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You have one option to [[Albania]] and two to [[Greece]], but distance between [[Igoumenitsa]] and [[Sarandë]] is so short, you can easily hitch it.
 
  
 
Here are the boats from expensive to cheapest:
 
Here are the boats from expensive to cheapest:
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===Local buses===
 
===Local buses===
 
Blue buses connect Kerkyra city area and green buses rest of the island. From the airport bus ticket is 1.10€ and other tickets 0.50€.
 
Blue buses connect Kerkyra city area and green buses rest of the island. From the airport bus ticket is 1.10€ and other tickets 0.50€.
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===Wild Camping===
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It's said wild camping is not tolerated in Corfu. However, generally you can do it as long as there are no bars or umbrellas for rent at the beach. You don't even need to pitch a tent, its extremely hot in Corfu so nobody can accuse you for "camping". Though in some places there're a lot of tiny annoying mosquitos.
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==== Giali beach ====
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[http://goo.gl/maps/5p0ia Map]
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One of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Corfu. Walk from Giannades through olive tree fields till the end of the road and then follow a steep rocky path down, helped by the ropes installed there. There are some people who come by boat for a few hours,but most of the time its empty.
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==== Afionas ====
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[http://goo.gl/maps/6QqJZ Map]
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==== Issos beach ====
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You could go camping at [https://maps.google.com/?q=Paralia+Issos,Corfu Paralia Issos] (south west) or (north west), or improvise — as long as you find a free beach you ll have no problem.
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If you want something fancier, Instead of expensive hotels/hostels you can go camping/bungalow:
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* [http://www.dionysuscamping.gr/ Dionysus camping]
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* [http://www.kardacamp.gr Karda camping]
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You could also ask for rooms around from locals (price for these?). Also AirBNB can be cheaper.
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Corfu city/Kerkyra is not likely to have budget accommodation.
 
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You can probably find an interesting crowd of people (including folks who are happy to host) at the [https://www.facebook.com/polytechnocorfu Polytechno] club.

Revision as of 22:42, 21 August 2014

In country::Greece


Transport

Find info on hitchhiking at Hitchwiki.

You have one option to Albania and two to Greece, but distance between Igoumenitsa and Sarandë is so short, you can easily hitch it.

Here are the boats from expensive to cheapest:

  • From Kerkyra to Sarandë (Albania), costs 19e (23e during the season) (checked 2014). It doesn't go very often. It's best to call Ionian Cruises at +30 26610 25155. Off season their boats leave at 9:00 AM but you have to be at their office at Ethnikis Antistaseos 4 at least 40 minutes before the boat leaves. The boat can be a bit rough when there's wind.
  • From Kerkyra to Igoumenitsa (Greece), costs 10e (checked 2014). Goes often.
  • From Kavos to Igoumenitsa (Greece), costs 5e. Goes often.

You can buy tickets from Kerkyra harbour kiosks before the gates.

Local buses

Blue buses connect Kerkyra city area and green buses rest of the island. From the airport bus ticket is 1.10€ and other tickets 0.50€.

Wild Camping

It's said wild camping is not tolerated in Corfu. However, generally you can do it as long as there are no bars or umbrellas for rent at the beach. You don't even need to pitch a tent, its extremely hot in Corfu so nobody can accuse you for "camping". Though in some places there're a lot of tiny annoying mosquitos.

Giali beach

Map

One of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Corfu. Walk from Giannades through olive tree fields till the end of the road and then follow a steep rocky path down, helped by the ropes installed there. There are some people who come by boat for a few hours,but most of the time its empty.

Afionas

Map


Issos beach

You could go camping at Paralia Issos (south west) or (north west), or improvise — as long as you find a free beach you ll have no problem.


If you want something fancier, Instead of expensive hotels/hostels you can go camping/bungalow:

You could also ask for rooms around from locals (price for these?). Also AirBNB can be cheaper.

Corfu city/Kerkyra is not likely to have budget accommodation.

Companies

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Accommodation

Find info on hosp ex at Couchwiki.
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Meet fellow travellers on hospitality exchange networks: Trustroots


Food

Find info on dumpster diving at Trashwiki.
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Internet connectivity

Hackerspaces around Corfu.
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Busking

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Travel destinations

{{#ask:In city::Corfu }}

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You can probably find an interesting crowd of people (including folks who are happy to host) at the Polytechno club.