Car hire at Corfu Airport
Car hire in Corfu Airport
Corfu Airport (CFU) - also known as Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport - is just ten minutes from the centre of the city of Corfu via Leof Dimokratias. The island is a slice of Greek paradise ready for you to explore. Although there is public transport, it is often unreliable so hiring a car is the best way to get around.
What I need to know
You've got a lot of choice when it comes to car hire at Corfu Airport, with numerous car hire companies operating there. With so many providers and cars to choose from, it is easy to get confused when booking. Our site makes it easier as you can compare all the deals to find the right one for you.
Where to pick up my car
A number of the companies at Corfu Airport allow you to pick up your car once you've collected your luggage. You'll find car hire desks in the arrivals hall, which is also where meet and greet services will be. Some providers have pick-up locations elsewhere but provide free shuttle buses.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Known as the island where Odysseus was shipwrecked in Greek mythology, the island of Corfu has a lot to offer. You don't need to travel far from the airport for interesting attractions, but hiring a car means you can go further afield and see everything that the island has on offer.
Nearby Corfu Airport
Less than 20 minutes away from the airport is the iconic palace of Achilleion. Built by the Empress of Austria Elisabeth Bavaria, the stunning palace is surrounded by olive groves and stunning gardens. There is also an interesting myth attached to the building that you can learn all about.
For the beach, head to Paleokastritsa, which offers a stunning bay with emerald waters.
The island of Corfu isn't very large so travelling across it is fairly easy if you have a hire car. This means you can be in Sidari in under an hour, allowing you to enjoy a number of white sand beaches, boat trips and great nightlife.
If you want something a bit different, take a hike on the slopes of Mount Pantokrator. If you manage to reach the top, you'll be met by amazing views across the island.
Eating and drinking
Corfu is the perfect place to enjoy traditional Greek food, especially as restaurants make the most of local produce, including seafood, meat, olives and cheese. While you can find dishes from the rest of Europe on menus, dishes that are particularly excellent in Corfu include tiropitakia and souvlakia.
Things to do
It is tempting to just spend all day on the beach while in Corfu, which you can easily do. However, you can also learn more about the island and Greek mythology at the Achilleion Museum, while Corfu Old Town will make you feel like you've gone back in time. Of course, there's also plenty of shopping for you to do, including great markets.
One place you need to go to is the Old Fortress of Corfu. Located close to Old Town, the Venetian fortress offers great views and gives you a chance to discover it's interesting history. You might also want to hop on a boat to visit the Vlacherna Monastery, which is located on a small island.