'll find snorkeling or scuba diving in both Corfu and Kotor.

Many visitors go to Corfu to enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. The island is large enough that it has a number of spots to choose from. One of the most beautiful is Afionas, in Port Timone. It's only accessible by boat or a 45 minute hike. Paleokastritsa is a more accessible snorkeling and dive area with facilities and luxury villas where you can stay. For scuba diving, you can also head to Agni, but the busy boat traffic means it's not the best place for snorkeling.

It's fun to get in the water and check out the local marine life in Kotor. It's possible to book snorkeling trips with a local vendor, or you can pack your own mask and snorkel and venture into the water on your own.

Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Beaches?

Corfu
Kotor

Corfu is considered to be a more popular beach destination than Kotor.

The beaches in Corfu are among the best in the world. The island is known for its stunning beaches which offer a diversity of settings ranging from family-friendly to natural or party-focused. The most famous beach resort area is Paleokastritsa but other nice places include Pelekas, Agios Gordis, and Glyfada. On the western side of the island you'll find mostly long sandy beaches and on the eastern side you'll find more pebble beaches.

Plenty of visitors enjoy relaxing on the beach in Kotor. Like many parts of the Mediterranean, the beaches are rocky and pebbly. Many of the beaches are small and quiet, giving them a personal and discovered vibe which many travelers appreciate.


Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Hiking?

Corfu
Kotor

Corfu and Kotor are both places where visitors can find hiking trails.

Known for its hiking, Corfu draws a crowd to experience the nature and the trails. The stunning natural beauty of the island means you'll find some of the most breathtaking hikes in the Greek Isles. From the lush green rolling hills to the striking blue waters, there are many places to soak up this island's idyllic setting. The island is also rich in plant life and you'll find more than 30 species of orchids here. Popular hiking trails include Vlacherna Trail (good for beginners and families), Mount Pantokrator Trail (the most challenging on the island), and Old Town Hiking Trail which takes you through the history of the area.

Around Kotor visitors will find world-class hiking trails. The dramatic cliffs and sea views create some of the most beautiful coastal hikes that you'll find. Trails range from walking paths to more strenuous routes like the Ladder of Kotor Hike, which has many switchbacks and stunning views.

Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Families?

Corfu
Kotor

Families will find a wider variety of activities in Corfu than Kotor.

Corfu is an amazing family-friendly island to visit. Because it is so beautiful with amazing beaches, it makes an ideal destination for kids and adults. There are many places where kids can swim as well as a number of great activities for everyone. The whole family will enjoy glass bottom boat rides, horseback riding, and even a visit to the popular Hydropolis Waterpark. There are also a huge number of kid-friendly resorts around the island.

Kotor is a family-friendly place to visit. Kids will enjoy wandering the streets of old town, exploring the city's fortress, or making their way around the city walls. There are a few beaches to explore, but they are a bit rocky. It's also fun to get out on the water on a boat ride.

Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Couples?

Corfu
Kotor

Corfu and Kotor are both fun to visit as a couple.

Corfu has so much to offer for a romantic couple's vacation. It's idyllic natural setting and stunning beaches make this a truly romantic island. It's a favorite honeymoon destination for newlyweds from around the world. There are luxury hotels and resorts that have spas, pools, and fine dining options. Whether you're looking for a place to relax or a more adventurous experience, you'll find it all here.

Kotor is a very popular place to visit for couples. The charming old town, picturesque views, and quaint personality of the town make this a great couple's get away. Whether you want to lounge on the water's edge or soak up the unique culture, there are many hidden sides to the coastal town.

Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Corfu
Kotor

For backpackers, both Corfu and Kotor are fairly comparable places to visit.

Many backpackers visit Corfu. The island is a favorite, particularly during the crowded summer months. There are a number of hostels where backpackers can stay and an active nightlife if that's your style. There are also quiet and more peaceful settings if you want to escape the crowds.

Kotor is a very popular island for backpackers and budget travelers. The town is affordable and reasonably accessible, making it a great option for backpackers. It's not as touristy as some of the more popular coastal towns in the area, so you can enjoy a bit of authenticity without spending big bucks.


Is Corfu or Kotor Better for Public Transit?

Corfu
Kotor

Corfu has better public transit to get you around.

The public transit in Corfu can get you around easily. There's a decent public bus system on the island. The blue buses stay near Corfu Town while the green buses go further around the island.

Public transit is generally limited in Kotor. Cars aren't allowed in the old town, but you can travel to nearby town's by bus. Most leave from the town's main bus station with higher frequency during the summer months.

Is Corfu or Kotor a more walkable city?

Corfu
Kotor

Corfu and Kotor are similar when it comes to walkability.

Corfu is a very walkable island. It's easy to walk around Corfu Town, and if you plan to spend most of your time at the beach there's really no need for a car.

It is easy to get around Kotor on foot. The old town is best explored on foot.

