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Located to the west of Greece - in the Ionian sea, the Island of Corfu offers a wide range of hotel accommodation. Be aware that The highest touristic season in Corfu is from late July to late August. If you want to get low prices and cheap accommodation in Corfu, it is advisable to avoid visiting during this period because although the island has many tourist accommodations - by up to 5 star hotels and apartments - this period you will not find easily and affordably the accomodation type that you want.
Also the Holy Week of Easter (mainly from Maundy Thursday until Easter Monday), Corfu overcrowded particularly if the weather is good and has been observed that tourist services and hotel prices rise enough - especially in the picturesque center of Corfu town !
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How to go in Corfu (Kerkyra) - Go in Corfu by car, by bus (KTEL), by boat or by airplane!
Travel to Corfu (Kerkyra): Go in Corfu by car, by bus (KTEL), by boat or by airplane!


Go to Corfu (Kerkyra) by car:
Get in Corfu by car from Athens:
The distance between Athens and Igoumenitsa (from where you'll take the ferry to Corfu island) is 500 km or 9 hours by car.
Get in Corfu by car from Patra:
The distance between Patra and Igoumenitsa is 349 km or 9 hours by car.
Get in Corfu by car from Thessaloniki:
The distance between Thessaloniki and Igoumenitsa is 349 km or 9 hours by car.
although with the new Egnatia highway the same kilometric distance has been reduced to 3 hours in time.

Go to Corfu (Kerkyra) by KTEL BUS.:
KTEL bus from Athens to Corfu you will get from the bus terminal located in Kifissos - Athens:
(Bus Terminal Kifissos - tel. (0030) 210 5129443). Other boarding points are Korinthos, Patra, Agrinio city, Arta city e.t.c..
KTEL bus office in Corfu (Kerkyra) - Τel: (0030) 26610 30627
KTEL bus from Thessaloniki yo Corfu will get from the bus terminal below:
(Starting point near the :OSE" central train station - Tel. (0030) 2310 510110 / 2310 528600)
Other boarding points are Lerissa city, Ioannina city e.t.c..
More information to the official KTEL web site www.ktel.org or to the telephone number: 14 505

Sea transportation to Corfu (Kerkyra) from Igoumenitsa Port :
Go in Corfu in open type - Ferry Boats:
In Igoumenitsa port Ferry Boat routes start at 6 o'clock in the morning until 10 o'clock in the night.
The summer months ferries departures from Igoumenitsa port to Corfu island are every quarter.
Duration of the open type FERRY trip from Igoumenitsa port to Corfy (Kerkyra) island - an average of 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Go in Corfu in close type - Ferry Boats:
Duration of the close type FERRY trip from Igoumenitsa port to Corfy (Kerkyra) island - an average of 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Sea transportation to Corfu (Kerkyra) from Igoumenitsa Port:
There are several foreign ships to Italy with a stopover in Corfu
(with a standard routes Patras, Igoumenitsa, Bari, Brindisi, Ancona, Trieste, Venice ) ANEK LINES ferries or MINOAN LINES ferries
Super Ferries boats to Italy depart from Patra's port to Italy with a stop over in Corfu port or in Igoumenitsa port.
From Italy the same ships stop in Corfu before ending up in Patra.
Information you get from the Port Authorities of Corfu - phone: (0030) 26610 32655
Port Authorities of Igoumenitsa - phone number: (0030) 26650 99460 .

Go to Corfu (Kerkyra) by Airplane:
Corfu has its own airport «Ioannis Kapodistrias» - in a short distance (only 2 killimeters) fron the city in Kerkyra.
Charter Flights to Corfu (Kerkyra):
Corfu is connected by air to several cities in Europe in charters flights
Olympic Airways - Aegean Airlines to Corfu (Kerkyra):
Athens OLYMPIC AIRWAYS, tel. (0030) 210 9616161 and in Olympic Airways official website (Ο.Α).
Corfu OLYMPIC AIRWAYS, tel. (0030) 2661038694 - Airport in Corfu «Ioannis Kapodistrias», tel.(0030) 2661030180
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Where and how to have fun in Corfu:

