Ferry to Corfu

Corfu Old Town colorful Landscape with traditional houses
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Board on the ferry to Corfu and relax on pristine beaches and soak up Corfu's rich history. Compare schedules and prices and book your ferry to Corfu today!

Wander around Corfu Town's cobblestone streets, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The dominant Old Fortress above the port, as well as the attractive architecture with pastel-colors, bear witness to Venetian influences. Beyond the town walls, explore squares decorated with Greek sculptures and get lost in the narrow alleys full with stores and cafés.

However, Corfu is more than just history. This island paradise has beautiful beaches and crystal-clear turquoise seas. Relax on the silky, golden sand at Glyfada Beach, or take in the spectacular landscape at Canal d'Amour, a remarkable rock formation that forms a private cove. Water sports activities await, while picturesque towns hidden among olive orchards provide a look into the island's relaxed lifestyle. Corfu offers an amazing experience that combines ancient history, cultural richness and spectacular natural beauty.

Corfu has links to mainland Greece and Italy. The most popular route departs from Igoumenitsa, in northeastern Greece.

Several ferry companies run services to Corfu with frequent departures.

It is advised that you book your tickets in advance, especially during peak season (summer months) and weekends.

To travel through Greece, you need:

  • A valid passport or ID card issued by an EU country

Travel day:

  1. Transportation to the port: Depending on your location, you might need a taxi or bus to reach the port (usually the New Port of Igoumenitsa)
  2. Ferry to Corfu: Enjoy the scenic Ionian Sea views during your journey. Travel time with a conventional ferry is usually 1 hour 30 minutes
  3. Arrival in Corfu: Upon arrival at Corfu Port (often Gouvia Port or Corfu Town Port), disembark and follow the signs or ask port officials about transit choices inside Corfu. Taxis and public transportation are easily accessible. Please, check the "Transportation" tab for further details

Corfu ferry port

Panoramic view of Corfu Town and port with docked ferry to Corfu

Corfu port is located in the eastern part of the island, in the north-east area of the city of Corfu. Ferries depart from Neo Limani (New Port), about 1,5 km west of Corfu Old Town.

There is a shuttle bus into the main port terminal and from here you can pick up another shuttle into Corfu old town.

Road network on Corfu

Corfu is connected by two highways: GR-24 in the north and GR-25 in the south. Both are well maintained easy to navigate.

Public bus service on Corfu

Corfu has two types of bus services for getting around, the Blue & the Green buses.

  • The Blue buses (City / Urban buses) serve the city, the port, the airport and the nearby suburbs. They cover an area from Dassia in the north to Benitses in the South and to Pelekas in the West.
  • Most urban buses (Blue) depart near San Rocco Square. It's located at 300 meters walk from Spilia. That's the stop where shuttle buses and public buses N° 16 and 17 take you to the ferry port.
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  • The Green buses (Suburban) connect Corfu city with other towns and villages on Corfu.
  • KTEL Green buses take you to the most popular destinations of the island, such as Palaiokastritsa, Kavos, Acharavi, Roda, Sidari, Moraitika, Mesoggi, Glyfada, Ag. Georgios Argyradon etc.
  • Terminal: 57, Donatou Dimoulitsa str.
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Taxis on Corfu

Taxis are plentiful and everywhere in the city of Corfu. Let the driver know where you are headed and get a price from him before entering the cab.
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Note: All above information for Corfu was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.

Corfu ferry routes

View of Achilleion Palace in Corfu Island

Book your Corfu ferry routes with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your journey in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ferry ticket to or from Corfu.

With go-ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of the most Greek shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your ferry confirmation.

Ferry timetables may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates, schedules, prices and availability. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry to or from Corfu at a price that fits your budget.

How to get to Corfu from Italy

The ferries to Corfu from Italy and vice versa, are operated mostly in high season. An alternative would be to arrive in Igoumenitsa from Italy's Ancona, Venice, Bari or Brindisi and then, take the local ferry to Corfu from Igoumenitsa

Since itineraries from Italy to Corfu are not often or they aren’t operated at all (low season), a good alternative is to reach Igoumenitsa by ferry (from Ancona, Bari, Brindisi and Venice) and take the local one to Corfu!

