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All traffic measures and parking areas available for Easter

Easter
12 Απριλίου 2023 / 00:05

CORFU. Parking spaces at National Sports Centre, Garitsa Cemetery and Corfu Port - Free shuttle buses to Corfu Town.

The Corfu Police Chief Spyros Skolarikis and the Traffic Police Chief Kostas Vlachopoulos announced today the traffic measures, as well as the available parking areas, for the Easter period.
 
As announced, the planning has been done based on the experiences of previous years and the town itself, but relies heavily on the cooperation of citizens, in order to ease access and mobility and ensure maximum safety.
 
 
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
 
The first measures will be in place on Holy Wednesday and Holy Thursday from 18:00 to 24:00, aiming to give more space to pedestrians and ensure that there will be a smooth flow of traffic.
 
Good Friday
 
10:00
 
- Ioulias Andreadi St. will be one-way going outside town. Entrance to Corfu Town from Solari through Alexandros Panagoulis St. and Miltiadou Margariti St.
 
14:00
 
- Traffic will gradually be stopped from NAOK towards Douglas Column and Alexandras Ave.
 
18:00
 
- Eleftheriou Venizelou at the New Port roundabout will be closed to traffic.
 
Garitsa
 
- One-way - Dimokratias Ave from Anemomylos to Douglas Column
 
- One-way - Mitropolitou Athanasiou from Douglas Column towards Desylla junction
 
- Garitsa shore road will only be leading to town, while Mitropolitou Athanasiou St. outside town.
 
When all measures are in force, the roads in the historic centre will be closed to traffic.
 
Easter Saturday
 
Same measures will apply from 07:00 to 14:00 and 19:00 to the end of the events.
 
 
PARKING AREAS
 
In order to facilitate parking, mainly for visitors, temporary parking areas will be used in collaboration with Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands Municipality and Corfu Port Authority.
 
Drivers coming from South Corfu via Eth. Lefkimmis Rd can park at the National Sports Centre and near Garitsa Cemetery. It is estimated that there is space there for about 350 vehicles. From there, visitors can go to town either on foot or using the free shuttle bus to the Douglas Column.
 
Those coming from Central Corfu via Eth. Pelekas Rd and North Corfu via Eth. Paleokastritsa Rd can park at the New Port, where it is estimated that approximately 2,000 vehicles can be accommodated. From there, visitors can go to town either on foot or using the free shuttle bus.
 
Driving in Corfu Town on Good Friday will be difficult as the Epitaphio processions begin at 12:30 at various locations and there will be special traffic measures.
 
The Traffic Police Chief stated the following: "Those living in or near the town centre should move on foot and only use their vehicles if it is absolutely necessary. It is also important that all those coming into town should use the abovementioned parking areas, especially the New Port, which has the greatest capacity, and not to try and find space to park elsewhere as there will be nothing available."
 
He also pointed out that "signs and barriers will be placed at several locations in town forbidding parking. These locations have been chosen very carefully as parking there can cause problems and block the buses. It is important that everyone observes these restrictions".
 
 
BUSES
 
With regard to visitors on tourist coaches, the latter coming from South Corfu can come as far as the Douglas Column and drop passengers off there. They can then park at Anemomylos. When passengers are returning, they will have to go on foot to the area where the coaches are parked.
 
Coaches coming from North Corfu will drop off their passengers at the New Port and park there.
 
The 9-seater vehicles can drop passengers off in Methodiou St. and then go and park at the New Port.
 
 
ROAD SAFETY
 
The Traffic Police Chief stressed the important issue of road safety: "Undoubtedly, driving in town during these days will be difficult, but we should not forget that it is necessary to do it safely.
 
Thus, we must not forget that alcohol and driving do not go together. We must drive in accordance with the traffic conditions and existing signs. We must respect and give priority to pedestrians. We must wear a seat belt and helmet and do not use a mobile phone while driving.
 
All traffic police personnel will be on the road 24/7 carrying out checks to avoid dangerous driving behaviour.
 
Let us all try to avoid road accidents during these days.
 
And let's not forget that road safety is everyone's business".