Corfu Old Town and Paleokastritsa Bay

View of the Old Town of Corfu
View of the Old Town of Corfu

The Old Fortress is visible from many areas of the Old Town, keeping all the secrets of its long history of battles and fights against many foreign armies.

The moat at the Old Fortress
The moat at the Old Fortress

The invincible building had a solid structure designed by Venetian architects, and it's still standing, nowadays surrounded by fishing boats that find shelter near the old walls.

Alipas Bay in Paleokastritsa
Alipas Bay in Paleokastritsa

One more of the beautiful beaches of this area, where the sea is bluer than anywhere else in the Mediterranean.

View of the Old Town of Corfu
View of the Old Town of Corfu

The Old Fortress is visible from many areas of the Old Town, keeping all the secrets of its long history of battles and fights against many foreign armies.

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Corfu Old Town and Paleokastritsa Bay are the jewels of the island, and the itinerary is perfect if you have only a few hours in Corfu.

The best way to start your tour is by visiting the Old Town of Corfu, UNESCO´s Heritage-listed since 2007: the architecture of Venetian, French and British periods can be admired among small alleys and lively squares. The main square, known as Plateia, and one of the biggest ones in Europe, is a meeting point for locals and visitors. The Old Fortress, an impressive castle, presides the view and brigs ancient battles and miracles to our memories. Saint Spiridon, the patron of the island, is said to be the protector of Corfu since 1493, when his incorrupt relics were brought here by a monk and kept in the most famous church of this part of Greece. Every Palm Sunday and on other special dates of the ecclesiastical year, his relics are taken in procession for veneration by the Orthodox Christians. All Philharmonics of Corfu take part in these events. The Liston promenade, which used to be exclusive for the local aristocracy, is also one of the areas you will visit during this tour.

After a guided walk and free time, your vehicle will drive you to Paleokastritsa Bay, an amazing place where the blue emerald sea creates coves surrender by green olive trees and cypresses forests. Marvel at these breathtaking views: bougainvillaeas, palm trees, oranges and lemons, and many more, cover the area which stays green all year round. Enjoy two free hours for swimming, sunbathing, or having a snack in one of the local cafeterias. Here, you can also take an optional boat ride to the sea caves and admire the beauty of the area from the sea. Also, the Monastery of the Virgin of Paleokastritsa can be visited with your guide (by foot) until the moment of your return.

Shore Excursion details:

- Meeting point: Corfu New Port Cruise Terminal Building

- Duration: Four hours and thirty minutes

- Transportation by air-conditioned bus

- English-speaking guide

Supplements:

- The optional boat ride costs 10 euro per person and must be paid cash on board. There are ATMs in the area but we recommend you bring euros with you in order to avoid waiting times.

Also:

- The walk to the Monastery takes 20 minutes uphill. The Monastery has free entrance.

- We advise you to wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera.

Please note that there is a minimum number of travellers required for the tour. We will confirm availability at least ten days before your arrival.