When the island of Corfu is on your cruise itinerary, than you dock at the port of Kerkira. It is the capital of the island and itself is often called Corfu. Neo Limani, the new port, also serves as a ferry connection between Greece and Italy. It's a modern port with a small, but functional cruise terminal. It can get very busy when the ferries load and unload their cars and trucks cargo. Yet it's safe to walk around the port area. Neo Limani is located about 3 km walk from the city center and its highlights. There are also good connections by public transport to places like Paleokastritsa or Achilleon.
The Cruise Terminal of Corfu handles an average of 485 cruise ships with 640.000 passengers in the last 3 years.
Language in Kerkira (Corfu)
The language in Kerkira (Corfu) is Greek, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Kerkira (Corfu)
The currency in Piraeus is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Kerkira (Corfu)
Opening times differ a lot around Greece, but generally are as follows:
Monday to Friday
from 9.00h - 13.30h
and 17.30h - 20.30h
Saturday from 9.00h to 15.00h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Palaio Frourio / Old Fort
Palaio Frourio is an old Venetian castle in in Byzantine style. It´s situated close to the main square Spianada
Neo Frourio / New Fort
New Fort is a smaller castle than the Old Fort. It dates back to 1577. Castle is located at the entrance of the historical city
St. Spyridon Cathedral
St. Spyridon Cathedral is a cathedral from 1590 with high bell tower
Spianada Square is the largest and busiest square in Greece. It´s situated between the city and the Old Fort
Antivouniotissa church (in Byzantine style) is the oldest church of Kerkira. It´s dating from the 15th century
Archaeological Museum is a Greek museum built between 1962 and 1965 with collections of unknown origin, archaeological site of Corfu, Thesprotia, Cassiope
It's easy to get around in Corfu.
Corfu has a warm subtropical Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and wet mild winters. In summer the temperature is between 27°C and 32°C, in winter between 6°C and 10°C.
You can discover Corfu and Kerkira on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.
Excursions in Paleokastritsa
Excursions in Achilleon
Excursions in Kerkira (Corfu)
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Kerkira (Corfu):