Corfu Travel Information
Live like a local in Corfu Island
Corfu is the northern island and second largest of the Ionian Sea. It is characterized as a cosmopolitan and multicultural place with strong Venetian, English and French influences. The golden beaches that extend along the west coast and the green landscapes that occupy the central countryside of the island are characteristics of its natural beauty. With a wealth of heritage, culture, attractions and night life, Corfu is an ideal destination all year round. The Old Town of Corfu Old Town is the name given to the historic center of Corfu. It is one of the most important attractions of the island. Its history stretches back to the 8th century BC due to the island's strategic position between the Venetian and Ottoman Empires. The Old and New Fortresses are some of the most impressive archaeological sites that mark the edges of the town. They were used for four centuries as an administrative center of the Venetian maritime trade in the eastern Mediterranean and consisted a stronghold against the pressure of the Ottoman territorial expansion. There were several alterations in the plan of the forts in the course of time, with the most recent modifications taking place in the 19th century under the British rule. The plan of the town and design of housing stock date mainly to the Venetian period with several reconstructions in the 19th century.
Kitesurf in Corfu There are several spots for kitesurfing in Corfu such as Agios Georgios Argiradon, Halikounas, Issos, Marathias, Agios Stefanos North. Kitesurf renting stuff and kitesurf school are only available in Halikounas and Issos.
'Jazz Now! New Music from Ionian University Jazz Program' was published by Jazz&Tzaz Magazine in November 2011 (Issue No 224) and produced by the Associate Professor Dimos Dimitriadis, Lecturer Gorge Kontrafouris in collaboration with Jazz&Tzaz Magazine. It contains original jazz songs from 13 students and alumni of the Ionian University. Many of the musicians who contributed in the recording of the CD have extended their training and education in the United States with prestigious scholarships from the Fulbright and Onassis foundations. The CD contains songs of five new recording projects; three of the projects come directly from alumni and feature debut songs of the young jazz musicians, while the other two projects were produced by the Faculty of Music of the Ionian University.
The Corfu Trail has attracted numerous long-distance walkers since it began in 2001. It runs lengthwise for 220 km the spine of the island, featuring outstanding views of rural landscapes away from the vivid city. It offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes -from the golden sandy beaches along the coastline to the dramatic high mountains in the central countryside. Corfu enjoys a tremendously wide range of breathtaking landscapes, so spend a little time on each one because there is always something new to explore. The trail takes you through the towering sand dunes in the south part of the island across the olive groves and forests of the countryside, to the steep sided limestone dales in the north section. Corfu Trail is the best way to discover one of Corfu's best assets - the great outdoors.
Corfu Trekking Guide In this booklet you will find information about 22 day routes in Corfu which pass through some of the most stunning landscapes of the island. For the long-distance enthusiasts, there is also a guide about the 150 km Corfu Trail route.
We reccommend you a full nature trekking experience in the mountains of Corfu. Ano Korakiana to Spartilas. On the way from Ano Korakiana to Sokraki, you will find the small church of Agios Isidoros. Follow the trail road and after approximately 3 km you will reach the lake of Spartilas, called Limni. The lake dries up during the summer season. The village of Spartilas is located within 1 km distance. From this point, there is an about 1.5 km path that takes you to the Taxiarchis church, one of the oldest monuments in the area. The trail path is quite challenging as it is steep, so it is essential to come properly equipped with a good pair of shoes. After a 4 km hike, you will reach the summit of Mount Pantokrator, featuring amazing views of the island and beyond.
Horse Trekking in Corfu In Corfu, you can enjoy a horse trekking experience at Trailriders, a trekking center and riding stables which was established in 1992 and lies within short distance from the village of Ano Korakiana.
Bird Watching Corfu has great places for wildlife observation all year round. You can enjoy the recreational activity of bird watching, even if you are an amateur or professional birdwatcher, with over 150 species of native and migratory birds for you to spot. Spring and fall are peak periods for bird watching, as some 90 species begin their seasonal migration and pass through well-known hot-spots around the island. Top Spots for Birdwatchers in Corfu Lake Halikiopoulos, Lake Korision, Lefkimi Salt Pans, Pantokrator Mountain, Antinioti Lagoon
Golfing in Corfu Even though there is only one golf club in Corfu, enthusiasts of the sport will find that it offers great facilities combined with natural beauty. The championship held in Corfu was rated one of the top 20 in Continental Europe by the new encyclopedia of Golf.
Cricket in Corfu Beginner or advanced, Corfu is a great place for cricket lovers! The Hellenic Cricket Federation has its headquarters on the Greek island which is a very popular destination for players from all over the world. The island offers 5 cricket pitches; one of them lies at the Spianada square, in the historical centre of the old town of Corfu. The town and the nearby Old Fortress are both listed as World Heritage sites from UNESCO.
Sailing - Yachting in Corfu Discover some of the most breathtaking yachting destinations in the north Ionian Sea on a Corfu yacht charter. Enjoy the amazing landscapes of one of the greenest islands in Greece with the beautiful coastlines and secret beaches waiting for you to explore. With exceptional sailing conditions and plenty of wind, follow the routes that have captivated sea lovers for hundreds of years. Top Spots: Garitsa Bay, Gouvia – Marina, North East Cost, Paleokastritsa, Benitses.
Scuba Diving in Corfu Waterhoppers is a diving center in Corfu which was established in 1977 and has offered an unforgettable experience of diving in the crystal waters of the Ionian Sea to thousands of individuals.
Safari in Corfu Go on a safari adventure and enjoy the amazing countryside of Corfu, traveling though the old stone-paved roads of the island and beautiful landscapes of olive groves. Enjoy views of the amazing Ionian Sea and the rugged mountains of Corfu and explore the vanishing traditional way of life of the rural population.
Water Parks in Corfu Aqualand is considered one of the top water parks in Europe. It is an ideal destination for families and water lovers! Idropolis is the second and smaller water park of the island and is located in Acharavi.
Corfu Lawn Tennis Club Corfu Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1896 and it is the oldest tennis club in Greece. It has excellent facilities with 5 carpet courts. ITF Junior and Veteran Cups are also held at the Club. It has a long history as tennis was first introduced in Greece during the period of the British rule in the island.
Corfu Tennis Club Corfu Tennis Club lies on the hill of Kefalomandouko and is equipped with 4 tennis courts with green set. Within the club, there is a coffee shop, locker rooms and private parking. The central court has capacity for up to 200 visitors.
Starbowl is a bowling and billiard club where you can share fun times with family and friends. It is located in the area of Alykes Potamou which is approximately 3 km away from the town centre. You will also find 2 table tennis tables and a range of video games. Opening Hours: 17.00 - 02.00
The old quarter of Corfu, called ‘Old Town’ is designated as an UNESCO heritage monument. The mixture of Venetian with neoclassical elements and pastel-hued buildings compose a beautiful scenery and drive you back in time. You will find yourself wandering for hours around the stone-paved alleys, admiring the architecture and exploring the secrets of the Old Town. Every corner of the quarter is unique with beautiful houses and secret gardens. There is a range of shops with traditional products and lots of restaurants to try the local cuisine. The Old Town is the historical and cultural centre of the island but also a vivid place which holds a lot of surprises for the visitors. Top Tourist Attractions in Corfu Town Old Fortress (Citadel) The pearl of Corfu town is the Old Fortress, an UNESCO monument which lies on a small rocky peninsula, adjacent to the Old town. Its construction started in 1546 by the Venetians on a site that was occupied by a small castle. There is a moat measuring 15 meters in depth and 40 meters in width and the fortress is accessed via a bridge. There are several infrastructures around the fortress. From the lighthouse which is located at the highest point of the cliff, you can enjoy amazing views towards the sea and the town. The Esplanade The Esplanade or Spianada square is a green space in the heart of the Corfu town which is the largest in Greece. It is surrounded by the 19th century Liston, which is an arcaded building designed by the French, and several cafés and bars. The square in one of the Cricket spots in the town and there is also a stage for music concerts. New Fortress The New Fortress was constructed only a few years after the Old Fortress, in 1577 by the Venetians to expand the fortifications of the town against a possible Ottoman attack. The visitors can admire the architecture of the fortress which is divided into two levels and wander around the maze of arched chambers and halls. When you reach the peak, the views over the town and towards the sea will definitely impress you. Church of St. Spyridon The church of St. Spyridon is located in the heart of the old town, just a few meters away from the arcaded Liston. It was constructed in 1589. The red-domed bell-tower stands high above the alleys of the old town and the side chapel is decorated with spiritual frescoes. The sarcophagus of St. Spyridon containing his relics is decorated with precious stones and has a prominent place in the church. St. Spyridon was shepherd who performed several miracles in his lifetime in the second century AD. He is the patron saint of Corfu and it is widely believed that he protects the island. The relics are taken is procession on several special occasions and his name is given to several newborns for veneration. Mon Repos Mon Repos was built in 1831 for the British High Commisioner and was used as the summer residence of several members of the Greek royal family. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was born there in 1921. It attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world at all times of the year. Moreover, it is complemented with a suite of contemporary conference facilities. You will find it in the area of Kanoni, about 30 minutes walk from the town centre. There is good transport link to other places as well. The Royal Palace: Museum of Asian Art The Museum of Asian Art is located in the heat of the Corfu town, at the north edge of the Esplanade square. The restored Neoclassical building was completed in 1816 for the British High Commissioner and became obsolete in 1864. Today it is dedicated to the arts and cultures of East and South East Asia. The rare collection of Chinese, Japanese and Indian masterpieces spans in date from the Neolithic period to present and covers paintings, porcelains and sculpture. Museum of Asian Art has a café with relaxing atmosphere and superb sea views of the Ionian and beyond.
