This Jeep tour allows you to explore some of the most traditional and typical old villages on the island, not often visited by the tourists, as well as some of the most beautiful parts of the Corfiot countryside. This Jeep adventure partly on asphalt and partly on dirt tracks, explores the north-western parts of the mountainous terrain of Mount Pantokrator, known as the land of the Gods, because of the natural beauty of the area and the breathtaking views over the plains of the island below.
Starting from the port, you drive up the main coastal road leading to the north of the island, passing by the resorts of Kontokali, Gouvia and Dassia. Once in Dassia, you take the small road to your left, leading into the village of Ano (Upper) Korakiana, passing through the village of Kato (Lower) Korakiana driving under the cool shade of the ageless olive groves. Crossing through the village of Ano Korakiana – one of the oldest, largest and most beautiful Corfiot villages – you take the narrow winding road with the 27 turns “zic-zacs” leading up the slopes of Pantokrator mountain (the area is known as “Little Switzerland”) and into the picturesque village of Sokraki, one of the oldest on the island, resting on the top of the mountain, hidden amidst the pine and the olive trees.
Once in Sokraki, your guide takes you for a walk around the narrow winding streets “kandounia” of the village and you enjoy a heartening “meze” (Greek peasant’s light snack) and a refreshing glass of local wine at the “kafeneion” (local coffee shop) situated at the village square. Having gathered up your strength, you then say “good-bye to the asphalt”, and taking a fantastic dirt-track you make your way along a mountain ridge to the village of Troumbetta, resting on the main pass to the northern part of the island. From there, driving on the narrow country road leading to the north-western shores of the island amidst dense forests of fern, pine and cypress trees and the usual ageless olive groves, you arrive to the village of Lakones, perched high on the north-western slopes of Pantokrator mountain, from where you can enjoy some breathtaking panoramic views of Paleokastritsa, the area known as the “Capri of Greece” for its unique natural beauty, before driving, through the valley of Ropa, back to your ship.
Participation : minimum 20 persons / maximum 100 persons
Duration : 4 hours
Notes: At the starting point of the safari a short explanation will be given. Each jeep carries up to 4 passengers and is equipped with a bottle of mineral water and a map of the island. The tour is guided by professional guides and has a lead driver. Guests wishing to drive themselves need to carry a valid full driving licence. Drivers are available at an extra cost.
Advice to clients: Wear comfortable clothes. Bring your camera, beach towel and swimming gear.