Should I spend more time in Kotor or Corfu?

How long in Corfu or Kotor?

It's fun to spend time in either Corfu or Kotor. Generally, people tend to spend more time in Corfu due to the larger number of activities and things to do.

The ideal length of time for a trip to Corfu is 5-7 days, and the ideal length of time for a trip to Kotor is 3-4 days.


  • How many days in Corfu or Kotor? Ideal Length of Stay
    Corfu 5-7 
    Kotor 3-4

One day in Corfu or Kotor?

In Corfu, many people enjoy the scuba diving and snorkeling and shopping that this natural destination offers. People enjoy relaxing at one of the resorts. This island offers a variety of activities to choose from. Since there is so much to do in the area, one day is probably not enough for all of it.

Even though Kotor is a small town, it has plenty of activities to choose from. Make sure you visit the old town while you're here. This coastal town offers a variety of activities to choose from. Since there is so much to do in the area, one day is probably not enough for all of it.

A weekend in Corfu or Kotor?

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Corfu. Many travelers plan to spend time hiking while in the area. A weekend is usually not enough time for a trip here as there is plenty to do. The length of your ideal trip is an individual decision.

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Kotor. Many travelers plan to spend time hiking while in the area. A weekend is usually not enough time for a trip here as there is plenty to do. The length of your ideal trip is an individual decision.


Five days in Corfu or Kotor?

Corfu is a fun place to experience. In Corfu, many people enjoy the nightlife and food that this destination offers. People often spend their time relaxing at one of the resorts. This would be the perfect place to spend five days, as it has just the right amount of activities.

Kotor is a fun place to experience. Kotor is a small town, so it's a great destination if you're short on time. Visiting the old town is also a must. Most people find that five days is more than enough time to see everything.

A week in Corfu or Kotor?

In Corfu, many people enjoy the food and scuba diving and snorkeling that this breathtaking destination offers. Plenty of people spend one week in the area when traveling. You can also relax and pamper yourself at one of the resorts. Take your pick from the many activities offered here. One week is often enough time to do most activities.

Kotor is a small town, so you can explore the area with less time. The old town is one of the main draws for visitors. Take your pick from the many activities offered here. One week is plenty of time to see everything, even with extra days to spare.

Which city is cheaper, Kotor or Corfu?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Corfu is €90, while the average daily cost in Kotor is €80. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Corfu and Kotor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Corfu 39
    Kotor 39
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Corfu 78
    Kotor 78
Compare Hotels in Corfu and Kotor

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Hotels in Corfu


Hotels in Kotor


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Corfu 44
    Kotor 7.40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Corfu

Also for Corfu, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Acharavi Private Transfer: $123
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Agios Stefanos Private Transfer: $123
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Barbati Private Transfer: $86
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Kassiopi Private Transfer: $123
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Kavos Private Transfer: $134
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Nisaki Private Transfer: $98
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Paleokastritsa Private Transfer: $93
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Roda Private Transfer: $111
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Sidari Private Transfer: $111
  • Corfu Airport Private 1-Way Transfer: $91
  • Corfu Airport to Hotel Shared Arrival Transfer: $31
  • Corfu International Airport (CFU): One-way Hotel Transfer: $125

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kotor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:

  • One way private transfer Kotor-Mostar: $336
  • Kotor - Dubrovnik: Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles: $332
  • Kotor - Mostar - one way private transfer: $236
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $234
  • Kotor to Tirana Transfer: $218
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat Airport (TIV): $77
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat airport: $25

Is it cheaper to fly into Corfu or Kotor?

Prices for flights to both Kotor and Corfu change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Corfu 25
    Kotor 34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Corfu

For Corfu, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Greek Cooking Class & Meal at a Local Family Home: $80

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Kotor.

  • Dinner Cruise: $49

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Corfu 12
    Kotor 6.66

Tours and Activities in Corfu

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Corfu.

  • Winery tour with Wine and Olive tasting at Theotoky Estate in Corfu: $12
  • Royalty Winery tour with tasting at Theotoky Estate in Corfu: $16
  • Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour: $22
  • Ghost Stories and Legends Tour: $31
  • Sunset at the Shipwreck Beach | Beach Discovery Tour: $32
  • Corfu Ghost Stories and Legends Night Tour: $34
  • Corfu Town: Evening Guided Tour With Wine: $37
  • Paxos and Antipaxos Full-Day Island Hopping Tour: $40
  • From Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves: $40
  • Historic Buildings and Great Personalities Tour: $42
  • Corfu Town: Evening Guided Tour With Wine: $42
  • 3 Hours Corfu Old Town Walking Tour: History and Architecture: $54

