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Guide to Corfu

Corfu Virtual Tour

Corfu is the northernmost of the Greek islands. It is cooler than Rhodes or Crete, but the resorts are drenched in greenery. Prices in Corfu are higher than in other regions of the country, and it is justified - there is everything that even the most sophisticated tourist can dream of. The total length of beaches - about 200 km, in addition to swimming, vacationers have fun water skiing and catamarans, playing volleyball, scuba diving.

If you are staying in Kerkyra (the main city of the island), be sure to visit Spianad Square. It is considered to be the most beautiful square in Greece! Interesting ancient temples: the Church of St. Spyridon, which houses the sarcophagus with the relics of the patron saint of the city, and the Catholic Cathedral of St. Christopher. Walking around the Old Town, see the Municipality, the old Regenda Palace and the Liston Building. Not far from Kerkyra, in Kanoni, is the Monastery of Vlaherna, from where you can take a boat to the island of Pondikonisi and see the 13th century church.

Corfu is an open-air museum, but if you can't get enough of it, visit Albania or take a cruise ship to Bari, Italy, where the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker are kept.

Tips for tourists

Local residents who officially provide services to tourists must be able to speak English at a conversational level. This provision of the law is usually complied with.
It is worth tasting and taking back with you as tasty souvenirs for your family the liqueur "Kum-kuat" and candied Chinese mandarins, which have taken root only in Corfu.
All Corfu beaches belong to the state and are free of charge. A fee may be charged only for the rental of sunbeds, umbrellas and other beach equipment.
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Tours to Corfu

Whatever the length of your Corfu tour, Corfu is the capital of the island of the same name, so it's harder to find a cheap tour than other island resorts. The city is famous for its clean beaches and warm sea.

Most travelers go in search of a hot trip to the resort to learn new types of water activities that were not available to them before. For this purpose, Corfu is best visited in the summer. July is considered the best month for windsurfing.

If you are interested in a budget vacation, the cheapest way to go from November to March. To combine a sightseeing tour with a beach vacation, you should go to Corfu in May. With the arrival of this month prices remain moderate, and the opportunities for tourists are expanding.

The average cost of a week's tour to Corfu starts from 1000 EUR. However, if you want not only to lie on the beach and enjoy the local scenery, but also to go in search of historical sights and cultural monuments, such a trip will cost significantly more. This is due not only to the favorable climate, but also to the presence of a variety of entertainment. There are three water parks in the vicinity of the resort.

Interesting places in Corfu

Tour companies offer interesting excursions in Corfu (land and sea), as well as cruises to Italy. If you're used to doing without a guide, you can find a itinerary on the Internet, rent a car and go exploring on your own. Fans of shopping can buy in Corfu fur and leather products made by Greek factories, as well as various delicacies. Even small villages have nightclubs and discos.


Travel budget

Flight ticket prices

From June to October, charter flights from European cities to Corfu are available, with round-trip tickets starting at 250 EUR. Throughout the year, there are connecting flights to Corfu from European cities, including Aegean Air, МАУ, Czech Airlines, Smartwings, Air Baltic, Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa, and others. Round-trip tickets on these routes range from 230 to 340 EUR, with travel times varying from 7 to 18 hours.

The best hotels in Corfu

The cost of accommodation in any of the resort towns of Corfu directly depends on the proximity to the sea. Hotels 3*-4* in Corfu town offer standard double rooms at the price of 30-50 EUR per night, staying in a 5* hotel within walking distance from the beach will cost you 75-120 EUR per night. The most affordable options you will find on the third coast line (20-30 minutes walk to the sea) or in small resort villages in the southern part of the island. You can stay in one of these hotels for just 25-30 EUR for two people.

The cost of vacation

Statistically, a one-week beach vacation in Corfu for two people costs about 1200 EUR. If you plan to go on excursions around the island, add another 500-550 EUR to that amount. The final budget depends on how you would like to spend your vacation, where you will eat, what hotel you will choose, will get there by direct (charter) or connecting flight. We recommend exploring travel forums to find information on inexpensive cafes and other little tricks to help you save money.

The budget for a trip to Corfu
Visa Flight from 500 EUR
Accommodation from 25 EUR per day Average check in a restaurant from 30 EUR
Transportation fare from 2.10 EUR Excursion from 80 EUR
Total: about 1725 EUR for a week for two people

Corfu: tips for tourists

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Visa to Corfu

No visa needed for European citizens

Corfu Airport

Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (aka Kerkyra Airport) is located 3 km from the center of the island's main city. It receives scheduled and charter flights, with peak traffic during the summer months. It serves more than 2 million people annually.

Transfer to Corfu from the airport

From the airport to the town of Kerkyra (also called Corfu) you will be taken by buses 5 and 6. They go to the central bus station, from where you can go anywhere on the island. You can also take a cab (8-10 EUR).

Public transportation in Corfu

Transportation around Corfu Town, as well as transportation from Corfu Town to the nearest suburbs, is possible with Blue Bus buses departing from the bus station in San Rocco Square. The bus station on I.Theotoki Street is the base station for KTEL's Green Bus.

Car rental in Corfu

You can rent a car at the office of one of the world's leading companies (Hertz, Avis, Budget, Sixt) or from Greek rental companies. There are plenty of offers even in high season, so you don't need to book a car in advance. Rental prices start from 30 EUR per day.

Safety in Corfu

The island has a low crime rate, and even petty theft is rare. To avoid provoking conflict with locals, avoid talking politics - Greeks are often critical of the authorities, but they won't tolerate it from a visitor.

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