Car hire in Corfu
Hiring a car in Corfu
One of the most popular holiday locations in Greece, the island of Corfu is a beautiful destination that will soon have you realising why so many people head there each year. The traditional character of Corfu is combined perfectly with a modern cosmopolitan feel, which comes with stunning beaches and usually blue skies. All of this, as well as the strong link to a number of Greek myths and legends, will give you plenty to see and do throughout your visit. Driving in Corfu is a varied experience, with many of the rural locations having rough, narrow and winding roads, which present a challenge compared to the roads in more central locations.
What you need to know
You can choose from numerous varieties of cars provided by many different companies when it comes to hiring a car in Corfu. You can make the decision easier by using our booking tool, which will allow you to see the best deals. As well as making booking simple, Holiday Autos also offers free cancellation if your journey plans change, as well as 24-hour support. We really couldn't make hiring a car in Corfu any simpler, which is why millions of people across 170 countries choose us when it comes to finding the right car hire deal.
Where to pick up your car
You can start exploring Corfu as soon as you land, as car hire desks are located in the arrivals hall of Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (CFU). Once you've collected your luggage, you are able to put it straight in your car and head to your hotel, saving you the need for transfers. You can also return your car at the airport, ensuring the end of your trip is just as hassle-free as the start.
“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
Hiring a car ensures that you can see as much of beautiful Corfu as you are able to cram into your trip. The island really does have something for everyone and every mood so you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your adventure. You can head to one of the island’s interesting museums, find a hidden cove to make the most of bright blue water or explore the busy towns and all the bustling activity they have to offer. Car hire also means you can head off the beaten track to visit smaller villages and mountainous regions.
Car hire ensures you can make the most of your holiday without having to deal with public transport. It means that destinations are much easier to get to, so you can easily head out to explore. It can take you as little as 12 minutes to drive from Corfu Town to Kanoni, which is one of the most photographed locations in Corfu. With views across Mouse Island and the church of Panagia Vlacherna, it's easy to see why so many people head to Kanoni. From here you can even hop on a boat to visit Mouse Island and take in the stunning views of the coastline from the sea.
For a family-friendly day out, there is always Aqualand, which is the third largest waterpark in Europe. Located in Agios Ioannis, the park is just 12km away from the centre of Corfu Town via Epar.0d Kerkyras-Peleka, E0 Kerkyras Achiliou and Leof. Dimokratias roads.
The best sites aren't just close to Corfu Town though, as you head 38km north along the main coastal road to the village of Kassiopi. This picturesque fishing village is home to a number of stunning white sand beaches, some of which give you the option to enjoy some watersports. Kassiopi also has a large Roman fortress that you can explore, which is thought to have once been visited by Emperor Nero. You can also enjoy delicious seafood at any of the town's well-known restaurants.
Alternatively, you could drive 43km south to the second largest town in Corfu, Lefkimi. This has less of a resort feel that Corfu Town as it is one of the most traditional villages on the island. Here you'll find vineyards and olive trees surrounding the pretty village with its sunny squares and winding streets. The village also has two beautiful churches - Agioi Theodoroi and Agios Arsenios - which are renowned for their beautiful architecture.
Top attractions in Corfu
Your car hire will afford you the chance to take in some of the best sites in Corfu with minimal hassle.
Mon Repos Estate
If you're interested in learning about the history of Corfu, it pays to head to the Mon Repos Estate, which is located south of Corfu Town. The estate is set away from the shops and bustle of the main town, making it a beautiful and serene location. Once you arrive, you'll find a stunning neoclassical villa set in a wooded parkland. It is also home to the Museum of Paleopolis, which features an interesting selection of archaeological finds. The grounds are also home to two Doric temples, the first of which is in ruins but the Temple of Artemis is still incredibly impressive.
From the Old Port of Corfu Town, you can hop on a boat and head the mile out to sea to visit Vidos Island. Not only is the island a site of historical significance, it also allows you to take in the views of Corfu Town and the coastline so you can really appreciate how beautiful Corfu is. Vidos Island - which was known as the Island of Hera in ancient times - is ideal for exploring by foot or for relaxing on the beach. The island is also home to fortresses and a WWI Serbian cemetery, showing you just how varied its history is.
While Corfu has numerous gorgeous beaches to choose from if you want to soak up the sun or take a trip in the crystal clear water, Glyfada Beach is a must-visit. The popular location is world-renowned due to its long expanse of golden sand and for its mythical history - it is thought that Odysseus washed up on the beach during the final part of his Odyssey. You'll find the beach on the opposite side of the island, but car hire means the journey can take as little as 35 minutes.
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