Alikes is a designated protected area 'Natura', located in the southernmost peninsula of the island, just north of the town Lefkimi. It is one of the most important wetlands in Corfu and habitat for several bird species. The harbor of Alikes is easily accessible from the town of Corfu by following the main route to Lefkimi. In the past, salt was traditionally harvested in this part of the island. Animal-drawn carts were used to transport the salt from the salt pans to the processing areas. Nowadays, the salt pans have fallen into disuse and became an amazing wildlife refuge for flamingos, egrets and many other migratory birds. The lake of Alikes attracts thousands of flamingos every year and the saline water drove the flamingos to nest in 2012 for the first time. Another spot to watch flamingos is the Korission lagoon which is located within a 30 minutes drive from Alikes. The best time for bird watching is between May and early October. Alikes harbor still operates as a small fishing port. In the area there are a lot of good restaurants to taste Greek gastronomy and a beautiful beach nearby.
The history of Etrusco goes back to 1992 when Etrusco Botrini, a chef from a Tuscan family restaurant accompanied by a chef of Club Mediteranee decided to launch a small restaurant in Corfu, the hometown of Botrini’s wife. His son Ettore Botrini won the first Golden Chef’s Cap Award in 2000 when he took over the business. In 2008-2009, Botrini’s restaurant was ranked among the best 100 restaurants in the world. The main principle of the restaurant is passion for gastronomy and the art of culinary combined with knowledge, inspiration and creativity. The unique dishes at Botrini’s restaurant are a blend of Mediterranean cuisine to meet even most demanding guests’ expectations.
The absolute watersports experience in the Island with the most exciting, safe and adventurous activities that you can find in your holidays or in your free time. We operate since 1978 in Dassia Beach in the beautiful Island of Corfu. Dassia Beach is just 10km north of the Corfu town, in the north-east side of the island. Dassia Beach is accessible through public transportation (Blue Bus - 7) or any other transportation method you wish. In Dassia beach you will get amazed by the view of the trees just next to the sea. You will see that the beach is sandy in same places and in some others is rocky, so for sure you will find what you prefer. Dassia beach, is perfect for watersports due to the location of the beach as the waves are being stopped by the rocky sides of the sea. Thus, is the perfect place to try out watersports activities and especially learn or develop your skills in water ski and wakeboard. Dassia ski club, is one of the first watersports center in Greece. We have providing our services to more than 100.000 people from all around the world. What is more,we are certified from the Greek Organization of Water Ski and Wakeboard, and we follow the latest guidelines for safety and equipement of European Union. • Inflatables If you crave speed, then a ride on an inflatable will get your heart pumping! It is the ideal choice for adults and kids. Some of the inflatables offer a smooth ride and you do not even need to get in the water, while other raise your adrenaline and are for those who are fans of extreme sports. Number of passengers: 2 to 8 people can ride together at one time Age: Ideal for every age. Children under 6 must be supervised by an adult • Rings You have to try the RINGO if you want your adrenaline to go through the roof! The rings jump over the waves and move side to side and it will blow your mind. You can choose whether you want an easy-going or extreme ride! It is suitable for families, but also for younger people who love speed. Number of passengers: 2 to 5 people can ride together at one time Age: Ideal for every age. Children under 6 must be supervised by an adult • Parasailing If you can't get enough with the watersports then you have to try the absolute water activity. Parasailing will "lift" you up, in order to enjoy the view,from almost 50 meters high, in Dassia beach. Alone or with your friend you will have the chance to fly safe and enjoy the fresh air and the sun. No experience needed as you will get all the information from the instructors. The only thing that you will have to do is just make some fast steps before the power of the boat and the wind lift you up. As safety is our first priority, a special lifejacket with handlers for the parachute will be given to you fixed to your size and body structure. Thus, you will enjoy the sun and the view without any concern as far safety or landing into the water. Number Of People: Up to 3 (depending the total weight and the wind direction) Age: +6 years old (under 10 years old only with escort) • Water Skiing Either beginner or exprerienced rider don't hesitate to try out water ski in the most suitable sea surface in Corfu, Dassia beach. Water ski is a mind-blowing sport . It’ s a sport that combines a total full-body workout with the opportunity to enjoy and have fun in the sea. You can have lessons for beginners or for advanced who want to improve their skills, with double-ski, single-ski, or even barefoot. All courses are led by qualified instructors with high safety standards. Take the decision and you will learn how to water ski from the very first day. Ideal for all ages ; children from 6 years old can start taking lessons. • Wakeboard The exhilarating activity of wakeboarding has been on a rise in Greece over the last few years. If you are a beginner or an experienced rider, you will have the opportunity to use our excellent equipment and get training from our expert instructors. Try your first lesson today or improve your skills by practicing new moves like 180, slide, backroll and 360. Please ask for packages and special offer!
Play and find football stadiums and pitches in Corfu Corfu Stadium was established in 1961 and it serves as a multi-sport recreation ground. The capacity of the stadium is 2.685 visitors. The stadium hosts games of AO Kerkyra which is the island’s local team. There another two stadiums that occasionally host football games of local teams; the stadium of Olympos Kerkyra F.C which is located close to the airport, as well as the Kontokali Football Stadium just 7km north of the Corfu town. In Kanoni, you can find a smaller pitch, ideal for 5x5 games and a football stadium. Play basketball in Corfu There are several Basketball courts in the island that are open to the public upon request. These are: 1)Alykes Potamou, located on the way to Palaiokastritsa just 4km from Corfu Town, 2) Koulines, on Miltiadou Margariti in Corfu town, 3) Mantouki, on Ethnikis Antistaseos street opposite to the entrance of the New port, 4) Kerkirarikos, at Stamatiou Desila 4 in Corfu town, 5) A.O Kerkyra Stadium, which is an indoor basketball court next to the football stadium. Play Tennis in Corfu There are two tennis clubs open to the public in Corfu town. Corfu Tennis Club Corfu Tennis Club lies on the hill of Kefalomandouko and is equipped with 4 tennis courts with green set. Within the club, there is a coffee shop, locker rooms and private parking. The central court has capacity for up to 200 visitors. Corfu Lawn Tennis Club Corfu Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1896 and it is the oldest tennis club in Greece. It has excellent facilities with 5 carpet courts. ITF Junior and Veteran Cups are also held at the Club. It has a long history as tennis was first introduced in Greece during the period of the British rule in the island. Play Table Tennis in Corfu Starbowl is a bowling and billiard club where you can share fun times with family and friends. It is located in the area of Alykes Potamou which is approximately 3 km away from the town centre. You will also find 2 table tennis tables and a range of video games. Opening Hours: 17.00 - 02.00 Play Cricket in Corfu There are two locations where you can play Cricket in Corfu: either Spianada square, located in the heart of the town or Marina (Gouvia) which is just 7km north of it. Play Golf in Corfu Corfu Golf Club is considered to be one of the least known but rather beautiful golf courses in Europe. Play Beach Volley in Corfu If you would like to try beach volley during your staying in Corfu, there are several places around the island to enjoy the sport. In the northern part of Corfu, you can find a beach volley spot in Roda Beach. Then in Glyfada, which is located on the west coast, you can either play or watch beach volleyball tournaments that often take place.
The principal goal of the Ark foundation is to spay/neuter stray and abandoned cats and dogs in Corfu and if possible to find a permanent house for them. The program aims to set a limit to the multiplication of feral colonies or at least contain the number of strays. Unfortunately, several of the animals were abandoned by the owners and allowed to breed uncontrollably. The foundation apart from neutering the animals, offers clinical treatment for parasites, ticks, fleas, worms etc. A record is kept for each animal that is treated. Due to the large number of strays, the foundation cannot offer refuge to every animal in need so it has to return them back to the streets where they were found. This is undoubtedly a very frustrating experience as the conditions are difficult for the animals which are in danger of suffering injuries or even being poisoned.
Corfu Tennis Course – Where to play Tennis in Corfu? There are two tennis clubs open to the public in Corfu town. Corfu Tennis Club Corfu Tennis Club lies on the hill of Kefalomandouko and is equipped with 4 tennis courts with green set. Within the club, there is a coffee shop, locker rooms and private parking. The central court has capacity for up to 200 visitors. Corfu Lawn Tennis Club Corfu Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1896 and it is the oldest tennis club in Greece. It has excellent facilities with 5 carpet courts. ITF Junior and Veteran Cups are also held at the Club. It has a long history as tennis was first introduced in Greece during the period of the British rule in the island.
Corfu has average Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. The levels of humidity are generally quite high throughout the year, although summer temperatures are slightly cooler whereas winters are relatively warmer compared to other cities in the Greek mainland. January is probably the coldest month in Corfu with often rainstorms and strong winds. There is a short period though of approximately one week which that weather is generally milder. The weather in February is relatively sunnier and warmer than January. The first signs of the spring are present. In March the atmosphere is still cold but sunny days are more frequent. For some people March is the beginning of the swimming period. April is characterised by medium temperatures and low precipitation. Trees and flowers are blooming all over the island. May is probably the best month if you enjoy outdoors activities. The weather is sunny and warmwhile rainfall is rare in the second half. The seasonal period of north winds has not started yet and the sea is overall tranquil. The summer season starts in June with sunny weather and hot temperatures. July and August are the hottest months of the summer season in Corfu. Some days might be windy because of the north winds that blow during these months. The best way to escape heat is spending lots of time at the beach. Make sure you use sunscreen and always look for shady places. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. September is when Autumn starts in Corfu. Temperatures are overall lower and nights are quite cool so make sure you always bring a jacket with you, especially if you plan to visit places at a higher altitude. The weather in October is overall nice with warm days and cool nights. Rainfall is occasional. The month is ideal for outdoors activities and winter clothing is needed only at night. The weather in November shows the first signs of the winter season. Some days might be sunny while others windy and cold. It is generally unpredictable so make sure you bring warm clothes with you and always carry an umbrella in your bag. There is a variety of weather conditions from year to year so you might experience either quite low or relatively high temperatures. Make sure you bring a range of clothes for all weathers because it might even be so sunny that you can go to the beach.
