Cruise Port Atlas | Corfu, Greece Map | Location

Corfu, Greece Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Corfu: Star Clippers, Voyages of Discovery, Voyages to Antiquity, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean

Key Attractions: Old Corfu Town, Old Fortress, New Fortress, Esplanade, Liston, St. Spyridon Church, Archaeology Museum, Museum of Asian Art, Palace of Mon Repos, Vlacherna Convent, Mouse Island, Achilleion Palace, Kaiser Bridge, Glyfada Beach, Sidari, Canal of Love, Agios Stefanos-Avliotes Beach, Chalikounas Beach, Agios Spyridon Beach, Aqualand, Paleokastritsa, Monastery of the Virgin, Hiking and Biking on Corfu, Kassiopi, Perithia, Ano Korakiana

Corfu sits at the northernmost and westernmost points of Greece and is off the coast of both Greece and Albania. Its strategic position at the southern end of the Adriatic has made it the center of conflict since ancient times. It was a central player in the Peloponnesian Wars and near the final naval battle of the struggle between Augustus and Marc Antony. Later, as a Venetian colony it was besieged by the Ottomans 4 times, but never conquered by them. During the 19th century it spent several years as a British Protectorate. The city is a UNESCO site which commemorates its colorful history and honors its foreign rulers. The old town is 2 to 3 kilometers from where the ships dock and nestled between two massive fortresses - one called the old fortress and other (how did you know?) called the new fortress. Both were built by the Venetians and lived up to their purpose of defending the island from capture. The Old Town is an amalgam of palaces, churches, squares, Venetian-style promenades, British gardens, a cricket field and, naturally, tavernas and shopping. Just south of the city is the famous and ornate Achilleion, built by Empress Elizabeth of Austria-Hungary in the 1890s. Long a mecca for tourists, the island's beaches are renowned . On the west side of the island is the small town of Paleokastritsa, named for its Byzantine castle and famous for the nearby Monastery of the Virgin. The whole island is open for exploring by bus, on foot, by bike or on the back of a horse.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at xe.com

Primary Language: Greek

Secondary Languages: Many other European languages commonly spoken in Corfu Town

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Corfu Harbor from the Old Fortress by Edal

Geography and Population

Corfu is 2 miles off the coast of Albania at the southern end of the Adriatic Sea and the northern end of the Ionian Sea. Like the other Ionian islands, it is mountainous and green. The town of Corfu has a population of about 35,000 and the island has just under 110,000.

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How Far?

September 1, 2012 - Taxis are required to use meters and have rate cards posted. The starting rate for taxis is 1,20 Euros with each additional kilometer costing 1,30 Euros. If there is no rate card or if they taxi driver says his meter is broken be wary. For good service a 5-10% tips is optional.

From To Distance Average Time Approximate Taxi Fare
Corfu Cruise Terminal Airport 3.6 KM 9 minutes 25 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal New Fortress / Flea Market 2 KM 5 minutes 17 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Old Fortress / Esplanade 3 KM 6 minutes 17 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Archaeological Museum 2.3 KM 5 minutes 17 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Kanoni (View of Mouse Island) 6.4 KM 14 minutes 18 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Mon Repo Palace 5 KM 10 minutes 17 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Achilleion Palace 11 KM 20 minutes  
Corfu Cruise Terminal Kassiopi 33 KM 34 minutes 59 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Perithia 35 KM 55 minutes  
Corfu Cruise Terminal Ano Korakiana 15 KM 18 minutes  
Corfu Cruise Terminal Sidari Beach / Canal of Love 33 KM 37 minutes 59 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Paleokastritsa / Monastery of the Virgin 22 KM 28 minutes 47 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Glyfada Beach 17 KM 26 minutes 37 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Agios Stefanos-Avliotes Beach 35 KM 44 minutes 64 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Chalikounas Beach 29 KM 44 minutes 50 Euros
Corfu Cruise Terminal Agios Spyridon Beach 40 KM 55 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Ethniki Odos Palaiokastritsas, 49100 Kerkira, phone - 2661021777, 1.7 KM, 5 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Alpha Bank, Evgeniou Voulgareos 75, 49100 Kerkira, 2.3 KM, 6 minutes
Emporiki Bank, Ioanni Theotoki 130, 49100 Kerkira, 1.8 KM, 3 minutes

Post Office

Main Post Office, Alexandras 26, 49100 Kerkira, 2.7 KM, 6 minutes

Port and Berths

Cruise Terminal Location - Nearest Street Address - Ethnikis Antistaseos, 49100 Kerkira
GPS location - 39.630052, 19.901751

Photo of Mouse Island by StefanosKozanis