Things to do in
Lakones

Our most recommended things to do in Lakones

Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

1. 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!

Albanian Adventure Day Trip from Corfu

2. Albanian Adventure Day Trip from Corfu

The tour to Butrint explores the old history of the country visiting an amazing archeological site, located in a National Park of great beauty. Greek, Roman, and Venetian remains are found in this spot. We highly recommend this tour option. The guided tour will be in English every day, in German every day except Saturday, in French every day except Sunday and in Russian every Friday. *15 Euro per person port fee (visa), payable at the port. *The Ancient Butrint tour 20 Euro per person (visa), payable at the port if option selected

Corfu: Bus trip & Swim to Paleokastritsa & Olive Oil Museum

3. Corfu: Bus trip & Swim to Paleokastritsa & Olive Oil Museum

Embark on a journey to Palaiokastritsa, Corfu's enchanting jewel, and let its natural beauty captivate your senses. Climb the steps to the Monastery of Theotokos, perched high on a cliff overlooking the turquoise waters. Dip into the crystal-clear waters of its pristine beaches, and let the vibrant hues of the scenery mesmerize you. Embark on a boat tour to explore the hidden grottoes and caves of Palaiokastritsa, including the mystical Cave of Nausica and the mesmerizing Blue Eye, while marveling at the vibrant coral reefs beneath the surface of the Ionian Sea. Savor the local flavors and renowned wines, and indulge in shopping sprees to collect unique souvenirs. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the world, you are in the right place! Capture this unforgettable moment with a snap, and savor the tranquility of the cliff-top café. Delve into Makrades, a charming village adorned with colorful traditional houses and fragrant flowerpots. Explore its labyrinthine streets, discover hidden corners, and admire the iconic Agios Christoforos church. Explore the Enotis olive oil museum at Vistonas. A guided tour of the museum will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the history of olive trees and olive oil production, including the care of olive groves, the various stages of oil production, and proper storage methods. Savor the flavors of olive oil and its associated products. Lose yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Vistonas, a place where time seems to stand still. A must-do day tour for those who seek the authentic beauty of Corfu, where nature and tradition intertwine.

Corfu: Sightseeing tour in Corfu, small group

4. Corfu: Sightseeing tour in Corfu, small group

This is your opportunity to see the most beautiful places in Corfu in just one day. Short drive of the city by car, admiring the old town, the palace from the period of the British Protectorate, the Venetian fortresses, and the sea walls of the city. On the Kanoni peninsula, we will enjoy the famous and panoramic view of Mouse Island and the Vlacherena convent. Continuing our tour, passing by the Mon Repos palace and the archaeological site with a few visible ruins of the ancient city. Crossing the lush countryside of the island, we reach the impressive area of Paleokastritsa, the most popular and picturesque spot on the island, with crystal blue waters and beautiful rocky coves. Visit the 13th-century Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary. From here, the view of the beach and the coastline is wonderful. Driving through olive groves, we ascend the mountain to reach Lakones, the village with the enchanting view towards Paleokastritsa and western Corfu. Here, you'll find the location Bella Vista, which Lawrence Durrell described as having the most spectacular view in the Mediterranean. Stop for a break, enjoying the magnificent view. Continuing our journey on the western side of the mountain, we will encounter the Angelokastro, the Byzantine castle from the 13th century, situated on a rugged hill. We will pass through the villages of Makrades and Vistonas. Visit the Olive Oil Museum or alternatively, the Carbouri Estate to taste local products.

Corfu Town: Kanoni, Pelekas, and Lakones Half-Day Tour

5. Corfu Town: Kanoni, Pelekas, and Lakones Half-Day Tour

Explore Corfu on this group tour in an air-conditioned minivan See the views from the Kaiser Throne on the top of the Pelekas village hill and admire the Ionian sea from the village of Lakones. Have free time at a one of the oldest monasteries in Corfu. Hop aboard a comfortable minivan at the Old Fortress in Corfu and relax on the scenic drive to Kanoni. Admire an airport runway that was built into a lagoon and is completely surrounded by water. Take in views of the whitewashed church on Mouse Island. Continue to the Kaiser Throne, a viewing platform that perched on a craggy rock where there view are spectacular views of the island. Next, visit the awe-inspiring area of Paleokastritsa, the most popular and picturesque spot on the island. Spend some free time at the 13th century orthodox monastery. Pass through the hillside village of Lakones and on the Bella Vista, which Lawrence Durrel described as having the most spectacular view in the Mediterranean. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Leisurely Tour of Corfu