Glyfada and Pelekas Along the west coast of the island, you can find some of Corfu's prettiest beaches offering a cool relief from hot weather. Great fun is guaranteed for adults and kids at the sandy beaches, although parents should take the proper precautions to keep kids safe as the quiet waters of the open sea can turn wavy quickly. The beach is easy to access from the city. There is also a free bus service that connects the town of Pelekas with both of the beaches. Pelekas is an excellent base for visitors as you can find a range of restaurants and hotels that will meet all your needs. Agios Gordios An excellent destination with a golden beach and a great range of restaurants with varied types of food. There is also a small playground in the village for the young visitors. Sidari A beautiful destination for individuals and families anytime of the day. Great bars and nightlife which can be as quiet or lively you prefer. There is also a great beach in short distance where you can enjoy lots of fun activities and water sports. Paleokastritsa Paleokastritsa is one of the most famous summer resorts in Corfu. Boats can take you to hidden coves and beaches along the coastline, but you can also enjoy beach activities for adults and kids. Dassia Dassia beach is a very popular destination in the summer, equipped with beach umbrellas and beach beds, bars and restaurants as well as centers for recreational activities such as water sports and boat or pedal boat rentals.
Corfu is a great family destination as it offers several opportunities to spend fun time with your children. There is a range of museums and recreational activities that would definitely surprise everyone. Corfu Town The Old Town of Corfu is the historical heart of the island and one of the most beautiful destinations in the Ionian Sea. You will find yourself wandering around the narrow streets, trying local products and enjoying moments of relaxation with your family. Water Parks in Corfu Aqualand is considered one of the top water parks in Europe. It is an ideal destination for families and water lovers! Idropolis is the second and smaller water park of the island and is located in Acharavi. A glass bottomed boat tours the waters around Corfu. Marine life and the underwater formations are popular with both kids and parents. There’s also a BBQ cruise which families love. You can also rent a boat or water bike to enjoy the most of the sea and discover some beautiful beaches. Corfu is an island with a significant historical past and traveling there would be a great opportunity to blend education and fun. You should not miss visiting the Old and New Fortresses, Kassiopi Castle, Achilleion Palace and Angelokastro. Your family will spend great time together and you will have several opportunities to learn the local history. You could also ride a bike and join a bike day tour or do horse riding. There are several places around the island that you can find these sports. If you would like a taste of culture don't miss to visit one of the many Museums of Corfu. Some of the most popular are the Sea Shell Museum of Corfu , the Byzantine Museum of Antivouniotissa and Casa Parlante museum. Ktima Cantoni is set in the midst of a green scenery, built in accordance with principles inherited from the glorious past and support of traditional Greek products. The picturesque setting where neoclassical elements flirt with the elaborate and graceful forms of the Venetian architecture will offer you beautiful moments of relaxation to get away from everyday life.
A family owned business in Corfu, Greece, manufacturing olive oil-based soaps with local ingredients. As a fifth generation family business, quality remains a key aspiration and commitment. Patounis Soap uses traditional recipes and follows ongoing new discoveries to provide quality soaps for over a century. The company has an increasing number of international exports which are steadily rising. Patounis was established in 1891 and the soaps are still produced by the old traditional way and equipment. The soap factory in Corfu was listed as an industrial heritage monument by the Greek Ministry of Culture in 2008 and since then it attracts several visitors with general and academic interest. Opening Hours: Monday: 09:30 – 14:00 Tuesday: 09:30 – 14:00 & 18:00- 20:30 Wednesday: 09:30 – 14:00 Thursday: 09:30 – 14:00 & 18:00- 20:30 Friday: 09:30 – 14:00 & 18:00- 20:30 Saturday: 09:30 – 14:00 Sunday: Closed
Established in 1985. During the last twenty years, it has become nationally and internationally known because of its state of the art research and has achieved excellent ranking amongst world-leading institutions. The Ionian University has attracted young academics and scholars who are actively involved in the research activities of the four faculties; history and translation, interpreting / information science, informatics, music and audiovisual arts. Jazz at the Ionian University 'Jazz Now! New Music from Ionian University Jazz Program' was published by Jazz&Tzaz Magazine in November 2011 (Issue No 224) and produced by the Associate Professor Dimos Dimitriadis, Lecturer Gorge Kontrafouris in collaboration with Jazz&Tzaz Magazine. It contains original jazz songs from 13 students and alumni of the Ionian University. Many of the musicians who contributed in the recording of the CD have extended their training and education in the United States with prestigious scholarships from the Fulbright and Onassis foundations. The CD contains songs of five new recording projects; three of the projects come directly from alumni and feature debut songs of the young jazz musicians, while the other two projects were produced by the Faculty of Music of the Ionian University. More Info: http://jazzonline.gr/en/cd-releases/item/610-jazz-now-new-music-from-ionian-university-program.html
You will find a range of shops in Corfu, from small souvenir and touristic shops to elegant boutiques with the finest Italian designer clothes. Excellent deals can be found on leather items, gold and silver jewelry and fur coats. Make sure you shop from trustworthy shops! The Ionian islands are well-known for their ceramic workshops. From cookware to souvenirs, you have many chances to run into a workshop while wandering around the Old Town and see yourself the art of pottery making. Moreover, you will find several shops selling hand-woven items, from clothes to table linen. You can also buy skewers for making at home the famous Greek souvlaki or buy tasty homemade pastries and sweets. Corfu is definitely a shopping paradise and the shopkeepers might even be willing to negotiate a better price by the end of the season.
You can admire a range of animals at the protected habitats of Corfu, living in their natural environment. Lake Korission and Antinioti Lagoon are the best places for nature-lovers to observe wildlife such as birds, turtles, terrapins and other large animals. Vido Islet is home to pheasants, hares, partridges and rabbits. There is also a significant number of lizard species inhabiting the mountains of Corfu. Mammals Like everywhere around Europe, mammals do not enjoy busy places and generally hide from human eyes. It would be rather a matter of luck to find them, but if you wake up early and plan to go on morning hikes, you have definitely several chances to spot some of the most amazing creatures. HedgeHog There are several chances that you come across a hedgehog if you are walking or driving late at night around the island. They eat small insects, worms, berries and other fruit, as well as small snakes. They are good for controlling the growth of pest in your garden. You cannot approach them as they nestle up like a ball covered with spikes. Moles Moles spend almost their entire life underground. They mostly eat earthworms, dig burrows that they live in and as they are blind, their eyes are covered with skin and fur. Marten The Beech marten or Stone marten is a widespread nocturnal animal in Corfu. Despite its small size, it is a predator which can cause a lot of damage by attacking hen houses; hence Greek farmers call it 'the devil of the night'. In Corfu, you have several chances to spot a marten crossing a back road during the night. Martens are generally afraid of humans and are hidden during the day. Other animals you may see are foxes, brown rats, hares, rabbits, otters, weasels, dormice, bats, very limited numbers of jackals, bats roosting, tortoise. Corfu Reptiles Corfu has a typical Mediterranean climate with thick vegetation, which makes it an ideal habitat for reptiles. Some of those are quite common and easy to see in the countryside, whereas there are species that you have to search in order to spot them. The best time to observe reptiles is during the spring or in the early morning of the summer months. In Corfu, at least 23 reptile species have been recorded and the most dangerous of them is the Nose-Horned Viper.
Corfu Fishes The Ionian sea hosts amazing marine life and underwater formations, which create a magical seascape of plants and corals, fish and other sea creatures. Sea mammals are quite rare to see because they are aware of fishermen. Although, you have a lot of chances to come across a pod of dolphins which live in the waters around Corfu. Dolphins in Corfu Ionian sea houses species of the 'common' dolphin. The name does not represent the actual number of the animals but it used because this species was the most commonly depicted on ancient Greek and Roman art. It has a distinct dark “V” shaped mark below the dorsal fin. Nowadays, common dolphin is threatened with extinction. Risso’s dolphin is another species which could be seen around the Corfiot waters. It has generally different hues of grey with bright under body. It looks like a whale rather than a dolphin and could reach 3,5 meters in lenght. Another species is the Bottlenose dolphin. It is considered the star of aquariums. It has a distinctive forehead, grey or black in colour with lighter tummy. The Striped dolphin is the most multitudinous in the Ionian sea. It is covered with dark stripes from the head to the tail.
