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About the tour

On your arrival at corfu island we pick you up from the entrance of the port terminal at our scheduled meeting time and we head of for vasilakis estate..

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2 Kanoni & Mouse island

Kanoni, the church of Panagia Vlacherna and the Mouse Island in Corfu: The location of Kanoni with the church of Panagia Vlacherna below and the Mouse Island (Pontikonissi) are the most famous and photographed spots of Corfu. Kanoni is actually a quarter of Corfu Town, just a couple of km from the city center. It took its name from an old cannon that stands on top of the hill. This hill is lush green and has many luxurious hotels and local residences.

Some steps go down the hill from Kanoni and you reach the small church of Panagia Vlacherna. A narrow 300m passageway connects the island with the church. Constructed in the 17th century, this lovely chapel has an impressive wooden-carved iconostasis and beautiful frescoes inside. The roof has red tiles and above the gate entrance, there is a tall bell tower.Fishing boats depart frequently from the church and go to the legendary Mouse Island, just 5 min boat ride. This lush green island took this name due to its tiny size. According to mythology, this rocky island is the ship of Ulysses that was stoned by god Poseidon. In the center of the Mouse Island, there is the 13th-century church of Pantokrator. This church celebrates on August 6th with a large religious panigiri for Corfu.On top of the hill in Kanoni, there are two cafeterias with amazing view to the church of Vlacherna, the sea, and the Mouse Island. It is also very frequent that you see an airplane landing and taking off from this spot, as the airport of Corfu is right next to the church. Another longer passageway connects the church of Vlacherna with the opposite location of Perama.

The bus and driver will wait for you at the top of kanoni to continue your tour.

We pass garitsa bay and corfu town where liston and the old fortress is and we take you back to your cruise ship on time for your departure or your hotel to enjoy the rest of your holidays!!

The Route

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1 Vasilakis Estate

Vasilakis estate is situated at Karoumpatika on the way to Pelekas it is opened all day and has many activities for families with young children.

Play areas, horses, ducks, chickens, sheep etc

You can try a meze with local products from their farm

We welcome visitors from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to be trained by the managers of our company, in the secrets of olive oil. With a guided tour of the family’s first fabbrias and then the modern facilities, the visitor can understand the whole production process. The tour concludes with an olive oil tasting experience and tips on how to recognize a good olive oil.

The outdoor, organic, co-cultivated vegetable garden is a place where seasonal vegetables are planted. These coexist, with 7 species of fruitful trees, trees planted in the last decades. It is an area with very fertile soil and great biodiversity, which produces a large variety of delicious, local, fresh products.

For those wishing to try and procure our products, in a more carefree and relaxing environment, together with a coffee or a snack, just opposite the achilleion of Corfu operates the wine cellar – snack bar Vasilakis, where you will have the opportunity to Enjoy your dessert or drink in a beautifully landscaped garden.

About the tour

On your arrival at corfu island we pick you up from the entrance of the port terminal at our scheduled meeting time and we head of for vasilakis estate..

The Route

The Route

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1 Vasilakis Estate

Vasilakis estate is situated at Karoumpatika on the way to Pelekas it is opened all day and has many activities for families with young children.

Play areas, horses, ducks, chickens, sheep etc

You can try a meze with local products from their farm

We welcome visitors from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to be trained by the managers of our company, in the secrets of olive oil. With a guided tour of the family’s first fabbrias and then the modern facilities, the visitor can understand the whole production process. The tour concludes with an olive oil tasting experience and tips on how to recognize a good olive oil.

The outdoor, organic, co-cultivated vegetable garden is a place where seasonal vegetables are planted. These coexist, with 7 species of fruitful trees, trees planted in the last decades. It is an area with very fertile soil and great biodiversity, which produces a large variety of delicious, local, fresh products.

For those wishing to try and procure our products, in a more carefree and relaxing environment, together with a coffee or a snack, just opposite the achilleion of Corfu operates the wine cellar – snack bar Vasilakis, where you will have the opportunity to Enjoy your dessert or drink in a beautifully landscaped garden.

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2 Kanoni & Mouse island

Kanoni, the church of Panagia Vlacherna and the Mouse Island in Corfu: The location of Kanoni with the church of Panagia Vlacherna below and the Mouse Island (Pontikonissi) are the most famous and photographed spots of Corfu. Kanoni is actually a quarter of Corfu Town, just a couple of km from the city center. It took its name from an old cannon that stands on top of the hill. This hill is lush green and has many luxurious hotels and local residences.

Some steps go down the hill from Kanoni and you reach the small church of Panagia Vlacherna. A narrow 300m passageway connects the island with the church. Constructed in the 17th century, this lovely chapel has an impressive wooden-carved iconostasis and beautiful frescoes inside. The roof has red tiles and above the gate entrance, there is a tall bell tower.Fishing boats depart frequently from the church and go to the legendary Mouse Island, just 5 min boat ride. This lush green island took this name due to its tiny size. According to mythology, this rocky island is the ship of Ulysses that was stoned by god Poseidon. In the center of the Mouse Island, there is the 13th-century church of Pantokrator. This church celebrates on August 6th with a large religious panigiri for Corfu.On top of the hill in Kanoni, there are two cafeterias with amazing view to the church of Vlacherna, the sea, and the Mouse Island. It is also very frequent that you see an airplane landing and taking off from this spot, as the airport of Corfu is right next to the church. Another longer passageway connects the church of Vlacherna with the opposite location of Perama.

The bus and driver will wait for you at the top of kanoni to continue your tour.

We pass garitsa bay and corfu town where liston and the old fortress is and we take you back to your cruise ship on time for your departure or your hotel to enjoy the rest of your holidays!!

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