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Corfu (Kerkyra) Cruise Port Guide and Review (2023)
Everything you must-know about Corfu (Kerkyra) cruise port in Greece: where cruise ships dock, the top attractions in the Old Town, shopping, dining, basics and more ...
By: Editor-in-Chief Update: May 23, 2023
The Greek island of Corfu has a lot to offer. Corfu's old town, the Achilleion Palace, and the monastery of Paleokastritsa are top highlights to visit, but there are many other attractions to enjoy beyond the sites drenched in history.
- Where is Corfu
- Where cruise ships dock
- How to get to Town
- Top Things To Do in Corfu
- Top attractions in the Old Town
- Shore excursions (Shorex)
- Beyond the Old Town
Dining and Corfiot Food
- Must-know: tourist info, language and currency
With over 650.000 cruise passengers visiting the island every year, on more than 450 ships, Corfu is one of the most popular cruise destinations in Greece and a top attraction on many cruise itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Corfu is a place to enjoy historical sites, nature and tasting the fruits of life. Known as the greenest island in Greece, it is lush with abundant wild plant life.
The island has a mountainous landscape, with the highest mountain being 914 meters, and a dramatic coastline that attracts cruise visitors to seaside villages and wonderful beaches.
The Old Town is a UNESCO world heritage site with a good number of historical landmarks, museums and cultural sites to explore.
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Where is Corfu (Kerkyra)
Corfu aka Kerkyra (Κέρκυρα in Greek) is an island located a few miles off the west coast of Greece in what is known as the Ionian sea. Although it is a relatively small island, Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands (Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Lefkada are the other major ones).
The northern tip of the island is just 2 miles from Albania, separated by a strait, whilst the southern part lies 18 miles from the Western Coast of mainland Greece.
Where is the cruise port in Corfu?
Cruise ships dock in the New Port (Neo Limani) just a couple of miles from the main attraction in the island: Corfu's Old Town, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the main reason why cruise ships visit this Greek island.
Port of Corfu
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As you can see on the photo above, the port in Corfu is on a large bay and cruise ships berth at different piers. There is a cruise terminal building with all services and amenities close to to the long L-shaped pier on the western side of the the port.
On the other berths, which are closer to the exit gates of the port, cruise travelers will not find any services or amennities. But there is a shuttle bus to the cruise terminal. However, when docking at the eastern side of the port you will be much closer to Corfu's Old Town.
How to get from the cruise port to Corfu's Old Town?
The Old Town is around 2 miles (3 km) from the cruise port. Although the walk to Corfu Town is pleasant and has a few interesting landmarks along the way, on summer hot days, a taxi might be preferable costing around €10.00 each way.
Some cruise lines provide a shuttle to the Old Town. Depending on the cruise line, this can be a paid service. The public bus is the most affordable transportation to the Old Town, with tickets costing €1.90. However, be aware that you will need cash to pay the driver.
Top Things to do on a cruise to Corfu
Here are the top things to do on a cruise to Costa Maya:
- Explore Corfu's Old Town. How : get to the Old Town on foot (around 30 minute-walk), on a sightseeing hop-on hop-off from the port, on a shuttle bus, or with a shore excursion. Top Attractions: Saint Spyridon Church, Liston, Spianada, Square of the Saint, Town Hall Square. Read our in-depth reviews to learn more about the major landmarks in the Old Town.
- Visit the religious sites of Corfu. Corfu has such a rich history that the cruise traveler will have the opportunity to visit very interesting and diverse religious sites like the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, the Catholic Cathedral, the Synagogue or the Church of Saints Jason and Sosipater. Read our reviews of the top 7 religious sites in Corfu to learn more about these sites.
- Visit the museums of Corfu's Old Town. In the Old Town, cruise visitors will find eight unique museums to visit. The Museum of Asian Art and the Antivouniotissas (Byzantine) Museum are unique in their own right. But there are other interesting museums with rare exhibits to visit.
- Mon Repos Palace and the Achilleion Palace The Achilleion Palace and the Mon Repos Palace are two of Corfu's most beloved attractions. The former was a summer retreat for Elizabeth, the Empress of Austria, known as Sissi. The latter is particularly notable because it was the birthplace of Prince Phillip, the husband of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Both palaces are reviewed on our page dedicated to the top things to do in Corfu.
- Paleokastritsa Monastery and traditional villages Relatively close to the cruise port, the Paleokastritsa Monastery is a highlight included on full-day shore excursions of the island. These tours also include visits to wonderful, quaint, traditional villages. Check our reviews of the top attractions on the island of Corfu beyond the Old Town.
- Beaches Cruise travelers not interested in heritage sites will find spectacular beaches close to Corfu's cruise port. Most of these beaches offer water-related activities: be it jet skiing, canoeing, surfing, or scuba. Read our page about beaches and outdoor activities in Corfu to learn more.
Attractions in the Old Town
Corfu Town aka Old Town is picturesque and vibrant. It sits in the middle of two fortress, the Old and New fortresses, both built by the Venetians in the 15th century.
St. George Church - Old Fort
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Cruise travelers will find much to see in the Old Town, with most attractions concentrated close to the Liston and the Spianada, such as:
- Saint Spyridon Church
- Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George
- Museum of Asian Art
- Banknote Museum
- St. George Church
- Municipal Gallery
- Reading Society
- Byzantine Museum
- Solomos Museum
- Museum of Banknotes
- Music Museum "Mantzaros"
- Serbian Museum
- Old Fortress
- Byzantine Collection
- Municipal Theatre
- New Fortress
- Archaeological Museum
The Old Town is very easy to explore on your own and delight to meander and discover its nooks and crannies.
Beyond Corfu Old Town
Just one mile south of the Old Town, in the area known as Kanoni, the Mon Repos Palace is a must see and always included in tours of the highlights of Corfu.
Sculpture in the Achilleion Palace
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The Achilleion Palace, near the Village of Gastouri (10 km south of the Old Town), is another highlight not to be missed and also always included in shore excursions.
Pontikonisi, just off Kanoni
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The Vido Island (not Vidos as you may find misspelled on most Travel Guides) is right across the Old Town and, farther away, the Paleokastritsa Monastery, or the villages of Kassiopi, Agios Matheos and Pelekas are wonderful sites to be enjoyed on a full day excursion.
- Paleokastritsa Monastery
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These are all the most interesting attractions for cruise passengers to visit outside Corfu's Old Town:
- Mon Repos Palace
- Achilleion Palace
- Agios Matheos village
- Pelekas village
If you are not interested in cultural heritage and historical sites, there are also many exciting activities in the island, in particular, for those traveling with young families. There is a good number of wonderful beaches, an excellent golf course and horse riding is a must do.
- Kontokali Beach (pebbles)
- Benitses Beach (sand and pebbles)
- Dassia Beach (sand and pebbles)
- Ipsos Beach (sand)
- Glyfada Beach
- Mirtiotissas Beach
- Barbati Beach
- Agios Gordios Beach
- Messonghi Beach
- Nissaki Beach
- Paleokastritsa Beach
- Issos Beach
- Sidari and Canal d'Amour Beach
Shore excursions and tours
Obviously, all cruise lines offer many and diverse shore excursions in Corfu. Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean offer as many 10 shore excursions . Carnival lists 12 shore excursions . Norwegian Cruise Line has available 15 shore excursions . Oceania Cruises organizes 34 shore excursions , and Princess has 24 excursions available.
There are also excursions offered by the following reputable private online services and local tour operators:
- Shore Trips
- Shore Excursions Group
- Tours by Locals
- Venture Ashore
- Private Shore Trips
Shopping in Corfu
Because Corfu is one of the most famous and visited Greek Islands there are lots of shops with local souvenirs, gifts, and crafts. Olives, kumquats, and honey are harvested locally and make flavorful treats.
