Corfu (Greece)

Corfu is a fairly large island in the northwest of Greek, located at coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is mostly a beach holiday destination, but there is also a number of historical churches, monasteries and some medieval fortresses. The island has numerous small villages, of which most offer accommodation and warm beaches. The historic sights of the area include the statue and the Palace of Achilles and the little village Nymfes, where according to legend the water nymphs bathed in the waterfalls. The island's best beaches are on the western shore, the beaches of the eastern side are often more rocky than sandy.

Population: 102,071
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Greek
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: You are expected to tip between 5 and 10%. If a service charge is included in the bill, tip less than normal.
Time in destination: Sep 17, 2019, 7:30:08 AM

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Weather Forecast

Tue
17.09

Clear sky

77°F

Wed
18.09

Clear sky

77°F

Thu
19.09

Light rain showers

77°F

Fri
20.09

Clear sky

75°F

Sat
21.09

Clear sky

77°F

Sun
22.09

Clear sky

73°F

Mon
23.09

Clear sky

73°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Best Times to Visit Corfu. The best times to visit Corfu are April to May and September to November. Although there is never really a bad season in the Mediterranean, you'll find that winter temperatures are too chilly to swim off the shores of Corfu, while the summer months draw hordes of tourists.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 49.5 57.0 41.4 9
February 50.5 57.7 42.4 10
March 53.6 60.8 44.2 8
April 59.0 66.2 49.1 7
May 67.6 75.0 56.1 3
June 75.2 82.8 62.4 1
July 79.7 88.0 65.8 1
August 79.3 88.5 66.7 1
September 72.9 81.7 62.2 4
October 65.3 73.8 56.8 8
November 57.2 65.3 49.6 11
December 51.8 59.4 44.1 11

More information: Corfu forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Corfu is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $57.88, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $165.90, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $66.70
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $7.94
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $12.02
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.41
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.62
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $11.03

More information: Corfu price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Corfu destination map

Safety

Corfu has been classified as extremely safe with security classification 5/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 83.8 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 95.7 (better than United states average 70.3)
  • Walking alone at night: 90.5 (better than United states average 41.2)

More information: Corfu safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe