... Useful information about Corfu island

Shopping Hours
Shops are generally open 09:00-14:30 Monday to Friday, and 17:30 - 20:30 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturdays they are open 09:00-15:00. They remain closed on Sundays. Sometimes small supermarkets - drugstores may stay open up to 22:00 hrs.

Currency:
The local currency is the Euro. Most  businesses accept credit cards and 24-hour cash-card facilities are available.

Health Conditions:
Due to prosperity and the favourable climate, Corfu has no endemic diseases, and no special vaccinations are required.Hospital facilities, both public and private, are of a goodstandard
In order to have access to necessary health care, tourists from member states of the European Union (EU) wishing to visit Corfu must be holders of the European Health Card (EHIC) or any other legal Community document issued by their competent social security agency. In order to have access to necessary health care, tourists from countries other than the member states of the European Union wishing to visit Corfu must consult their social security agency for information before travelling.
Medical Services : In most resorts you will find a chemist which is open till late hours
Hospital
Address: Ioulias Andreadi Str. 1, Corfu 49100
Telephone: (+30) 26610-88200.

Water
The water in Corfu is generally safe to drink, however if you prefer bottle water this can be bought from supermarkets, bars and restaurants.

Electricity:
The mains supply is 220 volts A.C. If you haven't brought with you an adaptor you can obtain one from some supermarkets or electrical shops.

Tourist Police:
The Greek Tourist Police can be reached around-the-clock by dialing “171”. This line provides all kind of information and instructions in Greek, English, French and German, thus helping tourists to deal directly with any arising problem. In case you need any help, do not hesitate to contact the staff members of the Greek Tourist Police by dialing “171”.
Corfu Tourist Police Service:  
Address: 4, Samartzi Str., 491 00 CORFU
Tel: (+30) 26610-39503,30265
Ipsos Tourist Police Summer Service
Address: Ipsos-Corfu Police Department, 490 83
Telephone: (+30) 26610-93204

Useful Numbers:
International code for Greece : 0030
Direct dialing code : 26610 (Corfu Town)

GNTO Tourist Information Bureau : 37520, 37639/40, 37638
Municipal Tourist Information Bureau : 28509
Port Authority : 32655
Olympic Airlines (Airport) : 30180
Local Buses (urban) : 32158, 31595
KTEL (Long distance buses) : 30627, 39985
Association of Corfiot Organizations : 32685
Association of Corfu Hotels: Tel (+30) 26610-22635, Fax: (+30) 26610-36629
Corfu Federation of Tourist Villas & Appartments Owners: Tel (+30) 26610-26133, Fax (+30) 26610-23402

More Telephone Numbers:
 
PREFECTURE Government House , Tel. 39672

TOWN HALL M. Theotokis Square , Tel. 39424

POLICE
Flying Squad Tel. 100
Information: 19 Alexandras Avenue, Tel. 38661 
Traffic Police: Old Palace Tel. 39294
Public Order Bureau:
Karousades: (26630) 31222 
Lefkimi: (26620) 22222
Skripero: (26630) 22222
Police Station
Ag. Matthaios: 55113
Argyrades: (26620) 51422
Yiannades: 51223
Yimari: (26630) 91261
Kassiopi: (26630) 81240
Kastelani: 54222
Magoulades: (26630) 51222
Paleokastritsa: (26630) 41203

HARBOR-MASTER'S OFFICE Eth. Antistasis Ave. , Tel. 32655
Harbor Police , Patriarchou Athinagora St. , Tel. 40062
New Harbor , Tel 30481
Harbor Station Gouvia , Tel.91473
Harbor Station Paleokastritsa , Tel.41297
Harbor Station Sidari , Tel. 95330
New Harbor: Eth. Antistasis Avenue, Tel. 39392

Airport : Tel. 38079

POST OFFICE : 26 Alexandrou Avenue , Tel. 25544
O.T.E (Telecommunication Services): 3 Mantzarou St.,  Tel. 34699

BANKS
National Bank: 63 Voulgareos St. , Tel. 38597 and 42B Alexandra's Avenue, Tel. 34403
Commercial Bank: 82 E Voulgareos St. , Tel. 39636
Ionian Bank : Theotokis Square, Tel. 34333
General Bank: 3 Samara St. , Tel. 36066
Bank of Crete: 21 Theotokis Square
Credit Bank: 4 Ay Dimitriou St. , Tel. 38112
Agricultural Bank: 15 K. Zavitsianou St. , 31 Alexandras Avenue Lefkimi  Tel. (26620) 22528

Banking Hours: Monday - Thursday :8.00-14.30, Friday : 8.00-.14.00, Saturday-Sunday: closed




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