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Paleokastritsa, Lakones and Corfu Town

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Paleokastritsa, Lakones and Corfu Town

This half-day tour is a perfect introduction to Corfu for those who have never been to the island before, as well as those who welcome the chance to explore once again the sites at length. You will be escorted in a small group from the port via coach through the beautiful countryside, to the famous Paleokastritsa bay, well known as the Capri of Greece. At the hilltop you will discover a Byzantine monastery still inhabited by monks, who warmly welcome those brave enough to ascend the 400 meters uphill to view the Byzantine-era religious icons and relics in their chapel and museum.

After a visit with the monks you will board the coach for the traditional village of Lakones, referred to by the locals as God’s Balcony due to its spectacular views Paleokastritsa Bay and the surrounding hills. Continue by coach over the mountain ridge to Corfu Town, passing through some of the island’s most picturesque traditional villages along the way.

Once in Corfu Town you will be treated to a sightseeing tour on coach around town, passing by the city highlights including the ancient ruins of the Palaipolis, the 19th century he Royal Palace of St. George and St. Michael, the summer palace of the ex-King of Greece, Mon Repos, Garitsa Bay.

Next up is a 14th century Venetian fortress and Espianade square – once used as drilling grounds for Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers. Pass by the Old Port crowded with traditional caiques, survey an open-air flea market and see San Rocco square, the commercial centre of town, on your return trip back to port.

This well-rounded tour keeps your group small to offer specialized attention from your local and knowledgeable guide and sells out fast, reserve your spot today.

Your group is guaranteed to be kept small allowing for personalized attention and one-on-one interaction with your local and knowledgeable guide.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
None
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing and comfortable shoes. We also recommend sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 5 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsWowAugust 29, 2019

Reviewer: Julie Larochelle
It was perfect.

4 StarsGorgeous DriveAugust 26, 2019

Reviewer: Janel Tingey
We enjoyed our drive through beautiful Paleokastritsa, the monastery at top of the hill, and a bunch of free time in Corfu town. We felt a bit rushed at the monastery, but we still had a great day and enjoyed our time immensely!

4 StarsBeautiful ViewsAugust 07, 2019

Reviewer: Lisa
This was a nice tour for us to see several of the highlights of Corfu. We went to several places that were breathtakingly beautiful. We also had some time in the main part of Corfu Town to shop and enjoy a snack. We could have stayed longer and gone back to the ship on our own, but the free time we had was sufficient. There is a Greek Orthodox Church that requires women have covered shoulders and knees. Also, the directions for meeting the tour may say that you will meet when you exit the ship. You must go through the customs building first.

5 StarsGreat TourAugust 02, 2019

Reviewer: Jonathan Chen
3 stops on this tour. First is Paleokastritsa which is the site of a monastery. The entire complex is beautiful and the view of the bay is breathtaking. Next was Lakones. Great small town to visit. Guide pointed out the blending of different types of architecture between buildings. Final stop was Old Corfu which like any harbor fortress town, was a great place to walk around in.

5 StarsBeautiful Corfu TourJune 08, 2019

Reviewer: Steven Stinton
Exceptional vistas, excellent guide and very skilled driver! Our guide was articulate and informative. Our driver had to negotiate a full size bus through some very narrow streets. I would recommend this tour. It was good value.

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