Emergencies and Health

In absolute emergencies, proceed to Corfu General Hospital (Yeniko Nosokomio Kerkyras) at KONTOKALI AREA.

Tel: +30 26610 36044, +30 26610 88200.

Note: The island is home to quite a number of snakes, though the only one you really need look out for is the horned-nose viper, with its distinct zig-zag markings. Another more prevalent hazard on the island comes in the form of sea urchins, which abound off Ionian island beaches. These spikey, dark-purple creatures are to be avoided at all costs, as their spines can become imbedded—and infected—in your feet, and are not pleasant to have removed. Please wear swimming shoes whenever in the sea: their solid rubber soles will protect your feet .