6. Leisurely Tour of Corfu

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 highlights Private Tour

7. Corfu highlights Private Tour

Paleokastritsa Discover the Northwest Corfu, A Luxurious Adventure Experience an extraordinary journey through the picturesque landscapes of Northwestern Corfu. This exclusive private tour is for those seeking an unparalleled excursion full of luxury and exploration. Allow our professional driver to guide you through the enchanting destinations of Doukades, Lakones, and Paleokastritsa, ensuring a secure and seamless experience. Angelokastro For a glimpse into Byzantine glory, venture to Angelokastro, an impressive fortress dating back to the Byzantine era. Its architectural complexity and historical significance provide a unique window into the island’s past. Achilleion Museum The Achilleion Palace Built in 1890 by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi, and designed by Italian architects Raffaele Caritto and Antonio Landi, the Achilleion Palace is one of Europe’s most renowned royal residences. Originally constructed to aid the empress’s recovery during a challenging period of her health, the palace later became the property of German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1907. Corfu Old Town As we delve into the Old Town’s exploration, prepare to be captivated by its cultural richness. This UNESCO World Heritage Site seamlessly blends Byzantine and Venetian influences, creating a unique architectural masterpiece. Wandering through narrow cantounia and picturesque squares, hearing the harmonious tunes of philharmonic orchestras, you’ll travel back in time. The Old Town bears witness to the Italian influence, a testament to Corfu’s Venetian rule. Despite the ravages of World War II, the charm and ambiance remain, offering a fairy-tale-like experience at every turn. The historic journey concludes at Spianada Square, the largest in Corfu and the entire Balkan Peninsula. Its historical significance extends beyond its grandeur. It played host to the first appearance of cricket in Greece in 1823, introduced by officers of the British Navy during their rule. Today, this square remains a living testament to the dynamic interplay of diverse cultural influences that have shaped Corfu over the centuries. Explore Corfu Town Adorned with significant monuments, the square features statues of noteworthy figures like D. Solomos, N. Mantzaros, and N. Theotokis. These sculptures honor the Union of the Ionian Islands with Greece, encapsulating the area’s rich history and spirit of independence. The monuments tell the timeless story of Corfu’s journey through the ages. Throughout the year, Spianada Square is a bustling center for various cultural events, reinforcing its status as a living, breathing space where the community comes together. From religious ceremonies to cricket matches, the square transforms, reflecting the diverse heritage of Corfu’s Old Town. It shows how the city has stayed strong through tough times and is still a significant part of its culture.

Corfu: Above and Beyond Palaiokastritsa 5-Hour Scooter Tour

8. Corfu: Above and Beyond Palaiokastritsa 5-Hour Scooter Tour

Ride above and beyond the Palaiokastritsa region and discover the best sights from incredible points of view. This escorted, self-driven Vespa scooter tour is carefully designed to offer you a relaxing and pleasant ride along Corfiot's picturesque routes. Each Vespa scooter can carry up to two people. One will be the Vespa driver, who must have a valid motorcycle class driving license and experience driving with a pillion passenger if you plan to have one (pillion passenger)! This tour is not suitable for inexperienced two-wheel drivers. When you arrive at our office, you will meet your tour escort, choose the perfect helmet size, and hop onto your Vespa scooter to ride away from the busy Corfu town. Driving along scenic country roads and through traditional villages, you will visit the Palaiokastritsa region, one of the island's most famous locations. Olive groves and cypress trees surround the Region, set in two peninsulas and six bays. According to legend, Paleokastritsa is where Odysseus was shipwrecked and met Nausica. During this Vespa scooter tour, you will ride through the traditional villages of Lakones and Krini. You will visit Angelokastro, a Byzantine castle set on a steep hill (maximum walk time 20 minutes) with incredible island views. Make several stops for photo opportunities and enjoy a Greek coffee and a light snack at a typical Greek Kafenneion! Last but not least, you will ride through Pelekas village to the top of the hill and visit the Kaiser William II Observatory for 360-degree panoramic views of the island.

