Auto Europe provides you with quality car hire at most competitive prices in more than 20,000 locations worldwide. With over 50 years of experience, we are able to meet your highest expectations; due to our cooperation with both local and international suppliers, we present you with a large choice of car categories. Auto Europe can arrange car hire in Corfu at the airport, Corfu downtown, or Acharavi - a small city in the north of the island.
Corfu receives more traffic during the summer holidays period and this is when visitors driving in there should be very careful on the road. Here are some key points to pay attention to:
For more traffic regulations, visit our Greece driving information page.
Parking possibilities in the Old Town part of Corfu are quite limited as street parking bays are usually full. You can try to park your car hire in the public car park near the new port. The situation is different, if you go for a ride on Corfu Island; this is the best way to see the its nature and visit the most remote places. You can park your vehicle basically wherever the street lines do not forbid it.
Corfu lies in the Ionian Sea close to the shores of Southern Albania and the northern part of Greece mainland. After Kefalonia, Corfu is the second biggest Ionian Island. Since 1960, when the island became more and more popular tourist destination, local sea resorts have given way to hotels designed for a larger number of tourists. However, most of the mountain terrain, covered with woods or olive grooves, has remained unchanged. The island highest peak is Pantokrator at 906m (2,972 ft), from which on a sunny clear day it is possible to see Italy. The architecture on the island is a reminiscence of Corfu history, besides the remains of ancient Greek and Rome, there are also palaces of European aristocracy as Habsburg or Di Savoia.
There's a higher precipitation rate on Corfu than in the rest of Greece, with December being the most affected month. Summer is very warm with average temperatures of 32 Celsius degrees.
Corfu Airport is located close to the city centre and its runway lies directly on the sea shore, which provides you with some spectacular landing and taking-off views!
Corfu Airport Ioannis Kapodistrias (CFU)
Telephone: +30 2661 089600
Besides the airport, you can also find bus and ferry services in Corfu. First provide local island connections as well as daily services to Athens or Thessaloniki. The latter, connect Corfu with other Ionian Islands, Albania or Patras in Greece.
Blue Bus: the local bus service with connections to the cities on the island
Bus Station: San Rocco Square
Green Bus: long distance services to Athens, Lefkimi or Kados
Bus Station: Theotoki Street
With the ferry, you can travel local, Greece mainland, other Greek islands, and internationally to Italy, for example.
Flying Dolphins - ferry service to Igoumenitsa and Sarande in Albania.
There are also services to Gaios and Paxoi on the island as well as long distance routes to Patras.