Photo Courtesy of Land of Corfu Natural Products
You can take home the flavors of Corfu in kumquat liqueur or jam and fresh-pressed olive oil.
On Nikifóros Street, which runs through the heart of the Old Town you will find many unique shops. Here are our favorite shops in Corfu to take home a great gift or a souvenir when calling at the cruise port of Corfu for the day:
- The Land of Corfu
- Patounis' Soap
- Corfu Sandals
- Icon Gallery
- Hartokouto souvenirs
- Corfu Gallery
The shops above are worth a visit and we dedicated a full page with reviews of our favorite shops of Corfu.
Don't forget to "taste" the island as Corfu is filled with local delicacies and traditional Corfiot food. Dishes like Pastitsada and Sofrito are mouth-watering traditions found in most restaurants on the island. Here is a list of our favorite restaurants in Corfu:
- Aegli Restaurant
- Bellissimo Restaurant
- Da Giovanni Restaurant
- Rex Restaurant
- The Venetian Well Restaurant
- Taverna Rouvas
Cruise visitors to Corfu should not miss lunch, a light fare, or a quick bite in one of our favorite restaurants in the Old Town.
Must-know: tourist info, language, and currency
There are Tourist Information kiosks outside all cruise terminals in Piraeus port.
Greek is the official language but English is widely spoken. Piraeus and specially Athens are such tourist magnets that the English speaking cruise passenger will easily communicate with locals pretty much everywhere.
The legal tender in Greece is the Euro (€) (EUR). US$ dollars or any other currency are NOT accepted in Greece.
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Corfu Port Guide
Corfu is a majestic island in the Ionian Sea which is a popular destination for more and more visitors every year. With its lush terrain, deep blue waters and huge coastline, Corfu is an island full of hidden spots that invite you to discover them.
In recent years, more and more visitors to the island are choosing cruising as a way to enjoy Corfu up close. For those who are going to discover Corfu by cruise ship, there are some simple guiding steps that can make your arrival on the Corfu cruise port as easy and relaxing as possible.
About Corfu Cruise Port
Numerous activities for you and your friends or your family to do while you’re visiting Corfu Island. From Corfu Cruise port you can not only participate in daily cruises around the island and around the Ionian Sea but you can also get on a ship and travel to Italy and Albania.
When we say the options are countless, we mean it! You can also find excursions to little villages in Epirus that are no less magnificent than an island.
On the other hand, if you are sightseeing and you get hungry make a stop in the port to enjoy the delicious dishes served in the restaurants of the area. There is no better feeling than enjoying your meal while looking at the sea and the bright summer sky…
About Corfu Old Port
Corfu Old Port , located in the heart of Corfu Town, is a captivating waterfront steeped in history and charm. This picturesque harbor has served as a gateway to the island, witnessing the passage of various cultures and civilizations over centuries.
The blend of Venetian, French, and British architectural influences creates a unique and enchanting atmosphere. The grand Venetian Fortress at the entrance of the port stands as a testament to the island’s rich historical significance.
Visitors can enjoy strolling along the promenade, savoring local cuisine at waterfront tavernas and cafes, and immersing themselves in the maritime ambiance. The Old Port serves as a focal point for various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, showcasing the island’s rich artistic heritage.
Exploring Corfu Old Port is like stepping back in time, with its cobbled streets, elegant buildings, and captivating maritime history. A visit to this must-see destination is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the authentic charm and captivating allure of Corfu.
Corfu Port Facilities
Arriving in Corfu by cruise you can quickly and without delay get to know the top attractions of the island, making the most of the time you have at your disposal.
The Port of Corfu is your first stop on your trip to the cosmopolitan Ionian island. As soon as you set foot in the new port you can reach the port’s terminal in a few minutes via shuttle bus.
In the terminal part of the cruise port you have the opportunity to use various facilities such as: restrooms, free wi-fi, duty free shops, shuttle buses as well as car rental kiosks in case you wish to tour Corfu with a private vehicle.
Corfu Port Authority
Moreover the New Port is considered very safe . Corfu Port Authority and Police do patrol it on a frequent basis and do make a lot of checks on arrivals and departures. So you can feel safe and protected.
The Port Authorities are always waiting to help you with anything you need and answer your questions about the departure of your ship or cruise. Your needs and safety are a priority and all necessary measures are taken to ensure them.
The purpose of the authorities is for you to be able to spend a wonderful trip on the island without any inconvenience.
Corfu Cruise Terminal
Your cruise ship will dock at Corfu New Port ( Neo Limani ), which is the main port of Corfu and the main gateway for goods and visitors to the island.
In recent years, significant improvements have been made so that Corfu Cruise Port can accommodate a larger number of cruise ships. Corfu is a totally cruise-friendly island, with its port being designed to accommodate a significant number of cruise ships.
Immediately after your arrival at the port of Corfu you can take the shuttle bus and reach the Corfu cruise terminal, where various services and facilities are at your disposal. From there you can now head inland and enjoy your stay.
Corfu Port Distances
Below, you can find the distances between the most important points of interest on the island and Corfu Cruise Port:
The best way to travel around the island is to rent a car in Corfu Port . This way you can arrange your activities at your convenience and you won’t have to worry about your transportation for not even a minute.
Finally, the cruise port is the starting point for several corfu shore excursions with which you can enjoy the most interesting aspects of the island in a very short time.
Corfu Port Arrivals & Departures
Corfu harbour is the most common pick up point for Corfu Shore Excursions, which allows you to quickly and comfortably get back to your cruise without wasting valuable time. In addition, Corfu port departures for other surrounding areas of the Ionian sea are extremely frequent and include several destinations.
You have the possibility to make a tour at the beaches of Corfu by boat but you can also explore other places, such as Paxoi and Antipaxoi, Parga and Sivota, two lovely villages in Epirus and you can even go to Italy or Albania. Choose whatever you find more interesting and spend your day swimming and discover new places!
Corfu Port Weather
In the port of Corfu, especially during the summer, the temperature fluctuates mainly at high levels. Fortunately, there are winds in the area that will cool you while you take your walk.
Imagine yourself sitting in a restaurant, enjoying a mouth-watering Greek meal with a glass of wine while the sun is shining and a light summer breeze gently touches you. That’s exactly how it feels being in Corfu Island during the summer.
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Corfu Greece Cruise Port Guide, Things to Do, Excursions
Welcome to the Corfu cruise port! (Post updated: January 2024)
Also known as Kerkyra (Κέρκυρα in Greek), Corfu is the second largest of the Greek Ionian Islands and the greenest island in Greece. With its UNESCO-listed Old Town, pristine beaches, centuries-old villages and various things to do, Corfu is a frequent port of call in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise itineraries. In this article, read about:
- Port of Corfu (Corfu cruise terminal, getting around, helpful links)
- Top 10 things to do in Corfu port & best Corfu shore excursions
Visit also our cruise port guides to Athens (Piraeus) , Santorini , Mykonos , Rome (Civitavecchia) , Naples
Corfu Cruise Port
Corfu cruise port is located in Corfu Town (aka Kerkyra), the capital of Corfu island located on the eastern coast of the island. Cruise ships dock in the “New Port” (Nea Limani), situated around 1.5 km/1 mile (a 20-25 minute walk) west of Corfu’s old town which is the main tourist hub of the city.
The Corfu port is large and consists of a long L-shaped pier dedicated to both cruise ships and ferries. There is a terminal building at the exit of the port, and free shuttle buses are provided to transfer passengers between their pier and the cruise terminal building. In the terminal, you can find tourist information kiosks, check-in counters, a duty-free shop, free wi-fi, an ATM, and car rental agencies.
