This is a coach tour to some of the most beautiful spots on Corfu island, with some relaxing walking on easy terrain which offers you the chance to enjoy and explore the sites visited at length.
Leaving from the port you are driven through the beautiful countryside, to the famous Monastery of the Virgin, located high on the hill overlooking the gorgeous Paleokastritsa Bay, known as the “Capri” of Greece. This Byzantine monastery is still inhabited by a self-reliant community of monks; its long history is evident from the collections of Byzantine icons and other religious relics featured in the chapel and its museum.
Following your guided tour of the monastery, you board your coach and are driven uphill to the panoramic position of the Golden Fox Café, found high on the hills in the traditional village of Lakones, famous for its spectacular views over the Bay of Paleokastritsa. Locals know this location as «God’s Balcony» because of the spectacular views it offers of the scenic Paleokastritsa Bay, the surrounding hills, even of the entire island.
Following your relaxing break at Lakones village, the tour continues on coach over the mountain ridge passing through some of the most picturesque traditional villages on the northern side of the island. In about 45 minutes you arrive in Corfu Town where you have a sightseeing tour on coach around town, passing by the Palaiopolis (ancient ruins), the summer palace of the ex-King of Greece, Mon Repos, Garitsa Bay, the 14th century Old Venetian Fortress – now a UNESCO World Heritage monument, the Espianade square – once used as drilling grounds for Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers, the Royal Palace of St. George and St. Michael built by the first British Commissioner of the island in the 19th century, the Old Port crowded with traditional ‘caiques’, the New Venetian Fortress built in the 16th century, the open-air flee market and San Rocco square – the commercial centre of town, before driving back to the pier and your ship.
Duration: 4 Hrs
Advice to clients: Make sure you bring your camera and lots of film with you.
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