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Some useful information

If you’re planning to visit Corfu, you have a few options for getting there. The most convenient and fastest way is by plane. Corfu International Airport «Ioannis Kapodistrias» is located just 3 kilometers south of the city center, and there are daily flights to and from Athens that take approximately 45 minutes.

Alternatively, you can travel by car and take a ship from Igoumenitsa. The drive from Athens is about 470 kilometers and takes around 5 hours to reach the port of Igoumenitsa. From there, it takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the port of Corfu. If you’re headed to the southern part of the island, it’s better to take the ship to the port of Lefkimmi, which is less than an hour away. The Egnatia motorway has significantly shortened the route, so the trip from Thessaloniki to Igoumenitsa now takes only 3 hours, and the trip from Ioannina to Igoumenitsa takes just 45 minutes.

If you prefer to travel by boat, there are marinas throughout the island. The largest and most organized marina is in Gouvia, located about 7 kilometers north of the city center. In the city, you can anchor at the marina of NACC, while the picturesque fishing village of Benitses has a marina that’s about 10.4 kilometers south of the city. Whatever your mode of transportation, once you arrive in Corfu, you’re sure to be enchanted by the island’s natural beauty and historical charm.

Corfu (Kerkyra) is a picturesque Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, known for its beautiful beaches, lush greenery, and historic architecture. The island boasts a Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and hot, sunny summers.

During the winter season, which lasts from December to mid-March, temperatures are generally mild, with average daily temperatures ranging from 9.5°C (49°F) in January to 14°C (57°F) in March. Rainfall is quite common during this period, especially in December and January, with up to 120mm (4.7 in) of rain per month. However, there are still a good number of sunny days, and outbreaks of cold air from the Balkan Peninsula can bring cold and windy days, with possible slight frosts at night. Snowfall is possible in inland hills.

Springtime, from mid-March to May, is mild and pleasant, with gradually decreasing rainfall and an increasing number of clear, sunny days. May is a particularly beautiful month on the island, with pleasant temperatures before the onset of summer heat.

Summer, from June to August, is hot and sunny, with average daily temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 31°C (88°F), and sometimes reaching 35/36°C (95/97°F), especially in July and August. Fortunately, sea breezes provide some relief from the heat, and the waters of the Ionian Sea are warm and perfect for swimming. Autumn, from September to November, is also mild, with some hot days in September and increasing rainfall as the season progresses.

The amount of sunshine in Corfu is abundant during the summer months, with blue skies and sunshine prevailing, but there are still plenty of sunny days in the spring and early autumn. From October to March, the island experiences fewer sunny days, with alternating periods of good and bad weather.

For those seeking a beach holiday, the best time to visit Corfu is from June to August, although the weather is still pleasant in the first half of September. If you plan to explore the island on foot, the best time to visit is from mid-April to mid-June, to avoid the high summer heat.

Public buses

There are two kinds of buses in Corfu: the blue buses that cover short distances near Corfu Town and the green buses that go further around the island.

The blue buses usually depart from San Rocco Square in Corfu Town and reach the port, Kanoni, Mandouki, Benitses, Achillion, Gouvia and Kontokali.

The central bus station of the green buses is located close to the port of Corfu. These buses carry out routes with direction to Paleokastritsa, Lefkimi, Acharavi, Roda, Messongi, Pelekas and generally to almost all villages and beaches around the island.

You can find out more about the timetables and routes of the blue buses on As for the green buses, you can get any useful information on

Taxis and private transfers

A taxi might be a more expensive option, comparing to buses for instance, however it is definitely a choice that offers you easy and fast transfer to your destination. Many taxis can be found close to the port, the airport and in different central spots of Corfu.

You can book a taxi by calling on any of the following phone numbers: +30 26610 33911.

Car and motorbike rentals

With a car or motorcycle, you can explore the island at your own pace and gain access to the most secluded spots! In case you don’t have your own vehicle, it is an excellent idea to rent a car for your sightseeing trips! Book it in advance, especially in high season! Contact us.

Organized Tours

There is no better way to explore a place than touring around it with the help of well-trained, experienced, local guides! Choose the tour that appeals to you the most, visit the most breathtaking spots of Corfu and create wonderful memories that will last for a lifetime! Contact us.

The official currency used in Corfu, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, is the Euro. You can easily find ATMs scattered throughout the main towns on the island, making it convenient to withdraw cash for your transactions. However, it’s advisable to carry some amount of cash before you leave for your trip, so that you don’t have to spend your initial hours searching for an ATM or bank.

While debit and credit cards are accepted at many places on the island, it’s a good idea to carry some cash with you, as it can come in handy, especially when you’re dealing with small independent businesses. Using a mix of cash and card can also offer you extra security and flexibility during your stay.

It’s worth checking with your bank about the fees they charge for international transactions, as these can quickly add up and lead to unexpected charges at the end of your trip. By being aware of these fees and planning accordingly, you can ensure that you have enough funds to enjoy your time on this beautiful island without any financial surprises.

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