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If you are in Corfu just for the main town you wont need anything, you can easily walk everywhere, the old town is very compact situated between the old and the new fortress.
There are several taxis(pic 1) that can take you where you want, I noticed they are waiting in hot spots like in front of Liston.
There are also local buses(pic 2) that go through town or at some villages. Their timetable isnt very reliable (you may have to wait long) but it’s a good cheap option to reach a specific location and back.
We had a car, and that was a smart choice because it’s the only way if you want to explore the island, stop at any small beach, go up to tiny villages etc The only problem with the car was to find a parking place inside the city. There are many car rental agencies near the port as expected. There you may rent a scooter or any other bike too which is also great to move around during summer and less of a hassle when it comes to parking.
The roads along the coast is good but those further inside the island not so (narrow, tight, many turns etc). By the way, the locals drive like crazy.
Written May 10, 2010
The expensive way is to fly through Athens (Aegean and Olympic have flights daily to Corfu) but you have to book way in advance for good prices. Check out for some great deals on charter flights from Europe too(London, Brussels, Paris, Germany etc)
2)boat from mainland greece
There are many boats from mainland Greece, some from Patras (the trip lasts too long, about 7 hours) and many from Igumenitsa. There are boats daily, on different times (3.45am, 7.30am, 10.30am, 12.30am, 13.30, 16.00, 18.30, 20.00, 22.30) but each company has its own routes so on your arrival there check the routes and choose the one you like. There different kind of boats (open or close type) with small differences on the trip time (75 to 105 minutes). April 2010 prices were 8,10 for an adult ticket and 35,60e for the car. Don’t forget your return ticket though, during high season it will be very difficult to find a ticket for the car.
3)boats from Italy
Of course, there are also boats from Italy (from Bari, Brindisi or Venice). Check www.minoan.gr and www.anek.gr for tickets and timetable
The port of Corfu is near the Old Town (15’ walking)
Updated May 10, 2010
The best way to explore Corfu is to rent a scooter. There are of course also bus connections, but it's so much more fun being able to stop wherever you want and not having to wait for the busses. Besides, Corfu is a hilly island with often steep streets leading down to the beaches; thus it's nice getting on the scooter, instead of having to walk up the hill after a relaxing day on the beach. We rented a scooter the whole week, and made daily trips around the island to different beaches, small mountain villages, Corfu town etc. I guess a car would be good as well, but with a scooter the parking is less of a hassle. The main roads along the coasts are in very good condition, the smaller inland roads in less good shape, but they are also not as busy as the main roads.
Just like on most other Greek islands, also on Corfu there are shops/stands in every bigger resort, where one can rent scooters/motorbikes. Many of the hotels also rent out their own ones. My experience is that the prices don't vary that much, but it can still be worth looking around for a good deal, especially if you're planning to rent the scooter for more than a couple of days. The longer you rent it, the cheaper the daily rate will be. Just remember to buy a good map of Corfu, and off you go! Have fun!
Updated Jul 9, 2004
They have the "green" bus
or the 'blue" bus,depend where you want to go to,south or north ect.
Bus is cheap but not comfortable at all.
A bus each 1h15,but they are never on time.
There are also taxi,24/24,you can speak the price before getting in,and if you share the taxi with others you will pay less.
We pay between 15£ and 17£ to go back to the hotel from corfu town.
Written Sep 23, 2006
Corfu is probably the greek island with the best roads, which are brand new and lead everywhere...This would be a great Idea to take your car on the ferry if you come from Italy, cause it will be useful.
There is also a great bus system in Corfu, with many busses going everywhere...
From Corfu town you have the main line #7 bus ( blue bus) going up north for Gouvia, Ipsos, Pirgi, Dassia.
And the green busses going everywhere for really cheap...
But you won't be alone in these buses..
The most easy way to travel is to rent a scooter but watch out for greek scoot riders...not really careful... ;o)
Written Sep 22, 2002
There are no travel websites that will tell you this, but I learned the hard way how to get to Corfu cheaply and without having to fly in to Athens Airport (ugh!).
Before you go, check out cheap charter flights out of London direct to Corfu (Corfu has a nice airport). Matter of fact, you can fly to many cities in Europe (Paris, someplace in Germany [forgot where]. Budapest, et al., and then fly directly to Corfu very cheaply. Just Google "Cheap flights [or charter flights] to Corfu," and up pop many sites that will get you there very cheaply. What you want to avoid is stopping over in Athens! This is a nightmare and will cause you at least a half day delay, if not more. Plus, it's more money!
You can also get to Corfu cheaply by taking a boat from Venice, Italy, or from Bari or Brindisi, Italy.
So you just have to figure out where you want to go in Europe, then catch an easy and cheap flight or boat ride to Corfu. But whatever you do, avoid Athens Airport!
Written Dec 25, 2005
The boat Minoen lines is, for all intensive purposes, a resort cruise ship. You do not have to pay for a room but it is recommended if you like to sleep. If you choose what is called deck passage, you can lounge around the boat or sleep on the floor or deck or wherever you like. My brothers and I got a four person room that cost us about 60 Euro a piece. Deck passage is free with your Eurail pass except during summer but the supplement is only a nominal fee. We actually bought our tickets five minutes before the ship left during peak season so in my opinion, I don't think reservations are absolutely necessary, but are recommended if you want a room. On board there is internet, multiple restaurants, a pool, multiple bars, a night club, bathrooms, a casino, a movie area, and a nice deck.
Updated Sep 9, 2006
In Corfu Town if you have to use a taxi, ensure it has a meter.
Do not use them if they don’t or say it is not needed.
As a tourist you stand a very good chance of getting skanked by these theives.
Taxis elsewhere on the island are ok and honest drivers.
Local buses are ok as well but don’t run as regular as you are probably used to. Timetables are usually posted at the bus stop.
Another option is to hire a car, from €20 a day you can explore all of the island at your leisure.
Written Oct 9, 2011
The Old City of Corfu is around 500 metres or 1 km. from the ships' arrival point.You do not specify, whether are you travelling on a cruiseship or in a passengers' ferry, because they sail from two different (distant) points.
If you have no luggage, you can get to the Old City on foot, but if you have a heavy suitcase, it would be better to take a taxi: it will cost you: 3 Euros.
Kassiopi is a very picturesque village-resort on the northern-western part of Corfu, but is very faraway from the City of Corfu.If I do remember well, it should be around 35 kms away and you will need a bus, which you will catch from the Interurban Bus Station of Corfu.Itineraries are not very frequent: last year, because I wanted to visited Kassiopi and get back to Corfu on time, I was obliged to catch an early bus at 06:00 in the morning!The scenery will reward you!
If you want more information about Corfu, you should visit my homepage!
Enhoy your holidays!
Written May 16, 2008
We stayed at Perama (South coast) and from our little house it was a maximum of 1 hour to get everywhere around the island. The lower mountains or the beach.
There is no raod on the island that you can qualify as a highway, but all the roads are very well maintained and can be driven very well!.
Other roads through the mountains are also very well to drive on. We were warned not to drive on rainy days, but (of course) did it any way. Just take it easy and don't do anything stupid. Go with the flow and you'll be alright!
Written Nov 12, 2004
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