Welcome to Corfu
Welcome to Corfu - The Island of the Pontikonisi
Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, the north- eastern coastline lies on the coast of Sarande, Albania. The capital city of the island and seat of the municipality is also named Corfu. This island is very green compared to other Greek islands, hot and dry summers. The most impressive thing about Corfu is that you will be able to see cultural treasures and not only learn about Corfu but Europe’s history. This island is bound with the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. It is related to two powerful water symbols, Poseidon, god of the sea and Asopus, an important Greek mainland river. Corfu city looks very different from most Greek cities because of its history.
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The island is linked by two motorways, GR-24 in the northwest and GR-25 in the south, has ferry services both by traditional ferries to Gaios in the island of Paxoi and as far as Patras and both traditional ferries and advanced retractable airfoil, hydra dynamic- flow, high speed ferries called Flying Dolphins. The Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport is located around three kilometers south of Kerkyra and just half a kilometer north of Pontikonisi.
If you visit Corfu/ Greece you must be holders of the European Health Card (EHIC) or any other legal community document, if you are members of European Union (EU).
In case of emergency call:
Ambulance Service: 166
Sos doctors: 1016
Fire- fighters: 199
European Standard emergency: 112
The official language in Corfu is Greek but the majority of Corfu people are able to speak English because of the tourism.
The currency in Corfu is the Euro.