It is in the Ionian Sea, off the northwestern coast of Greece, facing Albania, that the charming Greek island of Corfu thrives. Its strategic position at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea has made it a territory coveted by various European peoples over the centuries, a fact that can be measured by criss-crossing the mountainous island: the remains of the Franks, Venetians, Turks and British are scattered throughout. It is perhaps this aspect of the Ionian island that attracts travellers who are more inclined to linger here than elsewhere on a culture between Europe and the Balkans, in the image of the archaeological heritage of the city of Corfu Chora, its two Venetian fortified ensembles, its French arcades, its Byzantine chapels, its ancient treasures and its imposing palaces. The Corfu tourist guide will make you discover corners of unspoilt nature of this unmissable destination, a real paradise for walkers and other outdoor sports enthusiasts, but also a unique Greek cuisine combining Mediterranean and Italian flavours (sofrito, veal cooked with white wine, is divine!). And then, let's not forget the warm welcome of the Greeks, sipping tsipouro on the terrace of an ancient troquet, but also the nights of festivals that animate the island all summer long, attracting a young population attending beach bars and dancing to electronic music. Culture, nature, gastronomy, idleness, many idyllic beaches and festivals, what more could you ask for?

What to visit Corfu?

When to go to Corfu?

When to go to Corfu? In the islands, the tourist season traditionally lasts from early May, when the weather is already mild, to mid-October - or even late October - when the rain begins to fall. The months of July and August are considered as the high season (or even very high season in August). The climate of the islands allows you to discover them in much calmer and more serene periods, i.e. in May, June and September. Spring is indeed the best time to go to Corfu and the Ionian Islands: few people, a green and flowery nature, a pleasant climate for hiking and swimming..

For a stay on the occasion of a big popular holiday, opt for a trip to Easter (be careful: check on a calendar the date of Easter orthodoxe  !). It is a great popular and warm celebration for about ten days but which has a prix : they increase by 9% everywhere because of a religious tax.

You can also opt for the carnival period, which is very festive and less known to tourists. When did he go to Corfu then? All year round, trying to avoid July and August

How to go to Corfu? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Corfu and the Greek islands have been well known destinations for French-speaking tour operators for many years. The latter offer a varied range of packages that will potentially suit all profiles: honeymoon, family holidays, all-inclusive stay (all-inclusive), self-tour and tailor-made tours. While these specialists take a commission to organize the trip, the combined offers remain interesting.

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Average price of direct flights from France to Corfu: from €150 with a low-cost airline, around €300 with an ordinary airline. Please note that there are few or no direct flights to Corfu in the low season, so you will have to make a stopover in Athens. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure!

Due to the Mediterranean Sea, it will be easy to travel by boat on the coasts of Corfu. The national bus company, called KTEL, has a fairly extensive network and buses connect Athens to Zante or Corfu. Car travel on the island can be complicated, due in particular to the very narrow and often poor roads and the driving of the Corfiotes. Corfu also has taxis. This can help, but the prices remain quite high.

Prepare for your trip Corfu

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Corfu? In the islands, the tourist season traditionally lasts from early May, when the weather is alrea...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Corfu? Every year, 3,000 hours of sunshine are announced... In concrete terms, the climate is very hot...
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Budget

Greece is part of the euro zone like France. Despite (or because of) the crisis, the cost of living in Greece and Cor...
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Formalities

For European Union nationals, an identity card or passport is sufficient to travel to Corfu. For unaccompanied minors...
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Health

The health situation is rather good in Corfu and no compulsory vaccination will be required for a stay in Greece. How...
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How to travel by yourself?

Average price of direct flights from France to Corfu: from €150 with a low-cost airline, around €300 with an ordi...
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How to get organized?

Corfu and the Greek islands have been well known destinations for French-speaking tour operators for many years. The...
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Getting around

Due to the Mediterranean Sea, it will be easy to travel by boat on the coasts of Corfu. The national bus company, cal...
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