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Saranda: Corfu Town and Palaiokastritsa Day Trip with Cruise

1. Saranda: Corfu Town and Palaiokastritsa Day Trip with Cruise

After departing from the port of Saranda, we travel along the Albanian coast until we approach the Port of Corfu. The day begins with a visit to the Old Town of Corfu- one of Greece's most attractive old towns, where you can feel the influence of the great civilizations remains keenly felt. Enjoy a guided tour around the Old Town centre, including Corfu's biggest square, Spianada (known as 'Liston'), Saint Spiridon's church (Spiridon is the island's patron saint) houses the relics of Saint Spyridon, the Royal Palace, which houses the Museum of Asian Art, and both New and Old Fortresses. You will also have time to stroll around the narrow streets and exploring the souvenir shops. The next stop is the picturesque village of Palaiokastritsa. The name means old fortress and referred to the castle that once stood on top of the hill which is now the Monastery of the Virgin Mary. A Byzantine Monastery dating back to 1228, and houses a collection of rare icons, books, and other holy relics. Enjoy the plethora of local tavernas, bars and hotles all offering beautiful views across the blue bay and harbour. From here you can hire a boat (optional) to explore the nearby caves and enjoy the crystal clear waters or to reach some of the islands more isolated beaches and relax in paradise. Considered to be one of the best beaches of Corfu, Paleokastritsa Beach is unquestionably the most photographed. With its beautiful harbour and clear waters set against a dramatic backdrop of cliffs covered in olive and cypress trees, you will certainly understand why. When the time comes to board the ship and head back, we hope that Corfu will have won a place in your heart!

Corfu Highlights Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa & Town

2. Corfu Highlights Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa & Town

Meet your tour guide in Corfu cruise port, hop on your air-conditioned vehicle and get ready to enjoy a thrilling Shore Excursion of Corfu’s top places: Paleokastritsa Beach & Corfu Town. Visit the stunning Paleokastritsa beach, renowned for its mesmerising landscape and its crystal clear waters. End your shore excursion by exploring the true gem of Corfu Old Town - a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Ideal tour for shore excursion passengers. The world-famous coastline of Paleokastritsa is your first stop in this Corfu Shore Excursion. Paleokastritsa is renowned across the Mediterranean for its stunning, rocky-formed bay as well as its picturesque hillside and waterside vistas. At the hilltop, you will find the charming 13th-century monastery of the Virgin Mary, set amid colorful gardens and offering breathtaking views of the wider region. Prepare your cameras and capture an once-in-a-lifetime scenery. Next, visit the beach where you will take a boat ride to the well-known caves which “rise" out of the crystal clear seas. (extra cost: 10-15 euros per person) Simply soak in the enchanting natural beauty of this breathtaking shoreline; it will leave you speechless. Embark your cozy, air-conditioned vehicle and drive to Corfu Town, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your professional tour guide will share with you every little detail that you need to know regarding this cultural Corfu Shore Excursion. Meander through the maze of the narrow pavements, also known in Corfiot dialect as “Kantounia”, and explore the top landmarks of Corfu Old Town, such as the Old Fortress, the Liston Promenade, the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, or the St. Spyridon church, which houses the relics of the island's patron saint. Get astonished by the Venetian architecture depicted in the old building, tiny churches and secret gardens, and enjoy a fresh gelato while wandering in Spianada Square; the biggest one in Balkan Peninsula. Choose your favorite Corfu specialties from the many souvenir shops, or simply rest, unwind, and savor the traditional delights!

