Flights to Corfu
Corfu is one of the best known and most popular of the Greek islands, offering beautiful scenery, great weather and a friendly welcome. Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian islands and is located off the coast of Albania.
The airport for flights to Corfu is the Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (airport code: CFU), sometimes just called the Corfu International Airport. Most of the air traffic is seasonal and European. There are regular flights to Corfu from Athens on Aegean Airlines, so you can book your flight to Corfu with them if you arrive at Athens International Airport (code: ATH). To Athens, you can fly with South African Airways or Egyptair for a single stop-over in Cairo, or Turkish Airlines to go through Istanbul.
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The Tourist Attractions of Corfu:
Many of the thousands of tourists who come to Corfu every year come here mainly for the weather and to enjoy the island’s great beaches. You’re pretty much guaranteed hot and sunny weather during the summer and there are many beaches to choose from if you are interested in simply lying on the beach and relaxing!
The more popular tourist resorts are always going to have busier beaches where you could find yourself battling for a spot each day, but there are smaller and more out of the way beaches to look for too if you prefer it quieter. Sidari is a busy resort popular with British holidaymakers so may be worth avoiding, but more isolated is the sandy beach of Pelekas Beach.
History and Culture in Corfu
Though it is popular with the sunbathing crowd Corfu has a lot more to offer than just its beaches and good weather. There are ancient settlements on the island presenting many an opportunity to experience culture and history here too.
Corfu City is one such place where you can go to see this. The old town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its importance. You can explore the narrow labyrinth of streets in Corfu’s old town, where you’ll come across little shops and houses, and the streets are usually too narrow for vehicles, making this a nice place to walk.
Though Corfu City has grown and there are numerous large and busy resorts on Corfu, the island has still retained a more rural feel in some parts. If you rent a car its worth exploring the island in more detail. Inland you’ll come across pretty little villages in the hills where you can stop and buy handicrafts directly from the people who’ve made them. The coast has been more heavily developed than inland but there are still a few remote little fishing villages left to see, with whitewashed buildings and fishing boats coming and going. It’s often at these smaller villages that you’ll get the friendliest welcome and the best fish, caught earlier that day!
Walking in Corfu
If you prefer walking to driving, Corfu is also the ideal destination for you. If you’re really into walking then try the Corfu Trail that runs a total of 222 kilometres on a footpath that is surprisingly well signed. There’s also a book you can buy if you want more information on the trail and what you’re seeing along the way.
When Should You Visit?:
Corfu has a typical Mediterranean climate which means it’s hot and dry in the summer and mild and wet in the winter. July and August are the hottest of those summer months, peaking with an average high of 31C, and July is the driest month of the year too. From September it’s really quite wet even though it’s wa