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A tour of the town of Corfu is the ideal recreation, particularly when accompanied by a number of cultural impulses and excellent shops offering food, coffee or ouzo. The civilizations that crossed the island have left their strong characteristics and between these live, work and enjoy today's Corfu residents.
Tennis, cricket and golf, horse riding, sailing and diving schools, organized walking and cycling, bird watch and everything else imaginable is available to any visitor, or resident the city of Corfu.
"Liston" area - Central Corfu location:
Traditional tavernas, posh restaurants, snack bars and fish restaurants, inspired by the centuries-old culinary tradition of Corfu, but also from international cuisine in the city and its outskirts, awaiting visitors with tempting culinary delights. The nightlife in clubs, bars and ELLINADIKA underlines what in Greece is called fun. Of these, "Art Cafe", the Municipal Art Cafe Corfu, in the gardens of the Palace with dew and exquisite views, offers coffee, ouzo or any other beverage under a rare African tree. The interior of the cafe is decorated with furniture of the former royal family, and is housed here and the Gallerie, where they made permanent exhibitions of painting and photography of modern artists of Corfu. Liston, on the west side of Esplanade, which is strongly reminiscent of the Rue de Rivoli in Paris, is the classic social meeting place. Newspapers from the nearby kiosks and coffee or ouzo in established cafe, watching the Saturday afternoons world cricket. From there, the bands will march, as well as the marzorettes and the processions.
"Mouragia" area - Central Corfu location:
The "Mouragia" is one of the most beautiful sites of Old Town, the first sign of Corfu town you will see when the ferry boat turned from the old fortress. The Arseniou street in Mouragia begins from the Palaces and "clicking" on the beach wall goes down to the old port of Corfu. Down the road surface Arsenic and after the Palace, the Venetian is the gate of St. Nicholas in place 'Faliraki' .
Where there are bathing facilities from the "Baths of Alekos" and the complex of "Ionian Cultural Centre. Part of the complex is the old church of St. Nicholas of the Baths. Beside and literally on the beach is the cafe 'En Plo" with a unique view of the Old Fort and the island of Vido.
Fun in the "Mantouki" in Corfu :
Mandouki opposite from the New Port Corfu is one of the beautiful and picturesque old suburbs and 'peratzada' in the interior road will reveal the old houses, old factories, local shops, good restaurants and taverns

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Garitsa and Anemomilos are two more historic suburbs featuring traditional, folk, Kerkyra neighborhood with restaurants and taverns who make tables under the trees with a souvlaki and beer. A walk up the Cannon will reimburse the visitor with its majestic views of the church of Vlacherna and famous worldwide "Pontikonissi" trademark of Corfu.
The nightlife in Corfu starts from the classic cafe of Liston with ouzo, "ginger beer" and ice cream, and can be continued at the Town Hall Square and Guildford Road, in an excellent environment where style restaurants offer you memorable moments from past eras.
At both Fortresses, old and new, you expect surprises, two cafeterias that serve the evening and drink in the sound discretion of music.
An integrated night should definitely be passed straight: at the mall in Mantouki opposite from the Customs port, the exotic bird, a bar full of straight road. With the dock and boats from the one hand, bar and club from the other. Shops for every taste. Rock music, Soul, Trans, Underground and Greek Music successes in intermingle shops with gardens, balconies, palm trees and a lot of people. Here the party lasts until the morning and hard to leave before the dawn.
Night Entertainment in Port of Corfu:
Similar situations exist in Gouvia and Kontokali, an extremely popular tourist destinations, offering visitors all the facilities for nocturnal fun. Just before waking up the island, you can walk to the old town, away from the touristic crowds of the day, to see the Palace and Forts in the first sunlight. Along with pigeons, the only hikers in kantounia throughout the Corfu center you have the city at your disposal. The walk at this time has the aroma of jasmine and honeysuckle mingled with old damp from the old basements. The sound of the city is the whisper of secrets that are kept here for centuries and only come out at dawn to get drunk and seduced her unsuspecting passersby.

