Exciting 4-Hour Private Corfu Shore Excursion & Wine Tasting

Exciting 4-Hour Private Corfu Shore Excursion & Wine Tasting


Steeped in rich history, the enchanting island of Corfu boasts a breathtakingly beautiful natural landscape adorned with sprawling vineyards, picturesque beaches, and lush gardens. From the captivating Achillio and Kanoni landmarks to the illustrious Triklino Vine Yard and charming Garitsa, every corner of this island exudes a sense of tranquility and charm.

Immerse yourself in all that Corfu has to offer with our exhilarating 4-hour private shore excursion. Savor a delectable wine tasting while visiting some of the most iconic sites on the island, perfectly curated for a timely and unforgettable experience.

Highlights of the exciting 4-Hour Private Corfu Shore Excursion & Wine Tasting

  • Immerse yourself in the charming Ropa Valley of central Corfu as you wander through its picturesque vineyards.
  • Take a leisurely stroll through the alluring village of Sinarades, marveling at its enchanting beauty.
  • Then, head to Pelekas and behold the breathtaking views of the sparkling Ionian Sea from the majestic Kaiser’s Throne.



c9300Join us on an unforgettable private tour of Athens, Greece with our knowledgeable and friendly chauffeur. Starting at the port, we will make our way to Corfu Island, where the iconic Achillion mansion awaits. This magnificent structure, located in the charming village of Gasturi, was commissioned by Princess Elisabeth and is named after her admiration for the legendary hero Achilles. While its original purpose was for the enjoyment of the royal family, Achillion later underwent renovations under Kaiser’s ownership.

It served as a hospital and headquarters during the war, and now stands as a beloved public estate. Inside, immerse yourself in the opulence of Elisabeth’s personal items such as her lavish furniture and exquisite jewels, as well as stunning paintings and sculptures. One particular painting captures the fierce image of Achilles dragging Hector in front of the Trojan walls, making it a must-see for history enthusiasts. Let us take you on a journey through time at Achillion on our Athens Tours Greece private chauffeur service.

As you wander through Achillion, your eyes are drawn to the grandeur of two statues depicting the mighty Achilles. Among them stands the revered “Dying Achilles” statue, a powerful symbol of bravery and heroism. Surrounding the palace are also stunning gardens, adorned with statues of the Nine Muses of ancient Greece, adding to the enchanting atmosphere.


As you journey through Corfu’s charming Old Town, don’t miss the chance to venture north to the picturesque village of Kanoni. This quaint spot owes its name to the French cannons that once stood proudly in its center, one of which still remains in the town’s small square. Just beyond Kanoni lies the famous Pontikonissi, a tiny island steeped in myth and history. According to legend, this is the spot where the hero Odysseas’ ship was wrecked during a fierce storm. Some even say that Pontikonissi is the very ship that turned to stone when the Phaiakes brought Odysseas back to Ithaki. Don’t forget to visit the charming Vlacherna church from Kanoni, where you can catch a boat ride over to Pontikonissi. And if you’re feeling lucky, stop by the casino located in Kanoni as well. As you reach Kanoni, the magnificent Corfu airport air lane comes into view, making it possible to witness the thrill of planes descending and ascending.

Corfu vineyards



As you embark on your exclusive shore excursion, your personal chauffeur will whisk you away to Vine Yardi’s, a stunning hilltop winery with breathtaking views of central Corfu. Nestled among authentic local architecture, this estate boasts an array of indigenous grape varieties and showcases traditional olive oil and wine making tools.

Savor the essence of Corfu through a delightful wine tasting experience, and leave with the most delicious and unforgettable memories of this enchanting island.

In contrast, immerse yourself in the charming coastal region of Corfu’s Garitsa. With its beautiful sunsets, this is the ideal time to take a leisurely stroll along the coast. As you wander through the vibrant streets, expect to encounter a diverse range of people, from avid joggers and bikers to families enjoying the warm evening air. You can begin your journey at the historic fortress and make your way towards Anemolylos, a popular spot for coffee or a refreshing drink. Alternatively, start at Anemolylos and make your way back to the fortress, taking in the picturesque skyline along the way. No matter which route you choose, the walk should take approximately 30 minutes. As you continue your exploration, don’t forget to sample the mouthwatering traditional dishes at one of the many seaside restaurants. Keep in mind, the most breathtaking time to experience Garitsa is at sunset, when the sky explodes with an array of stunning colors.

Corfu town

c21300Discover Corfu town, the charming capital of the beautiful island in Greece, with your personal chauffeur from Finlay’s private Athens tour. The town is divided into two sections – the old city, nestled within ancient fortress walls, and the newer city beyond. These fortresses, built centuries ago, were crucial in protecting Corfu from potential Turkish invasions. Today, the old city retains its unique Venetian architecture, while the newer city boasts more modern structures. Corfu town boasts a plethora of attractions, including the stunning Church of Agios Spyridon, the picturesque Liston area, the bustling Spianada square, the tranquil Garitsa bay, and the two impressive fortresses. Immerse yourself in the town’s rich history and culture by visiting its numerous museums, or peruse the charming ‘kantunia’ – narrow streets lined with quaint shops selling traditional handmade items.

Discover the Church of Agios Spyridon, a revered figure and protector of the island of Corfu. This sacred place draws in many devoted followers and boasts a rich history of miracles attributed to Agios Spyridon. One such story credits His intervention in protecting the locals against Turkish invaders. As you approach the church, you cannot miss its towering bell tower, visible from every corner of Corfu town. Stepping inside, you’ll be greeted by stunning icons of various saints, but the main attraction is undoubtedly the elaborate coffin containing the actual body of Agios Spyridon. This revered relic only sees the light of day four times a year, accompanied by the resounding melodies of Corfu’s philharmonic orchestras. It’s a spectacle not to be missed for anyone seeking an enriching spiritual experience.

Corfu, Liston


One cannot visit Corfu without stopping at Liston, the renowned site that has become an essential part of any traveler’s experience. Whether it’s for a cup of coffee or a leisurely stroll, every visitor has passed through one of the charming cafes that line Liston, situated across from the grand Spianada Square. This elegant building complex was originally constructed by French aristocrats, and its name derives from an Italian word meaning “straight line,” a fitting description for the majestic row of arches that make up Liston. These arches provide a unique setting for the many bustling activities and events that take place throughout the day. One such event is the annual procession that accompanies the revered bones of Agios Spyridon, accompanied by joyful sounds from the philharmonic orchestras, passing gracefully through Liston.

Spianada square holds the title of being the largest square in Greece, brimming with a sprawling park that echoes with the laughter and games of joyous children. However, within this vibrant space, there is another exciting feature that sets it apart from other squares in Greece. A cricket field is nestled in the midst of the park, providing a unique opportunity for fans and members of the Corfu cricket club to indulge in their beloved sport.

As you finish your personalized shore excursion in Corfu, your dedicated driver will take you on a scenic journey along the coastal route of Corfu town, either to the cruise terminal for your departure or to the vibrant Liston area for you to soak up the local atmosphere.

I strongly recommend this tour for anyone planning a cruise excursion. It’s the perfect choice for those spending just one day in Corfu.


Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

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