Outside the terminal, taxis are available and the ride to Corfu Old Town usually costs around 10€ per vehicle one way. Some cruise lines may organize shuttle buses (free, or for an additional fee, depending on the cruise line) to Corfu’s old town. Alternatively, you can take a pleasant 20-minute walk along the coast to the old town.
Helpful info & links :
- The official currency in Greece is EURO (€). Local currency and credit cards are widely accepted. It is recommended to always take some cash with you as local buses and some places don’t accept cards. ATMs and currency exchange are available in Corfu Town.
- The public bus network in Corfu is excellent and the towns are well connected with resorts, beaches and villages on the island. There are two lines: the Blue Line , which operates in the area of Corfu Town, and the Green Line , which covers the rest of the island.
- The central bus station for blue buses is located at San Rocco – Georgiou Theotoki Square in Corfu’s old town. The blue buses connect the old town with the port, Kanoni, Mandouki, Benitses, Achillion, Gouvia and Kontokali. Buses #15 and #2b connect the port of Corfu and Corfu’s old town. The single ticket costs 1.50€ and is valid for one ride. It is recommended to purchase the tickets at sales points at the bus stops, or otherwise, you’ll pay more if you buy directly from the driver (around 1.90€ per ticket). A day ticket costs 5€ and offers unlimited routes for all destinations. You can check the schedule and timetables at https://astikoktelkerkyras.gr/
- The central bus stop for green buses is located on Eth. Antistaseos street, near Corfu port. These buses cover routes to Paleokastritsa, Lefkimi, Acharavi, Roda, Messongi, Pelekas and generally all the beaches and villages on the island. The ticket prices depend on the final destination. You can check the prices and schedules at the official webpage https://greenbuses.gr/
- Corfu Hop on Hop off buses are available and they stop at the port of Corfu as well, which is a very convenient option for cruise passengers who want to get a glimpse of Corfu on a sightseeing bus. There are two lines: Kanoni Line and Achilleion Line, and they run every 15-20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the seasonality and whether the ships are in port. Kanoni Line covers the major city landmarks including the Old Fortress, Spilia Square, Spianada Square and Mon Repos Palace, while the Achilleion Line also goes to the Achilleion Palace and Gastouri Square. The prices start at around $20 (which is about 18€) for a 24-hour ticket. You can check Corfu Hop on Hop off sightseeing bus tours on Viator and Get Your Guide
- Corfu Sightseeing Train is also a great way to see the highlights of Corfu Town. The train departs every hour from Pentofanaro Spianada Square and includes 4 stops, hop-on hop-off style.
- Corfu is a small island, only 40 miles long and 20 wide, so you can visit a lot of attractions in a day. The most comfortable and fastest option to get around the island is by car, however, during the summer season (July-August), finding parking may be challenging and Corfu Town is pretty packed. Check out Corfu rent-a-car deals
- Corfu International Airport “Ioannis Kapodistrias” is located around 3 km/1.9 miles (less than a 10-minute drive) southeast of Corfu cruise port. Bus line #15 connects the airport with the old town and Corfu port.
- Like other Ionian islands, Corfu has a Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. It’s recommended to wear a hat and comfortable shoes and make sure to keep hydrated at all times. For useful cruise packing tips, check out my article What to Pack for a Cruise – Top 55 Cruise Essentials
- Book a private transfer to/from Corfu cruise port
- Explore Corfu tours and activities
- Book accommodation in Corfu Town
Watch my YouTube video about Corfu Cruise Port, Old Town & Best Beaches!
10 Best Things to Do in Corfu Cruise Port
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1. Corfu Old Town
Corfu’s UNESCO-listed old town is best visited on a guided walking tour as the town itself is centuries-old with lots of cobblestones and historic narrow streets. The old town is sandwiched between the New Fortress on the western edge of the city and the Old Fortress at its eastern end. The top attractions include:
- Spianada Square (The Esplanade) – This vast, green city park lies between the streets of the Old Town and the Old Fortress. Spianada is the largest square in Greece and claims to be the second-largest in Europe. Constructed by the French in the 19th century, the Esplanade is both a local and tourist hotspot, surrounded by cafes ideal for people-watching. Here, you’ll find statues, monuments, a large parking lot and Corfu Cricket Pitch, where you can see locals playing cricket, a game passed down to them by the British during the British occupation of Corfu (1814-1864). Check out Spianada Square tours and activities
- Corfu Town Hall – Located on Dimarchiou Square (Platia Dimarchiou), the imposing Town Hall building was built between 1663 and 1693 and represents one of the finest examples of Venetian architecture on the island. Constructed primarily in marble and stone, the fascinating building was initially used as a club for the noblemen. In 1720, the building hosted the Noble Theatre of Saint Giacomo of Corfu, the first Greek opera house. In 1903, it was turned into a Town Hall.
- Saint Spyridon Church – This Greek Orthodox church is the most important religious monument in Corfu dedicated to St Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu. It was built in the 16th century and houses the relics of Saint Spyridon, kept in an ornate sarcophagus inside the church. The Church of Saint Spyridon is known for its red-domed bell tower, the highest bell tower in the Ionian Islands.
- Liston – The name “Liston” refers to the pedestrian street and neighborhood on the western edge of Spianada Square. It was constructed during the French domination in the Ionian Islands (1807–1814) and imitates Rue de Rivoli in central Paris. This place is packed with trendy cafes and overlooks the vast Spianada Square.
- Church of Saints Jacob and Christopher – This historic cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Corfu, Zakynthos and Cephalonia. It is located at Dimarchiou Square and is known for its valuable art collection.
- Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank – Housed on the first floor of an elegant historic building, this interesting museum displays a collection of Greek paper money and coins spanning 180 years of history.
- Corfu Museum of Asian Art – Founded in 1928 as the Museum of Sino-Japanese Art, this stunning museum contains 15,000 works of Asian art from private collections and individual item donations. The museum is housed in the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George, originally used as the residence of Britain’s High Commissioner and later by the Greek Royal family.
- Casa Parlante Museum – Housed in a 19th-century historic mansion, Casa Parlante is a unique history museum that features animatronic figures that recreate the everyday life of the island’s 19th-century nobility.
- Old Port – Only 500 m north of the Old Town, you can walk along the Old Port of Corfu and admire the picturesque harbour and the view of the New Venetian Fortress.
- Archaeological Museum of Corfu – Only a 10-minute walk south of Spianada Square, a little bit outside the old town area, the archaeological museum showcases fantastic collections tracing the island’s history from the Paleolithic area to Roman times.
Explore Corfu Old Town tours and activities
2. Old Fortress (Palaio Frourio)
Built by the Venetians in the second half of the 16th century, the imposing fortress was built on the site of an ancient Byzantine fortification and lies on a small, rocky peninsula east of the old town. It is accessed via the Contrafossa moat bridge across from Spianada Square and overlooks the picturesque Mandraki Marina and the turquoise Strait of Corfu.
Inside the Old Fortress, you can visit several points of interest including the Byzantine art collection, the Holy Church of St. George, the Venetian Prison, and British Gunpowder Depots. There is a lighthouse at the highest point of the promontory, offering unmatched views of the town and Albania across the strait.
Check out Old Fortress tours and activities
3. New Venetian Fortress
Only 800 m west of Spianada Square, a massive New Fortress sits on top of the hill of St. Mark and dates from 1577. The fortress features a maze of empty passages, arched chambers, galleries, ventilation shafts, stairs and ramps and offers magnificent views of Corfu Town and the sea.
Check out New Fortress tours and activities
4. The Achilleion Palace
Tucked in the village of Gastouri, 10 km/6 miles (a 20-minute drive) south of the port of Corfu, the lavish Achilleion Palace was built in the second half of the 19th century for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi. The palace served as the Empress’ summer refuge after the tragic death of her only son Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria in 1889.