Corfu: Guided Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town Shore Excursion

3. Corfu: Guided Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town Shore Excursion

Welcome to our Shore Excursion to Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town! Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Corfu, with a tour that promises to leave you awestruck!   Your adventure will begin with a pickup directly at the port, where you'll meet your professional, English-speaking guide and board a modern, air-conditioned bus. You'll be whisked away on a scenic drive to the famous Paleokastritsa, a stunning spot that's renowned for its unique natural beauty and emerald waters. Here, you'll have the chance to explore the Monastery of Paleokastritsa, a beautiful 13th-century Byzantine monastery situated on a hill overlooking the sea. Take in the stunning views and learn about the history of the monastery from your knowledgeable guide.   Next, we'll head to the heart of the island, where you'll discover the UNESCO-listed historical center of Corfu Town. This charming town is a maze of narrow alleys, fascinating architecture, and a vibrant atmosphere that will transport you back in time. Marvel at the Old Fortress of Corfu, its incredible fortification and impressive architecture. The fortress dates back to the 15th century and offers stunning panoramic views of the town and sea.   But wait, there's more! For an additional 10-15 euros per person, you can add an optional 45-minute boat trip to explore the beautiful caves and stunning coastline of Paleokastritsa. This adventure will take your experience to the next level and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.   With our decades of experience organizing shore excursions all around Europe, you can trust that your tour is adjusted to ship docking times and arrives with plenty of time to spare before the ship's departure.   Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the beauty and history of Corfu with a group of fellow travelers. Book your Group Shore Excursion to Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town today!

Corfu: Watersports - Inflatable Rides near Corfu Town

4. Corfu: Watersports - Inflatable Rides near Corfu Town

Looking for an exciting way to experience the water? Our inflatable rides offer a fun and family-friendly way to add some adventure to your day. We offer a variety of inflatable rides, each with its unique thrill. Sofa rides are perfect for those who want a more relaxed experience but can also get a little speedy if you want to up the excitement. These floating couches typically accommodate up to eight people, making it an excellent choice for families or groups of friends. Donut rides offer the most extreme experience of our inflatable rides. Climb aboard a donut-shaped inflatable and hold on tight as you get whipped around, hitting high speeds and sharp turns along the way. Slider rides are perfect for those who like something between a sofa and a donut ride, you just have to lay on your chest and hold on tight. This ride offers a thrilling and unique experience that you won't find anywhere else! Our inflatable rides are popular for couples or big groups . Whether you're looking for a relaxing ride or an adrenaline rush, we've got an inflatable ride that's perfect for you. So why not come out and give it a try? We're sure you'll make some unforgettable memories!

Top 5 of Corfu - Half/Full-Day Tour

5. Top 5 of Corfu - Half/Full-Day Tour

Once your guide picks you up from your desired place, we will head to Paleokastritsa, οnе оf thе most popular highlights on Corfu island. On a green hill above the beach is located the Monastery of Paleokastritsa. Rocky landscape, dense vegetation, sea caves, thin white sand, crystal clear waters compose an idyllic, breathtaking scenery full of contrasts that awaits you to visit. And if you'd like to explore the caves into the sea, you can optionally make a boat trip to the sea caves. We will continue our tour by visiting Pelekas. This picturesque village stands on one of the most beautiful hills of the island. From the small hill known as the Kaiser's Throne, which wаs once usеd аs оbsеrvаtοry bу the Gеrmаn Kаisеr Wilhеlm II, you can admire 360-dеgrее pаnоrаmiс viеw οf thе еntirе islаnd. Afterwards, we’ll visit Achillion Palace. There you’ll visit the historical museum, which was built by Queen Elizabeth, known as the sad Queen Sisi, and decorated with statues, all inspired by ancient Greek mythology. The gardens on top of the hill provide a scenic view of the surrounding green hills and valleys, with the Ionian sea in the background. Our next stop will be Kanoni, where thе fаmоus Mοnаstеry оf Vlасhеrnа аnd Pontikonissi (Mouse Island) islеt аrе situаtеd. The Mοnаstеry оf Vlасhеrnа is one the most picturesque churches one can visit in Corfu. Here you'll have time to look around and capture amazing photos. Your tour would not be complete without a visit to the atmospheric Corfu Old Town with its famous Spianada square and the Liston. Lose yourself in the narrow alleyways of Corfu and see by yourself the Venetian, English, French and Russian influences on the island. Here you’ll have the opportunity to taste local products, such as koum-kouat, noumboulo, mandolato, olive oil etc. and go shopping in the numerous local shops.

