Corfu is truly a whole continent on one island. Its small size 64kms long and 29kms wide make it ideal for sightseeing without having to travel great distances and each area of Corfu has its own distinctive charm and character.
It is the westernmost Greek Island and the northernmost in the Ionian Sea. For centuries is has been known as the Emerald Isle due to its lush green landscape owed mainly to the thousands of Olive Trees and Cypress trees that are found everywhere. It is truly an enchanting place and whilst one or two resorts on Corfu are considered to be lively and commercialized the majority of the Island remains unspoilt.
It is a great injustice to the Island to claim that it has been spoilt by tourism. The majority of the more commercial areas lie within a short drive from the airport, while most parts of the West, North and South of the island remain relatively untouched by mass tourism. Indeed, the inland areas of the island still view tourism as a relatively remote part of daily life, which carries on as in a bygone era. Farmers can still be seen on the country roads, riding along on their donkeys.
- Population : 110,000
- Visa requirements: None for EU, US, Canada & Australian passport holders. Minimum passport validity is 3 months from the date of entry. Other passport holders please check with your nearest Greek Embassy.
- Health Requirements: None
- Currency : Euro = 100 cents. Major credit cards widely accepted
- Tipping: generally 10%
- Time: GMT +2, EST +7
- Electricity : 220 volts
- Driving: Traffic drives on the right. A valid driving license from your home country is required and the minimum age for renting cars is 18. For your safety we do not recommend moped hire.
- Language : Greek
- Opening Hours : Banks are open 0830-1400 Monday to Friday, shops in tourist resorts are generally open from 0800-2300 every day.