The magnificent mansion was built in a neoclassical style inspired by the motives of the Greek mythical hero Achilles whom Sisi admired. Set on top of the hill overlooking the sea, in a landscape filled with olive groves and lush vegetation, the palace boasts beautiful gardens and currently operates as a museum. For information about the price and opening hours, check the official webpage https://achillion-corfu.gr/
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5. Mon Repos
Mon Repos is a villa nestled in the forest of Palaeopolis, south of Corfu Town and approximately a 10-minute drive southeast of Corfu cruise port. The neoclassical mansion dates from the 19th century and was built as a summer residence for the British Lord High Commissioner Frederick Adam, and his second wife, Diamantina “Nina” Palatino.
Throughout history, it housed the School of fine arts and was a place of residence for multiple important historical personalities, such as Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the Greek Royal family, and others. Nowadays, the mansion houses the museum and a wonderful park surrounding the villa is open to the public.
Check out Mon Repos tours and activities
6. Church of the Holy Apostles Jason and Sosipater
The oldest Greek Orthodox church on Corfu is dedicated to two saints, Jason and Sosipater, who were the first to teach Christianity to the inhabitants of the island in the 1st century AD. This beautiful church is located in the Garitsa neighborhood, near the archeological site of Paleopolis, a 10-minute drive southeast of the Corfu cruise terminal. The church was built in the 11th century on the site of an ancient temple and boasts unique Byzantine architecture with a decorated interior and valuable artworks.
Check out the Church of the Holy Apostles Jason and Sosipater tours and activities
7. Kanoni and the Mouse Island
Kanoni is a small peninsula located around 4 km/2.5 miles (less than a 10-minute drive) south of Corfu Town, renowned for the iconic Monastery of Panagia Vlacherna and Pontikonissi islet, which literally means the “Mouse Island”. The Corfu Airport occupies the western part of Kanoni, while the south and east feature a few small beaches.
The 17th-century Monastery of Panagia Vlacherna is the symbol of Kanoni, built on a small islet south of the Kanoni peninsula accessed via a stone pier (this little islet is not to be mixed with the Mouse Island which is bigger and located just behind it). From the church, there are daily boat departures to the tiny Pontikonissi island and it takes only a 5-minute boat ride to reach it. Due to its small size, this lush, green island is known as the “Mouse Island” and the only landmark you can visit here is a small Byzantine chapel dating from the 13th century.
This scenic area can be best admired from two cafeterias located on top of the hill overlooking Vlacherna Monastery and Mouse Island. You will also frequently see airplanes landing and taking off, as the airport lies only a few km from there.
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8. Corfu Beaches
The east coast of Corfu boasts numerous beaches perfect for swimming due to the calm sea, however, some of the most beautiful and scenic beaches are nestled along the island’s west and north coast. The most popular beaches include:
- Paleokastritsa – Tucked in the village of Palaiokastritsa, Paleokastritsa beach is set in a lush scenery featuring a picturesque harbour and stunning bays surrounded by olive tree forests. There are a few sandy and pebble beaches in the area, including Agia Triada , Agios Spiridon Beach and La Grotta Beach . You can climb to the surrounding hills and discover centuries-old churches and monasteries ( Chapel of Agios Georgios and Monastery of Paleokastritsa ), incredible viewpoints, and a wide variety of Greek taverns and cafes offering jaw-dropping views of the area. Distance from Corfu cruise port: 21 km/13 miles (a 30-minute drive). Check out Paleokastritsa Tours and Tickets
- Glyfada Beach – One of the most popular beaches in Corfu lies on the west coast and is awarded the Blue Flag status for its pristine waters. A long stretch of soft golden sand is particularly popular for a younger crowd, and the cliffs surrounding the beach offer unique photo ops. You can enjoy numerous facilities in the area, including beach clubs and restaurants, and a car park. Distance: 16 km/10 miles (a 30-minute drive). Explore Glyfada Beach tours and activities
- Canal d’Amour (Kanali tou Erota) – Nestled in the village of Sidari on Corfu’s north coast, the legendary “Channel of Love” is one of the most scenic places on the island. It boasts unique rock formations that form a series of beautiful coves and canals and has a small beach where you can enjoy the picturesque scenery. Distance: 36 km/22 miles (a 50-minute drive)
- Agios Georgios Beach – The long stretch of white sandy beach is located on the island’s west coast and is lined with cafes and restaurants. Water sports and supermarkets are available. Distance: 30 km/18.5 miles (a 45-minute drive)
- Dassia Beach – Dassia is a small village located only a 15-minute drive northwest of Corfu Town. This tourist resort has a nice, developed beach perfect for families due to its calm, shallow water and lovely views of neighboring Albania. Distance: 11 km/7 miles (a 15-minute drive)
- Barbati Beach – This long pebble beach lies 17 km/10.5 miles (a 25-minute drive) north of the port of Corfu and features turquoise, crystal-clear waters.
- Kassiopi – This fishing village lies on the northeast tip of Corfu and has several beautiful rocky beaches. Distance: 34 km/21 miles (a 50-minute drive)
- Faliraki Beach – If you decide to explore Corfu Town and still take a dip in the Ionian Sea’s crystal clear waters, head to Faliraki beach located 700 m north of Spianada Square. Although it doesn’t have a developed beach, the place has a few bars and restaurants and access to the water via stairs and a concrete platform. It’s a great spot to chill and enjoy views of the Old Fortress.
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9. Paxos and Antipaxos Islands
Discover Paxos and Antipaxos, two hidden gems of the Ionian Sea and the smallest of all Greek islands. The islands are known for their unspoiled nature, spectacular sceneries, picture-perfect beaches and series of blue caves that you can explore on a boat tour departing from Corfu Town. The two most popular locations include the stunning Voutoumi Beach and the picturesque Gaios village and the main port in Paxos.
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10. Taste the Local Food and Wine
While in Corfu, make sure you treat your taste buds with delicious Greek food that includes fresh seafood, meat dishes such as gyros, souvlaki and moussaka, fresh salad with fresh olives and cheese, and tzatziki dip with pita as an inevitable starter. Top off your meal with a shot of Ouzo, the local brandy, or a glass of white wine from the region.
Corfu is one of the most important wine-production regions in Greece that has been making wine for centuries. The main focus is on white wine that you can taste in local restaurants, but for an ultimate experience, you can book one of the wine-tasting tours in one of the estates scattered around the island. The top-rated wineries include Theotoky Estate, Goulis, Livadiotis Winery, Nicoluzo and Ambelonas Corfu/Vineyard & restaurant.
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Whether you decide to explore Corfu Town, enjoy the spectacular beaches, or explore the historic palaces, make sure you plan your day ahead to maximize your stay on this enchanting island!
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Corfu: tourist information
Corfu Town (Kerkyra) is a principal port and the largest town in the Ionian islands. It is built between two Venetian castles, having its own unique atmosphere. It is a thriving mass of shops and businesses, set amongst a captivating and charming assortment of elegant buildings, churches, imposing fortresses and narrow alleyways leading to hidden squares. The tall buildings with the 'volta' (arches), the 'cantounia' (narrow flagstoned streets), the 'mouragia' (sea-walls) are showing all a clear Italian influence.
One of the most beautiful walks in the town is around the Esplanade (Spianada square), one of the biggest squares in Europe which is the hub of the Corfiot's life. Here you can walk around or sit in one of the many cafe bars underneath the arches of the 'Liston', a name probably derived from a similar promenade in Venice. Liston was built during the imperial French occupation and is reminiscent of the larger 'Arcades' of the Rue de Rivoli in Paris.
On the upper side of Esplanade stands a memorial to the British Lord High Commissioner Sir Thomas Maitland, built in 1816 in the shape of a circular building with Ionian columns. The Corfiots call this building 'sterna' (cistern) because this was where the entrance to the largest underground cistern of the town was to be found. Near the Maitland's monument, in front of the building where the Ionian Academy was housed, stands the statue of John Capodistrias, the first President of Greece. It is a work from the end of the 19th century showing the Governor standing deep in thought.
