I was looking at Air Aegean out of Stansted recently - 2 hour stopover in Athens on the way out and just over an hour on the way back (which could be a bit tight) - GBP260 pp for a week in January. Main thing was that it was AA on both legs so they should be more helpful if a delay causes a missed connection
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Message posted by Brian Charnley on 24 October 2008 at 6:33pm - IP Logged
Hi Frank, We get a cheap flight to Athens and then a hire car from the airport. The drive across north Peloponnese and over the Corinth Bridge at Patras, up to Igoumenitsa is a 5 hour drive (not including stops), then the one and a half hour ferry across to Corfu Port. We have a trip booked at the end of November, easyJet from Gatwick for two return and a VW Polo cost £476. We need a hire car at Corfu anyway and the Olympic connection form Athens to Corfu is not cheap and is a 6 hour wait - you can drive it in the time you wait and save the cost of the connecting flight. The ferry for 2 with car is about 16 euros one way if I remember correctly. If you can get a cheap, early morning flight to Athens, the overland part is during daylight hours and is very scenic if you can face the drive. Good luck and enjoy! Brian.
Message posted by Brian Charnley on 25 October 2008 at 12:35pm - IP Logged
Hi Frank, The cost given includes car hire for 12 days! Brian.
Message posted by fqoe on 25 October 2008 at 2:22pm - IP Logged
I'd be interested to know if anyone has taken their own car down to Italy using the train and then onwards to Corfu on the ferry.
This company book seats on the European car carrying rail network.
A private car carrying Dutch company do run from Nederlands to Italy but only June to September.
The website is in Dutch but you could phone them or translate with Yahoo Babel Fish.
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