Private Corfu Beach Exploration: Enjoy Sun & Sea

6. Private Corfu Beach Exploration: Enjoy Sun & Sea

Corfu is a green island with 217 km of coastline and some of the most beautiful beaches of Greece. With the variety of beaches on the island, sandy, pebble or rocky beaches, we’ve selected the Top Four for your Corfu Beach exploration: Paleokastritsa - Glyfada - Barbati - Ipsos. In this tour you have the choice to explore 2 beaches that most suit your needs and preferences. Select the beaches and enjoy the beautiful beach atmosphere, drinking a fresh juice or cool cocktail. Take a refreshing dip in the Ionian Sea and swim the clear blue waters, or even do water sports. Here is a list with our suggested Corfu beaches: Paleokastritsa: Pаlеоkаstritsа is οnе оf thе mοst pоpulаr beaches. The green, rocky hill above the beach reflects in the sea giving a turquoise, green-ish colour in the water. Rocky landscape, dense vegetation, sea caves, thin white sand, crystal clear waters compose an idyllic, breathtaking scenery full of contrasts that awaits you to visit. And if you'd like to explore the caves into the sea, you can optionally make a boat trip to the sea caves. It's fully organised with umbrellas and sun beds, tavernas and various shops. Glyfada: Glyfada is the most cosmopolitan beach on Corfu with white thin sand and crystal blue water. It's a shallow beach, fully organised with umbrellas and sun beds, beach bars and water sports facilities. The lush green background of pine- and olive-trees above the beach compose a majestic natural scenery. Barbati: For those who love pebble-beaches and blue transparent waters, Barbati beach is the best choice. It's one of the most impressive beaches of Corfu surrounded by green lush mountains and white shiny pebbles. It's fully organised with umbrellas and sun beds, water sports facilities and beach bars, which offer coffee, refreshments, snacks, seafood dishes in a relaxing environment and a great view to the sea. Ipsos: Ipsos is known for its shallow, sandy water, and thus quite safe for children. The beach is fully organised and apart from relaxing and swimming, you have the chance to practise your favourite watersport. The beach offers a perfect view to Pantokrator Mountain. The road directly behind the beach is quite noisy with various tourist shops, bars and cafes. Whatever you choose, one thing is certain: you’ ll enjoy the sea and sun of Corfu island and make memories forever! Your transfers from place to place are done in a spacious, air-conditioned minivan. Don’t forget that all of our tours are tailor-made according to your needs, demands and time available. So upon your arrival, you will have the opportunity to discuss again with your private driver for any changes to your route and the places you are going to visit.

Full Day Private Tour: Corfu Beaches & Town

7. Full Day Private Tour: Corfu Beaches & Town

Paleokastritsa Beach Following a pickup from your cruise ship or your Corfu hotel, board your private vehicle and get ready for an exciting day in Corfu! Head first to the famous coastline of Paleokastritsa, which is deemed to be one of the most beautiful locations of the Mediterranean thanks to its mesmerizing natural beauty, breathtaking green scenery and emerald waters! Greek Mythology has it that it is here that Odysseus (Homer’s fascinating hero) was washed ashore and met Nausicaa for the first time. Take a dip in the crystalline waters, enjoy a boat trip to the famous caves (extra cost) or climb to the 13th-century hilltop monastery with your vehicle and marvel at the awe-inspiring sea views! Glyfada Beach Hop back on your air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the relaxing drive through the amazing Corfu countryside before you reach the cosmopolitan Glyfada beach! Surrounded by olive trees and cypresses, Glyfada Beach is an incredibly beautiful beach that offers everything a traveller longs for: golden sands, shimmering, turquoise waters, and a variety of beach facilities designed to make your stay more comfortable! Relax on your comfortable sun lounger, sip your favourite cocktail or grab a bite from the vibrant beach bar and enjoy the most refreshing swim in the pristine waters of the Ionian Sea! If you're looking to add a little adventure to your beach escape, watersports are also available. Corfu Town After soaking up Corfu's wonderful sunshine, it's time to uncover the charms of the incredibly beautiful Corfu Town! Walking around the little streets, you will soon realise what led UNESCO to designate this a World Heritage Site! Explore the must-see sights including the Venetian Old Fortress or St. Spyridon Church, witness the distinctive Italianate architecture and pause to sip your coffee or taste the delectable local cuisine in the French designed Liston where access was once restricted to nobility! Browse through the hundreds of souvenir shops and take with you some of Corfu's favourite products including Kumquat, Fig Pie or Olive Oil! By the time we say goodbye, we bet that you will have fallen in love with Corfu! Your tour concludes with a comfortable drive back to your Corfu hotel or Corfu port in good time for departure!