Opposite the Liston is the the Old Fortress and 'Anthonas', the Municipal Gardens. In the gardens is the statue of Lord Guilford, showing the founder of the Ionian Academy in his academic robes holding an open book. Nearby are the busts of two famous Corfiots, the poet Lorenzo Mavilis and the writer Dinos Theotokis.
At the northern end of Esplanade stands the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, one of the most elegant buildings in Corfu. Opposite the west front of the palace is a beautiful building which now houses the Reading Society of Corfu, the oldest cultural institute in modern Greece, founded in 1836. The Reading Society contains a unique library of Greek and foreign books as well as a large collection of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, paintings, maps and engravings mostly related to the Ionian islands.
As one's gaze leaves the Esplanade, after lingering on the palace, it embraces a magnificent view towards the coastal road (Arseniou Street) with its sea-walls. Following along this road will take you to the Old Harbour of Corfu and the other Venetian castle, the one called the New Fortress. Along this road the narrow lanes ('cantounia') lead to the Campielo, the oldest quarter of the town. Here the visitor can find the oldest houses and many of the historic churches in Corfu.
At the northern end of Capodistria Street stands the Capodistria Mansion, an excellent example of neo-classical architecture. It was built in 1835 by the Corfiot architect John Chronis and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Greece. Here John Capodistrias, the first President of Greece, was born.
Another notable landmark in the old town is the central market. The most interesting street here is Nickiforou Theotoki as the rows upon rows of 'volta' standing on their stone columns and the tall buildings form one of the most characteristic aspects of Corfu Town.
In a little square on Nickiforou Theotoki Street stands the building of the Ionian Bank, which was built in 1846 displaying a well-proportioned facade with finely detailed Ionian pilasters and pediment. On the first floor of the building the Paper Money Museum is housed. At the far end of the square is the Church of St. Spyridon. It shelters the body of St. Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu and one of the great Saints of Greek Orthodoxy and draws a constant stream of pilgrims from all over Greece every year.
On the Evgeniou Voulgareos Street stands the crenellated belfry of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation a venerable building from the end of the 14th century. The whole building was destroyed in the World War II bombing, and the only remains are the belfry, two inscriptions and a bas-relief representing war trophies. Between Evgeniou Voulgareos Street and a modern square stands the most elegant of the Venetian buildings in Corfu, the Town Hall in baroque style.
At the end of Moustoxydi Street stands another building of the period of British rule, the historic the Ionian Parliament. At the junction of the Garitsa coastal road and Alexandras Avenue stands the Douglas Obelisk, which also belongs to the same period, erected in honour of the Lord High Commissioner Sir Howard Douglas, to whom Corfu owes a lot of public works and philanthropic institutions.
- Country: Greece
- Capital: Athens
- Government: Greece
- State/Region: Ionian Islands
- Time Zone: +2 GMT
- Language: Greek
- Latitude: 39.6200000
- Longitude: 19.9197222
- Est. Population: 102071
- Currency: Euro
- Fire: Fire Department : 199
- Police: Police emergency phone: 100
- Hospital: Hospital phone: +3026610 32533
- Ambulance & Rescue: Ambulance phone: 166
- General: Airport 2661 0 30180-38694
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Guide On What To Do In Corfu Cruise Port
Today we will tell you all you need to see and do in our Guide On What To Do In Corfu Cruise Port . Along with Mykonos , Corfu is one of Greece’s most stunning destinations, from exploring ancient landmarks to soaking up the Mediterranean sun on idyllic beaches! There’s something for everyone on this enchanting island. Let’s dive into our Guide To Corfu Port.
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Corfu, also known as Kerkyra in Greek, is an island in the Ionian Sea off the northwest coast of Greece. It is the second-largest of the Ionian Islands, after Kefalonia, and is located west of mainland Greece.
The island covers an area of approximately 592 square kilometres (228 square miles) and has a population of around 100,000 people. Corfu is close to Albania and Italy’s coasts and is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, historic landmarks, and vibrant culture.
Cruise ships visiting Corfu island usually dock at the New Corfu Cruise Port (Neo Limani) or the Old Corfu Cruise Port (Palaia Limani). These are both located in the town of Corfu.
The New Corfu Cruise Port is Corfu’s main port, located about 3 km from the town centre. It is a modern port with many facilities, such as duty-free shops, restaurants, and cafes. It is also the port where most of the large cruise ships dock.
The Old Port is located in the heart of Corfu Town. It’s smaller, more picturesque, and usually used by smaller ships and ferries. From the Old Port, passengers can easily walk to the town’s main attractions, such as the Old Fortress, the Liston, and Spianada Square.
Most cruise lines provide shuttle buses or taxis from the port to the town centre. However, most cruise lines may also offer organised tours or excursions.
Can You Walk Into Corfu From Corfu Cruise Port?
It is possible to walk into Corfu town from both the New Port and the Old Port, where most cruise ships dock.
From The New Port Cruise Terminal
It takes around 30-40 minutes to walk into Corfu town from Corfu Cruise Port. The distance is approximately 3 km, and the route is relatively easy, with pedestrian sidewalks most of the way. Alternatively, taxis are available at the port, or you can take a shuttle bus provided by the cruise line or a local tour operator.
Most cruise lines also offer free shuttle buses from the Corfu cruise port to the Old Town, as the cost is often included in the price of your cruise. Check with your cruise line for more information on shuttle schedules and pick-up/drop-off locations.
From The Old Port
The town centre is just a few minutes walk away. The port is located in the heart of the town, so most of the main attractions are within easy walking distance.
It’s important to note that during the summer months, the temperatures in Corfu can be pretty high. So, you should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water if you plan to walk from the port into the town.
Taxis are readily available at Corfu Cruise Port, and the ride to the Old Town takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on traffic. The cost is usually around 10-15 euros.
What To Do In And Around Corfu Cruise Port?
- Visit the Old Town
Explore Achilleion Palace
Relax on the beaches, visit the mon repos palace.
- Take a Boat Trip
- Taste the Local Cuisine
Visit the New Fortress
Check out the museums, visit the corfu aquarium, go shopping, visit the old town, visit the liston.
Thee beautiful promenade that was built during the French occupation of Corfu. It is lined with cafes and restaurants offering stunning views of Spianada Square.
Explore the Old Fortress
This imposing fortress dates back to the 15th century and is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Corfu. Visitors can explore the fortress and enjoy panoramic views of the town and the sea.
Visit the Church of Saint Spyridon
This is the most famous church in Corfu and is dedicated to the island’s patron saint. The church is located in the heart of the Old Town and is renowned for its beautiful architecture and rich history.
Wander The Narrow Streets
The Old Town of Corfu is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways. Each with its unique charm and history. Exploring these streets is an excellent way to soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful town.
Shop For Souvenirs
The Old Town of Corfu is home to many shops selling souvenirs. These include handmade ceramics, olive oil, and traditional Greek textiles.
Enjoy The Food
Corfu has a rich culinary tradition, and the Old Town is home to many excellent restaurants serving delicious Greek cuisine. Be sure to try some of the local specialities, such as pastitsada, sofrito, and bordello?
The Achilleion Palace is located about 10 km south of Corfu Town. There are several ways to get there from the cruise port. Taxis are readily available at the port, and the ride to Achilleion Palace takes around 20-25 minutes. The cost is usually approximately 25-30 euros each way.
This is a must-see attraction for visitors to the island. The palace was built in the late 19th century by Empress Elisabeth of Austria and is famous for its beautiful gardens, neoclassical architecture, and stunning sea views.
