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Fotis Kouvelis announces new tender for Corfu-Othoni islands ferries

A new tender covering the Corfu-Othoni islands sea route was announced on Thursday by Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis. Kouvelis, who is touring the islands of Erikoussa, Mathraki and Othoni, said that the ferries winning the bid should have a minimum capacity of 50 passengers in the winter and enough space for cars, and will be subsidised with…

Wildfire on Corfu

A wildfire that broke out on Tuesday in Kouloura on the island of Corfu is currently in progress. According to initial information the fire self-ignited, starting in mounds of refuse that have been dumped in the area for several months.

Corfu hit by torrential rain and strong winds; streets flooded

The severe weather affecting Corfu in the last 24 hours has brought torrential rain and strong winds exceeding 8 in the Beaufort scale, while port authorities have cancelled services for open type ferries to nearby Igoumenitsa and Paxos.