Corfu could be characterized as a big garden. Orange grooves thrive in Dassia, where the sweet smell of orange blossom fills the air. There are also lemon grooves near Kontokali that scent the atmosphere with a refreshing perfume. In Dassia, you can visit Merlin Estate which was the property of a well-known English gardener who imported a variety of oranges in the early 20th century. This variety was named 'merlin' after him. He also imported the kumquat tree to Corfu which became the trademark of the island. Orange, lemon and mandarin trees can be found in almost every single garden in Corfu, as well as kumquats that are both grown for private and commercial uses. There are also plenty of fig trees, mulberry trees, loquat trees, jujube trees, prickly pear trees, strawberry trees, banana trees, cherry trees, apple trees, quince trees, carob trees, pomegranate trees, almond, chestnut and walnut trees, vanilla tree, myrtle trees, peach trees, apricot trees and many more that you might have never heard before. There are also several vineyards around the island from which excellent quality wine is produced. Corfu's climate favors even the growth of these trees in the wild. Another variety of citrus that is famous in Corfu is blood oranges. In Greek, the fruit is called 'sanguini' which is probably a term of Italian origin. Dolce variety is also popular in Corfu because of its sweet and tangy flavour. Another type of tree which was famous in Corfu is etrog (estrogim). The island was for centuries the principal supplier of etrogs to Jews in Europe and overseas. The fruit has an important role in Jewish ritual during the Sukkot. You may see citrons growing in several gardens today. The Greek name of the fruit is 'kitro'. Kumquat is the trademark of Corfu. It is an oval orange fruit with sweet and slightly acidic taste. Kumquat is a citrus tree, with origins from China and Japan. It is extensively grown in Corfu for private and commercial consumption for almost a century. Kumquat production reaches 100 tones a year. It is usually not eaten raw, but the fruit is the basic ingredient for liqueurs, jams and sweets. Generally, it is used in baking, cooking and as a natural ingredient in cosmetics and toiletries. There is a range of kumquat-based products that you can find in Corfu. There is also a variety of small strawberries grown along the shores of Halikiopoulos salt lake, in the central part of the island. They are harvested in May and have to be consumed within 12 hours. They are sold at the coast road of Perama, which is approximately 7km south of Corfu.
Corfu Trees Corfu is famous for its olive trees. The island has millions of trees and some of them are at least 400 years old or even older. There are estimates that the olive trees might reach a number of 3 million in total which is generally disproportional to the size of island and the population. Excellent quality olive oil is produced, delicious and hearty olives, olive soap and other toiletries, olive wood items and several other products. 'Strawberry' Tree. It is called like this because its vivid red fruit looks similar to strawberries. It has long life span and is native to the Mediterranean region. It generally grows in areas of Western Europe with mild climate and some regions of western Ireland. The fruit has a very unique flavor. Strawberry tree-based and jams are amongst the most famous products in Corfu. Other wide-spread trees in Corfu are: Judas Trees, Cypresses, Figs, Carobs or Locust Trees, Eucalyptus, Holm Oaks, Prickly Pears, Kermes oaks, Junipers. Corfu Flowers Mediterranean climates are well-known for the colourful wild flowers growing all over the countryside. The best season to see them is between February and May. You can admire the beautiful combinations of the spring and enjoy the nature at its best! You can find more information about the wild flowers of Corfu on the website below: http://www.corfuflowers.com/ Bougainvillea is a beautiful creeping plant, very characteristic of the Ionian landscapes. It originates from South America, Brazil and includes twelve varieties. It is named after the navigator Mpoygkenbil. It flourishes between spring and early autumn with the leaves appearing first and then the small buds. When the flower is formed, it has very thin leaves in a range of hues from deep purple to vivid orange. It grows fast and it reaches 2 or 3 meters when it is plant in pots, but it can grow up to 5 meters if it is plant outdoors. In specific weather conditions and very warm climate, it can even reach 10 meters in height.
Corfu Birds Corfu houses over 150 native and migrating bird species. Some of the most characteristic birds of the island are: The Seagulls. The most typical birds of coastal areas with their very distinct sounds. The Scops owl makes a very characteristic sound which is widespread around the island. It is said that the owls communicate at nights with a unique whistling call. The Buzzard is one of the largest predator birds of the island. Swallows migrate to Corfu in February-March and stay until October-November. Flamingos: Read that post: https://ioniansummer.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=239&action=edit Follow the link for a very interesting article for birdwatchers: http://www.surfbirds.com/trip_report.php?id=902 Butterflies in Corfu During the spring and summer months, a range in color and size butterflies can be seen all around the island. Some of them: Scarce, Swallowtail, Comma Brimstone, Red Admiral, Convolvulus Hawkmoth, Giant Peacock Moth.
Corfu Police Stations Phone Numbers • Corfu 0030 2661 0 39509 , 0030 26610 30188 • Giannades 0030 2661 0 51222 • Ag.Matheos 0030 2661 0 75113 • Benitses 0030 2661 0 72222 • Argirades 0030 2662 0 51422 • Kastellani 0030 2661 0 54222 • Lefkimi 0030 2662 0 22222 • Magoulades 0030 2663 0 95222 • Gimari 0030 2663 0 91261 • Paleokastritsa 0030 2663 0 41203 • Skripero 0030 2663 0 22222 • Ipsos 0030 2661 0 93204 • Karousades 0030 2663 0 31222 • Gaios Paxos 0030 2662 0 32222 • Othoni 0030 2663 0 71592 • Traffic Police 0030 2661 0 39294 • Traffic Police Karousades 0030 2663 0 31233 • Tourist Police Corfu 0030 2661 0 39503-30265 • Tourist Police Ipsos 0030 2661 0 93204 Port Authority Phone Numbers • Port Authority Corfu 0030 2661 0 32655 , 0030 26610 30096 , 0030 26610 33108 • Port Authority Palaiokastritsa 0030 2663 0 41297 • Port Authority Gaios Paxos 0030 2662 0 32259 • Port Authority Lefkimi 0030 2662 0 23977 • Coastguard Station 0030 2661 0 30481 Hospitals - First Aid Centres • Hospital 0030 2661 0 45811 , 0030 26610 45812 , 0030 26610 45815 • Hospital (main switchboard) 0030 26613 60400 • Ipsos first aid station 0030 2661 0 93816 • Ag.Matheos first aid station 0030 2661 0 75110 • Lefkimi first aid station 0030 2662 0 22201 • Paxoi first aid station 0030 2662 0 31179 • Gimari first aid station 0030 2663 0 91395 • Othoni first aid station 0030 2663 0 71550 Corfu Duty Chemist Link Other useful numbers • Post office 0030 2661 0 25544 • O.T.E (Phone Services) 0030 2661 0 34699 • Town Hall 0030 2661 0 39424 • GNTO (tourist information) 0030 2661 0 37520 , 0030 26610 37639 , 0030 26610 37640 • Airport 0030 2661 0 30180 , 0030 26610 38694 • Green Bus Station 2661 0 39862 , 0030 26610 30627 • Blue Bus Station 0030 2661 0 39950 • KTEL (buses) 0030 2661 0 28900 • Taxi 0030 2661 0 33811 , 0030 26610 33812 • DEH (Electricity Faults) 125 • DEYAK (Water supply) 0030 26610 39516 • Directory Enquiries 131 • Ellas Service 105 • ELPA 104 • Express Service 154 • Fire Brigade 199 • First Aid Centre 0030 26610 166 • Forest Fire Brigade 191 Banks • National Bank 0030 2661 0 34403 • Commercial Bank 0030 2661 0 39636 • Alpha Bank 0030 2661 0 21890 • Eurobank 0030 2661 0 40281 • Ionian Bank 0030 2661 0 34333 • General Bank 0030 2661 0 30460 • Credit Bank 0030 2661 0 38112 • Pireus Bank 0030 2661 0 49603 • Cyprus Bank 0030 2661 0 40533 • Agricultural Bank 0030 2661 0 39404 Consulate-Embassy • Great Britain 0030 2661 0 30055 • Germany 0030 2661 0 31450 • France 0030 2661 0 30067 • Italy 0030 2661 0 42433 • Belgium 0030 2661 0 33788 • Denmark 0030 2661 0 35698 • Switzerland 0030 2661 0 39485 • Norway 0030 2661 0 39667 • Netherlands 0030 2661 0 39900 • Sweeden 0030 2661 0 36421 Radio Taxi 0030 26610 33811-2 Ferry times – Corfu – Igoumanitsa & return only 0030 26613 65200 automated service for those who understand Greek, press 9 for English (not always available) MAIN POST OFFICE Alexandras Avenue, Corfu Town Open 07.30 – 20.00. Stamps for Europe 70 lepta (As of February 2012)
There are scheduled bus routes operated by KTEL every day from Corfu town to every town and villages of the island. The green buses operate long-distance routes, while the blue buses connect the Corfu town to the outskirts. The timetable of the services can be found at several bus stops and leaflets are provided at the main bus station in Corfu town. Corfu Taxis Corfu Taxi & Transfer Services Co-op Ltd provides a fast, efficient and reliable service for local as well as long distance travel. The RADIOTAXI call-center is open 24 hours a day every day of the year.
The donkey has been used as a working animal in Corfu since the 1800's when it was imported to the island from Malta. For the next centuries, donkeys where imported from Greece and other neighboring European countries. It was used to transport both people and agricultural products. Their small size and durability made them a great accompany for olive harvesting. In the past, hardworking donkeys faced several hardships every day. Add to that, equine knowledge was limited and even the Corfiot saddle, the samara, could cause permanent damage to the animals. After the industrialization of agriculture, the demand for donkeys reduced both in Corfu and Greece with the exception of some exports to Italian meat markets. Stoical old and sick animals were abandoned. The main purpose of Corfu Donkey Rescue is to reach out to the donkeys in greatest need through the provision of permanent refuge and veterinary services to alleviate their suffering.
