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Direct Ferry links exist to/from [http://www.gotoeuro.net/web/id/767/wiki.aspx Bari] and [http://www.gotoeuro.net/web/id/767/wiki.aspx Brindisi]. It is best to book early to avoid dissappointment.
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Direct Ferry links exist to/from [http://www.gotoeuro.net/web/id/767/wiki.aspx Bari] and [http://www.gotoeuro.net/web/id/768/wiki.aspx Brindisi]. It is best to book early to avoid dissappointment.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:01, 13 August 2007

Corfu or Kerkyra in Greek is one of the Ionian Islands in Greece.

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Understand

Get in

By Plane

Corfu "Ioannis Kapodistrias" airport (IATA CFU) is served by several airlines including German Wings, Air Belin, TuiFly, LTU, Transavia and Wizzair.

By Boat

Direct Ferry links exist to/from Bari and Brindisi. It is best to book early to avoid dissappointment.

See

Do

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!

Buy

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'

Drink

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"

Sleep

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.

  • Bozikis Studios, Paleokastritsa 49083 Corfu, +3026630 41315 , +3026630 49274 (fax: +3026630 41315), [1]. Furnished studios, recently renovated just 25 minutes from the centre of Corfu
  • Siorra Vittoria Hotel, Corfu 49100 Corfu, +302661 036300 (fax: +302661 040777), [2]. A Boutique Hotel in an aristocratic mansion, located in the old town of Corfu

Get out

Corfu makes a good start for a tour of the Ionian Islands, including Kefallinia, Levkas, and Zakynthos.

It's also a good jumping-off place to get to Italy or Albania.

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