Corfu Old Town & Traditional Flavors80€ per person (minimum 4 people)
A minimum of 4 guests is needed for the tour to run!
80 euros per person
Duration: 3 hours
(Entrance of the Old Fortress at Espianade Square)
Professional Licensed English Speaking Guide
What is Included
Coffe/tea or a soft drink, cheese pie, bougatsa, entrance fees and my wages.
What is Not Included
Pick up and drop off from your Hotel or Port
Most of the shuttle buses from the port will bring you to the Old Fortress
Guests must be able to walk approximately 1-1/2 miles over even and uneven surfaces. A hat, sunglasses, lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
It is a walking tour through the historic center of the Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will walk through the narrow, winding cobblestone streets and the little alleys of the city known as “Kadounia” where you will admire the architecture which was influenced by the Venetians, the French and the British. You will see the spectacular arcades of the Liston Piazza, a down-sized replica of the Rue de Rivoli of Paris, built by the French in the 19th century.
You will have the chance to taste the local cheesepie/bougatsa or try the famous pita gyros while drinking the local tsitsimpira (gingerbeer) or a coffee/tea.
You will take an imaginary journey through the past and the history of this island will come alive before your eyes. You will learn about the customs, the greek culture and you will feel like a local who explores the secrets of its own city.
You will see the most significant sights like the Old Fortress, the old cricket grounds,St George and St Michael’s Palace an imposing building built entirely of yellow Maltese stone by the first British High Commissioner of the island, elegant Liston promenade where aristocracy once strolled, St Spyridon’s church the patron Saint of the island, the New Fortress and the Town Hall. You will feel the rich heritage of the city and you will learn about the daily life.
A minimum of 4 guests is needed for the tour to run! Port or hotel pick up and drop off are not included. (transport can be arranged upon request with extra charge). Meeting point is at the entrance of the Old Fortress (Esplanade Square) next to Schulenberg’s statue.