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Corfu Greece Map & Corfu Travel Information, Sightseeing, Museums, Ferries to Corfu Greece


Corfu, Greece
GENERAL CORFU GREECE TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Introduction

Corfu Ionian Islands Greece

Corfu is a famous tourist resort and one of the most attractive islands of the Ionian cluster.

The island of Corfu has been blessed with natural beauty, wonderful coasts, idyllic sites, fertile plains and lush hillsides.

Corfu is a unique island, with an abundance of archaeological sites, castles, monasteries, buildings and traditional settlements.


Corfu Greece Area / Population / Capital
The island of Corfu occupies an area of 592 sq. km, it has 107,600 inhabitants and Corfu Town of Kerkyra is the capital of the island.

Attractions & Sightseeing in Corfu Greece

In Corfu, visitors have the opportunity to see some amazing attractions, such as:

  • The Old Fortress and the New Fortress, the Sanctuary of Apollon Kerkyreos and Mon Repo in Corfu Town
  • The village Sinarades and the region Aerostato in Agios Gordios
  • The famous Achillion in Gastouri
  • The ruins of the medieval castle and Kouloura Port in Kassiopi
  • The Monastery of Panagia of Paleokastritsa, the islets Skeloudi and Kolivri in Paleokastritsa
  • The ruins of the Venetian Castle in Sidari
 
Sports / Recreation in Corfu Greece
  • The Aqualand water park in Corfu Town
  • The Sidari Water Slide in Sidari
  • If you have a boat or a yacht, you can visit all the beaches in Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Parga, Paxi, the surrounding islands, and even Italy. You can dock it at the new port of Corfu, or at the marinas in Gouvia, Sidari and Kassiopi. Corfu Nautical Club: +30 26610 30470.

Entertainment in Corfu Greece
Corfu is famous for its nightlife. You can find bars, clubs and cafés of all types throughout the island, especially in the seaside tourist resorts. Tavernas and restaurants serve Corfian delicacies can be found anywhere on the island.

Local Events in Corfu Greece
  • The celebration of the union of Corfu with Greece on May 21
  • The Sound & Light Show
  • The cultural events of the Corfu Festival
  • The Cricket Festival
  • The Litanies of Agios Spiridon
  • The Catholic Festival of Agia Dorea in June in Corfu Town
  • The Varkarola Cultural Event in Corfu Town
  • The Festival of Metamorphossi Sotiros on August 6 in Agios Mattheos
  • The three-day cultural events in August, in Ano Garouna and Ano Gerakiana
  • Easter and the carnival in Peroulades

Local Products in Corfu Greece
The island of Corfu Greece is famous for its unique kum – quat drink and candy, nougats and beautiful ceramic artifacts.

Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Corfu Greece
Corfu Town or Kerkyra, Corfu Greece
The town of Kerkyra is the capital of the beautiful island and one of the most impressive settlements of Greece. The town is full of large squares, broad avenues and Venetian slip roads, while the old part of town retains all its charm.

Paleokastritsa, Corfu Greece
Paleokastritsa is the most picturesque place in Corfu. Full of scenic gulfs, sandy beaches and olive groves, Paleokastritsa is a famous resort for celebrities. Above the settlement is a Byzantine castle monastery.

Ipsos, Corfu Greece
Ipsos is the most organized coastal settlement on the island of Corfu and a much frequented tourist resort.

Arillas, Corfu Greece
Arillas is a cosmopolitan coastal center, with a long sandy beach that is surrounded by two peninsulas. The view of the three islets opposite the settlement is amazing.

Lefkimi, Corfu Greece
Lefkimi is the largest hamlet in southern Corfu. It is divided by a canal and has olive groves and vineyards.

Pelekas, Corfu Greece
Pelekas is a traditional village built on a hill. It offers a magnificent view and a well-developed tourist infrastructure.

Dassia, Corfu Greece
Dassia is a much frequented tourist center, with one of the best beaches on the island of Corfu.

Transportation in Corfu Greece
By Ferry Boat:
From Patra Port, ferries depart for Corfu Greece, throughout the year, but more frequently during the summer. The voyage from Patra Port to Corfu Port takes 9 hours. Ferries also depart for Corfu from Igoumenitsa Port. The voyage from Igoumenitsa Port to Corfu Port takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. Corfu is also connected to Italy and Paxi.

Corfu Greece Sea Travel Information:
Patra Port: +30 2610 341-002
Igoumentisa Port: +30 26650 99400
Corfu Port: +30 26610 32655 or +30 26610 40002

By Airplane:
From the Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in Spata, there are flights to the Corfu Airport all year round. The flight lasts approximately 1 hour. The Corfu Airport is located 2 km from CorfuTown.

Corfu Greece Air Travel Information:
Corfu Airport: +30 22610 30180
Olympic Air in Athens: Tel. + 30 210 355-0500 or 801 801 01 01
Olympic Air in Corfu: +30 26610 38694

By Bus:
From Athens and Thessaloniki, buses depart for Igoumenitsa to board a ferry boat to Corfu. The trip takes 11 hours and 8 hours, respectively.

Corfu Greece Bus Travel Information
Thessaloniki Bus station for buses to Corfu: +30 2310 595-411
Athens Bus station for bus to Corfu: +30 210 512-9443
 

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