The ISoLA 2014 symposium will take place in Grecotel Corfu Imperial - 5*, Corfu. Participants may take advantage of the special rates the conference has secured for accommodation in the hotel. On-line reservation is available through the conference registration page www.easyconferences.org.
Corfu International Airport, "Ioannis Kapodistrias", is located around three kilometres south of Corfu, just half a kilometre north of Pontikonisi. The airport offers domestic flights from Olympic Airlines (OA 600, 602 and 606), and Aegean Airlines (A3 402, 404 and 406), but the vast majority of traffic in the summer season is charter flights for holidaymakers. The majority of the charter traffic arrives on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays mainly to coincide with the change-over days for holiday apartment rentals. Seaplanes, Air Sea Lines, a Greek seaplane operator, offers scheduled flights from Corfu to Paxoi, Lefkada, Ithaki, Kefalonia, Ioannina, Patras and Brindisi in Italy. Transfers to the conference site will be arranged from/to it. Your flight number will be requested in the registration form. Transfers will be by bus, minibus or taxi.
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Greece is part of the European Union and adheres to the Schengen Treaty. Please visit the site of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find out whether a visa is required for your country, and how to obtain it. Letters of invitations for the registered participants can be issued by the conference General Chair.
Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from and to the airport:
Participants may arrange for transfers by taxi through the conference coordinator, Easy Conferences. These transfers are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org. These transfers can be private (max 3 persons) or shared, are inclusive of meet and assist at the airport, the use of new cars and service is guaranteed.
Participants can get an airport taxi on arrival to the airport. Service is quite good, but at times one may have to wait and prices may vary depending on the time of arrival.
Participants may opt to hire a car during their stay, and thus use it for their airport transfers. Cars may be reserved through the conference coordinator, please email EasyConfernces at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of all buses around Corfu, can be found below. The buses are separated by city while route details, timetables and maps are available for the routes.
Blue buses run routes close to Corfu town, up to Benitses- south-
and Dassia -north.
The airport and the port are connected with Corfu town with Bus No 15
The current timetable is available at the official Blue Bus Website, available in various languages. You can download a useful leaflet, providing a small map and the bus routes. Also, a full bus schedule is available here.
The suburban buses (green buses) run north and south of the
island and also connect Corfu with Athens, Thessaloniki and other
cities on the way. You can see the current timetable on their
Green bus timetable
In both cases, you will see that there are limited or no routes on Sunday.
Edward Lear vividly describes the magic of Corfu: "Anything like the splendour of olive-groves and orange-gardens, the blue of the sky, the violet of the mountain, rising from peacock-wing-hued sea and tipped with lines of silver snow, can hardly be imagined ..."
The island of Corfu (also called Kerkyra) is one of the most popular destinations of Greece and attracts every year thousands of visitors.
Corfu is the northerly of the Ionian Islands group and lies at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, in front of Albania. The island is the second largest of the Ionians after Kefalonia. It has an area of 592 sq. km, a coastline of 216 km and a population of approximately 120.000 inhabitants, 30.000 of which are living in the capital.
The island is characterised by a Mediterranean mild climate with lot of rainfalls in winter. There is, for that reason, dense vegetation and an abundance of wild plants. The island is considered as the greenest in Greece. Literally drowned in vegetation, with rich olive groves, thickly wooded hillsides and marvelous beaches, Corfu.
The capital and main port of Corfu is the largest town in the Ionian Islands. It is one of the most elegant and impressive towns in Greece and has an architecture influenced by all the civilisations that once occupied the island such as the Venetians, the French and the English.
It is a town of unique charm and character which reminds towns such as Naples.
More information about Corfu (city) can be found here.
The climate of the archipelago of Corfu is warm Mediterranean. The summer is warm and relatively dry with a blue sky, often cooled by seasonal breezes, offering the ideal conditions for surfing, while rarely is it interrupted by rains. The mountainous areas are cooler. The winter is mild. Rainfall occurs mainly from November till March. On average, there are 3000 hours of sun per year with an average daily sunshine duration of 8.5 hours. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Corfu. Conditions are once more ideal from the end of August until mid-October as the season draws to a close.
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|Mean daily sunshine duration hours||7|
|Average sea temperature (°C)||18|
|Banks:||Daily from||08:00 - 14:30|
|Shops:||Monday - Saturday||09:00 - 14:30|
|Tuesday - Thursday - Friday||17:00 - 20:30|
The most popular dishes of Corfu are:
Wines: Corfiots are particularly proud of their island wines; among the best are wines such as Theotoki, Grammenos, Liapaditiko.
Tsitsibira, the Corfiot Ginger Beer. Ginger beer is a traditional and tasty refreshment drink that is produced only in Corfu. It was first introduced to the islands during the British rule (18th century) and it is made till today. It is mostly consumed in summer as it is very refreshing.
Koum Kouat. The Kumquat is a unique small tree bearing tiny oval fruits. Corfu is virtually the only place in Europe where kumquat is cultivated. It mainly grows on the northern part of Corfu. It is the only fruit of the Citrus family that is eaten with the peel, which is rich in essential oils and vitamin C. Its distinctive bittersweet zesty flavour makes it the perfect ingredient in deserts and salads and is a favorite for marmalades, sugary and other traditional sweets as well as liqueurs.
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