Corfu has 3 ports and 1 airport. Corfu Town has 2 of the ports; the old and the new and near by, Corfu's only airport. Corfu's third port is in southern Corfu near the village of Lafkimmi, and from mainland Greece at least, a cheaper, quicker option, if your destination is southern Corfu.
Patras on the Peloponnese or Igoumenitsa just across the the strait on the mainland are the two main approaches to Corfu from mainland Greece. Buses from Athens are available to the above towns. Patras entails a longer ferry journey and Igoumenitsa a longer bus journey. There are three arrival ports as mentioned above and some boats will go to all three or close enough.
Nearly 50 Charters daily in summer from all over Europe as well as regularly scheduled flights. To Corfu From Athens Spata International Airport (EV) 3 a day, 2 a day in winter. From Corfu to Thessaloniki twice weekly. No direct airport bus, nearby stop however. See bus info following. Olympic has its own bus and regular taxis are available, airport is only 10 minutes away.
Catamarans now link Corfu with Brindisi in 3.5 hours. Strinzis Lines allows free stop overs on Corfu on the way to Patras. You must state this intention at purchase.
Buy your tickets at least a day in advance, even for 3rd class as they sell out. The new port in Corfu Town has ticket agents, inquire if the port tax is included in your ticket.
In high season: many leave every day. Hellenic-Mediterranean Lines and Adriatica recognize Eurail and Inter-rail passes... others do not...ask!
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