Corfu Neighborhood tours

Our most recommended Corfu Neighborhood tours

Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa, and Old Town Tour

1. Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa, and Old Town Tour

Make the most of your trip to Corfu and visit 3 of the island’s highlights in just 1 day. Your action-packed day begins with pickup from your hotel then heads to the first stop of the tour, Achilleion Palace. Famous for its statues and paintings, the palace holds great historical significance for the island. Learn about the palace’s rich history and influence on the evolution of Corfu as you wander through its stunning rooms and gardens, admiring the architecture throughout. After the palace, head towards the stunning region of Palaiokastritsa, which is steeped in local mythological history. Board a traditional style boat then head out onto the crystal clear waters for unrivaled views of the island and its surrounding coastline. Visit a selection of secret and isolated beaches as well as the island’s famous blue caves and coves. Cool off from the hot Mediterranean weather with a refreshing dip in the sea, or climb up a nearby hill to reach one of the oldest monasteries in Greece, which is a popular hotspot for tourists thanks to its breathtaking and panoramic views. Last but certainly not least is a tour of Corfu’s Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Center. Learn about and visit the imposing fortresses that protect the town, and marvel at the many protected monuments and buildings. Take a stroll to the largest square in the Balkans, then wander through the narrow streets of the town as you soak up the authentic atmosphere and experience life like a local.

Corfu: Greek Cooking Class & Meal at a Local Family Home

2. Corfu: Greek Cooking Class & Meal at a Local Family Home

Shop like a local at the fruit market, and prepare traditional Greek recipes with a cooking class. Then, feast on a delicious homemade lunch in an idyllic family environment. Meet your local food expert at the Old Port and stroll through the narrow alleys to Corfu’s open market. Together with your host, buy organic products harvested from the Corfiot fields only hours before. Embrace the vibrant atmosphere, and feel the smell of fresh fish, vegetables, fruit, and herbs. Next, stop by a local's deli shop to buy milk, cheese, and bread baked in an oven. Once ready with the supplies, the host will take you to a country home where the chef will show you how to prepare and cook traditional Greek recipes using a wood oven. Enjoy some local delicacies as a welcome gift. Decide if you prefer to participate “hands-on”, or just watch the cooking preparation. Whichever your choice, spend a few relaxing hours as part of a Greek family. After the cooking class ends, experience the unique Greek hospitality and atmosphere with a delicious meal and good company, before transferring back to Corfu Town.

Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Kanoni and Old Town Tour

3. Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Kanoni and Old Town Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or location of your choice, and then head to the Achilleion Palace at the edge of the village of Gastouri. Built for the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, the 19th-century palace is dedicated to the mythical hero, Achilles. Admire its beautiful art works, including the famous "Dying Achilles" statue and the "Triumph of Achilles" by Franz von Matsch that depicts Achilles dragging Hector’s lifeless body in front of the Gates of Troy. Next, explore the former capital and heart of the island in the district of Kanoni. Go to the Church of Panagia Vlacherna and get views of one of the most photographed spots in Corfu as you look across at Mouse Island. Pause for a coffee and watch the planes come in to land at the airport. Then, explore the Old Town of Corfu, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Journey through the epochs of the island and its various rulers with views of the British-era City Palace (Palace of St. Michael and St. George), the Venetian edifice of the Old Fortress and the beautiful colonnades lit up by Venetian lanterns of the French-built Liston. Stroll between the tall old houses and buy traditional products in the ancient cellars.  Soak up the age-old atmosphere of the Esplanade, Europe's second largest public square. Saunter under the arches of the Liston promenade, and discover a symbol of the aristocratic society of Old Corfu before getting dropped off at a location of your choice.

Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

4. Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

Explore Corfu at your own pace on a private tour where you set the starting time and place! Start with a visit to Achilleion Palace, located atop a hill in the traditional village of Gastouri. Experience a sense of awe as you take in the imposing monument and its surrounding cypress trees and exotic plants and flowers. Go inside the palace for a closer look at the beautiful gardens, and discover priceless works of art, such as the ancient Greek statues of Zeus and Era. Admire the elegant columns and statuary, including the statue of the "Dying Achilles." Continue to Kanoni for a breathtaking view of Mouse Island (‘Pontikonisi’), formed, according to legend, when the ship that carried Odysseus back to Ithaca was turned to stone by an angry Poseidon. Next, go to the small but popular beach at Paleokastritsa, where you can catch a boat to cruise around the many caves in the area. Alternatively, soak up the sun and cool down with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Visit the Monastery of the Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa and discover the home of 8 Greek Orthodox monks who receive guidance from Bishop Efthimios Thouis and conduct traditional masses, provide generous hospitality and offer regular tours of the grounds and museum. Return towards Corfu city with a drive along the scenic west coast via the hilltop village of Lakones. Stop at the "Bella Vista" viewpoint to take some souvenir photos and gather memories to last a lifetime!

