The Highlights of Corfu, the Greek Venice

Type of tour: 
Private Tours
Duration: 
Half day, Full day
Licenced guide: 
Upon request
Theme: 
Greek Island Experience, Religious Tours, Sightseeing

100% GUARANTEED PUNCTUAL RETURN TO PORT

Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

Corfu is the second biggest Ionian island and one of the most exciting one in terms of architecture - very often it is referred to as the Greek Venice, since it has been deeply influenced by our neighbor, Italy.

This tour begins at the port of Corfu and brings you to the western, most beautiful, part of the island.

Move between the countryside and the historical center by visiting the Achillion Palace and the Kanoni district.

Become enchanted by the beauty of the historical center and explore the different periods of architecture reminiscent of the several foreign occupants of the island.

On the way back, gaze at the masterpieces of military architecture, the fortresses of Corfu and understand the etymology of the island's name. Corfu is the corruption of the Greek word "Korifi", meaning the peak (of the fortress).

 

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The highlights 
  • Visit the Achillion Palace, a palace of the Austrian Queen Sissy who instantly fell in love with the island. Stroll through the gardens dedicated to her hero Achilles, whose marble statue depicts him trying to escape death by pulling out the arrow from his heel.
  • Continue your walk through the gardens to the terrace with the statues of the nine muses and reflect on which one represents you.
  • The district of Kanoni, the following stop in this tour, is one of the oldest parts of the island. The great view onto the picturesque islet of Pontikonisi will leave you in awe. A short stop for photos and coffee or ginger beer here is a must.
  • Then at the historical center of Corfu, along with your guide, through the Esplanade, explore the beauty of the medieval buildings, its fortress, a masterpiece of the military architecture, and of course, the church of Saint Spyridon, the Patron Saint of Corfu.
  • It is a great experience to wander through the narrow alleys of the town to do some shopping and taste some of the local products (the kumquat liquor) offered for free from the producers.
  • Head for the port and leave Korkira (Kerkira as the Greeks call the island), a beautiful nymph from Greek mythology, behind.
Important Details 

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle
  • Professional non-smoking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (upon request)
  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities


Admission

ticket for Achillion Palace: 7€ per person, 4€ children under 12 years old

 

Good to know:

ONLY CERTIFIED TOURIST GUIDES BY THE GREEK MINISTRY OF TOURISM MAY CONDUCT TOURS WITHIN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES & MUSEUMS IN GREECE

THE ORDER OF TOUR EVENTS MAY VARY FOR YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE SO AS TO AVOID THE CROWDS

 

Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.

 

No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.

 

All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.

 

 

Small group tours:

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.