Our most recommended things to do in Lakones

Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

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!

Albanian Adventure Day Trip from Corfu

Albanian Adventure Day Trip from Corfu

The tour to Butrint explores the old history of the country visiting an amazing archeological site, located in a National Park of great beauty. Greek, Roman, and Venetian remains are found in this spot. We highly recommend this tour option. The guided tour will be in English every day, in German every day except Saturday, in French every day except Sunday and in Russian every Friday. *15 Euro per person port fee (visa), payable at the port. *The Ancient Butrint tour 20 Euro per person (visa), payable at the port if option selected

Corfu: Bus trip & Swim to Paleokastritsa & Olive Oil Museum

Corfu: Bus trip & Swim to Paleokastritsa & Olive Oil Museum

Embark on a journey to Palaiokastritsa, Corfu's enchanting jewel, and let its natural beauty captivate your senses. Climb the steps to the Monastery of Theotokos, perched high on a cliff overlooking the turquoise waters. Dip into the crystal-clear waters of its pristine beaches, and let the vibrant hues of the scenery mesmerize you. Embark on a boat tour to explore the hidden grottoes and caves of Palaiokastritsa, including the mystical Cave of Nausica and the mesmerizing Blue Eye, while marveling at the vibrant coral reefs beneath the surface of the Ionian Sea. Savor the local flavors and renowned wines, and indulge in shopping sprees to collect unique souvenirs. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the world, you are in the right place! Capture this unforgettable moment with a snap, and savor the tranquility of the cliff-top café. Delve into Makrades, a charming village adorned with colorful traditional houses and fragrant flowerpots. Explore its labyrinthine streets, discover hidden corners, and admire the iconic Agios Christoforos church. Explore the Enotis olive oil museum at Vistonas. A guided tour of the museum will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the history of olive trees and olive oil production, including the care of olive groves, the various stages of oil production, and proper storage methods. Savor the flavors of olive oil and its associated products. Lose yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Vistonas, a place where time seems to stand still. A must-do day tour for those who seek the authentic beauty of Corfu, where nature and tradition intertwine.

Corfu: Sightseeing tour in Corfu, small group

Corfu: Sightseeing tour in Corfu, small group

This is your opportunity to see the most beautiful places in Corfu in just one day. Short drive of the city by car, admiring the old town, the palace from the period of the British Protectorate, the Venetian fortresses, and the sea walls of the city. On the Kanoni peninsula, we will enjoy the famous and panoramic view of Mouse Island and the Vlacherena convent. Continuing our tour, passing by the Mon Repos palace and the archaeological site with a few visible ruins of the ancient city. Crossing the lush countryside of the island, we reach the impressive area of Paleokastritsa, the most popular and picturesque spot on the island, with crystal blue waters and beautiful rocky coves. Visit the 13th-century Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary. From here, the view of the beach and the coastline is wonderful. Driving through olive groves, we ascend the mountain to reach Lakones, the village with the enchanting view towards Paleokastritsa and western Corfu. Here, you'll find the location Bella Vista, which Lawrence Durrell described as having the most spectacular view in the Mediterranean. Stop for a break, enjoying the magnificent view. Continuing our journey on the western side of the mountain, we will encounter the Angelokastro, the Byzantine castle from the 13th century, situated on a rugged hill. We will pass through the villages of Makrades and Vistonas. Visit the Olive Oil Museum or alternatively, the Carbouri Estate to taste local products.

Corfu Town: Kanoni, Pelekas, and Lakones Half-Day Tour

Corfu Town: Kanoni, Pelekas, and Lakones Half-Day Tour

Explore Corfu on this group tour in an air-conditioned minivan See the views from the Kaiser Throne on the top of the Pelekas village hill and admire the Ionian sea from the village of Lakones. Have free time at a one of the oldest monasteries in Corfu. Hop aboard a comfortable minivan at the Old Fortress in Corfu and relax on the scenic drive to Kanoni. Admire an airport runway that was built into a lagoon and is completely surrounded by water. Take in views of the whitewashed church on Mouse Island. Continue to the Kaiser Throne, a viewing platform that perched on a craggy rock where there view are spectacular views of the island. Next, visit the awe-inspiring area of Paleokastritsa, the most popular and picturesque spot on the island. Spend some free time at the 13th century orthodox monastery. Pass through the hillside village of Lakones and on the Bella Vista, which Lawrence Durrel described as having the most spectacular view in the Mediterranean. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Leisurely Tour of Corfu

