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14 Dec 2022

Do I need a car in Corfu?

Αre you thinking of traveling to Corfu this summer but you do not already know if it would be a good idea to bring your own car with you or even rent a car in order to explore every single spot of this amazing island rather than discovering this place on foot or public transport? Either you are thinking of bringing your own car on Corfu or renting a vehicle, we are here to help you concerning this matter, for example what to avoid, what to place emphasis on and every detail that you need to know about this subject.

Here is how to decide:

Cars are time-saving when it comes to exploring most of the areas of Corfu

First of all, we do think that you really need a car on the island of Corfu during your holidays. The island is large enough and you probably need to enjoy stress-free holidays without worrying about missing local buses or paying too much to taxi drivers.

Safety issues related to pandemic

Since COVID-19 is still threatening us, then it might be a good idea to use your own vehicle while on holidays on Corfu. Buses and other transportation options may be extremely busy and crowded during the summer months and therefore driving your own car may help you avoid overcrowding and get rid of any safety and health concerns regarding COVID-19.

Insufficient Public Transportation system

Indeed, there are bus services that do operate on the island of Corfu but passengers usually have to wait too long for a bus, which is very often overcrowded by locals and tourists during the summer months. Plus, there are no bus services to all areas of Corfu and this may prevent you from visiting some stunning areas of Corfu, that do not have to be missed. Every spot around Corfu boasts a hidden gem that cannot be always accessed by local buses. Having your car on Corfu offers you the chance of going everywhere at any time, not caring about itineraries.

Traveling with your family and friends makes a car essential

If you are planning to travel on your own, then a car might be impractical, but for family holidays a car offers flexibility, you can easily stop off at every place you may wish or visit an attraction that suddenly appears during your route.

 

In the end, whatever you decide, here are a few tips about driving on the island of Corfu:

  • Be informed on speed limits applying to the area where you are you driving on Corfu.
  • Drive always on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Conform to Greek law and rules concerning Highway Code.
  • Despite the fact that there are steep and narrow roads in some areas of Corfu, driving is safe, since the majority of drivers are aware of Corfu’s road network quality and therefore drivers drive in a careful manner.

 

 

 

 

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