The Grand Island Tour
Our trip begins in the morning in a luxurious bus waiting for you outside your hotel.
In our first stop you will visit the famous “Achillion Palace” which is built for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria. We are going to visit the museum of Elizabeth and William II (the posterior owner of the palace) also the beautiful garden which is full of statues while we enjoy the amazing view from there.
After visit Achilleon Palace, we will drive along the East Coast towards Corfu town.
On the road you will be able to see the most famous attraction of Corfu - the islet of Pontikonissi ( Mouse Island ) and Vlacherna Monastery.
The drive through Corfu town. Corfu town is one of the most attractive cities in whole Greece. You will see architectural and historical influences of Venetians, British, French and Greek made Corfu town very specific and unlike any other city in Greece.
You will see “Esplanada”, town’s largest square created under Venetian rule, “The Liston”, the huge building complex, built under the French rule, today with many coffee shops and promenade in front.
Church of “Agios Spiridon”, the patron Saint of Corfu Island. “Old Fortress” built in the 15th century under Venetian domination and “New Fortress”.
We will drive across the central part of the island to reach Paleokastritsa, one of the most beautiful and most popular summer resort all over Corfu. There we will visit its monastery Zoodochou Pigis.
Then you will have free time to explore the area and we suggest you to enjoy wild beauty by traditional boats which will introduce you to gorgeous caves with clear blue water!
Leaving behind salty taste of the see we will go to the mountain predominating above us and to the traditional village Lakones with the great view (Bella Vista).
There we will stop in a luxurious restaurant which its view leaves visitors breathless! You will taste traditional food of the island enjoying from the top the beauty of the nature.
Having filled our stomachs with good food and our eyes with magic view, after some kilometers a small place Kratsalos will wait for you where you will have the opportunity to see, know, taste and buy local traditional products (honey, oil, wine).
We will continue our tour through the olive groves to Kassiopi where you will have free time to enjoy.
After, will take you across the north-east of Corfu Island. You will be able to see the Closest point between Corfu and the Albanian coastline as we pass by the villages of Kouloura and Kalami and the famous home of Lawrence Durrell.
Afterwards we drive via Nissaki, Barbati , Ipssos, Dassia to back to your hotel.
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Private tours are subject to changes according to clients needs.
For any additional hour supplement 60 Euro per vehicle and 50 Euro in total for guide
Pick up service from accommodations starts earlier
Achillion entrance fees