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Corfu: Minivan Sightseeing Tour with Greek Snack and Drink

1. Corfu: Minivan Sightseeing Tour with Greek Snack and Drink

Admire the beauty of Corfu and try Greek meze (appetizer) on this minivan day trip. Choose from pickup in from the Old Town, Port, or your accommodation in Corfu. See top sights in the area like the Liston promenade, St. Spyridon Church, and Esplanade Square. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in a spacious and airconditioned minivan. Sit back and relax on the drive to the turquoise waters of Paleokastritsa Bay. Have free time to enjoy a swim in the waters that once welcomed the legendary Ulysses after his shipwreck. Spend your free time taking in views of the Kolovri Rock which according to the myth is Ulysses’ boat which was turned to stone by Poseidon. Purchase a boat tour to the caves or head up to the Christian Orthodox Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Continue on to Bella Vista Hill, and stop in Lakones village. This location features spectacular views across the bay and is also known as 'The Balcony of the Gods.' Gaze out at the breathtaking landscape and try a taste of Greek Ouzo or wine accompanied by a snack or meze. Head to the north of the island to a panoramic spot to taste some of the island’s most famous sweets and liqueurs that are produced with kumquat fruit. Try local honey, candies, and olive oil with fresh bread from a small shop. Drive along the mountain ridge, enjoying the views of the nearby northern islands, before descending into the valley and continuing to the South. Reach Corfu's Old Town. Stroll through the streets and admire the majesty of Venetian, French, and British architecture. Pass by the 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 venerated. Walk down the Liston promenade with its cafes and arcaded terraces that once were the exclusive domain of aristocrats. Check out souvenir shops, local handicrafts, and boutiques before heading back to your pickup point.

Corfu: Island Exploration Quad Safari with Lunch

2. Corfu: Island Exploration Quad Safari with Lunch

Enjoy off and on-road riding through olive-covered hills and valleys on this full-day adventure. Drive past quaint villages that have remained untouched for decades, discover secret vineyards, and admire views of the beautiful Ionian Sea. Begin the day with a quick lesson on how to drive an ATV. After the safety briefing, drive off to Kato Garouna, a tiny village with less than 1,000 inhabitants. Continue on to the old village of Agios Mantheos and head up the forested hills to the old Agii Deka. Enjoy plenty of time to snap photos along the way, especially at the 17th-century Pantocrator Monastery. Take in scenic views from the highest peak on the island and tuck into a packed sandwich lunch. End your tour with a visit to Kontogialos Beach, where you can visit a local cafe to enjoy some traditional drinks or just take some time to relax, swim, and enjoy the wild nature of Corfu.

Corfu: Full-Day Sightseeing Van Trip with Swim Stop

3. Corfu: Full-Day Sightseeing Van Trip with Swim Stop

Discover the wonders of the island of Corfu on this day trip from the City of Corfu. Relax aboard an airconditioned van as your guide takes you to see the sights like the Ipapanti Monastery. Have free time to explore towns like Kassiopi and Lakones, and the bay of Paleokastritsa. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel or cruise port in Corfu. Drive to Achilleion Palace, which was ordered to be built by Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Buy a ticket to see the frescoed rooms of this neoclassical mansion and explore its lush terraced gardens with a sea view. Continue to Paleokastritsa Bay and have free time to swim into the azure waters of the Ionian Sea, purchase an optional boat ride to see the famous caves where the mythological Ulysses met the princess Nausicaa, or hike to the 13th-century Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Make your way to the hilltop Lakones village and stop by a local taverna where you can purchase some authentic Greek food. Admire the heart-shaped bay and Paleokastritsa area from above while you sip on a glass of Greek wine with lunch. Relax on the panoramic drive through olive groves and ancient villages, until you reach Canal D’Amour in the Sidari area. Explore his stunning coastal area of fantastically-shaped cliffs bathed by emerald waves. Travel to Kassiopi, a charming fishing village where can stretch your legs as you take in the colorful port, sandy beach, and local cafes. Pass thorugh Northeast coast of Corfu and catch a glimpse of the Kalami and Barbati area. Finish your tour with a views of the Ipapanti Monastery where you can see a turquoise bay with a church on a small island, placed on an area full of luxury villas and hotels. Return to your pickup location in Corfu at the end of your tour.

Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

4. Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Discover mysterious Albania on a guided day trip from Corfu. Cross to the port city of Saranda to enjoy a 20-kilometer guided bus tour of the southern coast and its virgin shores and islands. Pass through small villages and gaze in awe at the endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint, where the ancient Greek city of Buthrotum disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation until archaeologists uncovered some of the finest remains in the Mediterranean. Tour the Venetian tower and see the remains of the theater and Temple of Asclepius. Continue to the ruins of the ancient gymnasium and Roman Baths and admire a priceless mosaic floor in the Roman Baptistery. Travel back in time as you explore the Cyclopean walls and get panoramic views of the lake and plains from the top of the hill. Return to Saranda for lunch, and then take a walking tour before sailing back to Corfu.

Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

5. Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

Stroll the narrow paths and charming alleys of Corfu Town with a licensed, English-speaking guide to see historic highlights, such as the Old Fortress. Visit the former residence of the British Lord High Commissioner at the Palace of St. Michael and St. George and discover the hidden squares, old city walls and fountains of the town center. Break for a big breakfast of traditional food, such as cheese pie, spinach pie, loukoumades (donuts), Greek yoghurt and ginger beer from Corfu. Enter the Church of St. Spyridon, where the relics of the 4th-century saint are held, and then continue with your food tastings. Sample some sweet halva, along with cheese, honey, olive oil, fruits and nuts, all selected for their quality and significance to the local community. End with a seated lunch at a restaurant and taste authentic pastitsada (casserole) and a sofrito meat dish from Corfu.

Corfu: Gastronomy Walking Tour

6. Corfu: Gastronomy Walking Tour

Meet your local guide and begin your culinary journey. Travel to some of the best-hidden eating spots in town. Taste the carefully selected local delicacies and learn all about the history behind each dish. Be introduced you to the local food artisans and traders - the people that master the secrets of Corfiot cuisine. Learn how they use various seasonings and ingredients that make the traditional recipes so delectable. Make the most of your experience by asking for advice on how you can use local produce to enrich your daily cuisine back home.

Corfu: Small Group City Walking Tour

7. Corfu: Small Group City Walking Tour

Your local tour guide will take you on a long walk through the cobbled streets of the city. Discover enchanting squares, beautiful architecture and learn more about the old towns UNESCO world heritage status. Start your tour with a visit to the Esplanade and Liston arcade gallery. Admire the numerous cafés and bars dotted around the area before heading to the old 14th-century fortress to learn more about Corfu’s past. Your tour continues through the city to the Neoclassical Palace of St. Michael and St. George, the Dimarcheion, and the Episcopal Church of San Giacomo. Marvel at the most magnificent buildings in Corfu before moving onto the oldest neighbourhood on the island, Campiello. After a day of exploring, your tour will finish in Corfu-town. Make your way down the bustling streets to find stalls, shops and tavernas selling local delicacies like kumquat and Corfiot olive oil.

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

8. 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: Full Day Small-Group Trip with Lunch

9. Corfu: Full Day Small-Group Trip with Lunch

Join a small-group tour perfect for families, groups, and adventure-seekers alike and spend a full exploring Corfu in a premium expedition Jeep to visit the island's incredible landscape, villages, and more.    Enjoy your journey along the southern coast of Corfu with a professional guide who will lead you to 3-4 of the most amazing viewpoints and villages that Corfu has to offer. Stop in a local coffee shop for a boost of energy, and admire the incredible Agioi Deka Pantokratoras monastery and chapel along your way. Tuck into a delicious Greek meal at Stavros village, where you'll have the chance to meet locals and enjoy true Greek hospitality. Hear stories and information about Corfu's history, people, and traditions. After arriving at each viewpoint or destination, you will have plenty of time to explore and capture memories in photographs.

Corfu: History and Culture Walking Tour

10. Corfu: History and Culture Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Corfu Town on this walking tour. Begin your tour at the Old Fortress, a Venetian fortress located in the historical center. Enjoy a guided tour of the fortress and see the impact left by the Venetians on the culture and tradition of the area. Afterwards, enjoy a stroll through the historical center, passing by deserted alleyways and lively squares and fountains as you make your way to the famous St. Spyridon Church. Admire the unique architecture of this 16th-century Greek Orthodox Church and marvel at its bell tower, the highest in the Iodan Islands. Finish your tour at the Town Hall Square, which was once considered the most exclusive neighborhood in Corfu. Here, admire impressive monuments and learn more about Corfu's elite who used to meet here.

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4.7 / 5

based on 238 reviews

We were lucky enough to be able to experience a quasi-private tour, since no one else had signed up. Nevertheless, the tour took place as planned and our guide even took us half an hour longer through the city. Three hours packed with beautiful alleys, an incredible amount of information about the past and today's life on the island, including great tips on what we should eat after the tour. We tried everything and it was delicious! We would book the tour again and again! Her German was excellent, you understood her very well and were friendly anyway. All in all it was a perfect tour of the island's capital.

Amazing value! The tour was really well organised meaning we could just relax and enjoy the day. The sights you get to see are brilliant and our guide was excellent. Would definitely recommend a sun hat if you're not used to the heat as you're in thr sun a lot.

Amazing tour. Great way to experience the history, culture and flavours of Corfu. Our guide couldn't have been better, would definitely recommend as a way to make your visit more memorable. Make sure you are hungry! Thank you from Georgina and Philip.

Had a great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Would highly recommend this if you want to learn a bit of history and see some of the old and new of Corfu. Enjoyed a Ginget Beer and some yummy cake too

Viele Informationen, sehr sachkundig, äußerst schmackhafte Proben korfiotischer Küche in angenehmer, ruhiger Umgebung mitten im Stadtzentrum. Lebhafte, freundliche, lustige Führerin.