This page gives you practical information on a sailboat rental from the Corfu base in Greece. From airport procedures to currency exchange, here you have all the information you need for a relaxed and carefree holiday. We suggest that you read the following information carefully several weeks before departure and print a copy to take with you. You can also find our cruise guide (in English) to plan your itinerary in more detail.

Documents requested for navigation in Greek waters

Click on the links to know the requirements to navigate the  sail  or  motor  in Greek waters.

Address & Map

Address
The Moorings
Marina Gouvia
PO Box 60
49083 Tzavros
Corfu, Greece
Tel: (+ 30) 2661099132

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.00-17.00
Saturday: 9.00-19.00
Sunday: 9.00-14.00
The base is closed from 18 November to 1 April.

Services provided at the base
Your comfort is ensured by numerous facilities, among which we find: fuel, electricity, water, supermarket, shipchandler, restaurants, cafes, bars, toilets and toilets available 24/24, laundromat and dryer, post office , Wi-Fi, vending machines, swimming pool.

Base plan

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Arrival departure

How to get there
Corfu Airport is located on the east coast of the island, 6 km from the base. 
From the airport, the journey takes around 15 minutes.

Airlines at your service
Daily domestic flights with Olympic Airways and international flights with Aegean Airlines, Corfu and Aegean Airlines, Athens 
Due to the high number of flights that we manage through our agency Moorings, we are able to offer attractive rates to many destinations. Please contact your travel advisor before booking your tickets.

Formalities (Passports & Visa)
To travel to Greece, French nationals must be in possession of a valid passport or a national identity card. In the case of a One-Way, the authorities may ask you to present your rental contract indicating the port of disembarkation. 
Nationals of other countries must inquire about the formalities at the consulate of their country of origin.

IMPORTANT:  Minors must have their own or a valid identity card. 
On departure, the name on the passport or national identity card must match that of the airline ticket. Otherwise, you may be denied boarding and travel insurance will not work. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that he is in good standing (and that the persons appearing in his file are also in good standing) with police and customs formalities.

Moorings cannot be held responsible for denied boarding for illegal documents.
The information on this page may be subject to change. For any information on the formalities in progress, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:  www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays

Airport
Corfu Airport

Airport Transfers Airport 
transfers to the base are not included, but can be arranged upon request from your Moorings agent.
Please inform us at least 3 weeks in advance if you want a transfer.
From Corfu airport to Corfu town the journey takes around 10-15 minutes.
From Corfu airport to Gouvia marina the journey takes around 15-20 minutes.

Arrival / departure procedure
Boarding: According to your contract, you can board your boat at 3 p.m. 
Briefings: Briefing on the boat and chart briefing for your sailing area are planned for the afternoon.
All tenants of the boat must take part in the briefing. 
Disembarkation: Return to base: the time at which the boat must be returned and ready for debriefing and checks is 5:00 p.m. Disembarkation takes place the following day at 9:00 a.m.

Procedure  in case of late arrival
If you arrive outside base hours, you will find a table next to the reception, with all the useful information: location of your boat, telephone contact, available services, etc. We will also give you an emergency number. The boat's equipment will be ready for the night. Base personnel will be available the next day from 9 a.m.

Taxi
Central Booking Office-radio taxi - Tel: 30 2661 33811
Taxi in Gouvia - Tel: 695 330 205/6944 331560

Car hire 
Hertz, Avi, and Europcar are based at an office at the airport. A car can be rented from the airport or base, please contact your Moorings agent for more information.

Ferry
4km from the port of Corfu to the base.
Strintzis Lines 30 2661 025232 
Minoan Lines 30 2661 025000
Hellas Flying Dolphins:  www.hellenicseaways.gr

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General informations

Area:  131,957 km²
Population:  10,737,428
Capital:  Athens
Origins of people:  population: Greeks, others (foreign citizens)
Language:  Greek (official language), others (including English and French)
Religion  : Greek Orthodox Church, Muslims, others
Political system  : Parliamentary Republic
Main  industries : tourism, food and tobacco industry, textiles, chemicals, metal products, mining, petroleum
Tips: tip waiters, taxi drivers etc. is generally not expected in Greece, but you will always be happy by rounding up the bill.
Currency:  EURO
Electricity:  230V AC, 50 HZ, two-pin sockets constitute the standard
Time:  Local time is UTC / GMT +2 hours; summer time +1 hour

Hotels 
Hotel Debono - 500 m from the 
Corfu Palace Hotel - 2 Leoforos Dimokratias Avenue
Kontokali Bay Hotel - 1 km from the base

Restaurants
Pipilas - Greek specialties, 600m south of
Gereko base - Kontokali village - Fish specialties, 600m south of base
Melina's Restaurant and Bar- Gouvia village - 500m north of base (15 € - 20 € per person)
Zorbas Restaurant - 500m north of base in Kontokali village

Post
office A post office is located in the center of Corfu: open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm.
There is a mailbox at the Marina, next to the Marina office. The nearest public telephone is 30m from the base.