Visitors can explore the grand rooms and halls of the palace filled with historical artefacts and artworks. Plus, admire the statue of Achilles located in the gardens, and learn about the palace’s rich history through exhibitions and guided tours.
The gardens surrounding the palace are also a must-see attraction, offering panoramic views of the sea and the surrounding landscape. Visitors can enjoy a meal or a drink at the cafe on the grounds of the palace while taking in the beauty of the surroundings. Overall, visiting Achilleion Palace is an unforgettable experience for anyone visiting Corfu.
Corfu is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters. Here are some popular beaches to visit on the island.
- Glyfada Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island and is known for its golden sand and turquoise waters. Many water sports activities are available, and the beach is lined with restaurants and bars.
- Sidari Beach is located in the island’s northern part and is known for its stunning rock formations and clear waters. It’s an excellent place for swimming and snorkelling.
- Agios Gordios Beach is a long, sandy beach located on the island’s western coast. Cliffs surround it and have clear blue waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
- Paleokastritsa Beach is a beautiful area on the west coast of the island and is known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. Cliffs surround the beach and are perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
- Myrtiotissa Beach is a secluded, nudist-friendly beach on the island’s western coast. It’s an excellent place for those seeking a peaceful and quiet relaxing spot.
- Issos Beach is a long, sandy beach located on the island’s south coast. It’s known for its dunes and is an excellent place for windsurfing and kiteboarding.
The Mon Repos Palace is about 3 kilometres south of Corfu town and about 2 kilometres east of the cruise port. Taxis are readily available at the cruise port, and you can take a taxi directly to Mon Repos Palace. The ride should take about 10 minutes, and the cost will depend on the taxi meter and any additional fees.
You can explore the grounds once you arrive at Mon Repos Palace. The palace and its surrounding gardens are a testament to the beauty and grandeur of neoclassical architecture and offer a glimpse into the area’s rich history. Visit the museum, and enjoy the beautiful gardens and scenery.
Visitors can start their exploration by visiting the museum on the palace’s ground floor, which showcases artefacts from the ancient city of Palaiopolis. The exhibits offer a fascinating insight into the culture and history of the area.
Afterwards, visitors can stroll through the gardens and enjoy the scenic views of the sea and surrounding countryside. The gardens are also home to many species of plants and trees, including exotic species worldwide.
For those who love nature, a nature trail winds through the forested area surrounding the palace. The court also hosts outdoor concerts and cultural events in the gardens during the summer. Thus providing a unique opportunity to enjoy live music and performances in a stunning outdoor setting.
Take a Boat Trip From Corfu Cruise Port
Corfu is a beautiful island with many stunning coastlines to explore, and taking a boat tour is an excellent way to do just that. There are several options for boat trips in Corfu, depending on your preferences and interests. Here are some boat trip options:
Island-Hopping, take a boat tour to the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, known for their crystal-clear waters, sea caves, and stunning beaches.
Another popular boat trip takes you to the Blue Lagoon. A stunning lagoon with turquoise waters and a beautiful sandy beach. It is located on the west coast of Corfu and is accessible only by boat.
Take a boat trip along the coastline of Corfu; this offers beautiful views of the island and its stunning beaches. The boat trip can also take you to Corfu Old Town, where you can explore the narrow streets and alleys and discover the island’s rich history and culture.
Corfu is a perfect destination for hiking enthusiasts, offering a variety of beautiful landscapes to explore. The island has an extensive network of well-marked trails that cater to hikers of all levels. Here are some of the best hiking destinations in Corfu:
Mount Pantokrator is the highest peak on the island, and hiking to the summit offers panoramic views of the island and the surrounding sea. The trek to the top of the mountain can take 3-5 hours, depending on your chosen route.
The Corfu Trail is a 220 km long-distance hiking trail that stretches from the north to the south of the island. You can hike a shorter section of the course, which offers beautiful views of the countryside, forests, and coastline.
Paleokastritsa is a picturesque area on the west coast of Corfu, known for its stunning beaches and scenic landscape. The site has several trails that you can take, ranging from easy walks to more challenging hikes.
The Achilleion Palace is located in the village of Gastouri and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and scenic landscapes. You can take several trails in this area, ranging from easy walks to more challenging hikes.
Erimitis Bay is a secluded and pristine bay located on the northern tip of Corfu. You can take several trails to reach this beautiful spot, which offers stunning views of the sea and the surrounding cliffs.
Bring enough water and sunscreen, and wear appropriate hiking shoes for your trek. You can join a guided hiking tour or explore independently, but follow the marked trails and respect the environment.
Taste the Local Cuisine
Corfu’s cuisine is a delicious blend of Greek and Italian influences, focusing on fresh, local ingredients. The island’s traditional tavernas allow visitors to experience Corfu’s cuisine’s unique flavours and aromas. Many tavernas are family-owned and offer a warm, welcoming atmosphere where visitors can relax and enjoy a leisurely meal.
Seafood lovers will enjoy the fresh seafood dishes at seaside tavernas, such as grilled octopus and shrimp saganaki. One of the most popular dishes in Corfu is sofrito, a flavorful beef dish served with mashed potatoes. Another local speciality is pastitsada, a hearty meat stew made with beef or rooster, tomatoes, and a blend of spices.
In addition to these traditional dishes, visitors can also try a variety of appetisers, including tzatziki, fried cheese saganaki, and dolmades, stuffed grape leaves. Visitors can also sample local wines like the dry white Robola or the sweet red Mandilaria.
You can take a taxi or a local bus to get from the cruise port to the New Fortress in Corfu. Taxis are readily available outside the cruise port, and the ride to the New Fortress takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on traffic.
The New Fortress , or Fortezza Nuova, is one of the most impressive landmarks in Corfu, with a rich history that dates back to the 16th century. Visitors can explore the fortress walls and ramparts, which offer stunning views of the city and the sea.
Inside the fortress, you can visit the Museum of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art, housed in the British barracks. This also has an extensive collection of religious icons, frescoes, and other works of art.
Another highlight of the fortress is the network of underground cisterns used to collect rainwater. You can explore the cisterns and learn about their history. The Venetian well, with its unique spiral staircase, is also worth a visit.
Corfu has several museums that glimpse the island’s rich history and culture. If this is your thing, check out some of our suggestions.
- Archaeological Museum of Corfu offers has a rich collection of artefacts from ancient Corfu, including pottery, sculptures, and jewellery.
- Museum of Asian Art has an impressive collection of Asian art, including Chinese and Japanese ceramics, sculptures, and paintings.
- The Museum of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art , at the British barracks within the New Fortress. It has a collection of religious icons, frescoes, and other works of art from the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine periods.
- Banknote Museum , This unique museum displays a collection of Greek and foreign banknotes and coins, along with information about the history of money.
- Casa Parlante , in a 19th-century mansion and offers a glimpse into the life of a wealthy Corfiot family during the 19th century.
- The Solomos Museum , dedicated to the life and works of the Greek poet Dionysios Solomos, who wrote the Greek national anthem.
- The Serbian Museum, dedicated to the Serbian soldiers who fought in Corfu during World War I and has a collection of military artefacts, photographs, and documents.
Corfu Aquarium is a popular tourist attraction in Palaiokastritsa, on the Greek island of Corfu. It opened in 1991 and covers an area of approximately 1,000 square metres.
The aquarium houses over 70 different species of marine life, including sharks, octopuses, eels, and sea turtles. Visitors can explore 25 other tanks and exhibits showcasing various ecosystems. These include the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean.
The aquarium also offers educational programs and guided tours for visitors of all ages, including school groups and families . Other nearby attractions include beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and historical landmarks, such as the 13th-century monastery of Palaiokastritsa.
Corfu is an excellent destination for shopping, with a wide variety of options to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether looking for designer clothing or local handicrafts, you will find something you love.
