OVERVIEW: Enjoy an orientation tour of some of the most beautiful regions of Corfu Island.
HIGHLIGHTS: With walking along easy terrain, you'll have a chance to explore Paleokastritsa Bay and Lakones scenery on your own. Later, relax on a narrated city ride passing points of interest both ancient and modern as your guide provides interesting commentary. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.25 mile over even and uneven surfaces, inclines and 10 - 20 steps.
Enjoy an orientation tour of some of the most beautiful regions of Corfu Island. With walking along easy terrain, you'll have a chance to explore the sites visited on your own. Later, relax on a narrated city ride passing points of interest both ancient and modern as your guide provides interesting commentary.
- Explore the beauty of Paleokastritsa,and the scenic views from Lakones Village
- Panoramic tour of Corfu Town
Drive through the lush countryside to Paleokastritsa Bay, known as the 'Capri' of Greece, where your guide will provide a brief orientation of this beautiful place. Enjoy free time before continuing to the traditional village of Lakones and the Golden Fox Cafe for a panoramic photo stop. Locals know this location as 'God's Balcony' because of the spectacular views it offers of the scenic Paleokastritsa Bay, the surrounding hills, and of the entire island.
Following your relaxing break at Lakones Village, the tour continues over the mountain ridge passing through some of the traditional villages on the northern side of the island. After approximately 45 minutes, arrive in Corfu Town for a guided panoramic tour of the town by coach. See the ancient ruins of Palaiopolis, the summer palace of the ex-King of Greece, Mon Repos, Garitsa Bay, the 14th century Venetian Fortress, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage monument, Esplanade Square which was once used as drilling grounds for Napoleon Bonaparte's soldiers, the Royal Palace of St. George and St. Michael, built by the first British Commissioner of the island in the 19th century, the old port, crowded with traditional 'caiques,' the 16th century Venetian Fortress, the open-air flea market, and San Rocco Square, before your return to the ship.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
-You will need Euros and/or credit cards for any purchases (foreign currencies are not accepted).
What to Wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.
-Hats and other forms of sun protection are highly recommended.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.25 mile over even and uneven surfaces, inclines and 10 - 20 steps.
-Time permitting; guests will have approximately 30 minutes total for browsing and shopping at the various stops.
-For calls in October and November, please note that majority of shops in Paleokastritsa area are closed.
- Tour order may vary.