Getting to Corfu
Where is Corfu? Corfu has been a popular Greek Island holiday destination for many years being the closest to the UK. It lies off the north-west coast of Greece in the Ionian island group.
Corfu has the shortest flight time to any Greek island at little more than three hours. There are domestic flights to Athens and Thessaloniki but the vast majority of traffic is in summer charter flights from Europe, most of which arrive on Monday and Friday.
Corfu is also a major port of call for ferries, notably from Italy, calling in on the way to the mainland port of Patras. Some independent holidaymakers opt for cut-price flights to Italy and a fast ferry to Corfu.
Roads are generally good, especially in the heavily populated north but lanes can be poorly maintiang in the hilly interior.
Corfu is a big island and journey times can be longer than visitors think, especially in the hilly north where steep, twisting roads can lead to slower speeds.
Updated for 2016