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Travel Information

Travel Information

When traveling to Corfu and Greece in general, most tourists are certain to have a number of basic questions concerning the island and Greece respectively. How much should I tip (if at all) in a restaurant after dining, which banks have branches on the island etc?

Can you smoke in public buildings, where can you find a petrol station, where can you get information and maps of the island? All the answers to these questions and more can be found on the guide below.

Corfu Tourist Information Office Corfu Tourist Information Office

Corfu Tourist Information Office

Corfu Tourist Information Office

For tourist information regarding Corfu, contact the Municipal Information Office located at the entrance to the Old Fortress. You can obtain a map of the island here and get information about points of interest you may wish to visit.
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Banks

Banks

Banks on Corfu are open Monday to Thursday from 08.00 to 14.30 and on Friday until 14.00. There are plenty of ATMs so you will have no difficulty withdrawing money.Note that credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners) are accepted in major hotels and most shops and restaurants.
Healthcare Healthcare

Healthcare

Healthcare

Citizens of the European Union (including Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) traveling to Corfu enjoy the right to free public health care, on production of the European Health Insurance Card. Otherwise, any care needed, except for emergency room visits must be paid for.

Parking

For those of you that have come to Corfu by car, or have rented one, try avoid circulating in the center of town. If you can not do otherwise, and the hotel you have chosen does not have its own car park, ask about the car parks in the center of town.
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Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange

For those traveling to Corfu from outside the Euro zone, and who have run out of local currency, there is a currency exchange service at Corfu's Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport.

Tipping

A service charge is included in restaurant bills when you dine and bar bills for drinks. However, it is customary to leave a 10% tip on the total of the bill, if you are happy with the overall experience.
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Petrol Stations

Petrol Stations

There are petrol stations located in central parts of Corfu as well as many places all around the island, should you need to fill up our car. Prices range from €1.68-1.85/liter (March 2014) and fluctuate regularly.For more information regarding directions and prices, go to www.fuelprices.gr.

Shopping

Generally speaking, shopping hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 09.00-15.30 and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 09.00-14.30 and 17.30-21.00. Department stores, shopping centers and shops in busy central areas are open from morning to night daily.
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Smoking

Smoking

Smoking prohibition in public buildings was implemented by law and passed in 2000, followed by tighter restrictions in 2008, which came into effect in on 1 July 2009.

Passport-Visa

Citizens of the European Union only require an ID card/passport for entry to Greece for unlimited stay.
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