Hop-On Hop-Off Corfu Highlights Tour
Take in the fantastic views and sights of the beautiful island of Corfu aboard City Sightseeing double decker buses! Hop on to experience the fortresses of the Old Town and the breathtaking views of Faliraki Beach and Panagia Vlaherna Monastery.
The City Sightseeing tour of Corfu offers the perfect way to see the sights and sounds of the city. See and hear Corfu's history and experience the famous sights and monuments aboard our double decker buses.
Enjoy an audio-guided tour with pre-recorded commentary in 8 different languages, so you can learn about the history, culture and points of interest while taking in the amazing views. The Old Town, which is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO designated in 2007, showcases unique architecture and a plethora of Venetian and Anglo-French elements built between the two Fortresses the New and the Old Fortress, both of which protected the Corfiots in the medieval and modern times. See Venetian mansions and the water-colored buildings with the characteristic Corfiot ochre color. Experience pedestrians' alleyways and the little streets including gardens and beautiful squares such as Bosketo and Spianada which is the largest square in Greece and of the Balkans, the imposing Liston with its arches and the characteristic Venetian lanterns. There are Orthodox churches, such as Saint Spyridon (Agios Sriridonas) containing the relics of the patron saint of the island, the Catholic churches such as the Catholic Metropolis of Saints Jacob and Christopher, and the building of the Jewish Synagogue.
The sights to be seen in Corfu include the Old Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old and the New Fortress, the Palace of St George and Michael, the Venetian mansions, the water-colored buildings with the characteristic Corfiot ochre color and the Pontikonisi island and the Panagia Vlaherna Monastery at "Kanoni". There are many alleyways and little streets, gardens and beautiful squares such as Bosketo and Spianada; also there many incredible buildings such as the churches, library, theatres and museums, not to mention the imposing mansions. In the commercial center of the city there are many interesting and unique shops and various cafes, bars and restaurants.
Please Note: There are 5 stops on this route and it takes approximately 45 minutes to complete the route without exiting the bus. The bus runs every hour from December to February, every 20 minutes from March to May, every 15 minutes June to October, and every 20 minutes in November. The tours are narrated in English, Greek, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian. First and last tour times vary by season and will be detailed in your electronic ticket.
The route includes the following stops:
- Corfu New Port
- Kanoni 1
- Kanoni 2
- Spilia Square
- Old Port
To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.
Hop on hop off was easy to get around town. Headphones provided for historic info about the island.
Reviewer: Edith Béliveau
Directly out of the Port we took the Red Bus. Very practical to see the importants sights of Corfu. Reasonable prices also! Go for it!
Enjoyed the tour and the beautiful area. A great way to see a lot in a short time.
Reviewer: Pauline Cooper
Too hot and humid to hop off but the commentary was quite good. Would try it again.
Reviewer: Irene Maurice
Overall a good excursion. Getting off the ship there should have been someone there to explain that it was about a half hour walk to the tour buses. Although there was a free shuttle to the "gate" no one explained that the "gate" was the drop off point for entrance to the city. It was a very long walk in the heat.