How to get to Corfu from Igoumenitsa

The local ferries that connect Igoumenitsa with Corfu depart daily at an hour frequency.

There are 2 different types of ferries:

  • Open-deck ferries: they sail only with good weather condition and the journey take 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Normal ferries: they sail in every weather condition, they are bigger and the duration is 1 hour and 10 minutes

You do not have to worry about your tickets, you can issue them as soon as you arrive in Igoumenitsa and travel immediately.

  • Price per person/way: 11 Euro
  • Price per car: 40 Euro
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  • Tel.: +30 2665021000, +30 2665028258, +30 2665025540

How to get to Corfu from Athens

Currently, there is no Corfu Athens ferry! If you want to get to Corfu by ferry you will have to get/travel to Igoumenitsa first. Then grab the local Ferry to Corfu.

Corfu to Albania

  • The ferries from Corfu to Saranda depart daily and the journey takes approx. 2.5 hours

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Accommodation options on the ferry

Find out about the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Corfu and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a ferry.

About Corfu

Corfu, a cosmopolitan island, is arguably the most well-known of the Ionian islands and one of the most popular in the Mediterranean. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and serves as a source of inspiration for all types of art, with a rich cultural heritage and a unique splendor that, when combined with its natural beauty, wonderful climate, beaches and interesting sights, makes the island one of the top destinations for Greek and foreign travelers. It has a total size of 591 km2 and 217 km of coastline.

Corfu (Kerkira) is named for a lady. According to mythology, Poseidon fell in love with Aesopos' daughter, Korkira and carried her to this island, which he named after her. This love produced a tiny son named Faiakas. He would subsequently create the Kingdom of Faiakes, which Homer claims was Ulysses' final destination before returning to Ithaca.

The island has about 30,000 inhabitants, accounting for one-third of the total population of Corfu Prefecture. It is split into the ancient town (Ksopoli, as the inhabitants call it, between the old and new forts) and three new suburbs: Madouki in the northwest, Sarroco between the hills Avrami and Sotiros and Garitsa, which begins at the Douglas Column on the southern coast. The historical center is located in the ancient town, where the surrounding fortifications prevented the town from expanding, resulting in unique architecture with tall multi-story buildings, narrow lanes (kadounia) with hanging laundry, and small squares. It is the biggest preserved medieval town in Greece and one of the most beautiful in the whole Mediterranean.

