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Small Group Corfu Tour with Achillion Palace and Paleokastritsa
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Small Group Corfu Tour with Achillion Palace and Paleokastritsa

Corfu is jam-packed with palaces, monasteries and picturesque villages. On this small group tour, you'll head into the rolling hills and along its rugged coastline to discover the Achillion Palace and Paleokastritsa. You'll also get to taste the fruits of the countryside. Spiros, one of our local guides, says, ‘It's a tour that mixes scenery with spirituality and nostalgia. And the visits to the kumquat distillery and olive oil museum offer a real glimpse of rural traditions.'As you journey your way through Corfu, you'll visit some of its top attractions. There's Achillion Palace, built by Empress of Sisi of Austria a year after a family tragedy. It was in its classical-inspired gardens and interiors that she hoped to find comfort and solace. It also boasts panoramic vistas over Corfu town, the coastline and even mainland Greece. And the views are also top-notch at the seaside village of Paleokastritsa. You'll have free time to visit the Orthodox monastery – admission is free – or the coves. A boat trip can also be arranged here.Plus, you'll get to sample some of the rich flavours of rural Corfu. There's a visit to a family-owned kumquat distillery. Here, you'll learn everything there is to know about this citrus fruit and the sweet and fragrant liqueur made from it. There's also a visit to a local olive oil museum. ‘Seeing historic pressing equipment in state-of-the-art modern facilities really drives home the timelessness of olive oil production,' says Spiros.

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Corfu Tour with Achillion Palace and Paleokastritsa
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Corfu Tour with Achillion Palace and Paleokastritsa

Northern Corfu is all idyllic villages, monuments and rugged coastline. Head into sun-dappled rolling hills to discover Achillion Palace, the scenic Paleokastritsa coast and many other delights. There's also a visit to a kumquat distillery to sample this trademark Corfu liqueur. Spiros, one of our local guides, says, ‘Kumquat liqueur is a uniquely Corfu phenomenon – it's made nowhere else in Greece. It's a part of our Corfiot identity. To learn how this Asian fruit came to the island is a real eye-opener.'You'll visit some of Corfu's top attractions. First up is Achillion Palace. The palace boasts stirring views of the Corfu coast, and the meticulously landscaped gardens are a work of art. Spiros adds, ‘Empress Sissi of Austria was enamoured with Corfu and its mythological heritage, particularly the story of Achilles, and the palace and gardens are filled with sculptures of Greek gods and goddesses.' The vistas are also top-notch at the seaside village of Paleokastritsa. You'll have free time to visit the Orthodox monastery – admission is free – or the many coves with beautiful beaches. A boat trip can also be arranged here.Plus, you'll get to sample the trademark flavour of rural Corfu. There's a visit to a family-owned kumquat distillery. Here, you'll learn everything there is to know about this exotic citrus fruit. Marmalade, soda drinks and syrup are just some of the products made from kumquat. But it's the sweet and fragrant liqueur – often sold in Corfu-shaped bottles – that's become an island icon.

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Private Panoramic Tour Corfu
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Private Panoramic Tour Corfu

This grand tour of Corfu takes you to some of the island's top sights in just one morning. Starting at Paleokastritsa and travelling on to Lakones then Corfu town, you'll discover picturesque mountain villages, ancient monasteries and much more.The tour kicks off at picture-perfect Paleokastritsa, the seaside village where Odysseus first set foot on Corfu. We'll wind our way up the hills to the 13th-century Monastery of Virgin Mary, where we'll admire Byzantine icons before poking around the museum. What's more, its clifftop location offers impressive views over the bay and is a great place to take some snaps.Sat on the slope of a verdant mountain is the quaint village of Lakones – our next stop. White and blue stone houses dot the narrow streets, like something off a postcard. We'll then head to Bella Vista for some spectacular island views. We'll round things off checking out Corfu town's must-sees, like the 300-year-old St Spryridon church and the main plaza, Liston Square. You'll have free time to explore the shops, museums and cafes before heading back.

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Explore Corfu's beaches: Shore excursion to Paleokastritsa and Glyfada
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Explore Corfu's beaches: Shore excursion to Paleokastritsa and Glyfada

Take a dive into a once-in-a-lifetime experience and visit the magical and gorgeous beaches of Paleokastritsa and Glyfada.

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Reviews Paleokastritsa Monastery

  • HELEN

    - May 2024

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    3/5

    I will be sending you a formal complaint regarding this trip as there were a few aspects which were a problem

  • Catherine

    - May 2024

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    3/5

    Too long. The palace is closed and the gardens are nothing special. Some nice views but not worth the trip there. Didn't stop for lunch until 2.45 whi ...

  • James

    - September 2023

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    3/5

    Guide and driver excellent. Very disappointed palace closed for renovations, that was one of the main reasons we booked the trip. Gardens nothing spec ...

  • Robert

    - August 2023

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    3/5

    This is a very long day. First 2 hours were spent doing The Palace is shut dor renovations and you can only visit gardens. The monastery was hardly me ...