The first straw - hut village that Club Med opened in Greece is located in Dassia, Corfu. It was established in 1952 and was the first ''vacation village'' of the company outside France and the first the beginning of tourism in Greece. The development of modern tourism in Corfu started after the establishment of Club Med with the first charters arriving from overseas in 1972. The Russian businessman Roman Abramovitch owns Club Med and an investment of 60 million euros is planned for its refurbishment. The new grand resort will have at least ten villages and two luxurious hotels attracting Russian and international millionaires.
Safari in Corfu Go on a safari adventure and enjoy the amazing countryside of Corfu, traveling though the old stone-paved roads of the island and beautiful landscapes of olive groves. Enjoy views of the amazing Ionian Sea and the rugged mountains of Corfu and explore the vanishing traditional way of life of the rural population. Scuba Diving in Corfu. Waterhoppers is a diving center in Corfu which was established in 1977 and has offered an unforgettable experience of diving in the crystal waters of the Ionian Sea to thousands of individuals. Sailing - Yachting in Corfu Discover some of the most breathtaking yachting destinations in the north Ionian Sea on a Corfu yacht charter. Enjoy the amazing landscapes of one of the greenest islands in Greece with the beautiful coastlines and secret beaches waiting for you to explore. With exceptional sailing conditions and plenty of wind, follow the routes that have captivated sea lovers for hundreds of years. Top Spots: Garitsa Bay, Gouvia – Marina, North East Cost, Paleokastritsa, Benitses. Windsurf in Corfu Some of the Windsurf spots of Corfu island: Agios Georgios Pagon, Agios Georgios Argiradon, Halikounas, Issos, Acharavi, Avlaki. Kitesurf in Corfu Some of the Kitesurf spots of Corfu: Agios Georgios Argiradon, Halikounas, Issos, Marathias, Agios Stefanos North. Fishing in Corfu If you are looking for a big game fishing then you are in the wrong part of the World. The Mediterranean sea has been over fished for far too long to hope for any really large fish. But going around Corfu you will not help but notice a lot of people with rods fishing day after day and taking home a reasonable catch. If you set your sights for small, but very tasty fish you will not be disappointed. Cricket in Corfu Beginner or advanced, Corfu is a great place for cricket lovers! The Hellenic Cricket Federation has its headquarters on the Greek island which is a very popular destination for players from all over the world. The island offers 5 cricket pitches; one of them lies at the Spianada square, in the historical centre of the old town of Corfu. The town and the nearby Old Fortress are both listed as World Heritage sites from UNESCO. Golfing in Corfu Even though there is only one golf club in Corfu, enthusiasts of the sport will find that it offers great facilities combined with natural beauty. The championship held in Corfu was rated one of the top 20 in Continental Europe by the new encyclopedia of Golf. Bird watching in Corfu Corfu has great places for wildlife observation all year round. You can enjoy the recreational activity of bird watching, even if you are an amateur or professional birdwatcher, with over 150 species of native and migratory birds for you to spot. Spring and fall are peak periods for bird watching, as some 90 species begin their seasonal migration and pass through well-known hot-spots around the island. Top Spots for Birdwatchers in Corfu Lake Halikiopoulos, Lake Korision, Lefkimi Salt Pans, Pantokrator Mountain, Antinioti Lagoon Horse Trekking in Corfu In Corfu, you can enjoy a horse trekking experience at Trailriders, a trekking center and riding stables which was established in 1992 and lies within short distance from the village of Ano Korakiana.
Ionian Summer Corfu Road Trip Recommendations Mountain Pantokrator offers amazing views over the island, sea and beyond. Driving along the coastal road, move towards the villages Spartylas and Strinylas which you will reach when you turn left after the villages Dassia and Ipsos. The highest peak of the mountain is 950 m above sea level. Make sure you go on a clear day because the road is narrow and twisting. Another road trip destination is the northeast coast of Corfu with the imposing greenery and crystal clear waters. The villages of Dassia, where the first Club Mediteranee opened in Greece, and Ipsos are amongst the most popular touristic places there. The coastal road leads to Kassiopi, passing though some of the most amazing landscapes of the island. One of the most famous beaches is Barbati which has several restaurants and bars. Further north is the small port of Nissaki which is surrounded by rocks and has a series of small beaches with crystal clear waters and beautiful views. Other places are Kalami, where is the location of the house of Gerrald Durrell, as well as Kouloura and Kerassia. Before you reach the village of St.Stephanos, you will pass the nearest spot between Corfu and Albania, where you can clearly see the Albanian coast. After that point, you will head to Kassiopi which is the largest town in the northeast part of Corfu. It has several shops, bars and restaurants and an amazing beach called Canal D'Amour, with imposing sand dune formations. Old Perithia is an abandoned village and one of the most popular destinations of the island. The village dates back to the Byzantine period, 14th century, and is located 500 meters above sea level. This village is the oldest known in Corfu and still holds the characteristics of a past era. A must-see place is the Kaiser's Throne above the village of Pelekas, which offers beautiful views over the island. This place was chosen by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1908 and has become a favorite spot to sunset views. An excellent road trip destination is the north west coast of the island. Paleokastritsa is one of the most popular touristic resorts in Corfu. There are several things-to-do including a museum at the monastery of Palaiokastritsa and the Byzantine castle of Angelokastro. As you drive further north, you will past through the villages of Makrades, Vistonas, Prinilas, Agios Georgios and Pagi. The west coast is well-known for the long sandy beaches with turquoise waters and is considered as an alternative agro-touristic destination. This route leads to the village of Afionas and the beach of Arillas, which are both worth visiting. From the International Airport, you head south towards Perama and Benitses, driving along the coastal road. After a few km drive, you will note the Pontikonisi on your left, which is definitely worth a pit stop. You may like to walk the footbridge of Kanoni that connects both sides of the lagoon. After you pass Dassia, Kato Korakiana, Ano Korakiana, you can enjoy spectacular views of the traditional mountain village of Sokraki. When you reach the village, you can look back towards the sea and have amazing views of the island.
The island of Corfu stars in several popular film productions because of its beautiful landscapes, golden beaches and invigorating greenery. One of the most successful films that was produced in Corfu was the James Bond movie 'For your eyes only (1981)'. One of the most memorable scenes is a tribute to Corfu's historical past and natural beauty and depicts underwater ruins of an ancient Greek temple with a turtle swimming in front of the camera. There is another scene which depicts Achillion Palace, which is a famous attraction of the island's recent history, and one with Melina and James Bond wandering in the picturesque alleys of the Old Town. There are also some scenes which were shot at the traditional village of Danilia. A famous TV series 'the Durrells' was an adaptation of Gerald Durrell's book 'My family and other animals', which is based on the author's childhood memories during his family staying in Corfu in the 1930s. Another movie which has scenes that were shot in Corfu is the 'Fedora (1978)' of the famous Holluwood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler.
Trekking in Corfu The Corfu Trail has attracted numerous long-distance walkers since it began in 2001. It runs lengthwise for 220 km the spine of the island, featuring outstanding views of rural landscapes away from the vivid city. It offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes -from the golden sandy beaches along the coastline to the dramatic high mountains in the central countryside. Corfu enjoys a tremendously wide range of breathtaking landscapes, so spend a little time on each one because there is always something new to explore. The trail takes you through the towering sand dunes in the south part of the island across the olive groves and forests of the countryside, to the steep sided limestone dales in the north section. Corfu Trail is the best way to discover one of Corfu's best assets - the great outdoors. More info: http://www.thecorfutrail.com/ Ionian Summer Trekking Recommendations Hike the paved Mount Pantokrator Trail which leads to the old Monastery and the Grava Cave. The trek takes you to the 13th-century Byzantine Castle of Gardiki, an imposing fortress nearby the traditional village Agios Matheos. The beach of Agios Matheos lies within a few km from the village and it is a very popular summer destination. Not far from the village, you can explore the quiet beach of Halikounas, which is considered one of the island's most beautiful beaches. Kardaki - Mon Repos is an amazing place to visit throughout the year. You can either enjoy a cool walk under the shade of trees in the beautiful park or visit the surrounding isolated beaches. The wooded park is designated as an area of archaeological importance; there are several ongoing excavations with great monuments of the Ionian past waiting to be discovered. On the way from Ano Korakiana to Sokraki, you will find the small church of Agios Isidoros. Follow the trail road and after approximately 3 km you will reach the lake of Spartilas, called Limni. The lake dries up during the summer season. The village of Spartilas is located within 1 km distance. From this point, there is an about 1.5 km path that takes you to the Taxiarchis church, one of the oldest monuments in the area. The trail path is quite challenging as it is steep, so it is essential to come properly equipped with a good pair of shoes. After a 4 km hike, you will reach the summit of Mount Pantokrator, featuring amazing views of the island and beyond. Corfu Trekking Guide In this booklet you will find information about 22 day routes in Corfu which pass through some of the most stunning landscapes of the island. For the long-distance enthusiasts, there is also a guide about the 150 km Corfu Trail route. More Info: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=LG29CgAAQBAJ&rdid=book-LG29CgAAQBAJ&rdot=1&source=gbs_vpt_read&pcampaignid=books_booksearch_viewport Corfu Trail Races Kassios Dias trail race features a 24km mountain run which takes place in Kassiopi in spring, along with a 5km road race. More info: http://kassiosdias.gr/ There are also four mountain trails of different distances -8km, 17km, 40km, 90km- which are held in Benitses on March. More Info: http://www.corfumountaintrail.com/
The island of Pontikonisi is located south of the town of Corfu, close to the areas of Perama and Kanoni. It is a very small uninhabited isle. The only building on it is the Byzantine church of Pantokrator, built between the 11th and 12th centuries. The isle can be accessed during the summer months by boat which leaves from a small port opposite to Pontikonisi. The isle is listed as a heritage monument and it is not allowed to the visitors neither to walk around nor visit the church. The church is open to the public and pilgrims only on the 6th of August, when the 'Transfiguration of Jesus' is celebrated.
