Should you visit Corfu or Kotor?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Corfu or Kotor, 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.
A coastal town of Montenegro, Kotor is also a beautifully-preserved fortified, medieval town, featuring a labyrinth of cobbled streets, lively piazzas, historic churches, and a spread of bars and restaurants throughout its historic Old Town.
Which city is cheaper, Kotor 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 Kotor is €77. 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 Kotor 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.
Kotor's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €74. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €37.
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.
The average traveler spends about €34 per day in Kotor 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.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Kotor.
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.
The cost of a taxi ride in Kotor is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €7.40 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kotor.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Corfu
Also for Corfu, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
(CFU) Corfu Airport To Acharavi Private Transfer:
(CFU) Corfu Airport To Agios Stefanos Private Transfer:
(CFU) Corfu Airport To Barbati Private Transfer:
(CFU) Corfu Airport To Kassiopi Private Transfer:
(CFU) Corfu Airport To Kavos Private Transfer:
(CFU) Corfu Airport To Nisaki Private Transfer:
(CFU) Corfu Airport To Paleokastritsa Private Transfer:
(CFU) Corfu Airport To Roda Private Transfer:
(CFU) Corfu Airport To Sidari Private Transfer:
Corfu to Athens Luxury Private Transfer:
Corfu to Lefkas Luxury Private Transfer:
Corfu to Parga Luxury Private Transfer:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kotor
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:
One way private transfer Kotor-Mostar:
Kotor - Dubrovnik: Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles:
Kotor - Mostar - one way private transfer:
Private Transfer from Kotor to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver:
Kotor to Tirana Transfer:
Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat Airport (TIV):
Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat airport:
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.
Entertainment and activities in Kotor typically cost an average of €6.66 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
Tours and Activities in Corfu
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Corfu.
Winery tour with Wine and Olive tasting at Theotoky Estate in Corfu:
Royalty Winery tour with tasting at Theotoky Estate in Corfu:
Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour:
Sunset at the Shipwreck Beach | Beach Discovery Tour:
Corfu Ghost Stories and Legends Night Tour:
Corfu Town: Evening Guided Tour With Wine:
3 Hours Corfu Old Town Walking Tour: History and Architecture:
Grand Island Tour:
Small Group Corfu Walking City Tour:
Corfu Sightseeing Cycling Tour:
The Governor Olive Mill Private Tour with Tasting and Olive Oil Workshop:
Corfu Island Sightseeing Tour:
Tours and Activities in Kotor
Here are a few actual costs in Kotor for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
3 Hours Speed Boat tour to the Blue Cave:
4-Hour Private Kotor Bay Boat Tour with Lunch and Wine Taste:
ATV Tour Žabljak Crnojevića:
Adriatic Jewels Tour: Budva – Saint Stefan – Tivat:
Adventure park ’Lovcen’ and Njegos’s Mausoleum:
All inclusive - Lovcen tour:
Ancient Budva & Unique St.Stephen Shore Tour:
Aphrodisiac Boat Tour:
Bay of Kotor Private Speed Boat Tour & Visit to Kotor and Perast:
Bay of 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour:
Bay of 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour:
Best of Montenegro: Full Day Tour from Dubrovnik:
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.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Kotor may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €6.81 per day on alcoholic beverages.
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 Kotor
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:
Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake):
Traditional and Modern Mixed Wine Tour:
Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting:
Gastronomic and Wine Tasting Private Tour:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Corfu and Kotor, we can see that Corfu is more expensive. And not only is Kotor much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Kotor would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Kotor 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 Corfu would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Corfu than you might in Kotor.
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