Ships dock right at the New Port. They typically offer free interport shuttles to the passenger terminal of Corfu, the distance however is only 5 to 10 minutes on foot, depending where you are docked.
Some ships will also operate shuttles to and from Corfu Town, around 7 euro.
The terminal has car rental kiosks and a duty-free shop.
You have to exit the terminal to find taxis (typically the first queue is for passengers looking for island tours; you have to walk way down to the end to find those cars that'll take shorter rides.
However, it is about a 20 to 30 minute or 3 km walk into Corfu if you would rather walk it. Simply leave the terminal to your left and stay right along the ocean all the way.
The public bus costs 1.50 euro. You can pay the driver. It's Bus #16 or #17 and you can pick it up in the port parking lot. It drops you at the town entrance. Every 15 minutes, takes about 10 minutes to get into town. It drops you off just a short walking distance from where all the other busses will be leaving. (see below) Ask the driver for a map (free)
If you are planning to use other city busses, you can buy a day ticket for only 5 Euro.
Printable map to take along.
Cruise calendar for this port.
Watch a destination video.
Corfu town, especially in its oldest part, is one of the most charming and romantic places of the modern Greece. A perfect example of ancient Venetian and Byzantine art that will be able to fascinate you with it secret little streets and its panoramic points. Surrounded by the sea, the old town of Kerkyra is closed in by two ancient fortresses.
In Corfu you can use a very good bus service that can bring you to all the most important villages (Paleokastritsa, Kavos, Ipsos, Sidari, Gouvia, Kassiopi, Roda, etc...) leaving always from Kerkyra town. Also the taxi service is well organised, however be ready to negatiate. It's also very easy to take for rent bicycle, motorbikes, car and jeeps everywhere around Corfù.
There are two types of busses in Corfu - Blue buses serve Corfu town and the environs, Green buses serve the rest of the island. Useful lines include the number 7 which goes to and from Dasia every 20 minutes (30 minutes on Sundays),
Dasia beach is developed along the village, so it's long and narrow. In this part of the coast the sea is calm and from the bay you have a stunning view over Albanian mountains and coastline.
Along the small streets of the old town hundreds of small local shops are one next to the other and here you can really find everything you're looking for. In Corfu there are also many jewellery shops, leather shops and local laboratories that work the olive wood to make souvenirs. Moreover you can find carpets, hand made table clothes and ceramic gifts.
Something very special that is the symbol of Corfu island is the Kum Quat, something you must try at least once during your stay in Corfu.
Greek, English widely spoken.
You can get free WiFi nearly every where downtown. A little out of the center there are many cafes who offer free connections. In the cruise terminal there is free WLAN. Service slows down when many crew members are using it. As crew members have to be on board an half hour before the passengers this might be a good time frame to connect.
Shopping hours are a somewhat complicated matter in Greece as they vary according to the type of business. The list below covers the main areas but bear in mind that this is subject to sudden arbitrary and often incomprehensible changes in the law.
Generally the hours between 2.00pm and 5.30pm are dedicated to lunch and the sacred afternoon siesta, especially in the hot summer.
Tourist shops may stay open, so do many kiosks, all the supermarkets, main post-offices and telephone offices.
Apart from kiosks, sweet shops, florists and many tourist shops everything is closed on Sundays.