If you're looking for a car hire in Corfu, Sixt has two offices to help you with your needs. There's a branch in the atmospheric Old Harbour, a stone's throw from the port and all the sights of the historic centre. Meanwhile travellers by air can find us in the main terminal of Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport, just over a mile outside town. Either branch makes a convenient starting point for a tour of the island's many attractions. Check our drop-down menu for a full list of our offices in Corfu and their opening times (the Old Harbour branch is closed at the weekend, while our airport office is open every day).
To see exactly where our local offices are situated, consult our map tab. Then browse the appropriate branch page to learn more about what you can expect from a car rental in Corfu. Our fleet of rental cars includes a broad range of affordable vehicles, from compact and economy options to premium models and mini-vans. Please note that when you book in advance online, we can't guarantee a specific make or model of car. However, we do guarantee the car will fall within your chosen vehicle class. We have a price comparison tool to bring you the best value for money, but there's no stinting on quality, with most of our vehicles being a maximum of three months old. And if you don't need a vehicle for your whole trip, you can also hire a car by the hour or the day.
Whatever kind of visit to Corfu you're envisaging, Sixt can provide a fine selection of transport options. For family vacations, we have comfortable, air-conditioned saloons and estates from reputable brands. Or if you're on a couples break, then you might want to take off from your hotel to an isolated cove in one of our sports cars such as the Audi A3 Cabriolet. In the meantime, 4x4s like the Dacia Duster Diesel are great for exploring the rugged scenery by road. Unlimited miles and free cancellation come as standard on many deals, while other possible add-ons include SatNav and additional driver insurance so that one person isn't always stuck behind the wheel. For that extra touch of flexibility, download our smartphone app. You can use this half an hour before pick-up to secure the specific car you want.
Corfu is well served by a series of spectacular coastal roads, including the GR-24 motorway which loops around the north and the GR-25 which runs down the narrow southern end of the island. Stick to these and you can expect to encounter many of the island's prime tourists spots. However, you have to veer off the main roads to take in sights such as Mount Pandokrator, the island's highest point, with its monastery and sprinkling of sleepy villages. These secondary roads tend to be a little bumpy at times, and the access roads to some of the beaches can be quite steep. For this reason, a 4x4 is a wise choice of vehicle if you're planning on exploring the island's hidden gems by road. Of the various idyllic coves the island has to offer, Agios Stefanos is a good option for lunch and a dip, with a selection of taverns and a decent parking area.
Although a popular holiday destination, Corfu (or Kerkira in the native tongue) has managed to retain a surprising amount of its traditional rustic character. The old quarters of Corfu Town are extremely picturesque, with their esplanade, arcades, Italianate architecture and flanking forts. And you don't have to stray far from the big resorts to lose yourself in a rural landscape of olive groves, ancient monasteries and sheltered bays. That said, there's no shortage of crowd-pleasing, tourist-friendly beaches, particularly on the western shore of the island, where sun-worshippers flock to hotspots like Marathia and Issos. It's also great for scuba diving, with a number of excellent dive sites to the north of the island.
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Housed in an attractive 18th century villa, the National Gallery Annexe in Kato Korakiana is a collection of paintings and sculpture by some of Greece's most celebrate artists, including El Greco himself.
Drive along the forest-fringed hill roads past the resort of Kavos and you'll come to the ruins of the cliff-top monastery of Panagia Arkoudila. Here you can enjoy stunning views over the isle of Paxi, or go for a swim on the beach below.
People have been coming to Kassiopi to get away from it all for hundreds of years. The resort boasts a 13th century castle, a 4th century church and good selection of nearby beaches.
Taking place in early May, the Corfu Beach Festival in Moraitika is a five day event covering travel and tourism.
In September the resort of Arillas plays host to the Corfu Beer Festival, a five day trade show with food as well as beverages.