Corfu: Mountain Villages Private Tour

5. Corfu: Mountain Villages Private Tour

Discover the natural scenery and charming villages of Corfu around the area of Pantokratoras Mountain on this unique 4-hour tour. Start your excursion in Corfu town, at the port, or surrounding area where you will meet your guide and set off together. First, drive along the road to the North part of Island, passing through green scenery alongside olive groves until you arrive in the old Venetian village of Ano Korakiana. Then, cross through the village and follow the sloping mountain roads until you reach the highest point of the island. Visit the monastery of Pantokrator and enjoy some free time to explore. After that, continue to the village of Strinyllas and stop there for an optional meal in a small square. Next, head over to the village of Spartillas to marvel at the eastern coast of the island from the viewpoint. Follow the route along the slopes of the mountain with beautiful countryside views until you reach the village of Socrates. Walk through the village and enjoy a refreshment, coffee, and homemade sweets in the main square. Step into a wood-carving workshop where you will find something souvenirs and gifts. After this, continue further up the mountain and observe how the landscape becomes rocky and wild. At the top, visit the monastery and soak up the magnificent views of the Albanian coast. Later, return to the starting point, descending to the northeast coast of the island where the tour concludes.

Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Tour

6. Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location of your choice, and then travel through some of Corfu’s traditional villages on a private group tour to Paleokastritsa. Long considered one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu, Paleokastritsa is renowned as a beauty spot with turquoise waters and sandy beaches in its network of bays with jagged rocks topped by lush green forests that rise directly from the sea. Go to Theotokos Monastery via a short footpath that takes you to the top of the hill. Get the best views of the area from the summit, and then journey into Corfu Town. Take a stroll through Spianada Square to admire the British-era City Palace, the Venetian castle of the Old Fortress and the arcades of the Liston, built during the French occupation if the island and charmingly lit by Venetian lanterns. Visit Saint Spyridon Church, built in 1596, where the distinctive red dome of the bell tower, filled with silver treasures, is the tallest on the island. Amble down the narrow streets of the Old Town and interact with the locals as you purchase local produce such as kumquats from traditional shops. Your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel to get dropped off safely at the end of the day.

Corfu Island: Old Town and Achilleion Palace Coach Tour

7. Corfu Island: Old Town and Achilleion Palace Coach Tour

Depart from the port on a coach and set off to discover the lush Corfiot Italian countryside. Corfu or Kerkyra is the most verdant of all the Greek Islands which will at once become apparent as you are driven through orange, lemon, cypress, and olive groves, interspersed with vineyards and fields carpeted with beautiful wildflowers. After approximately 20 minutes of driving, reach the old traditional village of Gastouri and enter the Achilleion Palace, built by Empress Elisabeth “Sissy” of Austria in 1891, and later owned by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. Explore the rooms in the Palace and the beautiful gardens offering a spectacular view over the Ionian Sea. Stroll through the gardens which are full of exotic trees and flowers and are adorned with classical statues relating to Greek Ancient History and Mythology.  At the end of the tour, return to your hotel or the port.

Achilleion Palace, Kanoni & Corfu Old Town Private Tour

8. Achilleion Palace, Kanoni & Corfu Old Town Private Tour

Discover some of Corfu's most scenic locations and important historical sites on this minibus tour. Visit the Achilleion Palace, the Kanoni quarter of Corfu Town and see the legendary Mouse Island. At Achilleion Palace, be amazed by the beautiful surrounding gardens. Marvel at invaluable works of art such as the Ancient Greek statues of Zeus and Era, the ‘Peristyle of the Muses' and the huge statue of the ‘Dying Achilles’. See impressive wood carvings and beautiful frescoes at Panagia Vlacherna and enjoy the views out to Mouse Island. If you have time, catch a boat out to Mouse Island and discover the 13th-century Church of Pantokrator before continuing your tour. Enjoy a relaxing drive down Corfu's west coast to Kanoni, passing traditional, picturesque villages along the way. On Kanoni Hill, enjoy a cool drink in one of the cafes and great views of Mouse Island and the Aegean Sea. See the old fortress and the biggest square in the Balkans in the Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax while wandering through the city's narrow streets and stop for a spot of shopping or a coffee along the way.

Corfu : Half-Day Private Island Custom Tour

9. Corfu : Half-Day Private Island Custom Tour

Take a private tour customized to your preferences and discover Corfu at your own pace. Benefit from a flexible timetable and get picked up at your preferred pickup location and time. Visit the main monuments and sights such as the Achilleion Museum and Palace, famous for its statues and paintings. Learn about the great historical significance of the monument for the island. Discover its rich history and influence on the evolution of Corfu as you wander through its stunning rooms and gardens. Another highlight of Corfu is the famous Palaiokastritsa area where you'll have the opportunity to take a boat trip and cruise out to hidden beaches as well as the island’s famous blue caves. Cool off from the hot Mediterranean weather with a refreshing dip in the sea, or climb up a nearby hill to reach one of the oldest monasteries in Greece and a popular hotspot for tourists thanks to its breathtaking and panoramic views. Last, don't miss a visit to Corfu's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site with imposing fortresses that protect the town. There are many options to choose from as the Old Town offers a range of activities including shopping, museums, churches, and fortresses. There are also traditional factories where you can learn about the process making of local products such as wine, olive oil, and kumquat. If you prefer to relax by the beach, Corfu island offers plenty of beautiful beaches.

Corfu: Achilleon Palace and Kanoni Private Tour

10. Corfu: Achilleon Palace and Kanoni Private Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel or the port in Corfu. Travel to the Achilleon Palace, also known as Princess Sissi's Palace, built as a refuge for Empress Elisabeth of Austria in 1890. Take a tour through the palace and see all the glory of its amazing gardens, statues, and paintings. Afterwards, visit the region of Kanoni, taking time to look around and capture amazing photos. Take the opportunity to swim like a royal in the historical royal baths of Mon Repo's Palace. Enjoy some refreshments, lunch, or a royal massage. The tour will conclude with a journey back to your original pickup location.

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