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Homer tells us about the great Corfiot musician, the blind gleeman Demodokos,
who made Odysseus to weep with his song in the court of king Alcinous. Since the time of the bards though, that sung the deeds of the mythical heroes in the palaces of the kings, until the 19th century Corfu had traveled a long way for the biggest part of which very little is known.
During the 6th century B.C. Cofru experienced a high economic growth and as a consequence a favorable climate was created for the cultivation of the arts and the cultural maters. Professor Theodore Pappas informs us that even during the 2nd century B.C., with the aid of sponsors, theatrical and musical performances were held preserving
a longstanding tradition. Later, during the Byzantine era, that ancient musical tradition is interrupted. The rise of the Christendom meant that anything connected with the ancient Greek religion had to be abandoned. The Byzantine theocracy and the Eastern Church applied a relentless persecution of the instrumental music with the result the evanescence of the polyphonic music and the growth of the eastern monophonic music. Because of this preference
it is fully understood the furore of St. John Chrysostom against the instrumental music, something that has stamped the Greek music until today. After 1204 the Eastern influence on Corfu gradually disappears. During the whole of the Foreign Occupation until the Union with Greece, the Western Lord's influence on the local artistic production will increase. During that era the Corfiot musical tradition will fuse with that of the refugees from the Greek mainland, the settlers from the southern parts of Italy, the Western polyphony and later with Belcanto.
The consequence of this was the development not only of the popular song and of the 'cantada' (always with a strong Western influence), but mainly the cultivation of a musical life that was the spark and the force behind the development of the Eptanisian Music. The ecclesiastic music could not escape that influence, but the Greek Orthodox Ecclesiastic Dogma remained untouched. During the Renaissance period Corfu was on the route from Venice to Crete and undoubtedly was informed about the new literary and musical trends, but remained in the shadow of the great creators of that time: Cornaro, Theotokopoulos and Leondaritis.
When in 1669 the Cretans found refuge in the Venetian occupied Corfu and the rest
of the Seven Islands, they brought with them their original musical tradition. Singers, musicians and chanters influence the musical tradition not only of the urban but also of the rural areas. The psalmody of the Seven Islands with byzantine melodies and triphonic improvised accompaniment until today is called 'Cretan melody'. The construction of San Giacomo Theater in 1690 was decisive for the musical matters and the further development of the westernized musical tradition of Corfu. A lodge for the Nobles at first, transformed into a theater in 1720, starts to accommodate opera performances in 1733 and becomes the oldest and most important musical cradle of the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean, the fruits of which Corfu enjoys until today. The great Eptanisian Musical School with composers like Mantzaros, Xyndas, Liberalis, Lambelet and Samaras were the peaks of this longstanding musical tradition during the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Corfu and the rest of the Seven Islands did not only offer the first Greek composers but the first music teachers and the first professional musicians. In that time the Corfiots became opera-mad and obtained
a high standard artistic criterion. New buildings were constructed (Municipal Theatre) to house the constantly increasing public audience.
Today the Philharmonics of Corfu, that were established from 1840 onwards, are worthy holdovers of the local musical tradition. The numerous musical bodies that exist today on the island: Philharmonics, Choirs, Odeums, Municipal Symphonic Orchestra, and Chamber Music keep unbroken the ties with the musical tradition of the past.
The creation in the last decade of the Musical High School and Lyceum, and the Musical Department in the Ionian University came as an aid to the preservation of the Corfiot musical tradition, which constantly gives artists and performers to the rest of Greece. The creation of several Cultural Bodies and Unions, of privet initiative in their majority,
offer a constructive support for the present and prepare an optimistic future for the Corfiot musical tradition
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There is a special interest in the Corfiot typography and the related activities, considering the time and the way of their introduction in the Ionian Islands. Although the European typography, since its firsts steps, produced many Greek books for the European humanists of the time, and in Venice, the sovereign of the Ionian Sea, the art of typography was greatly developed and produced many Greek books for the Greek audience of the time, yet there was no printing press established in the Ionian Islands during the Venetian rule. In 1797 General Bonaparte abolished the Venetian Republic and his soldiers occupied Corfu and the rest of the Ionian Islands.
From the first day of their arrival, the high cultural level of the local population expressed the demand for the establishment of a printing press in Corfu. And the French, who knew the power of typography as a mean for the spreading of the revolutionary ideas, the development of education and the proper functioning of the public services, satisfied the demand of the Corfiots, so that in the spring 1798, under the supervision of the learned Pari, the first printing press on Greek soil was set up in the confiscated catholic convent of St. Francisco and was named
"Ethikon Typographion" or "Tou Genous Typographio".
The first document was produced in May 1798 and the official opening was celebrated on June 15th of the same year, while the operation was assigned to P. Kappadokas. This "gift" of the French Democrats, with many variabilities in the activities, with consecutive efforts for improvements, with changes of the personnel, the equipments and the rules of operation, was meant to be an extremely long-lived printing unit, which until the end of the British rule (1864), worked not only as the official typography of the Ionian State, but it was also employed by the privet sector because for a very long time it was the only printing press of the Ionian islands. So from the very beginning of its activities, in the "Ethnikon Typographion", besides the French government's documents, the most important revolutionary speeches were printed, which were delivered in the club "Patriotiki Eteria" as well as the Greek revolutionary pamphlets: "Thourios" by Rigas Phereos and "Hymnos to Bonaparte" by Christophoros Perrevos.
On 11th August 1798 the french citizen Jouenne was appointed director of the printing press, but after the departure of the French army, the administration was assigned to Zacharias Charamis and after his death (1801) to his colleague Dionisios Sarantopoulos, with a ten-year contract, who enriched the typographical types and the decorative elements with a new collection made in Venice.
The first page of "Gazetta Urbana" (1803)In the State's press, which worked under a special regulation from 22nd August 1803, according to article 60 of the 1803 Septinsular Constitution, besides the official proclamations and the State's rules and announcements, several newspapers and magazines were printed. The "Gazetta Urbana" (1802-5) issued by Sarantopoulos, the "Monitore Settinsulare" (1803-5), the "Folio Estemporaneo" (1805) and the "Mercurio Letterario" (1805-7) issued by Emmanuel Theotokis under the pen-name Filergo Feace. In 1809 the printing press was renovated under the instructions of the french imperial commissioner, Donzelot, and published the newspaper "Monitore Ionio", while in 1814, after the submission of Corfu to the British army, it was amalgamated with the british press which worked in Zante since 1810.
Thus, a big governmental press was created which could meet the demands of the Ionian State. It was there that the bilingual (Italian-Greek) governmental "Newspaper of the United States of the Ionian Islands" was first printed, which in 1843 became trilingual with the addition of the English language.

