Igoumenitsa to Corfu Guide
Igoumenitsa Port Guide
The Greek city of Igoumenitsa is located in the north west of Greece and is the capital of the Thesprotia region. The Greek island of Corfu lies a short distance across the Gulf of Igoumenitsa and is therefore a popular place to visit from the town. Igoumenista is surrounded by hills full of pine trees and is on an amazing coastal road lined with sycamores. The town's port is an important line between Greece and Italy and as a result attracts many tourists to its streets which are lined with beautiful buildings containing shops, cafes and restaurants. A pleasant way to spend a relaxing afternoon as by taking a slow lunch on the terrace in one of the city's restaurants.
The city was once an important town in the Kingdom of Thesprotis in the 4th century and was known as Titani. Following archaeological excavations, artefacts have been found showing there was a theatre and two temples in the town.
From the town's port ferries can be taken to Bari, Brindisi, Ravenna, Trieste, Venice, Kerkyra, Lefkimi and Paxi.
How to get to Igoumenitsa Port
The Igoumenitsa ferry port is situated in the Thesprotia region and is easily reached via car and public transport. KTEL Thesprotias provides a public bus service departing twice a day from Parga, which takes approximately 40 minutes. If you are travelling by car, the port is accessible by way of the E90 motorway from the east and the E55 motorway from the south. Please consider visiting our accommodation page for all the best places to stay in Igoumenitsa.
Corfu Port Guide
The Greek island of Corfu is located a short distance off the coast of mainland Greece and partly because of its lovely Mediterranean climate and beaches, is a very popular tourist destination. Compared to some of its island neighbours, Corfu is a very green island and is characterised by hot dry summers and winters that tend to be quite wet which helps the island's vegetation which includes over 2 million olive trees. Unlike the rest of Greece, the island never fell under the control of the Ottomans but because of its rule over the centuries by the Venetians, the French and the British, who left strong reminders of their cultures on the island, it has mainly become part of the Western rather than the Levantine world.
The Old Town of Corfu is wonderfully preserved and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains Renaissance, Baroque and Classical influences. Popular with tourists are its palaces, fortresses and Venetian public buildings that sit side by side with more modest buildings located along narrow cobbled streets and small secluded squares.
Ferry services from the island depart to destinations on the Greek mainland and to other, nearby, Greek islands.