Corfu was the first Greek island Iâ€™ve visited, long before I had the chance to splurge on sun and fun on the beautiful beaches of Chania, Crete. This was happening in the summer of 2002.
I returned in September 2018, I spent some time on two lovely Corfu beaches, and I wanted to re-create the photo above. Although I didn’t find Piperitsa Restaurant Cafe, I understood that it still exists.
How To Get to Corfu
Corfu belongs to the Ionian islands group, together with Zakynthos, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Hythira, Paxi and Ithaki.
The fastest and easiest way to get to Corfu is by catching a flight. There are several low cost carriers that fly to Corfu. Aegean Airlines, the official Greek airline company has flights from Athens to Corfu.
Check out this list of Greek islands with airports and bookmark it for later reference.
Although flying is fast and easy, traveling by ferry is nicer. Corfu ferries depart from Igoumenitsa, a lovely town in the Epirus. Unlike other ferry routes, this one features boats departing every hour or so. You don’t need to book your ferry tickets in advance, as there are plenty of options.
Even better, you can rent a car and drive your way to Corfu either from Thessaloniki or from Athens.
Take care, though, not all car rental companies allow you to take the vehicle to the islands. You need to inform them that you intend to drive their car to Corfu, as otherwise you may not have insurance coverage.
Best Corfu Beaches