General information on public transportation for Corfu
Public transportation in Corfu is divided based on different colors:
- the (mostly) green colored buses, also called “ktel” or “iperastiko“, link suburban/ interurban areas with the main town of Corfu, Kerkyra or “poli“.
- the blue colored buses, called “astiko“, that although are titled as urban service, also service suburban areas.
The max price for one way taxi transfer to/from Corfu Airport or Corfu Port or green bus terminal to almost everywhere in Corfu town is aorund18-20 euros. Each taxi is licensed to carry up to 4 people, including children and their luggage. You can also request special services such as transportation for people with special needs, unattended children or VIP. The call for this appointment must be placed at least 24 hours previously. Complete passenger transport services 24 hours a day.
Book your taxi on +30 26610 33811 or visit http://taxidriver-corfu.blogspot.gr/ or http://www.corfutaxi.gr/
From the airport (Int’l code CFU)
The easiest way to come from airport to you accommodation is by taking a taxi, while the distance to downtown Corfu is less than 1.5 kilometer (approximately 6-8 euros).
From the port
The easiest way to come from port to your accommodation is by taking a taxi, if the destination is not the nearby Corfu Town and you do not have a lot of personnel luggage. Also, the port offers a free of charge bus that carries boat passengers to the eastern-most part of the port that should make a walk to downtown Corfu less than 20 minutes (1.4 kilometers).
Corfu Greece’s greenest and most cosmopolitan island is famous for its beautiful coastline, picturesque villages and scenic countryside. Corfu (or Kerkyra) is one of the most favorite destinations in Greece and the Greek Islands and attracts hundreds thousands of tourists annually. It is a very beautiful island, part of the Ionian Islands and has a lot of verdant vegetation, amazing beaches, superb Venetian architecture, picturesque villages, lively nightlife and a great cosmopolitan way of life. Corfu is very green. Its hot and dry summers along with winter rain create lush vegetation which is dominated by over 2 million olive trees.
Corfu Airport: Flying to Corfu, for most Europeans, is an easy flight lasting less than 3 hours. Corfu’s International airport (Kapodistrias) is located on the edge of Corfu (Kerkyra) town, it is modern and compact. During the summer months (May to October) there are regular charter flights from most European countries to Corfu. Domestic flights (from Athens) operate all year round.
Corfu Port: Corfu’s port is at the edge of Corfu (Kerkyra) town. Ferries from Greek mainland (Igumenitsa and Patra) offer a regular service as well as ferries from Italy (Venice, Ancona and Brindisi). Corfu port is also a popular stop for visiting cruise ships.
Driving to Corfu: If you want to drive to Corfu, you can take the regular ferries from Italy and the Greek mainland to Corfu. The roads of Corfu are generally in good condition, even if unavoidably steep and twisting in some locations. Renting a car on Corfu is the most flexible way of exploring. The roads, although often narrow, are easy to drive. A well as renting a car though, you can also consider taking a bus or use a local taxi. Do not forget that you can rent a motor boat – and no license is required! Renting a boat will be the experience of your Corfu holiday.
Achillion Palace in Corfu: The Palace was built in the 1890’s as a summer palace for “Sissi”, Austria’s Empress Elizabeth (King Otto of Greece was her uncle). The Palace, located in the village of Gastouri, was the residence of Elizabeth (Sissy), the Empress of Austria as the solace of her soul. It was used as her summer retreat. Later the Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany bought the Palace. Directly below, on the coast, is the unusual Kaiser’s bridge, the stone built jetty where the Kaiser set out on his yacht for swimming trips. The Palace is definitely a place to take your camera. This beautiful building in picturesque gardens overlooks the sea and Corfu town. Achillion Palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Corfu. To see pictures from this palace please visit: