Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece Travel Information

According to localtimezone, Corfu (Greek: Κέρκυραis) an island in the Ionian Sea that is part of Greece (Europe). Corfu is located northwest of mainland Greece and only 2 kilometers away from mainland Albania. The capital of Corfu is Corfu of the same name. A number of major cities on Corfu are: Lefkimmi, Ipsos and Sidari.

Corfu is known as a tourist attraction. There are many authentic Greek villages, seaside resorts and the large center “Corfu Town”. This capital in particular attracts many visitors because of the many discotheques, restaurants, shopping streets and cultural spots (including churches, museums and forts). The whole island is covered with greenery and therefore a beautiful place for nature lovers. The landscape is mostly hilly and overgrown with many olive trees and cypresses. The coastline of Corfu is mostly rocky with many bays and is known for the clear blue water, the white sandy beaches and a beautiful underwater world. It is therefore wonderful for diving, snorkeling and other water sports. You can also easily reach the mainland of Albania by water (2 km). The interior and north of Corfu is mountainous with fascinating views. Corfu is also known for the palace of Sissi (former empress of Austria and Hungary) and the caves at Paleokastritsa. See beautypically for EU trade policy.

Where is Corfu?

Travel information of Corfu

Official name: Corfu
Continent: Europe
Area: 593 km²
Capital: Corfu (Corfu)
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 113,000 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 917 m (Pantokrator)
Distance (Amsterdam – Corfu): 1,850 km
Flight time: approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Corfu that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Corfu, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Corfu. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Corfu?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Corfu at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Corfu has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 degrees and in the summer months around 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Corfu can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Corfu can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Corfu. This avoids the relatively cold months with the greatest chance of precipitation.

Greek is the official language on Corfu. In addition, a lot of English and German are spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece:
Dutch Consulate on Corfu:
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands:
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Corfu.

Money and Currency matters
On Corfu, payment is made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Corfu can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Corfu are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Corfu it is customary to tip, even if this is already included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.

Time difference
On Corfu it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Corfu is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Corfu can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Curfu you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Corfu.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Corfu.

On Corfu the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Corfu can be found on our electricity page (see Greece).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Corfu can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Corfu can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Corfu end
Corfu official websites: and

The country code (international access number) to call someone on Corfu is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Corfu? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
All Corfu area codes can be found on Wikipedia.
Telephone numbers can be found in the Corfu Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Corfu.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Corfu.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Corfu.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Corfu can be found on
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Corfu) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Corfu, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Corfu?
On you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Corfu. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Corfu can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites on Corfu can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Corfu? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and medicines, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Corfu.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business on or with Corfu, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Corfu, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Corfu.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Corfu is one of the few Greek islands west of the mainland?
…Corfu is partly off the coast of Albania?
…Corfu is known for its many olive trees and olive oil sold worldwide?
…The historic center of Corfu has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
…In the summer the days on Corfu are shorter than with us and in the winter a bit longer?

Corfu, Greece