Difference between revisions of "Corfu"
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Corfu "Ioannis Kapodistrias" airport (IATA CFU) is served by several airlines including German Wings, Air Belin, TuiFly, LTU, Transavia and Wizzair.
Go to Aqualand, and have a rave! rave!!!
Eat some pittas filled with looooads of nice stuff... jst go to a backstreet kebab shop and get them... its good!
Barbati beach - crystal clear!
Eat at Agni Bay either in the evenings or during the day, arrive on foot or by boat, there are 3 places to eat on the beach all exellent, some of the best food ever. Water Taxis run some evenings from some of the surrounding villages. Very Romantic, good prices too. A very special place to be. As featured in Gerald Durrells ' My Family and Other Animals'
Gingerbeer. Corfu was a British protectorate and gingerbeer is one of the British style drinks that the locals adopted with enthusiasm. The Greek version is simply excellent. Ask for it at Liston or better restaurants and coffee houses. Locally it is called "Tsitsibeera"
As far as budget accommodation is concerned there are two main choices. On the West Coast dominating the village of Agios Gordios is the Pink Palace, a behemoth of the European backpacking scene. The hostel owns a large pink bus that accosts backpackers arriving by ferry. New arrivals are given a shot of pink liquor. Most activities on offer (of which there are plenty) revolve around drinking - the booze cruise for example (jump off the big rock naked and get free beer) and the hostel's own club - packed out during the summer months. The other option is Sunrock, also on the West Coast, down the cliff from Pelekas. This is a much more low key, relaxed place, just up from Pelekas beach; one of the best sandy beaches on the island. Many people find themselves here in order to escape from the incessant partying down the coast, yet Sunrock has a bar and is often full of young people with a less commercially oriented party in mind.
The above information is a perfect summary of the situation for backpackers. Aside from the two main choices mentioned above, Corfu has countless options for accommodation. From 5 star hotels in Corfu town to spare rooms you will only find by asking around. With so many people staying in Croatia and other hot spots, accommodations in Corfu are plentiful.