How to reach Sivota Sivota is an area of amazing natural beauty. It lies opposite to Corfu, on the west coast of the Greek mainland. It has all the characteristics of the Ionian sea with the vast greenery and crystal clear waters. There are several small sandy beaches such as Zeri, Galikos Ormos, Bello Vrako, Zavia and the bay of 'Psisina' where some scenes of the film 'Blue Lagoon' were shot. If you travel from Corfu, you can reach Sivota by a ferry boat which takes about one hour and a half. Sivota is about is a 20-minutes drive from the port of Igoumenitsa. Preveza has an airport which hosts charter and domestic flights and it lies 80 km from Sivota. The city of Ioannina lies at the same distance. There is also an airport there which hosts domestic flights. From Ioannina, there are regular bus routes to Igoumenitsa. There are also ferry boats from Italy (Ancona, Venice, Bari and Brindisi) and Patra that arrive in Igoumenitsa with the following companies: Superfast Ferries, Anek Lines and Minoan Lines. Prices Corfu - Parga - Sivota - Blue Lagoon (with coach transfer to the port) € 40,00 euro Corfu - Parga - Sivota - Blue Lagoon (without coach transfer to the port) € 35,00 euro
Parga is a very popular weekend destination for both Greeks and foreigners. You can easily get the ferry from Corfu which has more frequent services in the summer. The journey from Corfu takes about two hours and from Paxos island about one and a half hour. There are also several tour boats which offer day-trips to the exotic secret beauty of the Ionian Sea. Prices Parga - Sivota - Blue Lagoon (with coach transfer to the port) € 40,00 euro Parga - Sivota - Blue Lagoon (without coach transfer to the port) € 35,00 euro
How to reach Corfu from Igoumenitsa There are frequent ferry boat services connecting Corfu to Igoumenitsa. The ticket desks are located at the entrance of each port. Foot passengers must be at the port half an hour before departure. There are two types of ferry boats operating the Corfu-Igoumenitsa journey. Open-deck boats operate exclusively when the weather is good and the journey takes approximately two hours, while close-deck boats operate in almost every weather condition and the journey takes an hour and a half. Prices 11 euros per person 40 euros per car 16 euros per motorbike
There are daily ferries from Italy to the port of Igoumenitsa, Greece. Italian Ports: Ancona, Bari, Venice and Brindisi. All the ports are connected with railway to the entire country. Ferry Companies: Minoan lines, Anek, Superfast, EMMC. It is not necessary to reserve your booking online with the above ferry boat companies, but you can get your ticket just before you are ready to sail. There are scheduled ferry boats from Igoumenitsa to Corfu on almost hourly basis. The cheapest option is with Minoan Lines - http://www.ferries.gr/minoan/ (free for Eurail and Interail in the low season). Alternatives are Superfast - http://www.ferries.gr/anek/defaulten.htm (accepts Eurail and Interail). Anek Lines - http://www.ferries.gr/ (no Eurail or Interail but under 26 discount).
How to reach Albania from Corfu There is a ferry-boat departing from Corfu to the city of Ag. Saranda- Gjirokastro- Licoursi- The Blue Eye. The port of Ag. Saranda is located in the southeast coast of Albania. The town is visible from the southeast part of Corfu. The Greek borders in the mainland are 26 km south of the town. The ancient name of the town was Onchesmus. The town of Butrint has also great historical importance. It has been continuously inhabited since the prehistoric era, it later became a Greek colony and a Roman city. The city was also a bishopric during the Byzantine era and met great prosperity. It fell into the Venetian rule but was abandoned in the late Medieval ages. After the abandonment, bogs were formed at the site of the city. Nowadays, the entire area operates as an archaeological site where you can learn about the history of the city. The old city of Gjirokastro is located on the slopes of the mountain Mali I Gjere, south Albania. Its population is approximately 30.000 citizents. It is named after the princess Argiro and the coat of arms of the town is its castle which dates back to the 4th or 5th century. The castle lies at the left shore of river Drino. It was protected by 7 towers and in 1811 - 1812 it was refurbished by Ali Pasha Tepelena. The castle of Gjirokastro houses the Museum of Arms. There is a great market with several shops inside the walls of the castle. The village of Himare is located in the southwest coast of Albania and is part the municipality of Gjirokastro. It lies just 32 nautical miles from the principal port of Corfu, close to the isle "Othoni" and opposite to the southeast coast of Italy, in particular the area of Otrando. Licoursi is a castle in Albania. The Blue Eye Spring could be characterized as a paradise on earth: a spring with crystal clear waters which forms a natural pool. The underwater formations reflect and resemble the iris of the eye; hence the name of the area. It is surrounded by a thick woodland. It is approximately 22km east of the city Saranda on the way to Gjirokastra. If you plan to visit, make sure you bring a swimsuit because you will not be able to resist diving into the cool waters on a hot summer day. There are coach services from Saranda that drop you at the nearest bus station, but after that point it is a 3km walk to reach the heavenly oasis.
How to reach Antipaxos from Paxos During the peak season, there are frequent sea taxi departures from Gaios port on Paxos to Antipaxos, and vice-versa. The journey time is approximately 15 minutes. It is recommended to make sure you know the timetable of the boats prior to your departure. For information about routes and prices, please contact your Local Manager. A good option to travel from Paxos to Antipaxos is hiring your own boat.
Paxos is a small island in the Ionian sea, just seven miles south of Corfu. Paxos does not have its own airport and the visitors need to arrive via Corfu which is connected to several European cities with charter flights during the summer season. Companies that operate charter flights are Aegean, Olympic, Easyjet, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Transavia, Air Berlin. After that point, you can easily get to Paxos by hydrofoil or sea taxi. After you arrival in Corfu, you can get a taxi to the 'New Port' from where the sea taxis and hydrofoils depart to Paxos. The drive is only about 10 minutes and it costs 10-12 euros. The journey to Paxos takes about an hour by hydrofoil which can fit up to 100 passengers. There is also a slow ferry boat 'Zanadu' which takes about two hours. As soon as you reach Paxos port, there are several taxis to drive you to your destination. Info about timetables, costs and bookings can be given at: • Corfu-Paxos Bouas Hydrofoil "Ilida II" /tel: (+30) 26610-49800 or fax 26610-44004 • Paxos-Corfu Bouas Hydrofoil "Ilida II" tel: (+30) 26620-32401 or fax 26620-32610 The journey by the speed boat "Despina" takes approximately 1"30 to bring you to Paxos. Info below: Corfu-Paxos Kamelia lines "Despina" tel: (+30) 26610-40372 Paxos is connected to Igoumenitsa via ferry boats. For further information about the routes please contact: From Igoumenitsa Port F/B KERKYRA: Tel: (+30) 26650-25908 or click "Ionion Lines" From Igoumenitsa Port AGIOS PANTELEHMON: Tel: (+30) 26650-24090/26280 or click "Corfu ferries" From Paxos to Igoumenitsa F/B KERKYRA: Tel: (+30) 26620-32269 From Paxos to Igoumenitsa AGIOS PANTELEHMON: Tel: (+30) 26620-32114/32772
The isle of Lazaretto is located two nautical miles off the eastern coast of Corfu, between the island of Vidos and the Kontokali and Kommeno peninsula. The history of Lazaretto is connected to the World War II, when the Axis powers established a concentration camp for the prisoners of the Greek Resistance movement. There are several complexes still visible on the isle such as the two-storey building which was the command centre of the Italian rule, the wall where the condemned to death were led for execution and a small church. The 27th of May is the remembrance day and people from Corfu and abroad put flowers on the wall to commemorate the prisoners. You can easily get to Lazaretto if you hire your own boat.
The small isle of Vidos is located near the Old Port of the Corfu town. Once you get there, you can have great views to the historical buildings of the town center and the church of St. Spiridon which are surrounded by a vast greenery and crystal clear sea. The island is accesed during the summer period by a small boat which leaves from the old port. Vidos houses the wildlife refuge of Corfu and you may see several animals like pheasants, rabbits and goats. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the isle. The boat leaves every hour from Corfu and 30 minutes past each hour from Vidos. Price 2 euros
Traveling to Diapondia ( Othoni, Erikousa, Mathraki ) Diapontia islands are a complex of small islands situated only a few nautical miles off the northwest coast of Corfu. The islands are not subject to extensive tourism and are considered an ideal destination for rigorous travellers. Othoni, Erikousa and Mathraki are the three islands of the Diapontia. The most distant island is just seven nautical miles from the coast. The islands can be accessed during the summer season by ferry boat which leaves either from Corfu town or the villages of Sidari and Agios Stefanos at north part of the island. Price 13.50 - 15 euros
Corfu Marching Bands Corfu is internationally famous for its marching bands. On special occasions, the philarmonic orchestras with their colorful uniforms perform their repertoire to entertain locals and foreigners either in the town of Corfu or small villages all over the island. Corfu has 17 marching bands in total which play a very important role in the cultural identity of the island. There are fixed dates on which marching bands perform every year. These include: 25 of March- Celebration of the Greek Independence Day, seven weeks before the Easter Day, Good Friday, Good Saturday, 21st of May, 11th of August, 28th of October, 12th of December.
