How to find the best hotels deals and offers
Whereas the Town of Corfu might be more varied in terms of accommodation prices, the port area is going to be more affordable. Cheap and clean rooms and suites can be had in hotels fronting the ferry and cruise port. Some of these rooms offer lovely views over the port and bay, too. It is generally a good idea to book in advance if the timing of your cruise and overnight stay in Corfu Town is not an issue and you wish to snap up the best and cheapest accommodation in local hotels near the cruise ship and ferry terminal.
The port area is not only suitable for hotels and overnight accommodation but also for a swimming experience off the beaten track. Within fifteen minutes on foot from the cruise port, past Faliraki, you can reach the Old Fort with its tiny coves where local residents swim and relax in the sky blue sea water. From here the sea views are great and truly picturesque.
You can admire the passage of cruise ships and ferries to and from the terminal, enjoy a good swim and mingle with the locals. This is why it pays to stay local to the Corfu port area, where deals are cheap and the landscape and beaches less busy.