One popular shopping destination is Corfu Old Town, where you can wander the historic streets and browse shops selling souvenirs, jewellery, clothing, and more. Another must-visit location is Liston, a pedestrian street in the heart of Corfu Town, with cafes, restaurants, and boutiques selling various goods.
Theotoki Street is another excellent option, with numerous shops offering clothing, shoes, and accessories from well-known brands.
However, if you’re looking for a modern shopping experience, head to New Port Plaza, a shopping centre near the port of Corfu featuring stores selling everything from electronics to home goods.
Finally, don’t miss out on visiting San Rocco Square, a bustling square in the centre of Corfu Town, where you can find many shops selling handmade jewellery, ceramics, and other unique souvenirs.
What Is The Weather In Corfu?
Corfu has an Eastern Mediterranean climate in Europe, with mild winters and hot summers. The weather in Corfu varies throughout the year, but generally, the best time to visit is between May and October. This is when the temperatures are warm, and the skies are clear. Here’s a breakdown of the weather in Corfu by season:
Spring (March-May): In the spring, the weather in Corfu is mild, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). There can be occasional rainfall, but the skies are generally sunny and clear.
Summer (June – August): Summer is the peak tourist season in Corfu. The weather is hot and sunny. Temperatures can reach up to 35°C (95°F) in July and August, and the skies are usually clear with very little rainfall.
Fall (September – November): The temperatures start to cool down in the fall, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 77°F). Although the skies are mostly clear, there is less rainfall than in the spring.
Winter (December – February): The winter in Corfu is mild, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F). There can also be occasional rainfall, but the skies are generally sunny and clear.
Overall, the weather in Corfu is pleasant throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the summer months when the temperatures are warm, and the skies are clear.
Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.
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Things To Do in Corfu, Greece, From The Cruise Port
Naturally spectacular, culturally vibrant, historically significant, and centrally located in the Mediterranean, Corfu is perfectly positioned to welcome cruisers from all over Europe and beyond. The Corfu cruise port welcomes most visitors during its busy tourist season, which runs between May and October.
Visitors can generally expect warm sunny weather and temperatures ranging between 15°C and 30°C.
If you’re looking for things to do near the Corfu port, I’ve got you covered. While you’ll only have one full day in Corfu, you can either opt for a ship tour or enjoy the area on your own.
The Euro is the currency of Corfu, and while the official language is Greek, many locals speak English.
Where Is The Corfu Cruise Port?
The expansive Corfu New Port (Neo Limani), located next to the historic Corfu Old Town, has room for several large cruise ships at any given time.
In fact, between 300 and 500 cruises make port here each year, delivering over 750,000 passengers to the island. It is one of the most popular Greek Islands and cruise destinations in the Mediterranean.
MSC, P&O, Costa, Virgin, and Royal Caribbean offer 7-day itineraries which stop in Corfu. Alternatively, you can book a one-way, otherwise known as a repositioning cruise. These start in one port and end in another. They could start in Southampton, England, Copenhagen cruise port or other countries.
From the port, visitors can easily explore the Corfu Old Town, 3 km from the port. Cruise lines generally have shuttles on hand, or you can use a taxi.
You can venture further into the island to discover its stunning beaches, charming villages, and historical sites. Of course, you can also purchase a shore excursion through your cruise line, which includes transportation.
Whether you seek ancient ruins, sun-soaked beaches, retail therapy, or mouthwatering cuisine, Corfu has something for everyone.
Navigating Corfu is simple . Taxis are generally affordable. There are also various tours and private transfer companies and a comprehensive public bus network servicing the island.
If you prefer to rent a car, rental cars are located directly outside the port gates. Here are some tips for renting a car in Corfu.
Visitors can enjoy a huge variety of activities throughout the island during their port day. With so many attractions, creating an itinerary of the most fascinating activities is essential to make the most of your time on this captivating island.
Explore The Historic Corfu Town
The first stop for cruisers disembarking in Corfu’s cruise port should be to immerse themselves in the Corfu Old Town. As a UNESCO world heritage site, it’s the best place to see historical architecture.
You don’t need a destination in mind. Instead, you can wander the maze of cobblestone streets amongst the tall Venetian buildings of the old town of Corfu.
However, if you are looking for beautiful and historically significant spots, there are plenty to choose from. Don’t miss the Church of Saint Spyridon. Named for Corfu’s patron saint, the church is one of the island’s most popular attractions.
Next, be sure to swing by Spianada Square. Admire the grandeur of this massive central plaza set on the Corfu sea wall in the shadow of the Old Corfu Fortress.
Nearby, you’ll find the Liston, a French promenade with charming cafes overlooking the square.
From Spianada Square, wander up to Corfu’s impressive Old Fortress. Open between 8 am and 8 pm each day, entry is €6 and offers visitors a glimpse into Corfu’s military history.
If the timing is right, you could witness one of the most spectacular sunset views Corfu Old Town has to offer.
Opposite the Old Fortress in Corfu’s old town, you’ll find the New Fortress. It was constructed under Venetian rule during the 17th and 18th centuries. Its massive walls and fortifications make for an impressive sight, and you can explore this fortress free of charge.
Corfu’s Old Town is also a great place to shop for local crafts, clothing, and olive oil made from local olive trees. Be sure to sample some of the fresh produce and local cuisine for which Corfu is famous.
Finally, round out your experience in the Corfu Old Town with a cold beer, local wine, or cocktail at one of Corfu Old Town’s best bars.
Discover The Achilleion Palace
History buffs won’t want to miss the impressive Achilleon Palace. This magnificent example of neoclassical architecture is just 25 minutes south of the old town.
Built in the late 19th century as a summer retreat for Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who fell in love with the island.
Built with an admiration for Greek mythology, the palace is named for Achilles and features many paintings and sculptures reflecting that. Most impressive is the statue of Achilles that stands guard in the palace’s gardens.
Designed by Italian architect Raffaele Caritto, the palace features a blend of architectural styles, primarily influenced by the neoclassical and Pompeian styles. Adorned with grand columns, statues, and intricate details, the palace is an impressive sight.
Inside is equally impressive, with lavish decorations, marble sculptures, beautiful frescoes, and ornate furnishings.
One of the palace’s most impressive features is its stunning gardens, which offer breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. While this area contains seven Ionian Islands, Corfu Island is the northernmost.
The meticulously landscaped gardens are adorned with statues, fountains, and vibrant flowers. The grounds provide ample space for visitors to stroll, relax, and admire the beauty of the palace and its surroundings.
The palace also offers a fascinating glimpse into the island’s storied past. After Empress Elisabeth’s assassination in 1898, the palace changed hands several times.
It was later acquired by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in 1907, who used it as a summer residence.
During World War I, the palace served as a military hospital and headquarters. After the war, it became the property of the Greek state, which preserved it as a historical monument and popular tourist attraction.
Visit Corfu’s Most Scenic Beaches And Seaside Villages
Visit the breathtaking beaches of paleokastritsa.
Venture to the enchanting village of Paleokastritsa. Located on the western side of the island, about 40 minutes drive through Corfu’s lush interior, Paleokastritsa features some of Corfu’s best beaches and sheltered coves as well as important historical sites.
Paleokastritsa is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, each with its own unique charm. The main beach, Agios Spyridon, is a popular choice with its soft golden sands and clear waters.
For a more secluded experience, head to La Grotta beach, tucked away in a cove and accessible only by boat or a short hike. Another must-visit beach is Paleokastritsa’s Paradise Beach, named for its heavenly beauty and tranquil atmosphere.
Exploring Paleokastritsa by boat is highly recommended. Take a boat trip to discover hidden caves and secluded beaches, including the famous Blue Eye Cave with its vibrant blue waters.