Corfu Animation Festival Bethere is a brand-new animation festival that is hosted in Corfu, the capital of the Ionian islands. The festival aims to gather animation artists from all over the world. More info: http://www.betherefest.gr/ Corfu Traditional Festivals Panigiri is a traditional religious assembly which has it roots in Ancient Greece. Each panigiri is dedicated to a particular saint who is celebrated on a specific day of the year. If you find one, you should definitely attend to have a taste of Greek culture, drink and food. Schedule of Festivals in Corfu We advice you to ask about the dates of the panigiria because they might change from year to year. Jan 6th – Epiphany. The baptism of Jesus is celebrated. All over the island, a cross is thrown by the priest into the sea and young men swim to retrieve it. Late February/Early March – The Carnival of Corfu has a lot of similarities to the Carnival of Venice. 2017 dates 1st Carnival Sunday is 18th Feb Sunday then its following Sat 25th Feb, Sun 26th Feb. Clean Monday 27th Feb. !!!! Change dates!!!!! Easter Sunday.(2017 – April 16th) (2018 – April 8th) 1st May International Workers' Day, parades and other festivities. It is also the Feast of Flowers 6th May Makrades Panegyri/Festival May 8 – Festival in Kassiopi for Assumption and the Canoni. 10th May Paleokastritsa Panegyri/Festival 12th May Krini Panegyri/Festival 8th May Kassiopi - celebrating the miracle of a blind boy regaining his sight after staying overnight in the church 8th May Kanoni Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary May 20: Feast Alikes Potamos May 21: Achilles race to finish the square of Benitses. 9th June Alikes, Petalia, Zigo, Potamos 12th June Pelekas St. Onofrio’s Day 13th June Arillas The Ascension festival 13th June Analipsi/Kato Korakiana Panegyri/Festival June 24: The Saint John festival in Mantouki. 24th June Agios Ioannis Fire jumping (Triklino) 24 June: Feast of the Holy Spirit in Kanalia, Argirades,Stavros, Castellani mesis and island Othonoi. 24th June Kontokali, Stavro, Aghirades, Kastellani, Antipernoi, Othoni, Afionas – Festival of the Holy Spirit June 29: Peter and Paul, the Feast Kompitsi,Strogyli, Vitalades and Gaios Paxos. 2nd July Kanoni and Garitsa – Procession and Festival of Madonna of Vlacherena. 7th July Peroulades Panegyri/Festival 8th July Kavos, Lefkimmi, Agios Prokopios Celebration of St. Prokopios 11/12th July Karousades Panegyri/Festival 13th July San Rocco Square Festival in honour of St Spyridonas 15-17 July: Agia Marina, a big festival in Analipsi. 17th July Benitses, Spartera, Avliotes St. Marina festival 20th July Magoulades Festival of Elia the prophet 25th/26th July Lafki Village Main day 26th 26th july santa Paraskeui on porta remounda(corfu town) 26th July – Vraganiotika village festival celebrating the Saints day Αγια Παρασκευής 27th July Agious Panteleimon. the Panegyri is held in the church grounds in the evening. 28th July Roda/Loutses/San.Stef NE Panegyri/Festival 2nd August Kassiopi 1st Folklore Festival in the harbour 3rd August Benitses Sardine festival 3/4th August Arillas Antamona Festival, Dancing groups from other parts of Greece August 1st to 6th – pilgrimage to the Monastery of Pantokrator. August 6th, the feast for the Tranfiguration of the Christ, there is a feast in Pontikonisi. 6th August Pontikonisi, Perivoli, Strinilia, Evropuli, Paleochori, Ag. Deka, Agios Mattheos Church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus. 7th August St. Spiridon Varkarola 8/9th August Nymfes Festival/Panegyri 9th August Skripero Frog Festival – 10th August Ipsos Sardine festival Varkarola’ takes place on the closest Sunday to the 11th and involves a series of boat parades along the coast, while bands play traditional music. 11th August Corfu Town Silver gilt case containing the body of St. Spyridon is exposed for public worship for 3 days and nights. Thousands pay homage to kiss his slippered feet. St. Spyridon procession with bands. 11th August St. Spyridon’s Day – The Procession and festivals to commemorate the intervention of St. Spyridon during the Turkish invasion in 1716 when a terrible storm broke out as the invading force tried to besiege Corfu, causing their retreat. 15th August Corfu Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Many big festivals with church processions, feasts 15 August festival in Kassiopi for Assumption and the Canoni. August 15: Feast of the Assumption Monastery in Platyteras. 16th August Kato Garouna Gala weekend 17th August Kavadades Panegyri/Festival 22nd August Agrafi Panegyri/Festival 23rd August Gastouri, Pelekas, Ag. Deka, Viros, Poulades, Pentati. Festival of the Virgin Odigitrias 24th August Loustri/Gimari Pie Festival 31st August Agni Varkarola 1st September Kalami Varkarola 7th September Arillas Wine festival, food and dancing 8th September Afra, Sinarades, Marathia, Agios Markos, Potamos, Lefkimmi Festivals/Feast days 14th September Sidari Feast of the Holy Cross in the Monastery of St. Ionnis September 14: the feast of sardines in Benitses 15th September Kavadades Wine Festival with spit roast pork and lamb. 24th September Vatos Myrtidiotissa festival 26th September Karousades, Porta Remounta Festival of St.John/James the theologian 21st September Kassiopi/Moraitika Wine festival 25th October Messonghi Panegyri/Festival 28th October Ochi Day Celebrated by processions throughout Corfu 3rd November Corfu Town St. Spyridon procession December 6th: Feast at Kampielo and Kanalia. 12th December St. Spyridon’s Day -Local Holiday with a large all day festival in Corfu Town. 24th December – Carol singing, hymns and christmas celebrations. Music Festivals in Corfu Vida Laska, takes place during the first days of July (http://vidalaska.com/en/ ) Helios Festival , takes place about mid- July (http://elementsproductions.gr/ ) Agiot Festival, takes place at the end of August (http://agiotfest.com/ ) Corfu Beer Festival, usually takes place at the middle of October (http://corfubeer-festival.com/en ) Sound and Silence Gatherings, takes place in September ( http://www.corfufestival.com/ )
There are several traditional settlements and villages in Corfu which offer astonishing views over the countryside and the sea. Some of them are coastal, while others are located in the central mainland or the highlands. There are more than 100 villages in Corfu that they might either be touristic or not. Their architecture and character might be significantly diverse depending on their date and influences. Some of them have Byzantine or Venetian characteristics while others date back to the Roman times and host significant ancient elements. There is a range of villages which all have a unique history and past. The traditional architecture with the stone-built houses, the squares with the old coffee shops and old churches, but mainly the hospitable Corfiots will definitely make you feel great emotions and links to this place. Some of the traditional villages to visit are: Sokraki, Korakiana, Nimfes, Perithia, Rou village, Xlomos, Zigos, Klimatia, Agios Mathaios, Strinilas, Spartilas, Lakones. Corfu Panoramic Views Lakones, Mountain Pantokrator, Abbey Pantokrator in San Matthaios, Sokraki, Stavros Mountain, Kanoni, Porto Timoni, Giali Beach, Top of Old Fortress.
There are several amazing beaches around Corfu with the characteristic turquoise crystal waters of the Ionian Sea. The clear waters are surrounded by a vast green landscape and imposing rocky formations. The island attracts millions of visitors every year as it can satisfy every taste; there are sandy beaches or with beaches with pebbles, secluded or very busy. Busy and popular Beaches in Corfu Glyfada( Watersports, Beach Bars, Restaurnats ), Kontogialos( Beach Bars, Restaurants ), Paleokastritsa ( Restaurnats, Rent a boat ), Dasia(Beach Bars, Restaurants, Watersports ), Ipsos(Beach Bars, Restaurants, Watersports ), Barbati(Bar Restaurants, Watersports ), Mpenitses (Beach Tavernas, Restaurants ). Corfu West Coast Sandy Beaches Glyfada( Watersports, Beach Bars, Restaurnats ), Mirtiotisa (No beach facilities), Kontogialos(Beach Bars, Restaurants ), Gardeno( Fish tavernas ), Santa Barbara( Restaurants ), Arkoudilas( No beach facilities ), Agios Georgios Pagon( Winsurfing ), Porto Timoni( No beach facilities ), Giali( No beach facilities ), Halikounas( Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Beach Bars ), Issos( Beach Cafe ), Marathias(Beach Bars, Restaurants, Beach Volley ), Peroulades ( No beach facilities). Corfu East Coast Beaches Barbati, Kaminaki( Sunbeds ), Kerasia( Fish taverns ), Kassiopi( Taverns, Fish Taverns, Restauranats ), Agios Stefanos(Taverns, Fish Taverns, Restaurnats), Boukari (Fish Taverns),Petriti (Fish Taverns).
Ionian Summer Corfu Restaurants Recommendations Salto Wine bar Bistro in Corfu old town, The Venetian Well in Corfu old town, Ladokolla in Temploni, Panorama restaurant, 7th Heaven Café in Peroulades, Akron bar and Restaurant in Paleokastritsa, La Famiglia in Corfu old town, Paxinos in Benitses, Avli in Garitsa bay, Limeri Restaurant in Kato Korakiana, Vinieri Bistro in Kato Korakiana, Taverna Agni in Agni Beach, Klimataria in Benitses, Moby Dick in Ipsos, Alex Bar in Dassia, Etrusco in Kato Korakiana, 60 needles in Kato Korakiana. Tsipouradika "Tsipouradika" is a road in Old Corfu town with cheap taverns, where local youngsters and students revels. If you are lucky, you will get to an unexpected live with traditional instruments.
