Corfu Excursions

Short sight seeing tours  for cruise ship passengers

If you only have limited time and want to see as much as possible of Corfu we propose some intensive 4 hour long excursions. In order to visit all the places listed, expect to be most of the time in the car with only short stops for phote shoot, and refreshements. You may decide to skip some of the venues in order to proceed at a more leisurly rate. And we definitely make sure that our car and staff are available beyond the 4 hour reservation, in case you wish to extend the duration of the tour.

Central North Island Tour

We visit some of the best known sights of  the island. Starting at the port we travel to the north west village of Lacones which is pinned on the steep slope of a mountain. We stop at a viewing platform to admire the magnificent view of Paleokastritsa below us.

We proceed to Makrades where you have a chance, if you wish, to buy some souvenirs and taste local products (olives and olive oil, honey, kumcuat liquer, wine etc).

Next we go past Angelokastro, a medieval fortress build on a near vertical rock. If you are tempted to climb to the top you will get a rewarding experience. But we may have to skip some other stops to be back on time.

We make a small detour to get to a viewing platform where you will certainly be impressed with the bay of Agios Georgios at the north west of the island.

Then we follow a west-east mountenous road. We see a number of  villages and reach Troumpeta, a location where from, all of central Corfu is at our feet. The town of Corfu with port and the airport can be seen. You can see the twin peak town fortress, and you can also make sure your ship is still at the port waiting for you!

From there you can chooose either to go to town, or continue on the mountain road.

In the first case we can drive through town which is on the Unesco World Heritage List (whc.unesco.org/en/list/978). You can take a walk through the central Liston pedestrian road or visit Kanoni and Pontikonisi island (the landmark of Corfu) at the end of the airport runway

If we continue on the mountain road we will go through the picturesque village of Sokraki and take the narrow windy road down the mountain slope. The views are astonishing. On the way back to the port we may stop at the marina to take a look at the noumerous yacthts and superyacths moored there.

 

North Corfu, Mount Pantokrator

We drive north and climb to the top of the tallest mountain of Corfu around 3000 feet.

The route to the top gives us the opportunity to admire the views of the north east coast line.

At the top all of Corfu if at our feet. Albania and northen mainland Greece can be seen, as well as the ships crossing the Corfu Channel, the narrow sea lane between Corfu and Albania. The small islands north of Corfu can also be seen.

At the top there is a very old monastery. Visit the  little dark and quite church and you will be overcome by a sense of tranquility, being a believer or not.

On the way down you have an option to stop for lunch at a traditional village taverna under a huge oak tree. Or wait to get down to Barbati beach, a popular peably beach, where you can swim in the crystal clear waters and have lunch at a fish taverna.

If you prefer we may skip Barbati beach and head to Corfu Town. We visit Kanoni and Pontikonisi island (the landmark of Corfu) at the end of the airport runway.

We can drive through town which is on the Unesco World Heritage List (whc.unesco.org/en/list/978).  You can take a walk through the central Liston pedestrian road, or the narrow alleyways. The old town was formed over the centuries under the influence of the Venetians, the French and the British who ruled Corfu until 1864 when it became part of the modern Greek state.

 

Achillion Palace – Mouse Island – Corfu Town

We take you to the palace built by empress Elisabet of Austria in the 19th century and subsequently came under the ownership of Kaiser of Germany. Your driver will wait for you to finish your tour of the palace. There is a 7 euro entrance ticket which includes the use of audio guide gadgets in various languages.

Then we go to Kanoni where we take a boat for the 5 minute crossing to Pontikonisi. Ideal place for a refreshment and watching the planes land and take off at the adjacent runway.

We can drive through town which is on the Unesco World Heritage List (whc.unesco.org/en/list/978).  You can take a walk through the central Liston pedestrian road, or the narrow alleyways. The old town was formed over the centuries under the influence of the Venetians, the French and the British who ruled Corfu until 1864 when it became part of the modern Greek state.