MAGAZINES in Corfu
The only magazines which were printed by the State's press were the literary "Ionian Anthology" and the miscellany "Tetraphardinios Apothiki" during Lord Nuggent's term in office (1835). Later, a few other magazines were printed like, "Phoenix" (1853), "Eranistis" and "Eosphoros" (1858). Much later in time (1915) the magazine "Corfiot Anthology" was published by Constantinos Theotokis and Irene Dendrinou, which expressed the culture of the Heptanesian Literary School. In 1945 the short-lived "Philologika Nea" was published by Constantinos Daphnis and in 1948 "Prosperos" was issued, while from 1980 until today the magazine "Porphiras" is published with great success and is the longest-lived magazine of Corfu.

NEWSPAPERS in Corfu
After the establishment of the liberty of the press with an act of the Ionian Parliament in 1848, many books, periodicals and newspapers were issued. The social, political and very intensely the cultural life of the island was thereof reflected in the history of the Corfiot press The newspapers immediately covered all the Seven Islands and especially Corfu. Most newspapers were weekly issued with rich articles, with much information from Greece and abroad and with rich literary contents.
The title on the front page "Newspaper Political and Literary" confirmed the literary aims. Most political newspapers were in the service of the various political parties. In January 1849 the professor of literature of the Ionian Academy, Petros Vrailas Armenis established the newspaper "Patris" which was printed bilingual Greek and French in the printing press "Ermis".
The newspaper expressed the ideology of the Reformers Party and many personalities contributed in that newspaper like the poet Andreas Calvos, the learned Spyridon Zambelis, the lawyer Napoleon Zambelis and the scholar Ioannis Petritsopoulos.
During the next years, in privet printing presses, the A. Ciapinis newspaper "Timoni" (1849) and "Philos tou Laou" were printed, which represented the Loyalist Party, and also the newspaper "Eptanisos" (1850), the reformative "Ermis" (1851), "Philalithis" (1851) which was issued by Andreas Moustoxides in the printing press "Scheria" and represented the Reformative ideology, also the reformative "Nea Epochi" (1858), which later turned radical by Stephanos Padovas, "Paratiritis" (1858) and after the Union with Greece "Peripectis" (1869), "Rigas Phereos" (1869), the militant "Kodon" (1870) issued by Iacovos Polylas, "Aggeliophoros" (1871), "Kapodistrias" (1872), "Enosis" (1880), "Kentri", "Phoni" and many others.
By that time the Athenian press started to gain supremacy and elbowed the local press, which was tormented by financial difficulties and the press quality was degraded. Meanwhile we must mention some of the best Corfiot newspapers of the 20th century, "Dimocratia", "Dinamis", "Alithia", "Eleutheria", "Kerkyra", "Ephimeris ton Eidiseon" and lately "Kerkyraika Nea".
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