Tours and Activities in Kotor

Here are a few actual costs in Kotor for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 3 Hours Speed Boat tour to the Blue Cave: $37
  • 4-Hour Private Kotor Bay Boat Tour with Lunch and Wine Taste: $423
  • ATV Tour Žabljak Crnojevića: $277
  • Adriatic Jewels Tour: Budva – Saint Stefan – Tivat: $242
  • Adventure park ’Lovcen’ and Njegos’s Mausoleum: $220
  • All inclusive - Lovcen tour: $83
  • Ancient Budva & Unique St.Stephen Shore Tour: $62
  • Aphrodisiac Boat Tour: $306
  • Bay of Kotor Private Speed Boat Tour & Visit to Kotor and Perast: $231
  • Bay of 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour: $40
  • Bike & hike tour: $83
  • Blue Adriatic Cruising Tour: $319

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Corfu 6.85
    Kotor 6.81

Sample the Local Flavors in Corfu

Also in Corfu, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Corfu-Private Winery tour with Wine tasting at Theotoky Estate: $15
  • Wine Tasting and optional Olive Tasting at Theotoky Estate: $16
  • Private tour to Paleokastritsa & Wine tasting from Corfu: $266
  • Private Corfu Full-Day Wine Tasting Shore Excursion: $468
  • Private Corfu Highlights and Wine Tour: $549

Sample the Local Flavors in Kotor

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:

  • Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake): $179
  • Traditional and Modern Mixed Wine Tour: $242
  • Gastronomic and Wine Tasting Private Tour: $721


When comparing the travel costs between Corfu and Kotor, we can see that Corfu is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Corfu or Kotor?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Corfu or Kotor in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Corfu as well as Kotor. Most visitors come to Corfu for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences during these months. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Kotor because of the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the small town charm, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Corfu is generally around the same temperature as Kotor. Temperatures in Corfu average around 25°C (76°F), and Kotor stays around 26°C (80°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Kotor. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Corfu this time of the year. In the summer, Corfu often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Kotor. Corfu gets 358 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Kotor receives 341 hours of full sun.

Corfu usually gets less rain in July than Kotor. Corfu gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 47 mm (1.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Corfu 25°C (76°F) 
    Kotor 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Corfu or Kotor in the Autumn?

Both Kotor and Corfu are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The autumn months attract visitors to Corfu because of the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area. Also, the hiking trails, the small town atmosphere, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Kotor this time of year.

Corfu is around the same temperature as Kotor in the autumn. The temperature in Corfu is usually 18°C (65°F) in October, and Kotor stays around 17°C (63°F).

It's quite sunny in Kotor. Corfu usually receives less sunshine than Kotor during autumn. Corfu gets 178 hours of sunny skies, while Kotor receives 203 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Kotor. It's quite rainy in Corfu. In October, Corfu usually receives less rain than Kotor. Corfu gets 148 mm (5.8 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 174 mm (6.9 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Corfu 18°C (65°F) 
    Kotor 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Corfu or Kotor in the Winter?

Both Kotor and Corfu during the winter are popular places to visit. The shopping scene and the cuisine are the main draw to Corfu this time of year. Furthermore, many travelers come to Kotor for the cuisine.

In the winter, Corfu is much warmer than Kotor. Typically, the winter temperatures in Corfu in January are around 10°C (49°F), and Kotor is about 6°C (42°F).

In the winter, Corfu often gets less sunshine than Kotor. Corfu gets 112 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Kotor receives 121 hours of full sun.

Kotor gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Corfu. Corfu usually gets less rain in January than Kotor. Corfu gets 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 186 mm (7.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Corfu 10°C (49°F) 
    Kotor 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Corfu or Kotor in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Corfu and Kotor. Many travelers come to Corfu for the beaches and the natural beauty. Furthermore, many visitors come to Kotor in the spring for the beaches, the small town charm, and the natural beauty.

In April, Corfu is generally around the same temperature as Kotor. Temperatures in Corfu average around 14°C (58°F), and Kotor stays around 14°C (58°F).

Corfu usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Kotor during spring. Corfu gets 195 hours of sunny skies, while Kotor receives 194 hours of full sun in the spring.

Kotor receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Corfu usually receives less rain than Kotor. Corfu gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 154 mm (6.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Corfu 14°C (58°F) 
    Kotor 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Kotor and Corfu

Corfu Kotor
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (49°F) 132 mm (5.2 in) 6°C (42°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 136 mm (5.4 in) 8°C (46°F) 172 mm (6.8 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 11°C (51°F) 173 mm (6.8 in)
Apr 14°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 154 mm (6.1 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 19°C (67°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 25°C (76°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 26°C (80°F) 47 mm (1.8 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 26°C (79°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 75 mm (3 in) 22°C (72°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Oct 18°C (65°F) 148 mm (5.8 in) 17°C (63°F) 174 mm (6.9 in)
Nov 14°C (58°F) 181 mm (7.1 in) 11°C (53°F) 224 mm (8.8 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 180 mm (7.1 in) 7°C (45°F) 215 mm (8.5 in)


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