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orfu is very warm and beautiful during the summer. Around June-August you often don't have any rainy days at all. Winters at island can be rainy though.
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|transport=You have one option to [[Albania]] and two to [[Greece]], but distance between [[Igoumenitsa]] and [[Sarandë]] is so short, you can easily hitch it.
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It's quite touristic as all the [[Greek islands]], but you can still find plenty of nature spots without crowds and especially Kerkyra can have quite local feel, depending on the street/district.
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==Transport==
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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:
* From Kerkyra to Sarandë (Albania), costs 19e (23e during the season) (checked 2014). It doesn't go very often. It's best to call [http://www.ionian-cruises.com/ 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.
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From Kerkyra to Sarandë (Albania). It doesn't go very often. It's best to call [http://www.ionian-cruises.com/ Ionian Cruises] . 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.<br/>
* From Kerkyra to Igoumenitsa (Greece), costs 10e (checked 2014). Goes often.
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From Kerkyra to Igoumenitsa (Greece)<br/>
* From Kavos to Igoumenitsa (Greece), costs 5e. Goes often.
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From Kavos to Igoumenitsa (Greece)<br/>
  
 
You can buy tickets from Kerkyra harbour kiosks before the gates.
 
You can buy tickets from Kerkyra harbour kiosks before the gates.
|accommodation=Couchsurfing/BeWelcome can be hard in Corfu during high season (everybody is full).
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== Accommodation & Wild Camping ==
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[[Hospitality exchange]] can be hard in Corfu during high season (everybody is full).
  
 
===Wild Camping===
 
===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. It might be good idea to stay further away from hotels when 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 ====
 
==== Giali beach ====
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[[File:Giali beach, Corfu, Greece.jpeg|thumb|right|Giali]]
 
[http://goo.gl/maps/5p0ia Map]
 
[http://goo.gl/maps/5p0ia 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.  
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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. Some people come by boat for a few hours in day time, but most of the time it's empty.
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Remember to bring enough of food and water if you're planning to stay, as there are no shops or anything else nearby.
  
 
==== Afionas ====
 
==== Afionas ====
 
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[[File:Afionas beach, Corfu, Greece.jpg|thumb|right|Afionas]]
 
[http://goo.gl/maps/6QqJZ Map]  
 
[http://goo.gl/maps/6QqJZ Map]  
  
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There are two small beaches on both sides of the narrowest spot of the peninsula. A narrow a  bit rocky path comes here from Afionas town, that takes maybe 30min to walk. Both beaches are beautiful and empty at night, but are very tiny so get crowded by day time (in summer). There is third beach at the opposite site of the bay (where the boat is on the photo) which almost never gets any visitors, only occasional swimmers from other beaches. You can continue to there by tiny path from other beaches.
  
 
==== Issos beach ====
 
==== Issos beach ====
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. Y
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[[File:Issos_beach,_Corfu,_Greece.jpg|thumb|right|Issos]]
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[https://maps.google.com/?q=Paralia+Issos,Corfu,Greece Map]
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It's like a big sand dessert, with trees here and there. Not much shadow, a lot of place to put a tent.
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===Other===
  
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If you want something fancier, Instead of expensive hotels/hostels you can go camping/bungalow
  
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]
* [http://www.dionysuscamping.gr/ Dionysus camping]
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* [http://www.kardacamp.gr Karda camping]
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[http://www.kardacamp.gr Karda camping]
  
 
You could also ask for rooms around from locals (price for these?). Also AirBNB can be cheaper.
 
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.
 
Corfu city/Kerkyra is not likely to have budget accommodation.
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Bewelcome link http://www.bewelcome.org/places/Greece/GR/Ionian%20Islands/ESYE22
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== Shower & swiming ==
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[[File:Mon Repos park entrance, Kerkyra, Corfu, Greece.jpg|thumb|right|Mon Repos park entrance]][[File:Mon Repos beach,Kerkyra, Corfu,Greece.jpg|thumb|right|Hidden Mon Repos Beach]]
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If you're looking for a nice small empty beach to swim in Kerkyra, head to Mon Repos. Enter through the park gate, go straight towards the museum and just after it follow a path down and right.
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[http://goo.gl/maps/T4IOz Map]
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== Food==
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Small shops outside towns can be significantly cheaper than supermarkets in Kerkyra.
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==Connectivity==
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Add info pls
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==Busking==
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In the center of Kerkyra town you might have some luck as it's quite touristic.
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==Cool Places==
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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.
 
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.
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== Hitchwiki & Trashwiki ==
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https://hitchwiki.org/en/corfu
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https://trashwiki.org/en/corfu

Latest revision as of 10:15, 18 March 2021

orfu is very warm and beautiful during the summer. Around June-August you often don't have any rainy days at all. Winters at island can be rainy though.

It's quite touristic as all the Greek islands, but you can still find plenty of nature spots without crowds and especially Kerkyra can have quite local feel, depending on the street/district.

Transport

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). It doesn't go very often. It's best to call Ionian Cruises . 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)
From Kavos to Igoumenitsa (Greece)

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

Accommodation & Wild Camping

Hospitality exchange can be hard in Corfu during high season (everybody is full).

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. It might be good idea to stay further away from hotels when camping.

Giali beach

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Giali

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. Some people come by boat for a few hours in day time, but most of the time it's empty.

Remember to bring enough of food and water if you're planning to stay, as there are no shops or anything else nearby.

Afionas

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Afionas

Map

There are two small beaches on both sides of the narrowest spot of the peninsula. A narrow a bit rocky path comes here from Afionas town, that takes maybe 30min to walk. Both beaches are beautiful and empty at night, but are very tiny so get crowded by day time (in summer). There is third beach at the opposite site of the bay (where the boat is on the photo) which almost never gets any visitors, only occasional swimmers from other beaches. You can continue to there by tiny path from other beaches.

Issos beach

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Issos

Map

It's like a big sand dessert, with trees here and there. Not much shadow, a lot of place to put a tent.


Other

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

Dionysus camping

Karda camping

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.

Bewelcome link http://www.bewelcome.org/places/Greece/GR/Ionian%20Islands/ESYE22

Shower & swiming

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Mon Repos park entrance
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Hidden Mon Repos Beach

If you're looking for a nice small empty beach to swim in Kerkyra, head to Mon Repos. Enter through the park gate, go straight towards the museum and just after it follow a path down and right. Map

Food

Small shops outside towns can be significantly cheaper than supermarkets in Kerkyra.

Connectivity

Add info pls

Busking

In the center of Kerkyra town you might have some luck as it's quite touristic.

Cool Places

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

Hitchwiki & Trashwiki

https://hitchwiki.org/en/corfu https://trashwiki.org/en/corfu