Should you visit Corfu or Sestri Levante?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Corfu or Sestri Levante, 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.
Sestri Levante is a beautiful little town located on the Italian Riviera coastline of northwest Italy. Amongst the streets busy with visitors and locals, there is a pleasant sea breeze, shops galore, a lively dining scene, and historic landmarks like the area nicknamed the "Bay of Fairy Tales," as Hans Christian Andersen had lived in the village for a short time.
Which city is cheaper, Sestri Levante 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 Sestri Levante is €114. 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 Sestri Levante 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.
Travelers usually pay around €120 for a double occupancy room in Sestri Levante If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
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 price of a meal in Sestri Levante can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €27 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €11 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
Meals for one day
Sestri Levante €27
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.
Sestri Levante'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 €45 per person, per day on transportation in Sestri Levante.
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:
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 Sestri Levante can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €20 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:
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 Sestri Levante, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €6.29.
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 Sestri Levante
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Sestri Levante:
Wine tasting at the winery in Chiavari:
Special sparkling wine tasting close to Le Cinque Terre:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Corfu and Sestri Levante, we can see that Sestri Levante 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 Sestri Levante would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Sestri Levante than you might in Corfu.
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