For the past few years
it has seemed that any Greek news is not brilliant news, but this newspaper
article analyses the growth in air links both European and trans-continental, and the
picture is definitely very promising.
its constant threats to depart from Greece, Ryanair has made the most dynamic
entrance into the local market. This year it has added Myconos and Corfu to its
schedule, with five and three weekly flights respectively. Every week the Irish
airline flies 112 domestic services out of Athens: 20 per week to Hania, 14 to
Rhodes, 49 to Thessaloniki, 21 to Santorini, as well as Myconos and
week Barcelona-based Volotea added Myconos and Mytilene to its summer schedule,
with three weekly flights to each destination. This comes in addition to its
four weekly trips from Athens to Santorini.
market leader Aegean, which this year serves 34 local destinations and 111
foreign ones, the domestic network also features a number of other companies,
including Sky Express, Ellinair and Astra Airlines.
the same time, foreign carriers also have a strong presence at Greek
destinations as they constantly increase their international links. Emirates
boosted its weekly flights between Athens and Dubai from seven in 2015 to 12
this year. Delta is doubling its New York-Athens flights to reach one per day at
the end of May. United Airlines, which had stopped its Athens-New York link in
2011, is now resuming the service with a weekly connection.
will link Austria (Vienna, Salzburg and Graz) to 17 Greek destinations. Finnair
is beginning scheduled flights from Finland to Santorini, Lesvos, Zakynthos and
Skiathos, while Dutch carrier Transavia is increasing its flights to Greek
islands (Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Kos, Zakynthos etc). EasyJet is also
strengthening its schedule for the summer, while British Airways is adding
direct flights from London to Hania and Kalamata this year.
Saturday Lufthansa resumed its services linking Munich with Iraklio on Crete and
started a new one to Santorini, while on Sunday it added its Corfu weekly
This blog is the result of many years of living in Corfu. When we started thinking about making a blog we pondered on titles – ‘real life in Corfu’ was a possibility until someone said they couldn’t think of anywhere further away from real life than Corfu and maybe it should be called Fantasy Island. This then led on to a reminiscence of a quote from the past that Corfu seems to have its own set of rules for life, and none of them bear any resemblance to the rest of the world! So here it is The Corfu Blog - a hotchpotch of thoughts, articles, business, opinions and photos, for those who are interested in life in Corfu.
Diana came to work for a well-known villa company, stayed, and has been involved in almost every aspect of tourism and property that Corfu has to offer (apart from opening English Imports with Susan nearly 14 years ago).
Sarah came on holiday in the eighties, and despite having a variety of jobs, she never found her "niche" until Corfuhomefinders came along. Living here for twenty three years, with two grown up children, she is settled and content with island life, feeling more at home here than in the depths of Wiltshire.
Susan came to Corfu with a ready-made Greek family (husband, two children and one on the way) and now, 30 years later, lives in an olive grove high on a hillside in the north of the island. She spent a number of years "at home" raising four children and a variety of dogs, cats, donkeys and other animals. Tourism then beckoned, and a job with a villa company visiting some of the most beautiful properties on Corfu, and the gradual realization that estate agency was the ideal occupation for someone so interested in houses and villas.