Corfu is an island with a rich cultural heritage and history as well as some of the most beautiful beaches and amazing landscapes in Greece. On Ferryhopper you will find all the available ferry routes to and from Corfu, how to get there, what to do there, and the easiest way to book ferry tickets at the best prices!
How to get to Corfu
The easiest way to get to Corfu is by ferry from the port of Igoumenitsa in Epirus. The port of Igoumenitsa is located on the west coast of Greece, close to the border with Albania and 78km from the city of Ioannina (1 hour drive). You can get to the port of Igoumenitsa from Thessaloniki in 3,5 hours by car or bus, and from Athens in 5 hours by car or bus. The ferry trip from Igoumenitsa to Corfu is around 1,5 hours.
The main port of Corfu is located on the central east side of the island, very close to the Corfu international airport, Ioannis Kapodistrias. The distance from the port of Corfu to the airport is just 3,5 km (10min drive).
Ferry tickets and ferry connections from Corfu
Corfu has frequent ferry connections with mainland Greece and the port of Igoumenitsa, with at least 6 ferry crossings per day. The ferry trip duration Igoumenitsa - Corfu is 1h 30min.
The island of Corfu has 2 ports: the port of the Corfu town and the port of Lefkimmi. The port of Corfu serves all passenger ferries and cruise ships while the port of Lefkimmi, located further southeast, serves primarily ferry boats and small vessels to the main port of Corfu, to Igoumenitsa and to the coast of Epirus.
One of the most popular ferry connections from Corfu is the itinerary to the ports of Italy. During high season, there are ferry routes connecting Corfu with the Italian ports of Ancona, Bari, and Brindisi. These ferry routes sell out quite quickly, especially during the summer, so we recommend that you book your ferry tickets as far in advance as possible. Here is some more information about the Corfu-Italy ferry connections:
- Corfu - Ancona: Corfu is connected by ferry with the port of Ancona, on the northeast Italian coast 2-3 times a week and the duration of the ferry trip is around 15 hrs.
- Corfu - Bari: The most regular ferry connection of Corfu to Italy is through the port of Bari. There are about 10 weekly sailings that last from 8-10 hrs.
- Corfu - Brindisi: The fastest way to reach Italy from Corfu by ferry is through the port of Brindisi. With almost 1 daily ferry ride you can travel by ferry to Brindisi in 7,5 hrs.
Since the ferry trip from Greece to Italy can be long, we recommend that you book a bed cabin for a more comfortable and pleasant journey. Traveling by ferry from Corfu to Italy is also a great option if you want to transfer your car, moto or caravan and explore both the Greek islands and the Italian coast.
Island hopping around Corfu
Corfu is an ideal destination for island hopping in the Ionian Islands like Paxoi, Kefalonia and the Diapontia Islands. From Corfu, specifically from the port of Lefkimmi, there are daily ferries to Paxos. The direct Corfu-Paxos journey takes about 1-1,5hrs with Igoumenitsa as an intermediate stop. Moreover, Corfu is connected with the Diapontian Islands (Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Othoni), with daily ferries departing from the New Port or Sidari.
You can check the interactive Ferryhopper map of ferries to find all the available ferry routes from and to Corfu and book your ferry tickets at the best prices!
Offers: Ferry to Corfu
Most ferry companies offer discounted tickets to different categories of passengers. You just have to select the corresponding category as you book your ferry tickets through the Ferryhopper platform. Be sure to have all the necessary certificates when boarding. You can find more information about ferry ticket discounts on our page.
What to do in Corfu
Corfu is located in the northwestern part of the Ionian Sea, and it's the most populated and the second biggest island of the Ionian Archipelago. Corfu earns the title of Countess of the Ionian Sea as the island has influences from Italian culture, impressive architecture, and vibrant lifestyle. The numerous monuments, beautiful beaches, and picturesque villages, combined with delicious local flavors will charm you straight away!
The various beaches of Corfu can satisfy all tastes. The most famous beaches in Corfu are located on the west and north side of the island. The crystal clear and cool waters of the Ionian Sea will not disappoint you! Ferryhopper suggests to take a dive in:
- Agios Georgios Argyradon (St. George of Argyrades)
- Agios Gordios (St. Gordios)
- Iliodoros or Liniodoros
- Kanali tis Agapis (Channel of Love)
Attractions in Corfu
Corfu is an island with a rich history since it has been inhabited from ancient times, and different cultures have influenced the island's life and traditions. Across the island, you will find numerous attractions and interesting sightseeing spots while the main town of Corfu (Kerkyra) will draw your attention as soon as you arrive on the island, with its monuments, streets, colors, and ambiance. Some points of interest to visit during your vacation in Corfu are:
- Archaeological Museum of Corfu
- Old Fortress
- New Fortress
- Palace of Saints Michael and George
- The building of the Ionian Parliament
- Ionian Academy
- Byzantine castle in Gardiki
- Kaiser Bridge
- Mon Repo Palace
Villages in Corfu
The beautiful town of Corfu, the capital of the island, has impressive architecture, influenced by Venetian, English, and French settlers. Apart from the Town of Corfu though, there are many picturesque settlements in the inland of the island worth exploring! For example:
- Saint Matthew
- Ano Perithia (Old Perithia)
Local cuisine in Corfu
Corfu is famous for its traditional cuisine and delicious local recipes. During your holidays on the island make sure that you try:
Easter in Corfu
Easter in Corfu is a unique experience that we definitely recommend for all travelers! Easter celebrations in Corfu last 10 days with various activities that take place during the festivities. The most renowned Easter custom in Corfu is the breaking of large clay pots that the locals throw from their balconies on Holy Saturday, accompanied by the sounds of the island's famous philharmonic bands!
Useful information about your trip to Corfu
Corfu is a large and well-developed island with over 100,000 permanent residents. On the island you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, banks, ATMs, supermarkets, gas stations and hospitals. The island is large and it has a good bus network connecting the port and the main town with villages and sights across the island. If you want to explore Corfu to the most, we suggest that you bring your car by ferry or rent one on the island. Some useful phones for your holidays in Corfu are:
- Port Authority of Corfu: +30 2661032655
- Lefkimmi Port Authority: +30 2662023977
- Igoumenitsa Port Authority: +30 2665099400
- Corfu General Hospital: +30 2661360400
- Tourist Police: +30 2661039503
Where to book ferry tickets to Corfu?
On Ferryhopper you will find all ferry routes to and from Corfu, so that you can compare ferry itineraries, ferry ticket prices and companies. Book your ferry tickets to the Greek islands easy, fast and at the best prices!