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Corfu Travel Guide

Getting Around Corfu



The island is quite huge and has a good network of roads, with a fair supply of petrol stations. Renting a car can be a great advantage when it comes to exploring Corfu, taking a local bus, a taxi or even a boat taxi, and with such beautiful sights, cool air, and fabulous feeling renting a motor boat can be the experience of your holiday - and no license is required. Here you will find details to getting around the island of Corfu.

Rent a Car
Rent a car offices exist in almost every corner of the island. The principal ones have branches at the airport. Rates differ according to company and make of vehicle. All offer new and safe vehicles. On the other hand, we recommended check your insurance carefully and what excess you need to pay. The limited parking facilities offered in Corfu city creates problems for motorists. There are however parking spaces at Spianada square. It is best to be well informed about where to get petrol for your car.

Buses
Local buses are a cheap way to travel, but the bus schedules are a little difficult to find because they often change without notice. There are two terminals: the islandwide green bus service is based on Avramíou, and the suburban blue bus system, which also serves nearby resorts such as Benítses and Dhassiá, is based in Platía San Rocco (Platía G. Theotóki). Islandwide services stop between 6 and 8pm, suburban ones at around 10pm. Printed English schedules are available for both and can be picked up at the tourist office. The cost of a ticket can make one wonder if they make any profit. (e.g. Ag. Stefanos to Corfu town is 44Km and the ticket costs around 3 Euro).

Taxis
In Corfu there are several taxis (more than 300) circulating. For quick service it is best to catch a taxi at the taxi stands (at Spianada, Neo Limani, Spilia, San Rocco) or call a radio taxi. Rates are fixed for popular destinations or calculated with a metre for others.

Bikes
Bikes do not mix very well with local roads, these can be rented from Easy Rider, I. Theotóki 128 (tel 06610/43 026), in the New Port. If you do decide, then insist on a crash-hat and please never drink and ride.






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