Car Hire in Corfu from thelocal experts
Corfu is an island. Today it’s part of Greece and is located off the far north-western coast of mainland Greece and Albania. It’s also one of the most popular destinations for travellers to this part of the world. In fact, it’s so popular that for much of Corfu tourism has replaced traditional industries such as olive oil production as a major source of income. Therefore, visitors are assured of top class accommodation in the many Corfu hotels and resorts around the island. There is also easy convenient access to services like reliable car hire, buses, taxis, and even seaplane services to the nearby islands. Car rental Cofu airport
Exploring Corfu By Hire Car
Corfu city is the main urban centre on the island and due to its central location on the east coast of the island is an excellent place from which to base your exploration of Corfu’s many points of interest. From here you can head north, west or south to start your unforgettable Corfu holiday.
For getting around Corfu, definitely explore car hire options as a good reliable hire car is a must for getting to many of the top Corfu destinations. Contact us here at Corfu Cars for the best value car hire deals. We make Car hire corfu hassle free with our late model cars and excellent hire rates. Our vehicles are also impeccably maintained to give you the safest possible driving experience.
Exploring Historic Corfu
Corfu, the town, the city, and the island, has a long and colourful history. Today the original part of the city within the fortress precinct is one of the few still intact historic settlements of this size anywhere in the world. It’s remained largely unchanged up until the present day. From the Byzantines to the Venetians and then the British, with brief spells under other nations – each administration has left its mark, and contributed to the fascinating mix of ancient, mediaeval, and new that is modern Corfu.Car rental Corfu
Corfu also has a somewhat war torn history, although you wouldn’t necessarily know that when you visit peaceful, serene Corfu today. The island was in fact an important buffer for the Adriatic against invading armies, the Ottomans in particular, and was heavily fortified as a result. Hence the impressive fortresses on the island! Another clue to its less than tranquil past is the original settlement nestled in between the fortresses – it’s a classic historic military settlement. The Venetians administered Corfu for several centuries before it was handed over to the British after the Napoleonic Wars. Speaking of the British, here’s an interesting piece of trivia. Corfu is the only place in Greece that appreciates a good game of cricket!Car hire Corfu airport
Top Places To Visit In Corfu – Historic Forts
Of all the places to visit in Corfu the 2 historic forts – Palaio Frourio (Old Fortress) and the newer Neo Frourio (New Fortress) are definitely worth a visit. They dominate the old Corfu city, which is bounded on its northern and eastern perimeters by the coastline, and on its southern and eastern boundaries by a road that follows what was once the enclosing fortress wall. Confined within these barriers ancient Corfu town grew upwards, built around a maze of narrow streets with multi-storied Venetian style buildings that tower above you today as you wander along the ancient cobbled alleyways. The original part of the city is now heritage listed. It’s also a walking only zone so if you intend to visit this part of Corfu, come prepared. You’ll have to park outside the area and come in by