Corfu Past and Present
Corfu Past and Present
In this tour you will discover the koumkouat, an Asian citrus which grows in Corfu and has become one of the island's most famous products. A liqueur with the same name, along with fruit-preserved sweets, is produced everywhere. You will be able to taste these and many other handmade products during your trip such as olive oil, honey, marmalades and many more.
Visit the small village of Palaiokastritsa, set amidst six small coves, nestled in the rugged coastline and surrounded by olive, lemon and cypress groves among blue emerald waters. This is a very popular resort and is considered to have some of the finest sceneries in the entire Mediterranean.
Afterwards, your vehicle will climb up the mountain and you will be taken to Lakones, a dreamy mountain village and its Balcony of the Gods, where to admire the magnificent panoramic views of the Ionian Sea and the bays surrounding Palaiokastritsa resort. Here you'll also have free time to enjoy a Greek snack and a glass of Greek liquor known as ouzo, local wine or a soft drink, and do some souvenir shopping from the small local vendors.
The tour will continue for a scenic drive towards the South until you reach Corfu Town, driving past Garitsa Bay, Plateia and the Old Fortress, where to admire the majesty of these and more ancient Venetian, French and British buildings. Note the city's 14th century Venetian Old Fortress, the Durrell Gardens and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Stand in Esplanade Square, one of the largest in Europe, and visit St. Spyridon Church, where the remains of the patron saint of the island are worshiped.
You will also walk through Liston promenade with its cafes and arcaded terraces that once was the exclusive domain of local aristocrats. Be sure to pick up a souvenir or two before your return trip to port.
Sign up for this popular tour today and get ready for a comprehensive overview of past and present Corfu.
Reviewer: Roger Comfort
Corfu is magnificent and the tour, most exciting! For navigating narrow winding roads, enjoying fine food and Ouzo after an early morning speed boat tour( not included) of the local bays The tour was well managed, relaxed and well worth it
Really enjoyed the day. We were taken to a wide array of areas in Corfu. We were able to sample some local cuisine and saw the island from great heights. There is a rich history. Also liked walking through the town.
Reviewer: Jennifer S
We really enjoyed this tour and our tour guide Maria. It ended up being a very hot day so she gave us the option of going up to the monastery at the top of the mountain or doing a boat tour along the island and seeing the grottos. We all decided on the boat tour, the water is the most incredible colours of blue. In the grottos the water is such a beautiful bright blue with pretty white stone all around. We could see fish and some of the coral. Lakonnes is up the mountain, we went to a restaurant for a Greek snack and drink. It had the most incredible view over part of the island and bays. The shop we went to with the kumquat liqueur was really neat as well, they had many locally made items, snacks, olive oils and spice mixes. Definitely a good tour
Reviewer: Enid Mitchell
Tour Guide excellent, beautiful views
Reviewer: Shanette Nobleton
Great tour! We took a boat ride to explore the caves..the cost was extra and I think it should have been included with the tour personally. Took a ride up to a nice little restaurant to have a light snack and see the beautiful views of Corfu. Didn't get to spend much time in the shopping areas one too many stops along the way. The roads are extra bumpy so I recommend taking some form of motion sickness medication. Overall I enjoyed the tour and would consider doing it again.