Corfu (Greek: Κέρκυρα, Kérkyra, [ˈcercira]; Ancient Greek: Κέρκυρα or Κόρκυρα; Latin: Corcyra; Italian: Corfù) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands and, including its small satellite islands, forms the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece. The island is part of the Corfu regional unit, and is administered as a single municipality. The municipality includes the island Corfu and the smaller islands Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. The principal city of the island and seat of the municipality (pop. 32,095) is also named Corfu. Corfu is home to the Ionian University.
The island is bound with the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopus and river nymph Metope, and abducted her.Poseidon brought Korkyra to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra (Doric). Together, they had a child they called Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of the island were named: Phaiakes. This term was transliterated via Latin to Phaeacians. Corfu's nickname is The island of the Phaeacians.
The island's history is laden with battles and conquests. The legacy of these struggles is visible in the form of castles punctuating strategic locations across the island. Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way. As a result, Corfu's capital has been officially declared a Kastropolis ("castle city") by the Greek government. From medieval times and into the 17th century, the island was recognised as a bulwark of the European States against the Ottoman Empire and became one of the most fortified places in Europe. The fortifications of the island were used by the Venetians to defend against Ottoman intrusion into the Adriatic. Corfu repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire along with the remaining islands of the United States of the Ionian Islands, and unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London.
Corfu is a very popular tourist destination.The island was the location of the 1994 European Union summit.
The island is beautiful, with gorgeous sights and adventures around every corner. While a holiday full of sun and fun is relaxing, why not add some wheels to that vacation?
Corfu Explore Car Rental Has served the Greek Island of Corfu and the surrounding resorts since 1988 with the best Value prices.
Since the very beginning, we have tried to provide a Car Rental service that is built on Trust, Respect, Honesty, competitive pricing and peace of mind.
As tourism has evolved and matured here on Corfu, so have we - this can be seen in our business model as well as our modern fleet of cars.
Rent a Car With Us,And Drive Around corfu safe
If you would like to book a car or just get a quote, please fill out the form at the top,and you can see all the cars and the prices before you make your reservation.
We always love hearing from guests of Corfu, so make your reservation in the web side or send us an email by clicking here.
Corfu Explore Car Hire has a fleet of new cars just waiting for you this holiday season.
Renting a car with us is easy. Make your reservation on line and we deliver it to you,at Corfu Airport,Port terminal,Hotel,Villa or Accommodation.
Corfu car hire with Explore and cruise around Corfu in style visiting resorts like Sidari,Roda,Arillas, Gimari,Agios spiridon,Perama,Liapades,Pelekas,Kommeno,Barbati,Nissaki, Acharavi, Kassiopi,Paleokastritsa,Benitses,Dassia,Agios Stefanos,Ipsos,Kalami, Agios Gordios,Perithia,Korakiana,Messongi,Agni and even Corfu town.
This holiday season, let us put your vacation in motion with one of our great new cars and always be there with our good prices and service.
Corfu Car Hire,We rent you drive
When you arrive at Corfu Airport, your car will be waiting for you, ready to explore.
Some of the best places to see on Corfu, like Corfu Town,Agni,Paleokastritsa, Kassiopi,Sidari,Pelekas,Agios Stefanos north,Arillas,Agios Georgios,Barbati,Εrmones, are best seen by car.
Taking the bus is a long, exhausting trip and booking a charter bus means sharing your holiday with 50 other people.
You want a private holiday with your family and only them.
Renting a car from Corfu Explore Car Rentals means you get safety, privacy and relaxation this holiday season.
With Corfu's lowest prices and specials everyday of the week.
Our prices start less than 21€ a day! Can't go wrong with that!
When you rent with Corfu Explore Car Hire, you get the best service and the very best cars.
Part of our on going drive to provide premier service to our customers.
Don't want to wait for the coach to drop you off at your chosen resort?
Hire or rent a car from Corfu Explore Car Hire and you can be driving around Corfu Island, while the rest of the people ride the coach to the hotel.
When your on holiday, time is money, so don't waste 3 or 4 hours on a coach, let us provide you with a great new car and you'll be on your way in no time at all,we meet you at the Arrivals corfu Airport with your name card,so you can take the Car from the parking area and you can leave the car at the and of your holidays before the coach arrive at the Airport for the checking.
Our rates include + Insurance