Churches, monasteries & monuments of Corfu

  • The patron-saint of the island is Aghios Spyridon. It has the highest belfry of the town and you will have the chance to observe its marble templon, frescos, heirlooms and religious offerings. The shrine of Aghios Spyridon is kept in a silver plated reliquary and on Palm Sunday it is carried in a procession around the town. The procession is accompanied by the 18 philharmonic orchestras of Corfu
  • Panaghia Antivouniotisa: It is also situated in Mouragia and is of special interest, due to the “painted” upholstery on the walls and the coffer, which are decorated with gold plated fretworks. The Byzantine Museum is situated here, hosting a significant collection of portable icons of the Cretan School
  • Panaghia Spiliotisa (1577) located at the port of Corfu. The three-aisled basilica is known for the two sided picture of Panagia Dimosiana dating back to the 15th century
  • Panaghia ton Ksenon. It was built by monk Nikodimos in the early 18th century
  • Aghios Ioannis Prodromos (St John the Baptist - 16th century), in Sternes. A single aisled basilica with wooden roof and remarkable frescos
  • Pantokratoras, a church well known for its beautiful marble templon
  • Aghios Nikolaos ton Gerodon(16th century) in Kampielo. Its wood carved chancel is one of the oldest in town
  • Panaghia Kremasti. It has a marble-carved templon and fascinating religious icons. A beautiful Venetian well decorates the courtyard
  • There are also, three catholic churches in Corfu: the church of Saint Jacob and Saint Christopher, the catholic monastery of Saint Francesco and the church of Panaghia Tenedou. Near the new Venetian fort and the historical centre of the town you can also see the building of the Jewish Synagogue
  • Panagia Palaiokastritsa Monastery. Built in 1225, the building that visitors see nowadays is of 16th - 18th centuries. The first buildings must have been parts of an old fortification. This is probably why it was given the name "Palaiokastrita” (Old Castle). The monastery was destroyed by Genoans in 1403. It was rebuilt in 1469 and destroyed for the second time in 1537 by the Turks. It was reconstructed in 1572 and is preserved up to now with many repairs and additions, such as its north entrance (1722)
  • Platitera monastery. The Platitera monastery is located at one of the city entrances (on the way from the north). It was built in 1743 and destroyed in 1798, later on rebuilt in 1801 and in 1864 it was completed by annexing a castellated bell tower. It is dedicated to Panagia, Aghios Chrisanthos and Aghia Daria
  • Artemis Gorgos temple. It is a temple constructed in 6th century B.C. in Kanoni area on the boarders with Palaiopoli. Its unique stone pediment has been transferred to the Archeological Museum of Corfu. Here, visitors have the chance to see the well preserved Dorian temple and the large altar.
  • Menecratis Monument. Located in Geritsa area close to ancient Corfu cemetery opposite Alkinoos port mouth. It is a circular tomb built in the 6th century B.C. with amazing archaic inscription which is considered to be one of the oldest in Greece
  • Palaiopoli. Palaiopoli and Mon Repo consist of the Corfu city market area as it evolved from antiquity up to the 6th century A.D. The most remarkable monuments of the site are: the market, Kardakios Dorian temple, the Roman baths and the arched building built in the pro Hellenistic period and turned into a Christian church during the first Christian era
  • Trypa tou Pelaou (Hole of the sea). The cave located on Mount Mattheos, 500 m away from the Monastery, dates back to the Paleolithic Period. According to legend, it leads to the sea
  • Grava Gardikiou. “Grava Gardikiou” is a cave, where after research scientists found inhabitation signs from the Superior Paleolithic Era (20.000 B.C.). They found tools made of firestone, animal bones etc. It is located in Aghios Mattheos community, 22km away from the southwest side of the city and very close to the Byzantine fortress of Gardikiou. The cave has an amazing view of south Corfu
  • Aggelokastro Fortress. Aggelokastro was the west fortress of Byzantine Empire and Epirus Domain to which Corfu belonged until 1267. It was built in the beginning of 12th century after the transfer of Palaiokastro (todays Palaiokastritsa monastery) in a better fortified location. During the period of its flourishing, in case of an emergency, it could protect the whole population of the area (4000 people)
  • Kasiopi fortress. Nobody knows when Kasiopi fortress was built. Venetians, knowing that it is difficult to defend the castle and the port, blew up parts of the castle and abandoned the settlement. From that glorious past only few parts of the castle still remain preserved
  • Anountsiata. It is a monument of European significance since here were buried the Latin Nobles who died in the Sea Battle of Nafpaktos (1571). This battle gave an end to the Turkish naval threat. Few years later the overall effort of Turks to expand to the West was terminated for good
  • Achillio palace. The well known Achillio palace dominates in one of the highest spots of Gastouri village. Gastouri became famous in the end of the 19th century when Empress of Austria Elisabeth (known as Sissy) was so much excited by the island that she decided to built there Achillio Palace
  • Neo Frourio (New Fortress). It is an imposing building rising up in the west side of the city between the New and the Old Port. It was constructed from 1576 to 1645 by engineer F. Vitelli and is an artificial hill which was delimited by opening large perimetrical fosses and raised by gathering the material from the fosses
  • Old Fort (Old Fortress). Built on a rocky peninsula with two characteristic hills (Corifes), it is the eastern edge of the city. Its population and fortification began after the 6th century following the destruction of the ancient city (Palaiopoli). It was the capital of Corfu island (Corifo, Corfu) from 11th up to 15th century
  • Gardiki fortress. Gardiki castle was built in 13th century by the overlord of Epirus Michail Aggelos the Second (same person who built Aggelokastro). It has the octagon shape with towers in each corner. Interesting are the ruins of ancient walls in its interior, as well as the ruins of ancient temples built in the walls
  • The Museum of Olive. The Museum of Olive is very interesting to visitors. It is housed in an old oil press where people can see the proceedings of olive elaboration. It is located in Kionapiastes village which is famous for its good drinking water, for the three aisled Panagia basilica church with its unique architecture and its hagiographies made by people of the Eptanisian School (18th century) and for Aghia Paraskevi monastery (17th century)

