Car rental Corfu
Corfu, also known as Kerkyra, is the northernmost as well as the second largest of the lonian Islands in Greece. The island is administered as a single municipality, with its principal city is widely known as Corfu Town. Being a year-round tourist destination, Corfu is especially popular among tourists from the UK
and the Netherlands
Driving your rental car in Corfu
Most of the tourists rent a car in Corfu Town to cruise around the charming city and the nearby villages on the island. The road running North-South along the East coast from Sidari to Lefkimmi and from Corfu town to Paleokastritsa has good condition, ideal for a scenic drive with car rental in Corfu. Many other roads are quite narrow, so it should be enough to get around with the small category of car rental in Corfu town. You can take a leisure drive in your rental car to Othoni, the westernmost island in all Greece, or to Ereikoussa, the northernmost settlement of the lonian Islands. With car rental in Corfu town, you can easily reach Kynopiastes, a traditional village located 10 km away from Corfu town, known for the old mansions, a marble church, a 17th century monastery; You take a ride to Lakones, a typical Corfiot village located on the slope of a green hill. Make sure you take a leisure walk to Bella Vista to admire the magnificent view over the bay of Paleokastritsa; Nymphes, a big village living in legends, is definitely a must visit. Take a ride in your rental car and find out if you can meet a nymph bathing in the village's waterfalls like how the legend goes.
Climate of Corfu
Featuring a warm Mediterranean climate, Corfu has hot and windy summers and mild and rainy winters. The west coast enjoys a more moderate climate then the east. Summer is the most popular season, attracting sun seekers from all over the world. But spring is also very charming, decorated by the wealth of vegetation and colors.
Sightseeing & activities
What to do in Corfu?
Apart from the beautiful natural sceneries, Corfu's rich culture and history representing different civilizations boasts a full package to cater to all tourists: the Town Hall, a superb example of Venetian architecture built in 1663; Palaio Frourio, an old Venetian fortress built on an artificial islet with fortifications surrounding its entire perimeter; Spianada, the biggest square in South- Eastern Europe and one of the largest in Europe; Palaia Anaktora (Old Palaces), a large building complex of Roman architectural style used in the past to house the King of Greece. As you can imagine this is all visited very conveniently by using a rental car.
Events & festivals
Corfu keeps its traditions alive with various events and festivals: there are four processions held annually in honor of the patron saint, Spiridon; Easter, the most spectacular celebration on the island of Corfu, presenting the very continuation and retaining of the island's cultural inheritance; Varkarola, an important cultural event celebrated in Paleokastritsa, featuring chois in boats, singing cantades, bands playing traditional music and amazing fireworks.