Should you visit Corfu or Genoa?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Corfu or Genoa, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Also known in modern Greek as Kerkira or Kerkyra, Corfu is the northernmost of Greece's Ionian islands, located off the nation's northwest coast in the Adriatic Sea. It has historically seen control of Venetians, French, and British powers, and today draws tourists mainly as a resort destination.
Like many beach destinations in Europe, Corfu can be expensive due to higher tourist demand and limited space on the island. But Greece is still a fairly affordable country compared to other places in Europe, so deals can be found.
Located on the coast of northwest Italy, Genoa is a port city and capital of the Liguria region. With a long history as a rich and powerful trade center, Genoa's past of many centuries is still visible in its old port, stunning architecture, and charming alleyways. A traveler can spend days walking along seaside villas, admiring towering churches, and shopping the boutiques of the city. Genoa is also the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, featuring what is thought to be his birth home and many other quaint abodes.
Which city is cheaper, Genoa or Corfu?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Corfu is €90, while the average daily cost in Genoa is €120. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Corfu and Genoa in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Corfu can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €39, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €78.
The prices for places to stay in Genoa can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €71, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €142.
The average traveler spends about €25 per day in Corfu for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Food in Genoa costs travelers about €41 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Genoa
For Genoa, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Genoa Street Food Tour:
Small-group Street food tour in Genoa:
Italian Aperitivo Food Tour with a local in Genoa:
Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Genoa:
Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Genoa:
Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Genoa:
Local Market Visit and Private Cooking Class in Genoa:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Corfu than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €44 on transportation in Corfu on average per day.
Genoa's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €6.95 per person, per day on transportation in Genoa.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Corfu
Also for Corfu, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Corfu to Athens Luxury Private Transfer:
Corfu to Thessaloniki Luxury Private Transfer:
Corfu to Perdika-Karavostasi Luxury Private Transfer:
Corfu to Parga Luxury Private Transfer:
Corfu to Lefkas Luxury Private Transfer:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Lefkimi,up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Roda, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Sidari, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Agios Stefanos, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Arillas, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Apraos-St Spyridon, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Lefkimi,up to 7 customers:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Genoa
Also for Genoa, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer from Génova to Rimini (RMI) Airport:
Private Transfer from Genova to Bologna (BLQ) Airport:
Private Transfer from Génova to Firenze (FLR) Airport:
Private Transfer: Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Genoa or vice versa:
Private Transfer from Genova to Nice airport:
Private Transfer: Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Genoa or vice versa:
Private Transfer: Civitavecchia Port to Genoa or vice versa:
Private transfer from Genoa to Nice:
Private transfer from Genoa to Milan:
Private transfer from Genoa to Pisa:
Private transfer: Genoa to Linz Genoa (GOA):
Private Transfer from Genoa to Sanremo:
Is it cheaper to fly into Corfu or Genoa?
Prices for flights to both Genoa and Corfu change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.
Sightseeing expenses in Corfu, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €12 per day, per person.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Genoa can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €16 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Corfu
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Corfu.
3 Hours Corfu Old Town Walking Tour: History and Architecture:
8 Day Corfu Cruise:
Best of Corfu Private Tour:
Best of Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour:
Best of Half Day Private Sightseeing Tour:
Corfu Beaches & Corfu Town: Full Day Private Tour:
Corfu Ghost Stories and Legends Night Tour:
Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour:
Corfu Island Sightseeing Tour:
Corfu Island Sightseeing Tour:
Corfu Private Tour with Greek Souvlaki Lunch and Transportation:
Corfu Shore Excursion: Private Island Tour Including Achillion Palace:
Tours and Activities in Genoa
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Genoa.
Aquario Village Admission Ticket:
Aquarium of Genoa Full-Day Entrance Ticket:
Beach Tour South In Srilanka:
Best of Genoa private walking tour:
Dining Experience at a local's Home in Genoa:
Exclusive Day Tour to Portofino and Santa Margherita from Genoa with Top Driver:
Exclusive Historic Shops Tour in Genoa:
Food Market Tour and Workshop with a Cesarina in Cinque Terre:
From Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino:
Full-Day Pisa Highlights Private Tour from Genoa Pier:
Full-Day private tour of Portofino and Genoa:
Genoa 2,5 hour walking tour:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Corfu, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €6.85.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Genoa, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €8.29.
Sample the Local Flavors in Corfu
Also in Corfu, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Corfu-Private Winery tour with Wine tasting at Theotoky Estate:
Wine Tasting and optional Olive Tasting at Theotoky Estate:
Private tour to Paleokastritsa & Wine tasting from Corfu:
Private Corfu Highlights and Wine Tour:
Sample the Local Flavors in Genoa
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Genoa:
San Gimignano Full-Day Private Tour with Wine Tasting:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Corfu and Genoa, we can see that Genoa is more expensive. And not only is Corfu much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Corfu would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Corfu and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Genoa would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Genoa than you might in Corfu.
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