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HELPFUL INFORMATION

Airport Transfers

The only airport on the island is Corfu Airport which is located in Corfu Town. It is a 45-60 minute drive from the airport to Kassiopi. It is a beautiful drive northwards along the east coast of Corfu.

There are several options for airport transfers including taxi's, coaches and even local buses. A quick Google search for 'Corfu Airport Transfers' will show a list of available options. Generally a taxi transfer will cost 55-70 euros each way with buses being considerably less at around 5 euros per person. https://www.airporttransfers.co.uk/from/corfu-cfu/

 

Vehicle Hire

Vehicle hire is always a good option as there are so many beautiful places to visit while staying in Kassiopi.

As with most countries to hire a vehicle each person wishing to drive will require ...

1. A Passport

2. A Driving License

3. A DVLA access code (for the hire company to check the current status of your license). Available from the .GOV portal https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

4. A Credit Card with sufficient credit limit for the vehicle deposit. Check with the hire company how much they require as it can be a significant sum. If your Credit Card is declined you will not be given a vehicle and you will lose any money previously paid.

 

Insurances

You can obtain an EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) free to cover you for emergency medical expenses when traveling within Europe. Apply at http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx

Alternatively there are many travel insurance companies offering great deals on both private health insurance and general travel insurance.

Currency Exchange

Alpha Bank have a machine located near the village square where you can withdraw Euros direct from your bank account. You will be charged the exchange rate as set by your bank on the day. If you experience any problems with this machine you will need to contact Alpha Bank on 0030 26630 63300. Other ATM's are available throughout Kassiopi.

There are many places to exchange your money and travelers cheques in Kassiopi. Just pop along to any currency exchange offices offering the latest bank rates. Commission is charged in the region of 2%

 

If you are considering purchasing Euros prior to traveling then the Post Office offers some great rates.

http://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-money/euros

Emergency Services/First Aid

Pharmacies: Pharmacies are easily visible and stocks most things you could require during your stay.  Generally speaking staff are very helpful and most often English speaking. Open most days in the summer but closed on Sundays and siesta time (2pm til 5pm ish).

Doctors: There is a doctor's surgery located next door to the Poseidon Hotel on Kassiopi High Street and another on the main road heading out of Kassiopi, opposite Lekkas Traditional Family Taverna.

Emergency Services Telephone Numbers:

Health Emergency Aid (ambulance): 166

General Hospital of Corfu: 26610 88200

Local Police Station (Kassiopi): 26630 81240

Local Fire Brigade (Acharavi): 26630 64199

Coast Guard Police: 26613 65200

Airport: 26610 89600

Express Service: 1154

Poseidon Hotel Fire Safety Protocol:

Click HERE

Public Amenities

Toilets: There are no public toilets in the village but you are always welcome to pop into any of the bars and use their facilities. Rarely do the bar owners mind you doing this but if you feel a little uncomfortable, maybe you can stop for a quick refreshment as well.

Playground: Children are welcome to use the village playground which is situated on the road down to the harbour on the right hand side before you reach the church. Please bear in mind that the hours of 2pm til 5pm are traditionally 'Siesta' time and the park is closed.

Car Parking: There are free car parks and off-road parking spaces dotted around the of the village. Opposite the Poseidon Hotel you will find a private car park at some very reasonable rates.

 

How To Find The Poseidon Hotel

We are the first Hotel you will encounter once you have turned off of the main highway and are heading down towards Kassiopi Village Square. We are located approximately 100 yards down on the left-hand side. We can also be located on Google Maps.