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If you prefer a full day mini bus tour let us know what you would like to see and we will plan the tour for you. Usually there are three main routes followed by most Corfu cruise ship visitors.
You are free to choose any of them, or even make your own changes and adjustments on the tour to make it an unforgettably pleasant experience, ideally suited to you and your group of friends.
A full day tour always starts from the port. Your mini bus will be waiting for you just in front of the main entrance to the port, a few meters away from your cruise ship.
In a pleasant environment always air conditioned and clean, with free bottled water offered during your tour, we head to our first destination, Achilleion.
It was built by the Empress Elizabeth of Austria. It is situated on the top of a hill in the traditional Corfu village of Gastouri. You will amazed by the Palace’s unique beauty, both in the outside garden area, but also on the inside, wall drawings and the statues and monuments of Zeus, Era, the Peristyles of the Muses and the magnificent ‘ Dying Achilles ‘ statue which represents Achilles dying trying to remove the spear from his ankle. It is the largest statue of Achilles, with unbelievable dimensions. Next stop Perama.
Leaving Gastouri village following the west coast road of Corfu, passing numerous traditional Corfu villages, your tour stops at Perama. Perama is on the opposite side of Kanoni, where a long bridge crosses the sea and joins the two sides of Corfu which can be passed only on foot, taking you to the Convent of Vlacherna. Perama is the ideal place to admire the famous view of Mouse Island or ‘Pontikonisi’ and take the best pictures of it with your camera. Getting back on your mini bus your Corfu tour continues heading to another interesting destination the traditional and famous village of Pelekas.
Pelekas is a traditional village built on one of the most beautiful hills of Corfu island which attracts many tourists every year. Apart from the traditional architecture of the village, with its narrow streets, the main square and its churches, the main characteristic of Pelekas is the magnificent view from the top of the hill known as the ‘ throne of Kaiser ‘ , because the German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm the 2nd used to enjoy this magnificent spectacle. In the evening, the sunset from the top of the hill of Pelekas is considered to be the most beautiful in Corfu. If you, your friend or group of friends feel like having a coffee, the hilltop cafe is open all day offering, apart from drinks, a unique view of the Ionian Sea. Passing through villages and green hills, our next stop will be Paleokastritsa.
Paleokastritsa is located on the northwest coast of Corfu. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful resorts on the island. It consists of six different small coasts and rocky beaches with crystal blue sea water. From almost each beach small boats can take you on a boat trip to the caves that can be found along its coastline, to admire the crystal clear water and the beauty of nature. The two better known and important caves that you will be visiting are Nausica Cave, named after the daughter of the King of the Phaeacians.
It is said that she found Odysseus there and nursed him back to health. The second most worth seeing cave, is called Blue Eye due to a patch of incredibly blue water which resembles an eye. Above the main coast on a hillside full of wild trees and olive trees facing the deep blue sea stands the Monastery of Theotokos. The Monastery was built around the 12th century and inside, in one of the cells, a museum has been founded with Byzantine and post Byzantine icons.
In the main courtyard of the monastery there is also an old well where you can throw a coin and make a wish which, with the blessings of Virgin Mary Theotokos, it will probably come true. Close to Paleokastritsa is the very well known village of Lakones. From this village the view is spectacular, even better from the one you can enjoy from the Monastery of Theotokos. So at Lakones we have planned your next stop.
It is a traditional Corfu village where apart from the view you can enjoy excellent Greek food and even some of the local specialities. Maybe some Sofrito, Pastitsada or even a spicy Bourdeto at the local restaurants and taverns. Usually the uplifting energy of your lunch and the local wine, creates a desire to see more and continue the tour. So the next planned stop is the nearby castle of Aggelokastro. Getting back on your mini we will drive through the villages of Krini and Makrades to the Byzantine Castle of Aggelokastro.
Aggelokastro is the westernmost fortress of the Byzantine empire and the Despotate of Epirus, which included Corfu until 1267. It was built in the 12th century and according to the local tradition, the inhabitants and the 8 guards, resisted so successfully that the Turks decided to retreat and leave Corfu. Inside the castle you will discover the churches of Taxiarches and Agia Kyriaki. Agia Kyriaki was built in a small cave and Taxiarches on top of another older Church. The view from the castle is unique. Most of the visitors come even on foot from a Byzantine path that starts from Paleokastritsa, just to admire this view.
After this, relax in the privacy and comfort of your mini bus. Our driver will drive you to the old Corfu town centre where you will be able to visit the old Fortress of Corfu, do some shopping in the venetian style Corfu Town shops, have a coffee in the famous Liston and receive the blessings from the patron saint of Corfu when visiting the central Saint Spyridon Church. Just before your cruise ship sets sail, you will be dropped off outside the main entrance of the Port, exactly where your Corfu tour started and before experiencing the unique beauty of Corfu island.
All tours are tailored made and this is why we cannot show prices on our excursions. You decide the tour, number of people on the coach, how many hours you would like your tour to be and if you would like a profesional guide.
Please send us an e-mail with your tour request and we will give you our best price.
"Each short, half day or all day tour can be changed according to your preferences before or during your Corfu tour.
We are always at your service so that we can make your Corfu tour an unforgettably pleasant experience."