The Best Of Corfu 7 Hour Tour

Overview


Embark on a thrilling adventure with our highly praised Corfu Shore Excursions, catered specifically to cruise ship passengers looking to make the most of their limited time in port. With just a few clicks, secure your spot on our next Corfu Tour directly from your cruise ship or reach out to us for a personalized Corfu Custom Shore Excursion like no other!

Experience the ultimate introduction to Corfu on this one-of-a-kind day tour, perfect for first-time island visitors eager to discover its highlights. Let a knowledgeable local guide lead you through the rich history and must-see sights of Corfu, all while riding in luxurious comfort that caters to the size of your group. Get ready to see the best of Corfu on this private tour, carefully curated to showcase its top attractions.

Highlight of  The Best Of Corfu 7 Hour Tour

  • Unleash your spirit of adventurous exploration on the serene island of Corfu.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Achilleion Palace, where ancient statues transport you to another time.
  • And when it’s time to unwind, surrender to the laid-back charm of the beach at Paleokastritsa.

Description

The Best Of Corfu 7 Hour Tour
The Best Of Corfu 7 Hour Tour

Experience the wonders of Corfu at a pace that suits you with a private tour that allows you to choose the starting time and location! Begin your adventure with a visit to the magnificent Achilleion Palace, situated atop a hill in the charming village of Gastouri. Let yourself be captivated by the grandeur of the palace and its lush surroundings of towering cypress trees and exotic flora. Step inside the palace and be amazed by the beauty of its gardens, where you can marvel at priceless treasures such as ancient Greek statues of Zeus and Era. Take in the striking columns and sculptures, including the famous “Dying Achilles” statue.

Get ready for the ultimate Corfu experience in Perama, the spectacular passage to some of the island’s finest destinations! This seaside paradise offers front-row views of iconic landmarks like Vlacherna Monastery and Pontikonisi! Perama, a charming tourist destination by the sea, offers the perfect starting point for exploring the wonders of Corfu. Only 7 km away from the bustling city center, this delightful town boasts unparalleled views of Corfu’s iconic landmarks, including the Vlacherna Monastery and Pontikonisi (or Mouse Island). These famous sites, popular with tourists and even featured in Greek and foreign movies, are a sight to behold and simply beg to be captured on camera.

Mouse-island, Corfu
Mouse-island, Corfu

Experience the awe-inspiring sights of Mouse Island, also known as ‘Pontikonisi’, on your journey to Kanoni. According to legend, the island was created when Poseidon, the god of the sea, transformed the ship carrying Odysseus into stone. After taking in the breathtaking view, head to Paleokastritsa, a beloved destination known for its picturesque beach. Here, you can embark on a boat tour to explore the numerous caves dotting the coastline. Alternatively, soak up the warm rays and take a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters.

Come and explore the Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Paleokastritsa, where 8 Greek Orthodox monks reside under the wise leadership of Bishop Efthimios Thouis. Immerse yourself in traditional masses, warm hospitality, and insightful tours of the surroundings and museum. As you make your way back to Corfu city, take in the breathtaking west coast scenery and make a stop in the charming hilltop village of Lakones. As you explore the stunning Greek island of Corfu and soak up the charm of Paleokastritsa, it’s easy to understand why this place is often described as “idyllic.” It encompasses all the beauty and allure that the Greek islands are known for. Brimming with history, it was once a safe haven for the legendary Odysseus during a storm at sea, as recounted by Homer in the Odyssey.

Paleokastritsa, Corfu
Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Today, it remains a haven for modern-day travelers seeking a taste of its enchantment. But in the midst of taking in all the wonders, you may find yourself struggling to decide on the best activities to partake in. And if you’re feeling adventurous and wish to go beyond the usual resort towns, perhaps you should consider a visit to the quaint village of Lakones. Tucked away near Paleokastritsa, this traditional village is a destination worth exploring in its own right. Don’t forget to capture the stunning view at “Bella Vista” and make lasting memories along the way!

Just a stone’s throw away lies Angelokastro, a leading stronghold of the Byzantine era in Greece. Nestled in the northwest coast of Corfu, near the charming town of Paleokastritsa, this fortress stands tall atop a rocky outcrop, majestically perched at a breathtaking altitude of 305 meters above the glistening sea.

Situated in the majestic northwestern region of Corfu near Paleokastritsa, stands the formidable and historic Angelokastro castle. This ancient fortress, with roots dating back to the 7th century, holds great significance in Byzantine history and is considered one of the most prominent castles in all of Greece. Perched atop a rocky outcrop, 305 meters above sea level, it offers visitors a breathtaking panoramic view unlike any other. On clear days, not only is the vibrant town of Paleokastritsa visible, but the entire island can be seen from its summit. This, undoubtedly, makes for an unforgettable experience at Angelokastro.

Corfu Town
Corfu Town

Venture to the enchanting Corfu Town, where a fusion of Venetian charm and sophistication awaits. This historic gem, also known as Kerkyra, rests gracefully along the eastern coastline of the island. Its name, “Corfu”, derived from the Greek word for “peaks”, is a fitting title for the twin hills that tower over the town, each crowned with a formidable fortress built to withstand the Turks.

Nestled between these formidable structures lies the Old Town, a labyrinth of winding streets that beckon with tantalizing aromas from upscale eateries, vivacious pubs, and intriguing shops. As you wander through these ancient lanes, you may stumble upon peaceful alleyways dotted with laundry lines strung from balcony to balcony. Stately architecture, such as the impressive Liston arcade, and prestigious museums also grace this captivating enclave, along with an astounding 39 churches. Bowled over by its splendor, one cannot resist the irresistible call of Corfu Town.

Note: Most Corfu cruise ship visitors tend to follow one of three main routes. However, you have the freedom to choose any of these routes, or even make changes and adjustments to create a memorable and enjoyable experience that is tailored to your group.

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Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Car and Driver
  • A professional English-speaking driver or escort with good knowledge of the history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you at an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject to availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.

Excluded from the tour

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of the tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

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.

Restrictions:

  • Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by-state tour guide for an extra cost.
  • In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August, and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed


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