|5||10 Ratings | 10 Reviews|
How To Reach Corfu
Corfu, or Kerkyra as it is also known, is an island off the west coast of Greece and the 2nd largest island amongst the Ionian Islands. The island has a rich past like most of Greece and has a history of battles and conquests. Corfu's old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a very popular holiday destination with locals and tourists alike, especially in the summers. The quickest way to reach Corfu is by flight, however the sea and road routes are also quite convenient.
While travelling from India, the best way to reach Corfu would be to fly to Athens and then take a domestic flight to Corfu. There are multiple airlines that fly to Athens daily from India and similarly, there are plenty of domestic flights that fly to Corfu from Athens. The airport is just 2 km from the main centre. You can take a taxi or a bus to get to the destination of your choosing.
During the summers, there are many charter flights that go directly to Corfu from the UK and many European countries.
Corfu is located just off the north-west coast of Greece, close to the town of Igoumenítsa. There are many ferries from Igoumenítsa that travel daily to Corfu and back - the journey takes 1 to 2 hours depending on the type of ferry you take. You can reach Igoumenítsa by road from Athens or any other Greek city.
Corfu is also connected to the city of Patras, Zakynthos and Kefalonia by ferry - however, not as frequently. There are also many direct boats to Corfu from the east coast of Italy.
Corfu is an island so you will need to travel by sea. However, you can travel all the way up to Igoumenítsa in Greece by road and then take the ferry to Corfu. A bus from Athens would take roughly 7 hours. If you are already travelling within Greece, you can also get a bus from any other city like Patras, Thessaloniki, Ioannina etc.
The other alternative is to drive down to Igoumenítsa. If it is a rental car, you can also ferry it across to Corfu for an extra charge.
Corfu town can easily be explored on foot, but if you want to visit the entire island end to end, you will need a vehicle. There are public buses that are cheap and convenient that will take you to different beaches and sites. There are 2 bus services available - the Municipal Bus service, whose main bus station can be found at San Rocco square and KTEL, which has its main station at Theotoki Street. You could also rent a car and drive around if you are looking for convenience and flexibility. You will also find taxis for most of the main tourist spots on the island - most of which have fixed prices.
There are also hop on hop off buses available which is always a convenient way to see all the top tourist spots!