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KERKYRA (KER) , Town , IONIAN ISLANDS , GREECE

Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Beach, Beaches under Ministry of Environment Inspection, Port of entrance, Port with supply facilities, UNESCO - World Heritage List, Town hall, Prefecture capital, Province capital, Island capital, Cathedral house
Other Names: KORYFO (Byzantine period), CORFU (Alternative)
Postal Code: 49100
Tel +30 26610
Altitude: 11 meters
Longitude: 19o 55' 5" E
Latitude: 39o 37' 9" N

Ferry lines that operate to the port

Shipping Companies Agents
Ionian Cruises (IC) Ionian Cruises
(Passenger Sea Lines)
KERKYRA, IONIAN ISLANDS
Tel: +30 26610 38690, 31649, 25155
Fax: +30 26610 38787, 26555
Kamelia Lines (KE) Kamelia Lines - Corfu
(Passenger Sea Lines)
KERKYRA, IONIAN ISLANDS
Tel: +30 26610 40372
Kerkyra - Igoumenitsa - Paxi Consortium (KL) 2Way Ferries
(Passenger Sea Lines)
KERKYRA, IONIAN ISLANDS
Tel: +30 26610 30190
Fax: +30 26610 30190
  Ionies Grammes
(Passenger Sea Lines)
KERKYRA, IONIAN ISLANDS
Tel: +30 26610 81808
Fax: +30 26610 81808
  Kerkyra Lines
(Passenger Sea Lines)
KERKYRA, IONIAN ISLANDS
Tel: +30 26610 23874, 23876
  Orizontas Shipping Company
(Passenger Sea Lines)
KERKYRA, IONIAN ISLANDS
Tel: +30 26610 21000
Nisos Paxon Shipping Co. (NP) Nisos Paxon Shipping Co.
(Passenger Sea Lines)
KERKYRA, IONIAN ISLANDS
Tel: +30 26610 49800, 80444
Fax: +30 26610 44004

Useful Information (22)

 Tourist police
Tourist Police Department of Corfu
Tel: +30 26610 29169, 29168Fax: +30 26610 39503
 Passenger Sea Lines
Kerkyra-Igoumenitsa Consortium B
Tel: +30 26610 22275, 20675Fax: +30 26610 25065
Kerkyra-Igoumenitsa Consortium A
Tel: +30 26610 20674Fax: +30 26610 28025
 Port Authority
Central Port Authority of Kerkyra
Tel: +30 26613 65200Fax: +30 26613 39918
 Port information
Kerkyra Port
Capt. Yorgos Ioannides WebPage
http://www.navis.gr/portsgrc/corfu.htm English
 Passenger Sea Lines
Ionian Cruises
Tel: +30 26610 38690, 31649, 25155Fax: +30 26610 38787, 26555
Kerkyra Lines
Tel: +30 26610 23874, 23876
European Sealines
Tel: +30 210 9561630Fax: +30 210 9537263
Ionies Grammes
Tel: +30 26610 81808Fax: +30 26610 81808
Nisos Paxon Shipping Co.
Tel: +30 26610 49800, 80444Fax: +30 26610 44004
Feax Express Lines
Tel: +30 26610 21000
Orizontas Shipping Company
Tel: +30 26610 21000
2Way Ferries
Tel: +30 210 6250131Fax: +30 210 6251333
 Port agents
Mancan Travel
Tel: +30 26610 24503, 32664Fax: +30 26610 36935
Niakas Travel
Tel: +30 26610 36439, 43246Fax: +30 26610 45153
Nissos Shipping Co
Tel: +30 26610 25955
Sea Pilot Travel
Tel: +30 26610 25000Fax: +30 26610 46555
2Way Ferries
Tel: +30 26610 30190Fax: +30 26610 30190
Kamelia Lines - Corfu
Tel: +30 26610 40372
Easy Way Travel
Tel: +30 26610 48100-3Fax: +30 26610 43500
Corfu Marine Travel
Tel: +30 26610 39079, 39747, 31569Fax: +30 26610 32047
Nisos Paxon Shipping Co.
Tel: +30 26610 49800, 80444Fax: +30 26610 44004

Sea transport & tourism companies (2)

 Passenger Sea Lines
Ionies Grammes
Tel: +30 26610 81808Fax: +30 26610 81808
 Shipping agents
Patras Travel Corfu
Tel: +30 26610 39112, 38712, 21300Fax: +30 26610 35698

Local governments (3)

 Prefectures
Regional Division of Kerkyra
Tel: +3026613 62300-1Fax: +3026610 32525
 Town-halls
Kerkyra Municipality
Tel: +3026613 62700-1Fax: +3026610 25555, 32779
 Municipalities' district offices
Kerkyra Community

Corfu, one of the most beguiling cities in the Mediterranean, lies in the middle of the east coast of the island. It has grown up along a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea. Its unique beauty is the product of the curious mixture of architectural styles left behind by the various occupying civilizations, blended into an especially harmonious whole.

The old city is the largest "living" medieval town preserved in Greece. Its streets wind and wader with no discernible order or object, its picturesque cobble-stone alleyways are interrupted by statues, graceful churches, Venetian tenements and fountains; the only way to see them is on foot.

The new section of the town is inseparable from the old, so that broad avenues with large piazzas can be found cheek by jowl with the cobbled lanes. Corfu's main square is the Spianada or Esplanade, rightly judged the most beautiful in Greece. Hotels combining the latest amenities with respect for their surroundings lie at various points round town. Some of the city's houses - two-storeys and higher - are in the English Georgian style, others display a strong French influence, while others are Italianate or in the island tradition. Arcades and arches decorate them, as do balconies with artfully designed wrought-iron railings.

Originally, Corfu was a fortress-state whose inhabitants lived within the walls of the Old (Sea) Fort built on the foundations of an earlier Byzantine castle that the Venetians reinforced and expanded in 1546. It is separated from the rest of the town by a moat, the Contrafossa, which used to be spanned by a moveable wooden bridge. The New (Land) Fort above the old harbour was erected between 1576 and 1588 to protect the town in the event of a Turkish invasion. The coast road with its graceful lampposts follows the medieval sea walls, the Mourayia. Its natural borders, the emerald sea on one side and lush greenery on the other, make it exceptionally lovely.

(text: L. Briola)

Selected tourism enterprises (9)

 Travel agencies
All Ways Travel-S.L.S.
Tel: +30 26610 33955, 45516, 47471Fax: +30 26610 30471
Anna Aperghi Travel and Tourism
Tel: +30 26610 48713-4Fax: +30 26610 48780, 48715
Crystal Travel
Tel: +30 26610 39279, 41090, 34180Fax: +30 26610 44221
Pachis Travel
Tel: +30 26610 23820, 28298Fax: +30 26610 23820
Supertravel
Tel: +30 26610 35218-9, 34159Fax: +30 26610 34159
Kanoulas Travel
Tel: +30 26610 81970-1Fax: +30 26610 81972
Danae Travel Bureau
Tel: +30 210 3247512Fax: +30 210 3221717
 Hotels
Constantinoupolis Hotel 2 Stars
Tel: +30 26610 48716-8Fax: +30 26610 80716
Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel 4 Stars
Tel: +30 26610 90196-8Fax: +30 26610 91591

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