This Corfu Tour/Shore Excursion is without a doubt the best way to explore Corfu Town and discover Paleokastritsa Village in one amazing action packed day. Your Corfu Town and Paleokastritsa Tour/Shore Excursion will start at the Hotel or at the Port of your disembarkation where your Licensed Corfu Tour Guide will meet and greet you.
The tour will begin from Paleokastritsa (Old Castle) a picturesque postcard village about 25 km northwest of Corfu’s Old Town.It is without a doubt well worth the short trip. The village is spread around six little bays with crystal clear waters backed by hillsides covered with olive trees. It is here on this Corfu Tour where you will find, perched high above the bays, the majestic Monastery of the Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa built in 1225 over the ruins of an even older fortress that gave this part of Corfu its name.
After your local Corfu Tour Guide has filled you in on all the mysteries of this timeless monastery you will have enough free time to indulge in the exploration of Paleokastritsa Village.
Then the Corfu Town and Paleokastritsa Tour/Shore Excursion will continue on to Corfu Town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and to the incredible Old Fortress of Corfu, the famed Venetian Castle built to repel Turkish invasions in the Middle Ages. This Old Venetian Fortress helped make sure that the Greek Island of Corfu remained one of the few regions of Greece never to be occupied by the Ottoman Empire.
After enjoying the breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and taking memorable pictures,this Corfu Shore Excursion continues with a leisurely stroll through Spianada Square, the 19th century park and plaza that is a favorite gathering place for locals during summer months to enjoy Art and Music. In addition you will have plenty of time to enjoy the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, a spectacular Georgian structure built in the 1800’s which today is home to Corfu’s renown Museum of Asian Art. Your Licensed Corfu Tour Guide will then take you to Liston Street to bear witness to its beautiful Venetian Architecture and enjoy one of the many popular Cafés along the promenade, before visiting the beautiful Church of St. Spyridon, named in honor of the Patron Saint of the Island of Corfu (Kerkyra), without which no Corfu Private Tour would be complete. You will also be sure to visit Corfu Town hall, Town Hall Square and the only Cricket Pitch in Greece.
Before the tour comes to an end you will have free time in the Old Town to indulge in some shopping or a meal in one of the nice local tavernas before your Tour Guide takes you back to the hotel or the Port of Corfu.