THE BEST THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CORFU
HISTORY OF CORFU
Kórkyra was the ancient name of the island, from the derivation of the name of the nymph Korkira, who was the daughter of the God of River, Aesop. The island was inhabited since the Paleolithic era. This is testified by discoveries in the cave of Agios Mathaios. These excavations prove that the island was a strategic economic-commercial center long before the Trojan war. The culture of the time was a mixture of Greek and Italian. The island often passed from one domination to another due to the very favorable position in the Mediterranean Sea.
IT IS SAFE TO TRAVEL IN CORFU
The coast of Corfu is stunning, but the roads have hairpin turns and with all these natives racing around on mopeds, driving can be dangerous. There is an alarming rate of accidents and injuries from these vehicles. Watch the road and your speed carefully while you drive so you don’t end up like some of the tourists who have driven right off the hillside. You have to pay also attention to pickpockets when on the beach. In addition to this, I consider the island quite safe.
BUDGET TRAVEL IN CORFU PER DAY
Let’s say that it depends on the date, but Corfu is not an expensive island, even the flight prices to get to the island are really low. Hostels cost around 20 euros per night. Hotel rooms for two people start at 80 euros per night in the off-season. On Airbnb, shared rooms start at 10 euros and entire homes can be rented for just about 30 euros.
Food is really cheap in Greece. Restaurants will cost you no more than 25 euros for a nice dinner with wine and table service. You can also find sandwiches and snack shops all around the island for around 12 euros with a drink included.
For transport, I suggest you use buses. They are the best way to get around. You have two zone tickets, A and B. The ticket in A zone is 1.20 euros, the ticket in B zone is 1.70 euros. A one-day pass is 5 euros. Renting a small car usually cost around 35 euros per day.