Corfu Facts File
Corfu comes alive during the summer months with tourist flying in from all over Europe. They’re attracted to this popular Greek island simply for fun and sun but there is much more to see on this lovely island. If you venture out from the holiday hot-spot of Corfu Town you will find some spectacular scenery and greenery. Corfu is famous for its wild orchids and has over 40 different varieties on offer. Away from the main resorts you will discover secluded bays with great uncrowded beaches lapped by the clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea.
Vaccinations and health
No special immunizations or medications are necessary for most trips to Greece. However, we advise that you always check with your local GP regarding to vaccinations. Do not leave it to the last minute. Some vaccinations can take a length of time to start working properly. Allow at the latest 8 weeks before departing.
Corfu is fairly mild and experiences cooler summers than some of the other Greek islands. June in Corfu is sunny and hot with an average temperature of 24 degrees. It is the perfect time to visit, relaxing in the sun on the beach (armed with sunscreen and plenty of water!) and partying at night once the evening sea breeze cools the island.
220v, 50 HZ, usually these are two pin type but some are the three round pin type. Best to take a multi-pin adapter with you.
The currency in Corfu is the Euro.
The dialling code for Corfu is 00+30 +2661
The time difference is +2 hours.
The official language is Greek but English is spoken especially around the main tourist areas.
Visa and passport
Currently British holiday makers do not require a visa but it is always worth checking as rules can change. You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity.
Getting to Corfu
There are several airports within the UK that fly to Corfu. If you are seeking a direct flight from a smaller UK airport, then do remember to try a few days either side of your preferred date as smaller airports usually only fly on a particular day of the week. Smaller airports may also only offer flights for 7 or 14 nights.
Corfu Transport – getting around
Local buses are a cheap way to travel, but the bus timetables are a little difficult to find and often change without notice! The best way is to ask a 'local'. Often a Cafe (Kafeneon) is opposite a bus stop, and doubles as the 'bus shelter'. Just pop in and ask for a bus timetable (chronodiágramma). Taxis can be easily hailed in the street or booked in advance. Taxi stands are located in Corfu Town and taxis can be ordered by phone. Hiring a car is a good option for those wanting to properly explore Corfu.