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.
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.
More information: Corfu forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Corfu is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $57.60, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $165.08, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Basic hotel: $66.37
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $7.96
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $12.07
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.39
- Meal, McDonalds: $6.97
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $10.98
Corfu has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 82.9 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 93.2 (better than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 86.8 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Corfu safety
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.