Drones
Certain areas may be subject to restrictions. To know the regulations in force on drones in this destination, we invite you to consult the following site (in English):  https://uavcoach.com/drone-laws-in-greece/

Internet connection
It is possible to connect to the Internet in many places in Greece. The marina, Corfu airport and in almost every tavern there is wifi access.

Cell Phones 
The mobile phone network is well developed throughout Greece. You can use your own mobile phone after checking with your operator that Greece is included in your contract. In case of loss or theft, you can rent one on site.
PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to rent phones on site - we strongly recommend that you check with your operator before your trip.

Phones
The nearest public phone is located 30m from the base 

Tourist Information Center 
Tourist Information Center, Corfu (GNTO)
Platia Eleftheria, 49100 Corfu
Tel: 30 26610 37638

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Banks & Currency Exchange

Banks Your
best bet is to change your money when you arrive at the airport. 
Bank opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8 am-2pm and Friday 8 am-1:30pm. 
Most banks have ATMs open 24 hours a day.
During your cruise, you will find banks in the center of the cities of Corfu, Gaios, Parga, Prévéza, Nidri, Lefkas, Itaque and Kefalonia.
There is a distributor outside the Marina and one in front of the Marina office.

Currency & Currency Exchange
Local currency : euro (EUR)

All major credit cards are recognized and accepted in most hotels, stores, travel agencies, rental agencies and restaurants. Stickers on the windows will indicate the cards accepted.
Please note American Express cards are rarely accepted in Greece.

Traveller's checks issued by all major companies are often accepted. 
It is recommended to take cash with you.

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Activities & Sports

Diving
In order to avoid traveling with an extra bag, you can use the snorkeling equipment (fins, masks and snorkels) that The Moorings has in all its bases. The equipment is on board. If you want to exchange the fins, customer service will be happy to do so, depending on the stock available. Scuba diving is subject to strict regulations in Greece. To go diving, make an appointment in advance with a local club: 
Seven Islands Dive Center Gouvia Marina  - Tel: 266 109 19 55

Horse riding
Experience horse riding with Trailriders.
Reservation required - contact: Ano Korakiana tel: 30 26 630 23090/22503
In Corfu, you also have the possibility of practicing water skiing, tennis, golf, etc.

Shopping
In Corfu you can find fashion, jewelry and many other shops with a wide range of tourist items, such as gifts and souvenirs. 
Gold and silver are worked with a skill with Byzantine influences from the West. Ceramics is also very worked in Corfu, with many craftsmen.

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Navigation information

Experience / qualifications required
Two sailing licenses are required per boat.

Information on marinas
It is not possible to make reservations in Greek ports. A mooring point for the passage is generally available for the night. Your passage will not always be recorded when you pass through small ports. Port authorities will sometimes ask you for the boat papers and your rental contract. Remember to collect these documents before leaving. Average prices for one night with a twelve-meter sailboat: € 7 in small ports / € 40-50 in private marinas.

Restrictions on the navigation area
Navigation is authorized only in Greek territorial waters. It is forbidden to approach the Albanian coast.

Electricity
All boats are equipped with electric cables, a battery charger and 220V sockets, but unfortunately, the marinas wharves do not often have electric sockets.

Interesting visits
Take advantage of your visit to Corfu to discover all the curiosities of the island. 
The old town: In the center of town, near the old harbor, there is a beautiful Venetian quarter, with streets lined with colorful shops and many taverns. 
The Byzantine Art Museum: Rue Arseniou in the church of Antivouniotissa. 
Fortifications: Napoleon Bonaparte modified the new fort from the 16th and 17th century. The old fort was occupied by the Venetians for a long time. A "Sound and Light" is often given in different languages.
The Liston: Opposite the old fort you will discover the arcades built by the French. There you will find a variety of cafes overlooking an esplanade where traditional cricket matches are played. 
Archaeological Museum: Vraila Street at the end of the Garitsa Bay road, near Corfu Palace There are many examples of prehistoric tools and pottery on display. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every day except Monday. 

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Provisioning (Food & Beverages for your boat)

The Moorings Provisioning
If you do not want to spend your vacation shopping in the supermarkets, Moorings offers several supply formulas (food and drink), which you can order in advance and which you will have upon your arrival at the boat.
Visit boutique.moorings.fr for more information.

Supermarkets 
There is a supermarket near the base.

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Health security

Travel Insurance
The Moorings offers comprehensive travel insurance to give you complete peace of mind. If you have your own travel insurance, please make sure it covers all destinations and activities of your The Moorings vacation.

Vaccination and immunization
In general, Greece does not carry a risk of contagious disease . On the date of publication, an international vaccination certificate is not compulsory.

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