How do I get to the island of Corfu? You can get to Corfu by car, plane or bus.
Corfu Island is the northernmost of the Ionian Islands and is one of the most visited islands of Greece. It attracts over 1 million tourists annually. Called the "Emerald Island", it is located between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea, very close to mainland Greece and Albania. The island has 600 km and a population of 100.000 inhabitants.
There are resorts especially dedicated to families with children or young people eager to have fun. The island has a wide variety of attractions for tourists: the northern and eastern part of the island is for those who want adventure and water sports, fun and nightlife, and in the south and west we find quiet and secluded areas, perfect for those who they want a relaxing holiday or for those with children.
Being one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, the island of Corfu is known for its unique beaches with spectacular landscapes, rocky trails, which lead you to the most amazing places and which give a special charm to the island.
- One of the most famous beaches is Paleokastritsa. Located in the northeast of the island, Paleokastritsa beach is well known for its cold, crystalline, turquoise water. The landscape of Palaiokastritsa, as the locals call it, is unique. And if you look back from the sea, you can see orchards of lemons and olive trees, but also scattered houses on the mountainside.
- Other recommended beaches are Agia Varvara (with reddish sands), Glyfada, Canal d`amour, Kassiopi, Roda.
How do I get to the island of Corfu?
One of the most popular holiday destinations for Romanians is the island of Corfu. Every year, thousands of Romanians end up spending their holidays on one of the wonderful beaches on the "emerald island". You can get to Corfu by car, plane or bus.
By personal car
The distance between Bucharest and Corfu is about 1150 kilometers. Most Romanian tourists prefer their personal car because the roads are good (both in Bulgaria and in Greece) and there are many places where you can make a stop to relax.
You can travel on the route: Bucharest - Giurgiu - Ruse - Beala - Pleven - Sofia (belt) - Blagoevgrad - Sandanski - Kulata - Promachonas - Thessaloniki - highway to Athens - Veria - Kozani - Metsovo - Ioannina - Igoumenitsa - ferry - Corfu.
As costs, in addition to fuel, a driver traveling to Greece must also pay the Giurgiu - Ruse bridge tax, a Bulgarian vignette valid for a week or a month - depending on how long he is on vacation, the ferry, but also a motorway toll in Greece.
For those interested in a trip to Corfu by plane, there are many flights to Corfu International Airport "Ioannis Kapodistrias", which is only 3 km from Corfu Town. Although it is the most expensive method of transport, it is also the fastest method. Every summer, there are numerous charter flights between the big cities in Romania and Corfu.
Related to the frequent flights on a regular basis, they are operated by Wizz Air. The flights start on June 15, they are seasonal, with a frequency of 2 weekly rotations.
For those who do not want a personal car, and the plane is not really a pleasure, there is also the possibility to travel by bus. You can buy tourist packages (accommodation + bus transport) or you can travel individually.
The bus ride takes about 22-24 hours. It circulates at night, it stops every three hours for relaxation, toilet, lunch break, but the most important thing is that you do not drive and you can relax. You have the best chance of the bus stopping in front of the hotel. The comfort is not the same as in your own car and the road takes a longer time, but relaxation comes to the destination.
No matter how you choose to travel to the island of Corfu, your holiday is at your destination!