Visit Corfu - Best of Corfu

Corfu is one of the Ionian Islands in Greece. Pristine blue waters, heavenly beaches and a rich history make it one of the best places to visit all year round. Perhaps this was the reason that kingdoms around the globe wanted Corfu as their place of reign- be it British, French or Venetians.

The whole town of Corfu is soaked in history. The venetians ruled the Island from medieval times to the 17th century following which the Britishrule prevailed. 18th century gave way to the French rule and in 1864, the three kingdoms signed a treaty which gave the rule of Corfu back to Greece. However, the city still breathes their influences in its palaces, castles, fortresses, narrow alleys and unpopulated city squares.

The World Wars destroyed the city’s beautiful historic places, including churches, homes and the Parliament. With a troubled past, the Island found stable grounds from 1950’s to 1990’s, when the city was resurrected using technology and education.

Inspite of being returned to Greece much later- Corfu has made notable contributions to its homeland including the first Philharmonic Orchestra, first Greek University and the first School of Fine arts.The culture in Corfu is free. You can move around the city without any hassles and scare-offs of safety.

Corfu is proud of its multi-cultural influences and draws its inspiration from its vibrant past and electrifying arts

Architecture and nature makes up most of the city’s sightseeing. Corfu in Greece is blessed withtourismwhich thrives on its Italian, Roman, classic Greek, British and French influences. Today the city attracts tourists for the sheer variety of attractions from medieval times to the 20th century.The pleasant weather all year round makes the Island of Corfu an ideal addition to your travel itinerary.

Corfu Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Corfu tips for your visit

Essential Info

  • Time Zone: EET (GMT+2, GMT+3 in summer)
  • Currency: Euros
  • Electricity and Internet: 220 - 240 V
  • Languages: English, Itlakian (a mixture of Italian and Hebrew)

Security

  • Police: 100
  • Police station: +3026610 39509
  • Police station of Airport: +3026610 38088
  • Emergency Medical Service: 166
  • Hospital: +3026610 32533
  • Pharmacy: +3026610 33333
  • Fire Department: 199

Tipping

  • Service is included in the restaurant bills but it is customary to tip (more so to round off the amount).

Customs

  • Greek citizens usually name their children after Saints and celebrate ‘Name days’ instead of Birthdays.
  • Spitting three times after a bad event is mentioned, is considered warding off of the evil eye.

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Facts and Stats for Corfu*

  • Pollution Statistics in Corfu

    Know the pollution level of Corfu before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Corfu: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Corfu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Corfu.

    • Burglary and Theft 18.48 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.3 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 7.95 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 38.1 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 7.95 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.39 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15.22 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 28.57 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.57 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 86.96 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 11.96 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 19.32 (Very Low)
  • Living in Corfu - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Corfu is 169.93 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 82.76 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 94.54 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.87 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.4 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 56.63 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.18 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 53.82 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Corfu

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Corfu

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.34 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.84 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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