Corfu Old Town and Paleokastritsa Bay

SAINT SPIRIDON TOWER
SAINT SPIRIDON TOWER

Saint Spiridon is the patron saint of Corfu Island, and you will also visit his magnificent church in the Old Town.

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Museum of Asian Art
Museum of Asian Art

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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.

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SAINT SPIRIDON TOWER
SAINT SPIRIDON TOWER

Saint Spiridon is the patron saint of Corfu Island, and you will also visit his magnificent church in the Old Town.

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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. You will also taste some of the products the island is famous for, such as olive oil, fresh bread, honey, liquors, kumquat etc. from a local producer.

Tour highlights:

- Corfu Old Town,

- Paleokastritsa Bay,

- Local Products Tasting.

Tour description:

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 brings 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.

The Liston promenade, which used to be exclusive to 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 surrendered 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 during your free time.

Our next stop will be at a local producer´s, a Corfiot family which makes all kinds of homemade products, such as extra virgin olive oil, fresh bread, honey, sundried tomatoes, marmalades, liquors, kumquat, and many more. Feel free to taste them, and also buy if you want to take some of these tastes back home.

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 euros 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.

- The route can be modified depending on the starting time and traffic. 

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.