Why You Should Visit Corfu
The island of Corfu offers sun, sea, sand and much more as an ancient settlement and popular island getaway. You will definitely want to spend at least one day visiting one of the pristine beaches on the island, with a mix of both thriving beaches and private retreats available. If you want to get out and stay active during your visit then you will find many walking and hiking trails available including the Corfu Trail which stretches all the way around the island. In the old town of Corfu there are many beautiful sights to be seen – take a stroll along the Esplanade by the sea or check out the impressive Old Fortress during your stay.
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Arriving In Corfu
Corfu International Airport is situated just 2 km away from Corfu Town and is housed within a single passenger terminal. When you have touched down at the airport it is possible to find a shared shuttle to cut down on costs, or you can just as easily hail a taxi or book a private transfer. The airport offers a small range of amenities including a restaurant and a few snack bars, while you can also do a bit of duty-free shopping and connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network to pass the time.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Corfu you will not be able to make the trip directly and many of the flights to and from the airport from other destinations are on a seasonal basis. However, the airport has regular flights from Athens International Airport which handles direct flights from the UAE, so it is possible to make the journey with just one stopover all year round. And if you're thinking about spending some time in the Greek capital check out our guide to the Top 15 attractions and things to do in Athens.
Corfu Travel Information
UAE nationals traveling to Greece will be able to stay for a period of up to 90 days without a visa as the country is in the Schengen Area. In Corfu you can expect hot weather and minimal rainfall during the summer with average highs of around 31 degrees, while temperatures still say relatively mild over the winter period. Corfu is served by a comprehensive bus network which can help you to get around, while there are a few car rental agencies at Corfu airport if you want your own vehicle.
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* This information is correct as of November 2017
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