Should you visit Kos or Corfu?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Kos and Corfu can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Kos is a Greek island and third largest island of the Dodecanese group, located near the Turkish coast in the southeast Aegean Sea. It is best known for its beautiful sandy beaches, which make it a popular tourist destination, as well as its ancient Greek and Roman landmarks.
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.
Which city is cheaper, Corfu or Kos?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Kos is €107, while the average daily cost in Corfu is €90. 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 Kos and Corfu in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around €98 for a double occupancy room in Kos If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
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.
To get around in Kos, the average visitor spends €29 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
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.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kos
Also for Kos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private departure Transfer from Kos island resorts to Kos airport:
Private Transfer to/from Kos Airport (KGS):
Kos - Airport Private Transfer:
Private Airport Transfer: from Kos Island to Kos Airport (KGS):
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Corfu
Also for Corfu, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Wheelchair Accessible Transfer From-To Airport:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Sidari, up to 7 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Sidari, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Roda, up to 7 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Roda, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Perama, up to 7 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Perama, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Nissaki, up to 7 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Nissaki, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Moraitika, up to 7 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Moraitika, up to 16 customers:
Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Messonghi, up to 7 customers:
Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Corfu?
Prices for flights to both Corfu and Kos 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.
While meal prices in Kos can vary, the average travelers spends about €35 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Kos should cost around €14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
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.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Corfu
For Corfu, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Greek Cooking Class & Meal at a Local Family Home:
In Kos, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €26 per person, per day.
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.
Tours and Activities in Kos
For Kos, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Kalymnos and Pserimos Day Cruise:
Photo tour island of Kos:
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:
Achillio, Mouse Island, Pelekas Tour, Corfu:
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 Night Tour:
Typically, people visiting Kos spend on average €16 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
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.
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 Full-Day Wine Tasting Shore Excursion:
Private Corfu Highlights and Wine Tour:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kos and Corfu, we can see that Kos 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 Kos would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kos than you might in Corfu.
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