Even the historic center of the town can be seen as a living museum as it was listed by UNESCO as a heritage monument. It takes you on a journey through the past and history of the place. Many of the museums are situated in the town and a visit will help you understand the various influences that composed the cultural identity of Corfu. Corfu town most popular museums Archaeological Museum, Museum of Asian Art, Byzantine Museum, Casa Parlante, Municipal Art Gallery, Solomos Museum, Museum of Music, Numismatic Museum, Mon Repos Palaiopoli museum, the Serbian Museum, Museum of Ceramic Arts, The Bank Note. Corfu island most popular museums Sea Shell Museum in Benitses, Folklore Museum in Sinarades, Folklore Museum in Acharavi, Achilleon Palace - the Empress Elizabeth of Austria (known as Sissy), The Olive Museum in Kinopiastes, The Museum of Capodistrias in Evropouli, Corfu Costume Museum in Pelekas, Museum of Traditional Costumes and Corfiot Folk Music in Pelekas, Mavroudis family museum and oil press in Vraganiotika.
Based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet incorporating a variety of products such as meat, fish, olive oil, vegetables and cheese. In Corfu, you can find local honey, extra virgin olive oil and sheep yogurt. You can also taste traditional dishes with impressing and delicate taste. The most famous dishes which have Venecian influences are:Sofrito (beef cooked with vinegar, garlic and parsley), Bourdeto (a peppery fish stew), Bianco(fish stew with white sauce and garlic) and Pastitsada (a dish of rooster or beef in red sauce and spices served with pasta). These dishes are internationally known but you will probably find that they always taste better in Corfu. The atmosphere and the people will offer you a one-of-a kind experience that you will never forget. The traditional cuisine is not spicy but is packed of aroma and taste of various veggie and herbs that are grown on Mediterranean lands. The single pot stews date back to the old days when cooks put all the ingredients together and left the food simmer all day until they come back from work.
Located in Livadi Ropa and it is one of the most historic and older wineries in Corfu. The estate covers and area of 3,000 square meters planted with vines, fruit and olive trees which are used to produce amazing quality wine and olive oil. Theotoky Wine Theotoky wine is produced and bottled in the estate and all the products are grown with passion and commitment by the Theotoky family. You can find dry white, red or rose wine. It is produced traditionally and the processes of fermentation and maturation take place in stainless steel tanks which make the wine of excellent quality and delicate taste. Theotoky olive oil Corfu is famous for its million olive trees scattered all over the island. Some of the trees are giant and very old, even older than 500 years. The olive trees at Theotoky Estate are harvested with automatic vibrating units which help the olive fruits fall on fine nests laid on the ground around the trees. The olive oil is extracted by the use of the traditional cold pressed method which takes place at the Estate. The mill combines a modern crushing method with a traditional press which allows time for enzymatic reactions that guarantee the excellent quality and superb taste of the Theotoky olive oil. The extraction, the tanks are carefully cleaned and sterilized. The acidic rate of the Virgin Olive Oil is under 2%, which the Extra Virgin Oilve oil is less than 0.8% acid.
Claims to be one of the first breweries in Greece. It is located in the northwest part of the island. The ingredients used are of great quality to offer to the costumers, in Greece or everywhere in the world, a unique deep taste with lots of flavor and freshness. No preservatives are added. The Corfu Beer Festival takes place in mid-October where you can taste a nice selection of fine beers and great food. More info: http://corfubeer.com/ Corfu beer specialties: Red Ale Special Red unfiltered and unpasteurised ale made from caramelised malt and yeast with fruity essence-aroma... Produced with the Real Ale philosophy. vol 5% Dark Ale Bitter Dark unpasteurised ale. Made from roasted barley which are harmonically combined with hops and yeast that gives an intense character and a pleasant bitterness. vol 5% Amorosa Weiss When a different combination of cereals are combined together with a fruity yeast that releases a smooth banana flavour during a double fermentation process, the result can be only one... the ultimate experience... your amorosa. vol 5.6% Contessa IPA Full bodied, unfiltered, double fermentation beer (turbid, contains yeast)... I.P.A. has a rich flavour, an intense character with a pleasant aftertaste and in addition to its origin... it’s a real contessa. vol 6.2% Royal Ionian Pilsner Blonde crystal beer, with full body, rich hop essence and smooth pleasant bitterness. vol 5% Ionian Epos According to Homer, in his epic «Odyssey», the King of Pheacians (Corfiots) Alkinoos kept in silver and gold craters «barley wine»... 2800 years later... double fermentation beer, with the addition of pure flower honey... vol 7.5% Ionian Gold Our draught blonde lager beer with a distinctive essence and delicate flavour...A natural refreshing summer proposal. vol 4.6% 1842 Ginger Beer In 1842 the Ionian Islands enjoy the freshness of ginger beer... 170 years later history travels to the future...vol 2%
Unique and cannot be compared to anything else in Greece. There is plenty of tradition to pleasantly surprise you in every corner of the city. One of the most characteristic customs is the concerts of opera and classical music, as well as ecclesiastical singing choirs with influences from Crete that date back to the 1700s. There is a range of events to keep you busy and satisfied. There are specific events that take place every year. The first Resurrection takes place at 11 am on Holy Saturdays and is accompanied by joyful pealing church bells and sounds of marching bands. In the Old Town, there is a tradition of throwing clay pots from windows and balconies to crash on the streets. There are two possible explanations of this tradition; it either derives from the Venetians who were throwing old belongings on New Years Day so that the New Year would replace them, or it has pagan origins. According to Ancient Greek mythology, the tradition of smashing items aimed to wake up Persephone, the goddess of spring, to accelerate the coming of the season. The same day at night, you can attend the Catholic Mass of the Resurrection in Duomo, or the Orthodox Resurrection Service at the Upper Square in the Old Town. Thousands of Christian believers holding lit candles flood the streets waiting for the Resurrection of Christ which is celebrated with lots of fireworks and drum beats.
• Corfu is full of olive trees. There are estimates that the number of the trees reach three million in total. Many of them are ancient trees dating of up to 400 years old. One recommended spot to buy extra virgin olive oil is Mavroudis in Vraganiotika, (+30) 26610 76759, Moraitika. • Kumquat is considered the trademark of Corfu island. The fruit of kumquat has small size but generally resembles of the orange in color and texture. It has sweet and tangy taste and usually it is not eaten raw. Kumquats are used for a range of products such as jams, liqueurs and sweets. Apart from the number of culinary uses, they are also used in beauty products such as cosmetics and toiletries. In Corfu, you can easily find kumquat-based products at most touristic shops. •Since antiquity, the climate of Corfu favors the production of excellent quality wine which is famous internationally. There is a range of local varieties such as kakotrygis (white), Petrokorytho and Skopelitiko (red). • The tradition of ginger ale dates back to the British rule on the island of Corfu. The drink is known as tsitsimbira among the locals. Chistopher Cheimarios and his family has adopted a British recipe to produce ginger beer which have remained unaltered since 1920. • Corfu has a long history of apiary because of the wide biodiversity of flora, characteristic of the Mediterranean climate. There are several beekeepers on the island who produce excellent quality honey and other products. • Noumboulo Foumikado is a traditional Corfiot dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked. It is made of pork meat which is marinated in local seasonings and wine. It matures naturally and has a slightly smoked taste by hanging over burning aromatic branches of Mediterranean herbs. • You can find a wide selection of traditional Corfiot products for your breakfast such as bread, butter and several varieties of jams. Kumquat jam is the most widely known but you can also find bergamot, orange, apple, pear, plum, figs and berries jams and marmelades. • Mandola is a characteristic sweet in the Ionian islands made of caramelized almonds or other nuts, sugar and sometimes sesame. Their name originates form the Italian word 'mandorla' which means almond. • There is a variety of natural cosmetics which is based of traditional Corfu products such as olive oil, herbs, fruit and various bee products. They are naturally produced without any additional chemical substitutes. You can find a range of olive oil soaps, shampoo, face cream, eye cream, feet and hand creams and various shower gels and body perfumes. • The art of hand crafted items and furniture dates many centuries back in Corfu. According to Homer, the olive tree was sacred; Odysseus made a bridal bed out of olive tree wood and Polyphemus his bat. Olive wood is carefully crafted traditional items with a unique feel and creative flair.
There is a big range of bars and clubs in Corfu to suit every taste and style. Below you can find a list of recommended places by us. Enjoy a delicious and refreshing cocktail at Tartaya Tiki Cocktail Bar (Dassia) ,Edem Beach Club (Dassia), Why (Ethnikis Antistaseos), Zen (Liston). If you would rather something lounge, these restaurant bars might be a good option for you: Akron bar restaurnat (Paleokastritsa), Lucciola Garden (Sgombou). Yet, if you would fancy to party there are many clubs on the island like Dizzy Bar (Ermones), 54 Club (2km from Corfu Town) and Azur Club (Corfu town) or Montechristo (Ipsos). There is also something for every taste in Kavos and Sidari. Corfu town has excellent nightlife as well with a range of bars: Polychoros Polytechno which is located close to the entrance of the Old Fortress, Bristol Cafe Bar, Funk Bar, Kohlias, Cavalieri Roof Garden which are all in the town, as well as Amaze in Faliraki.
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