Leisurely Tour of Corfu

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 highlights Private Tour

Corfu highlights Private Tour

Paleokastritsa Discover the Northwest Corfu, A Luxurious Adventure Experience an extraordinary journey through the picturesque landscapes of Northwestern Corfu. This exclusive private tour is for those seeking an unparalleled excursion full of luxury and exploration. Allow our professional driver to guide you through the enchanting destinations of Doukades, Lakones, and Paleokastritsa, ensuring a secure and seamless experience. Angelokastro For a glimpse into Byzantine glory, venture to Angelokastro, an impressive fortress dating back to the Byzantine era. Its architectural complexity and historical significance provide a unique window into the island’s past. Achilleion Museum The Achilleion Palace Built in 1890 by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi, and designed by Italian architects Raffaele Caritto and Antonio Landi, the Achilleion Palace is one of Europe’s most renowned royal residences. Originally constructed to aid the empress’s recovery during a challenging period of her health, the palace later became the property of German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1907. Corfu Old Town As we delve into the Old Town’s exploration, prepare to be captivated by its cultural richness. This UNESCO World Heritage Site seamlessly blends Byzantine and Venetian influences, creating a unique architectural masterpiece. Wandering through narrow cantounia and picturesque squares, hearing the harmonious tunes of philharmonic orchestras, you’ll travel back in time. The Old Town bears witness to the Italian influence, a testament to Corfu’s Venetian rule. Despite the ravages of World War II, the charm and ambiance remain, offering a fairy-tale-like experience at every turn. The historic journey concludes at Spianada Square, the largest in Corfu and the entire Balkan Peninsula. Its historical significance extends beyond its grandeur. It played host to the first appearance of cricket in Greece in 1823, introduced by officers of the British Navy during their rule. Today, this square remains a living testament to the dynamic interplay of diverse cultural influences that have shaped Corfu over the centuries. Explore Corfu Town Adorned with significant monuments, the square features statues of noteworthy figures like D. Solomos, N. Mantzaros, and N. Theotokis. These sculptures honor the Union of the Ionian Islands with Greece, encapsulating the area’s rich history and spirit of independence. The monuments tell the timeless story of Corfu’s journey through the ages. Throughout the year, Spianada Square is a bustling center for various cultural events, reinforcing its status as a living, breathing space where the community comes together. From religious ceremonies to cricket matches, the square transforms, reflecting the diverse heritage of Corfu’s Old Town. It shows how the city has stayed strong through tough times and is still a significant part of its culture.

Corfu: Above and Beyond Palaiokastritsa 5-Hour Scooter Tour

Corfu: Above and Beyond Palaiokastritsa 5-Hour Scooter Tour

Ride above and beyond the Palaiokastritsa region and discover the best sights from incredible points of view. This escorted, self-driven Vespa scooter tour is carefully designed to offer you a relaxing and pleasant ride along Corfiot's picturesque routes. Each Vespa scooter can carry up to two people. One will be the Vespa driver, who must have a valid motorcycle class driving license and experience driving with a pillion passenger if you plan to have one (pillion passenger)! This tour is not suitable for inexperienced two-wheel drivers. When you arrive at our office, you will meet your tour escort, choose the perfect helmet size, and hop onto your Vespa scooter to ride away from the busy Corfu town. Driving along scenic country roads and through traditional villages, you will visit the Palaiokastritsa region, one of the island's most famous locations. Olive groves and cypress trees surround the Region, set in two peninsulas and six bays. According to legend, Paleokastritsa is where Odysseus was shipwrecked and met Nausica. During this Vespa scooter tour, you will ride through the traditional villages of Lakones and Krini. You will visit Angelokastro, a Byzantine castle set on a steep hill (maximum walk time 20 minutes) with incredible island views. Make several stops for photo opportunities and enjoy a Greek coffee and a light snack at a typical Greek Kafenneion! Last but not least, you will ride through Pelekas village to the top of the hill and visit the Kaiser William II Observatory for 360-degree panoramic views of the island.

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