The cosmopolitan island of Corfu is located in the Ionia Sea, in Greece. Is one of the most popular destinations and one of the first islands to open to tourism. It attracts millions of tourists every year that visit the island for its elegant architecture, its greenery, the traditional villages and the wonderful beaches around the island.
You will find below information about how to get to Corfu by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about Corfu and its port, with many photos.
Ferries to Corfu depart from the ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras. The ferry trip from Igoumenitsa to Corfu lasts for 1 and a half hours and from Patras to Corfu for 7 and a half hours. Corfu island is also directly connected by ferry with Ancona, Bari, and Brindisi in Italy.
Ferry Schedules to Corfu
There are daily ferries to Corfu from Igoumenitsa and Patras ports. In the summer, ferry routes are more frequent and there are also many daily ferries to Corfu from Patras and Italy.
Ferry to Corfu from Igoumenitsa
Ferries from Igoumenitsa to Corfu depart frequently, at least 6 times a day. The duration of the ferry trip from Igoumenitsa to Corfu is 1.5 hour. The cost of the ferry ticket for this itinerary is approximatively '10' 'EUR' (10 Euros)
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Ferry to Corfu from Patras
There are ferry connections between Patras and Corfu every day. Usually, there is a daily overnight ferry that departs from Patras at midnight and arrives at Corfu in the morning. The journey lasts for 7.5 hours.
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Ferry to Corfu from Bari
There are 7-10 ferry connections between Bari and Corfu every week. The ferry trip from Bari to Corfu lasts for 8-10 hours. The price of a ticket for this itinerary is approximately '50' 'EUR' (50 Euros) for a regular seat.
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What types of ferries travel to/from Corfu?
The only type of ferry that travels to/from Corfu is the conventional ferry. The ferry company that serves itineraries to Corfu is Anek/Superfast.
Island hopping from Corfu
Corfu is a good base for island-hopping to the Ionian islands. Some of the most popular island-hopping routes from Corfu are from Corfu to Kefalonia, from Corfu to Paxi, and from Corfu to Diapontia Islands.
Travel tips to organize your travel:
- Some ferry routes to Corfu are overnight, usually the ones from Patras and Italy, so booking a cabin is highly recommended.
- The best way to plan your trip to Corfu is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
- You can combine your trip to Corfu with a road trip to Epirus, as ferries to Corfu depart from Igoumenitsa port in Epirus.
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INFORMATION ABOUT CORFU
The cosmopolitan island of Corfu is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. It attracts millions of tourists every year that visit the island for its elegant architecture, its greenery, the traditional villages and the wonderful beaches around the island.
Located on the northwestern side of Greece, Corfu was one of the first Greek islands to develop tourism facilities due to its closeness to Italy and its historical background. In fact, Corfu was long conquered by the Venetians and the English, who influenced the island in every aspect: from the language, that has a more lyric Italian tone, the architecture and culture.
It is believed that in the ancient times Corfu was the kingdom of Alkinoos, where Ulysses shipwrecked on his way back to his beloved homeland, Ithaca. Many archaeological findings from the Ancient and the Byzantine Era are hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Corfu.
The first thing to notice on the island is the impressive architecture of Corfu Town, with its tall, multi-stored buildings with no balconies and no yards. The Old Town is paved and has ample squares. Along the Town, there are beautiful Neoclassical buildings, such as the Liston street, lined by cafeterias and restaurants, the Ionian Academy and the Town Hall, that used to be a theatre. Espianada Square of Corfu is the second largest square of Europe, after the square of Saint Marc in Venice.
The beaches of Corfu are known for their clean water and the lush greenery that surrounds them. The most famous beach resort of the island is Paleokastritsa, on the northern side, while also popular are the beaches of Agios Gordis, Agios Stefanos, Glyfada, Dasia and Gouvia. All these beaches are surrounded by tourist amenities and get very crowded in summer. However, there are also many calm beaches to relax away from big crowds.
Apart from beautiful nature, Corfu also has many historical sights to see. The two fortresses in Corfu Town and Angelokastro Fortress close to Paleokastritsa are reminders of the long Venetian rule. Another famous sight is the Palace of Mon Repos in Kanoni, the summer residence of the former Greek royal family. Do not also miss Achillion Palace, built by Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria. The trademark of Corfu, though, is certainly Pontikonisi and the church of Panagia Vlacherna in the area of Kanoni.
Why visit Corfu?
Hop on a ferry to Corfu for delicious gastronomy, neoclassical architecture, Venetian charm, and picturesque villages!
- Corfu was conquered for a long time by the Venetians and the English, who influenced the island in many aspects.
- The best place for strolls in Corfu Town is Liston, a paved street lined with elegant cafeterias and restaurants.
- Spianada Square, a beautiful square in Corfu Town, is the second-largest square in Europe, after the square of Saint-Marc in Venice.
- The most popular beaches in Corfu are Paleokastritsa, Agios Gordis, Agios Stefanos, Glyfada, Dasia, and Gouvia.
The best season to visit Corfu
The best seasons to visit Corfu are summer and spring. In the summer, you’ll enjoy the island’s fantastic beaches and beautiful nature, while in spring, you’ll join the traditional Easter celebrations all around the island.
Is Corfu for you?
If you’re searching for the perfect island for family holidays in nature, Corfu is your best bet! It’s also a top choice for foodies and history enthusiasts.
Sightseeing in Corfu
Corfu has many places for sightseeing! Some of the top attractions in Corfu are the Mouse island, Achillion Palace, the Old Fortress, the Museum of Asian Art, and Mon Repos Palace.
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About Corfu Port
Connected ports to Corfu
Italy, Ancona - Italy, Bari - Italy, Brindisi - Italy, Venice
The port of Corfu is located about 2 km from Corfu Town. This is where cruise ships arrive as well as ferries from Patras, Igoumenitsa and Italy.
The port of Corfu is connected by green bus with the most popular places around the island. In fact, the green bus station is located only 10 min walk from the port. There is also a blue bus that connects Corfu Town and the picturesque quarter of Kanoni with the port in about 20 min. In general, there are 4 bus lines. The walking distance from Corfu Town to the port is about 30 min.