We'll be driving from the airport on Wednesday night. As we've always done taxis before, never actually driven this route. Is there an idiots guide available, or could some kind soul pm me? We've driven all over the island, but never from the airport, and I believe there's been roadworks/ring road or something since we were last in Corfu. Add to that it'll be dark, and I have visions of ending up somewhere near the top of Pantokrator instead of Paradise Village...... Thanks.
Hi Wendy - if you’ve driven here before, then it’s only getting out of town that should bother you. The simple way is to turn right when leaving the airport by the football ground and follow that road as it winds its way down to Garitsa Bay - about 2/3 minutes. Turn left when you come to the sea and keep the water on your right. Up the hill into the square by the cricket ground, right through the archway at the end and you come to Faliraki. Follow the sea again on your right all the way past the port, along the new dual carriageway and up the junction opposite Lidl. Turn right there on the Paleo road and the rest you should know. Stick to the main road through Skripero and over the pass at Troumpetta - the coast road would be more difficult at night.
Through the archway and straight on you will see the sea (still on your right hand side) follow the road round and the bend and keep going on this road with the sea always on your right - you can't go wrong Wendy - if we can do it anybody can.
Thanks Kath. We've driven into Corfu town before, but that was a long time ago, we usually go by boat if we go at all these days, and never driven from the airport. Thinking about it though, Alex from Dromeas will be meeting us with the car, so I suppose we can always follow him back to Roda:)
Once you turn left on to the sea front at Garitsa Bay the road alongside the sea becomes a one way system at the top of the hill, all along the sea front, around by Faliraki and up to the area where the "new fort" appears on your left, keep on the same road all the way past the port up to the first main junction, turn right at the traffic lights and just stay on that road, straight across at all the traffic lights all the way to the main junction in the middle of the island, then just turn right - sign posted "Sidari". pete.
I came this way yesterday and noticed that there was not one car parked along the seafront at Garitsa - has parking along the sea been banned? Wendy ... Alex may just leave the car for you in the carpark and, even if he doesn’t, he may be returning on a motorbike. He could take the new road past the bus station and into San Rocco Square, which might not be as easy for you.
I've been along Garitsa many times recently, sometimes there are cars there sometimes not, I think the whole island is very quiet, I've never seen the airport so empty as it is this year,even the road to Corfu town has been empty many times, I really thought things would have picked up by now. Pete.
We planned the customary ‘two hours before arrival’ and there were no queues outside the airport and not one person waiting at passport control. The departures board was full, so there were clearly lots of flights, but not when we were there.
The pavement along Garitsa Bay is actually over water for a good way. There was some repair work being carried out, so maybe cars are being discouraged at the moment.
kaz: Happy holidays everyone............wish I was there this time of the year.......one day?
Jun 5, 2019 18:15:07 GMT 2
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
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