Corfu: Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide & Hotel Transfers

8. Corfu: Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide & Hotel Transfers

Explore beautiful Corfu the way you wish on this tailor-made private tour. Traveling by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, make the most of the custom itinerary and let your driver/guide know what you want to see and do. You can visit highlights such as Paleokastritsa Beach(famous for its stupendous views), the Monastery of Virgin Mary, the Achilleion Palace Museum, a local traditional deli to taste the amazing olive oil or simply relax walking around the town of Corfu & enjoy your lunch in of the best traditional restaurants of Corfu that all the celebrities usually go. Choose from a half- or full-day tour and ask your driver/guide for insider tips on off-the-beaten-track gems. - Enjoy a half- or full-day tour of Corfu with a private driver or a guide. - Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip. - See top Corfu attractions such as the Monastery of Paleokastritsa & the Old Corfu Town. - Let the private driver/guide suggest you local restaurants.

Best of Corfu: Half Day or Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour

9. Best of Corfu: Half Day or Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Embark on a Half Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour around Corfu' s most iconic landmarks in the comfort of your private vehicle and discover the Best that Corfu has to offer! Visit the imposing Achillion Palace, once home of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, discover the famous Mouse Island and lose yourself in the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO-recognised Corfu Town! If you choose the full day tour option, you can also explore the natural beauty spot of Paleokastritsa! Your day kicks off with a visit to the impressive Achillion Palace, built in the 19th century as a summer retreat for Empress Elizabeth of Austria, also known as Princess Sissi! Once inside the Palace, get a glimpse of the fascinating story of the ''Sad Empress”, as you have the chance to witness her personal belongings along with a rich variety of artworks. Take a walk through the fabulous gardens and marvel at the fascinating statues of Greek historical figures, including Achilles - the hero of Greek mythology after whom the Palace was named! Leaving Achilleion Palace, hop back on your private vehicle and drive past the coastal resort of Perama until you reach Kanoni, once the capital and heart of Corfu! From your vantage point, enjoy spectacular views of the famous Mouse Island and the whitewashed Vlacherna church - perhaps the most photographed spot of Corfu! Legend has it that Mouse Island was formed when the ship that had taken Odysseus back to Ithaca, his home port, was turned into stone by Poseidon, God of the sea! Your last stop on this tour is the fascinating Corfu Town! Walk along the maze of narrow streets, marvel at the distinctive Venetian architecture and take time to visit its most significant landmarks including the beautiful church of St. Spyridon, the imposing Old Fortress and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Wandering around this charming Town, you will also get the chance to spot some of the locations where the popular TV series "The Durrells in Corfu" was recently filmed. Pause to enjoy a coffee in the famous French-designed Liston, sample the local cuisine in one of the traditional taverns or enjoy shopping in the countless souvenir shops! But wait... there is more! If you take the full day option, continue with a visit to the world-famous Paleokastritsa, unarguably one of the must-see attractions of Corfu! Soak up the unique natural beauty and admire the spectacular views to the countless little bays. It’s said that it is at one of these bays that Odysseus (Homer’s fascinating hero) was washed ashore and met Nausicaa for the first time. Take time to enjoy the breathtaking views from the hilltop 13th-century Monastery of Virgin Mary, opt to take a boat trip to explore the famous caves of the area (extra cost) or swim in the crystal-clear, emerald waters of Paleokastritsa! By the time we say goodbye, you’ll have experienced the best that Corfu has to offer! Sit back, relax and enjoy the comfortable journey back to your hotel or cruise ship!

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