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Igoumenitsa

Getting there & away

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Water

Corfu

Ferries to Corfu Town run hourly between 5am and 10pm €6, 1¾ hours. Ferries also go to Lefkimmi in southern Corfu €4.50, one hour, six daily and Paxi €7, 1¾ hours, three weekly. Agency booths opposite the quay sell tickets, and you can also call an English-speaking operator with questions about Igoumenitsa–Corfu ferries (26650 99460).

Hydrofoils to/from Corfu and Paxi usually run in summer; check locally.

Croatia

To get from Igoumenitsa to Croatia by boat, you must go to Italy first. Go to Bari to catch a boat for Dubrovnik, and to Ancona for ferries to Split, Zadar and Rijeka.

Return tickets are 30% cheaper than two one-way tickets.

Italy

For ferries to Italy, you can usually just show up in Igoumenitsa and buy an onward passenger ticket, though you’ll want to book ahead for car tickets. Baseline vehicle sample fares include Bari (€40), Brindisi (€45) and Ancona/Venice (€136).

Boats generally leave mornings and evenings. Be at the port two hours before departure, and check in at the shipping agent’s office for your boarding pass. On-board ‘camping’ is allowable on certain services for those with campervans.

Book tickets at portside agencies or through the ferry companies’ offices/websites.

Agoudimos Lines (26650 21175; www.agoudimos-lines.com; Agion Apostolon 147)

ANEK Lines (26650 22104; www.anek.gr; Revis Travel Tourism & Shipping, Ethnikis Andistasis 34)

Endeavor Lines (26650 26833; www.endeavor-lines.com; Eleni Pantazi General Tourism Agency, Ioniou Pelagous)

Minoan Lines (26650 22952; www.minoan.gr; Ethnikis Andistasis 58a)

Superfast Ferries (26650 29200; www.superfast.com; Pitoulis & Co Ltd, Agion Apostolon 147)

Ventouris Ferries (26650 23565; www.ventouris.gr; Milano Travel, Agion Apostolon 11b)

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Land

Bus

From the bus station (26650 22309; Kyprou 29) there are bus services to Ioannina (€8.20, two hours, nine daily), Parga (€5.20, one hour, four daily), Athens (€32.60, eight hours, five daily), Preveza (€8.50, 2½ hours, two daily) and Thessaloniki (€30.20, eight hours, one daily). Note these buses are less frequent out of high season.

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