Enjoy the breathtaking coastal views, swim in the crystal clear waters, go scuba diving, or bask in the sun as you cruise along the coastline.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Paleokastritsa Monastery, perched on a hilltop overlooking the small village and the sea.
The monastery dates back to the 13th century and from its stone walls, offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. Inside, you can explore the museum, admire the Byzantine icons, and soak in the serene ambiance.
For adventure enthusiasts, Paleokastritsa offers a range of water sports activities. Try your hand at kayaking, snorkeling, or paddle boarding to explore the underwater world and the vibrant marine life.
Take In The Views At Sidari
The main attraction of Sidari is the beautiful beaches and stunning scenic outlooks. The long stretch of golden sand provides the perfect spot for sunbathing, while the crystal-clear waters invite visitors to swim and participate in water sports.
One of the most famous landmarks of Sidari is the Canal d’Amour, a series of unique rock formations that form small coves and channels. Legend has it that swimming through the canal can lead to finding true love.
Aside from its beautiful beaches, Sidari offers a wide range of activities and watersports, including banana boat rides and parasailing.
Boat trips are also available, taking visitors to nearby secluded beaches and caves. The resort is also home to various tavernas and bars that serve delicious local cuisine.
Enjoy The Charming Port Village Of Kassiopi
Located on the northeastern coast of the island, Kassiopi is a charming seaside village known for its tranquil atmosphere, historical sites, and beautiful harbor.
Kassiopi is a popular destination for those seeking a peaceful and picturesque getaway, offering a perfect blend of relaxation, culture, and scenic surroundings.
The harbor and waterfront area of Kassiopi, built around an old port, is one of the town’s highlights. Stroll along the promenade lined with traditional tavernas, cafes, and shops. Here, you can enjoy the serenity of the boats bobbing in the harbor.
Kassiopi features several stunning beaches where visitors can bask in the sun and swim in crystal-clear waters. The main beach, Kalamionas, is a Blue Flag beach with smooth pebbles and calm, inviting waters.
For a more secluded experience, head to Bataria Beach or Kanoni Beach, both offering peaceful surroundings and picturesque views.
No visit to Kassiopi is complete without exploring the ruins of the Venetian Castle. Located on a hill overlooking the beautiful village, the castle dates back to the 13th century and offers panoramic coastline views.
Walk through history as you explore the remnants of the castle walls and enjoy the breathtaking vistas.
Take In The Natural Wonder Of Agios Gordios
Agios Gordios is yet another charming coastal village located on the western coast of the Greek island of Corfu.
Nestled amidst lush green hills and overlooking the sparkling Ionian Sea, Agios Gordios offers a serene and picturesque setting for travelers seeking a relaxed beach getaway.
The main attraction of Agios Gordios is its stunning sandy beach, stretching for about 1.5 kilometers along the crystal-clear waters. The beach is framed by dramatic cliffs and surrounded by verdant vegetation, creating a tranquil and idyllic atmosphere.
Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for rent, allowing visitors to soak up the sun and enjoy the gentle sea breeze.
Beyond the beach, Agios Gordios offers a variety of activities and amenities. Choose from jet skiing, paddle boarding, and other water sports on offer. Boat trips are also available, allowing you to explore nearby caves and hidden coves.
Nature lovers will appreciate the hiking trails that lead through the surrounding hills, offering panoramic views of the coastline and the lush landscape.
Additionally, the nearby village of Pentati provides an opportunity to explore traditional Greek architecture and experience local village life.
The village itself has a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. You’ll find a selection of tavernas, beach bars, and shops along the main street, offering a taste of local cuisine and the opportunity to purchase souvenirs.
Photograph The Stunning Porto Timoni
Porto Timoni is a hidden gem located on the northwestern coast, and a must see in Corfu. It is a double bay with two stunning beaches separated by a narrow strip of land.
This unique natural formation offers visitors a truly picturesque and unspoiled coastal paradise. Plus, you’ll be able to see two of the best beaches in Corfu.
To reach Porto Timoni, visitors must embark on a scenic hike from the nearby village of Afionas. The trail winds through low scrub and offers breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea.
The journey is part of the adventure and adds to the allure of Porto Timoni. Once you reach Porto Timoni, the spectacular view over two magnificent beaches will greet you.
The turquoise waters, golden sands, and surrounding cliffs create a truly idyllic setting. Visitors can walk down to relax on the beach, swim in the clear waters, or explore the underwater world through snorkeling.
The absence of commercial development adds to the charm of Porto Timoni. There are no beachside facilities or water sports activities.
So, visitors can immerse themselves in the tranquility and natural beauty of the surroundings.
For those seeking a peaceful and off-the-beaten-path beach experience, Porto Timoni is a perfect choice. The untouched beauty and secluded location create a hidden paradise that genuinely captures the essence of Corfu’s coastal splendor.
Enjoy Corfu’s Renowned Cuisine
One of the best things to do before you depart Corfu is to sample some of the island’s delicious and unique cuisine.
The best way to get to know a culture is through its food, and the best way to sample Corfu’s legendary cuisine is at one of the many traditional tavernas found within the old town and around the island.
Corfu’s proximity to Italy has resulted in a variety of Italian-inspired dishes. You can sample dishes such as sofrito fried veal, served with a white sauce, and pastitsada, a casserole dish with veal and pasta.
Kleftiko is another favorite on the island. Imagine lamb bundled in parchment paper with potatoes, onion, peppers, local cheese, wine, herbs, and mustard and slow-cooked in a clay pot. Delicious!
Of course, as with all the Greek islands, seafood is popular, with fresh fish, octopus, squid, and shrimp appearing on almost every menu. Finally, remember to sample the island’s local cheeses, wines, and kumquats, for which the island is famous.
No matter how you plan to spend your port day in Corfu, you will find something worthwhile on this uniquely beautiful, historic, and naturally abundant Greek island.
Whether relaxing in the charming old town, discovering the island’s history, exploring its spectacular natural environments, or feasting on the delicious local cuisine, there’s something here for everyone.
This guest post was written by Kelli Lovett
Kelli is the author and creator of The Vanabond Tales , a travel blog focused on slow travel, minimalist travel adventures that are budget-friendly, outdoor-focused, and environmentally conscious. You’ll currently find her aboard her little sailboat Whisper sailing the Mediterranean.
Corfu Cruise Ship Schedule For 09 April 2025
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Perce QC (Quebec Canada)
Cruise port schedule, live map, terminals, news.
Region East Coast USA and Canada New England
Local Time 2024-02-06 12:03
Port Perce QC cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Perce QC, Quebec Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
Perce (Quebec, Canada) is a town in the Saint Lawrence Gulf, where St Lawrence River flows in the Atlantic Ocean. The town is located near Gaspe Peninsula's tip, best known for the Perce Rock/Rocher Perce - a huge limestone rock formation with steep faces on all sides. Perce Rock is one of the world's largest sea stack/water-based natural arches (max height 88 m / 289 ft, length 433 m / 1421 ft, width 90 m / 300 ft), as well as Quebec's natural icon and one of the state's most visited tourist attractions.
At low tide, Perce Rock links to the mainland via a sandbar. Bonaventure Island (Ile Bonaventure) is approx 5 km (3,1 mi) southeast of Perce Rock and faces Pierce Town. The island is roughly circular in shape, with total land area approx 4,2 km2 (1,6 mi2). The island is also a popular tourist destination, housing around 220 different bird species (including migratory) and has one of the world's largest gannet colonies (~52000 pairs).
Perce Town's main industries are fishing and tourism. Whale watching in the bay is also popular.
As cruise port, Pierce QC is usually visited in the autumn, and often included in the schedule of the French ultra-luxury cruise company Ponant .
Perce QC tours, shore excursions, hotels
City tours and shore excursions.
Perce Rock, Bonaventure Island