Hi gusy I had to share this with you.
I tried the German route I tried the Athens route by plane (via the web of course) and then reverted to ferries:
Ryan Air Stanstead - Brindisi £25.00 inc tax Return
Tuesday, Saturday, Thur Out and Tue Thur Sat In
Ferry Brindisi to Corfu - 20E plus 6£ Return (its 24 one way plus the 6??)
Monday 22.00 Friday11.30 Saturday11.30 Out
Tuesday, Thursday Saturday 21.35
I have worked out I can leave on Thursday 19th Jan at 1720 get the Friday 11.30 am Ferry
Leave Wednesday 00.45 ferry catch the 21.35 flight on Friday
There is no need for an overnight stay
IT COSTS UNDER £50. And the ferries run until the 31/03/06 at these times. If you are going you can move the dates just stay with the days. Seems to good to be true. Hope this helps.