Corfu is on Greek time which is 2 hours ahead of GMT.




There are numerous banks in both the Old Town and New Town. Opening times are normally 9-00AM - 2-00PM Monday to Saturday. Most of the banks have ATM cash point machines which are available 24 hours. Greek Skies Travel Agency is the official agent for American Express on Corfu and is located at 20A Kapodistriou.


The principal hospital is located on Julius Andreatti. It is well signposted around the town.


The police station (Tel +30 2661039575) is at 19 Leoforos Alexandros, near the post office (see below).


The main post office (Tel +30 2661025544) is located at 26 Leoforos Alexandros in Corfu Town. The office is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm. In July and August, it is often open for a few hours on Saturday. Throughout the island, you will find yellow Post Boxes. Stamps are available at most supermarkets and mini markets.


The British Consul is located at 1 Menekrates (Tel +30 26610 30055), at the south end of the town, near the Menekrates monument. The consulate is able to attend to the needs of all British Commonwealth citizens.


Tap water is fine for cleaning teeth or boiling a kettle for tea or coffee, but for drinking, we recommend that you buy bottled water which is cheap and plentiful.


Mains electricity is supplied at 220 volts. Continental style plugs are used. Two pin plug adapters are available at most mini markets.


Most British national daily papers are now printed in Athens and can normally be purchased on the day of publication, although usually late in the day.


There are two internet cafes; Online Cafe is at 28 Kapodistriou, on the Esplanade, whilst Netoikos is located at 14 Kalochairetou, behind Agios Spiridon Church. Both are open daily from late morning to late evening. Internet access can be found in most of the hotels on the island, though prices and availability will vary.


Use the SMART system to ensure you and your family do not burn in the strong sun.

  • S. Stay in shade between 11 AM and 3 PM
  • M. Make sure you never burn.
  • A. Always cover up.
  • R. Remember to take extra care with children.
  • T. Then use factor 15+ sunscreen.

Useful Phone Numbers

Ambulance 166
Fire 199
Hospital 06610 88200
Olympic Airways 06610 38694
Police 100
Port police 06610 32655
Road Assistance 104
Tourist Information 06610 37520/37638
Tourist police 06610 30265