The Telegraph Top 20 Greek Islands

Corfu awarded 9th place

The full top20 list

  • 1. Kefalonia
  • 2. Crete
  • 3. Samos
  • 4. Hydra
  • 5. Rhodes
  • 6. Zakynthos
  • 7. Mykonos
  • 8. Lefkada
  • 9. Corfu
  • 10. Lesbos
  • 11. Evia
  • 12. Kos
  • 13. Skiathos
  • 14. Skopelos
  • 15. Meganisi
  • 16. Santorini
  • 17. Patmos
  • 18. Kythira
  • 19. Chios
  • 20. Karpathos
The Telegraph Top 20 Greek Islands

Beware of the ATMs:

Greece ATM Euro Exchange Rates

Ever wondered why there are so many ATMs on Corfu these days? It's because the banks have discovered a trick of processing transactions in pounds instead of euros allowing them to use their own exchange rate, a process called Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC). The table below shows the comparative cost of obtaining €100 from the most common ATMs if you follow the default option of processing the transaction in GBP, and looking at the receipts left behind by other customers most people are still letting the ATMs steal up to 10% of their holiday money.

If you ignore all the inevitable warnings and choose the other option to do the exchange in Euros, you will find that they will cost significantly less as the bank have to the use the Visa Exchange Rate in the transaction. This should apply to any ATM that you use and you must be given the choice. It's also a trick being used by some retailers and restaurants. It is generally accepted that if you are ever given the choice to make a card payment in GBP always decline the option and pay in Euros as you would expect.

  1. Get as many euros as you feel comfortable taking with you before leaving the UK
  2. Not choosing the default DCC used by ATMs always gets a better exchange rate
  3. Never use a card for transactions of less than 100 euros
  4. Avoid Euronet ATMs like the plague!
 Cost of €200ATM Fee
Tesco UK Online Rate£182.39-
Alphabank (Without DCC)£186.42€0
Alphabank (With DCC)£191.58-
Eurobank (Without DCC)£188.68€2.50
Eurobank (With DCC)£190.79-
Piraeus Bank (Without DCC)£188.23€3.00
Piraeus Bank (With DCC)£193.25-
National Bank of Greece (Without DCC)£188.77€2.60
National Bank of Greece (With DCC)£194.05-
Euronet (Without DCC)£189.99€3.95
Euronet (With DCC)£204.26-
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Navigate Corfu using Google Maps and GPS without an Internet Connection:

Google Maps and GPS without Internet

This will work on iPhone, iPad & Android mobile devices running an up-to-date version of Google maps. To make a map available for offline viewing just search for your desired location and get it up on your screen so that it only shows the area you want to save & put 'ok maps' into the search box.

Find out more... Link to Corfu Map

Corfu Holiday Resorts:

Kassiopi Holidays

The small fishing village of Kassiopi is on the north eastern tip of Corfu. Kassiopi is an attractive resort with traditional narrow streets and overlooked by the ruins of an ancient castle. Nightlife is quite lively with a variety of tavernas and late night bars around the harbour area. The beaches within Kassiopi are all small and pebbly, but the water is clear and blue. There is a daily bus service to Corfu town 22 miles away taking a winding road that leads around the foot of Mount Pandorkrator giving great views towards Albania.

Sidari Holidays

Sidari, in the north of Corfu, is a long-standing favourite with families and singles alike, thanks to its excellent beaches and lively nightlife. The main beach is a two mile curve of sand and shingle, with safe swimming and a good selection of watersports. Beyond the harbour, the sandstone has been eroded by the sea creating a series of tiny coves. The resort's main street is packed with shops and a wide choice of tavernas and music bars. Sidari is a popular choice with all kinds of holidaymakers... just check your accommodation isn't on the busy (noisy!) main street.

St George South Holidays
St George South

Agios Georgios has one of the best sandy beaches on the island (6 miles long) and safe for children. The beach is well organized and has been awarded the blue flag. The resort itself lacks character, but it's an ideal base for those who like walking and cycling. Those wishing to explore further will probably need a car although there are some excursions available. If you are looking for peace and quiet and are planning to spend most of your holiday on the beach, then St George could be the place for you.

Corfu WalkAbout:

Corfu Virtual Tour

Corfu WalkAbout puts street view style tours into most of the resort maps. All you have to do is drag & drop the little blue man on to the line indicating the availability of the WalkAbout imagery.

Corfu WalkAbout allows you to explore your chosen resort in a way which has not been possible before & is available for the following resorts:

Popular Trips and Excursions:

Trip to Aqualand  (90 Comments)
With zones for kids aged four to eight, families, and adrenaline-seekers, including the near-vertical Free Fall slide, plus sun loungers, umbrellas, and a full range of bars and cafes, there really is something for everyone.
Boat trip and beach BBQ  (70 Comments)
Scuba Diving  (39 Comments)
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Popular Beaches:

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Arillas Beach  (17 Comments)
Ipsos Beach  (13 Comments)

Popular Places to Visit:

Aqualand  (70 Comments)

Popular Holiday Resorts:

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Kassiopi  (205 Comments)
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