Other interesting sites to see in Corfu

Spianada: The center square, created by the Venetians, is considered the largest square in the Balkans. The majority of the activities, such as musical concerts, processions, and parades, take place here. Cricket matches are also held on the lawn of Spianada. On the other side, we can locate the Pentofanaro, an ideal skating spot, the monument to Eptanisa's Unification with Greece, the Venetian cittern and the kiosk where philharmonic orchestra performances are held.

Liston is one of the most distinctive structures in Spianada. Lesseps, a French engineer, erected it during the French occupation. It is created in the style of the buildings on Rue de Rivoli in Paris. A line of patisseries, cafeterias and stores creates a cosmopolitan environment while also serving as a gathering spot for locals and visitors.

The Michael and Georgios Palace is a spectacular neoclassical structure built between 1819 and 1823. The palace, with its elaborate décor, massive gates, and a series of Doric order columns, served as the headquarters for the English Commissioner of the Ionian Senate and the Order of Saint Michael and George. The palace now houses the Museum of Asian Art and the Municipal Library.

The Campielo, the most ancient quarter of Corfu, with the church of Panaghia Kremasti and the square with the Venetian well.

The Mouragia, one of the most enchanting neighborhoods of the town. From here, you will follow Arseniou street, which starts from the old port and ends at the palace of Michael and Georgios, at the central square.

The Old Prefecture building, which is situated at Mouragia. It is a building of special interest, a characteristic token of neoclassical architecture, a work made by the architect Ioannis Chronis. The old Perfecture is built at the place of the house where Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece was born.

The Town Hall square, the most important square in the Venetian times. The arcade of the Noblemen, Lotzia, was at the space where today is the Town Hall (known also as “San Giakomo”, 1693) and is one of the most beautiful buildings of the town.

The new fortress housing the Ceramics Museum and the outdoors theatre. Here you will also see the English barracks.

The Ionian Parliament, where the union of the Ionian Islands with Greece was voted. The building was designed by the architect Ioannis Chronis.

The Archaeological Museum, housing exhibits from archeological sites of the town and amongst them stands out the impressively large pediment of Gorgo from the Doric temple of Artemis.

Kanoni is one of the most touristic spots in Corfu, with an excellent view to the monastery of Vlacherna, Pontikonisi, Chalikiopoulou lagoon and the airport.

The island of Pontikonisi, a small islet which has become the distinguishing mark of the island. According to the mythology it was a Phoenician ship that turned into rock.

Mon Repos: You must visit this magnificent estate. The former royal family utilized the neoclassical edifice as a rural home. The villa was designed to accommodate English Commissioner Frederic Adam and his Corfu-born wife Diamadina Palatianou. It is a marvel of nineteenth-century neoclassical architecture. It houses the Archaeological Museum of Paleopolis, which is tiny yet intriguing.

Paleopolis is the archaeological site situated near Mon Repos. It was the marketplace of the ancient Corfu. 

The small island of Vidos (Ptychia), opposite the old port, which is accessible by boat. It is full of lush vegetation, pines and palm trees and in the past, there was a reformatory centre here. The island is a natural habitat for pheasants, partridges, hares and wild rabbits, but hunting is forbidden. There is a restaurant and some very beautiful beaches.

The Lazareto (Gouvino) is another small island lushly vegetated across the old port and is considered a national monument.

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