Corfu (also known as Kerkyra) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, and it is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. Corfu is among the most beautiful and popular islands of the country. Due to its strong historical connection with Europe, this was among the first Greek islands to open to tourism. Located on the north western side of the country, Corfu island has a cosmopolitan feeling combined with a special traditional character.
Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Kassiopi and Acharavi are nice tourist places on the northern side of the island, while the inland is dotted with lovely villages and many sightseeings. The island has many beautiful beaches, Porto Timoni Beach, Barbati Beach and Paradise Beach, to name a few. Apart from the wonderful beaches, the island has other tourist destinations such as: Corfu Old Town, Kassiopi Town, New Fortress Castle, Mon Repos Palace, Vlacherna Monastery, and Corfu Museum of Asian Art.
By Airplane Corfu is very easily reachable from Athens with daily flights (1 hour). The airline companies that cover this route are the Olympic Air and the Aegean Airlines among others. There are also direct charter from many European cities to Corfu. Corfu island’s airport, named Ioannis Kapodistrias, is 2 Km far from Corfu town and you can reach it by taxi, buses or private vehicles. There is a bus that connects the airport with the city and the stops are: Garitsa, Alexandras street, San Rocco square (in the centre of the city), the central bus station and the port. The cost is 1,50 € and you can buy the ticket directly on the bus.
By Ferry Boat There are many companies both Greek and Italian that from Italy can take you to Corfù island by ferry boat (Minoan, Hellenic, Anek, Superfast, Blue Star, Ventouris...) with departure from Venezia, Ancona, Bari, Brindisi and arrival to Igoumenitsa. From Igoumenitsa you need to take a ferry boat to go to Corfu. From Kerkyra you can also reach the near small islands of Paxos (1 hour) and Diapondia islands with departure from Sidari, A. Stefanos or Corfu town.
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