Corfu Travel Information

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Corfu Scene Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea off the north-western coast of mainland Greece. From medieval times and into the 17th century, the island was used by the Venetians to defend against Ottoman intrusion into the Adriatic. The 1797 Treaty of Campo Formio saw Corfu ceded to the French, who occupied it for two years until they were expelled by a joint Russian-Ottoman alliance. For a short time it became the capital of a self-governing federation of the Heptanesos ("Seven Islands"), under Ottoman suzerainty. Following the final defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, the Ionian Islands became a protectorate of the United Kingdom by the Treaty of Paris in 1815. In 1864, the United Kingdom, Greece, France and Russia signed the Treaty of London, pledging the transfer of sovereignty to Greece which saw the Ionian Islands united with Greece.

Things to do in Corfu: Corfu Old Town • Paxos Antipaxos Blue Caves Day Tour • Achilleion Palace • Parga & Sivota Islands Blue Lagoon Cruise • Palaiokastritsa beach • The Old Venetian Fortress • Day trip cruise to Albania

Highly rated hotels in Corfu: Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa • Grecotel Corfu Imperial • Mayor Capo Di Corfu • Grecotel Eva Palace • Rodostamo Hotel & Spa • Kairaba Sandy Villas • Almyros Beach Resort & Spa • Castello di Vista • Corfu Holiday Palace • Corfu Palace Hotel • Kairaba Mythos Palace



Greece's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug types C & F
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport is 1,274 miles, with a flight time of approx 3 hrs. Corfu's IATA airport code is CFU.


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Climate: The climate of Corfu is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot, sunny summers. Rainfall follows the Mediterranean pattern, with a maximum in autumn and winter, while from June to August it almost never rains. Winter, from December to mid-March, is quite mild but it is rainy, especially in December and January. There is however, a moderate amount of sunny days too. Sometimes, there may be outbreaks of cold air from the Balkan Peninsula, with some chilly and windy days, and possible slight frosts at night. In the inland hills, it can even snow. Spring, from mid-March to May, is mild. The rains become less frequent and is replaced by fine weather. May is a good month before the heat of the summer. Summer, from June to August, is hot and sunny. The maximum temperature often exceeds 30°C, especially in July and August. Sea breezes provide some relief. Autumn, from September to November sees the heat fade to more mild temperatures but there are still many sunny days.

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BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑CFU
(BA) ba



TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy40 4080
WTP
Business80 80160
First
 

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines



Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Corfu, (Zone 3, 1,150-2,000 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy9,25010,750
Club17,75020,750


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