HOW TO GET HERE
ABOUT MARATHIAS VILLAGE
How to get here
Marathias is 37 km from Corfu airport, on the west side of the island. There is a bus stop 1 km from the beach, or you can rent a car or bike nearby. There are bars and night clubs in St. George and Kavos, 1.5 km from the village. There are some towns and villages in the vicinity of Marathias: St. George and Lefkimi.
The sandy beach of Marathias, which was awarded the blue flag, with its crystal clear waters can be reached via a short walk from our apartments.
Marathias is ideal to relax and enjoy a relaxing holiday. There are a few tavernas nearby, which are well known for their local specialties with fresh fish and live lobsters, all of which are caught by local fishermen. There are also shops for you to buy your gifts and gifts for your friends.
How to come to Corfu Island
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport located near the Athens suburb of Spáta is the country’s largest, busiest airport. Other major international, Thessaloniki (Makedonia Int’l), and Corfu (Ioannis Kapodistrias). However, during tourism season, several charter and planned low-budget flights arrive daily from many European cities to many of the islands and smaller cities on the mainland.
Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines which owns half the the domestic market.Athens is also well-served by airlines from all over Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Southeast Asia, with flights to their respective hubs.
Corfu “Ioannis Kapodistrias” airport (IATA) is served by several airlines. Year-round both Aegean and Olympic airlines have flights to Athens. In the high season (roughly easter through October), other airlines including German Wings, Easyjet, Air Belin, TuiFly, LTU, Transavia and Wizzair serve the island.
From Italy, several ferries depart for Greece daily. Ferries to Patras (Pátra), Igoumenítsa, and Corfu (Kérkyra) leave throughout the year from the Italian port cities of Venice, Trieste, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi.
By road transport
Greece can be entered by car from any of its land neighbors. From Italy, ferries will transport cars to Greece. From western Europe, the most popular route to Greece was through Yugoslavia. Following the troubles in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s, most motorists from western Europe came overland by Italy, and then took a trans-Adriatic ferry from there. Although the countries of the former Yugoslavia have since stabilized, and Hungary-Romania-Bulgaria form another, albeit a much longer, alternative, the overland route through Italy now remains the most popular option.
How to come from Corfu Town to Marathias village
There are two types of bus in Corfu – Blue buses serve Corfu town and the environs, Green buses serve the rest of the island.
The Blue bus terminal in Corfu Town is in San Rocco Square. The bus information kiosk displays timetables and provides maps showing exactly where the buses terminate (some terminate a few blocks south of the square). Bus stops have electronic displays, and self-service ticket machines. Tickets are single-journey only and must be validated on the bus. They can be bought from the machines, or from the driver (for €0.50 more).
Useful lines include the number 7 which goes to and from Dasia every 20 minutes (30 minutes on Sundays), the 10 which goes to and from Achilion every two hours, the 6 to and from Benitses (not quite hourly) and the 11 to and from Pelekas every 2-3 hours.
The airport bus is No 19 – check the timetable as frequency varies during the day with some big gaps. It is only a ten-minute ride, and costs €1.10. Number 6 Benitses bus also goes past the end of the airport access road from where it is a 500m walk to the terminal.
The Green Bus Station is near the New Port, from where buses depart for all villages of Corfu Island. Regular departures to Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Kavos, Roda, Acharavi, Kassiopi
There are plently of taxi lines in Corfu Town.
between the Spaniada and the cricket ground, the Airport.
at the heart of the shopping center of the town in Methodiou street
at the Old Port
at the New Port
many others in Gouvia, Dassia, Benitses, Ipsos etc.
And there is the radio taxi which can be reached by phone at +30 26610 33811, in addition a taxi transfer can be arranged by us uppon request.
You can rent a car at the airport or through one of many local companies. In general, it is cheaper to pre-book a hire car via the Internet before arriving. Many of the roads are very narrow so it can be better to choose a small car. While there is a good road running North-South along the East coast from Sidari to Lefkimmi and from Corfu town across the island to Paleokastritsa, many roads have poor surfacing. Often the insurance provided for hire cars does not cover damage to the underside of the car so watch out for large holes in the road. Hire car companies often provide a free map but you may find it worth buying one in advance as the maps are not especially good, especially for the North-West interior.