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Our most recommended Corfu Shore Excursions

Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

1. Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

Stroll the narrow paths and charming alleys of Corfu Town with a licensed, English-speaking guide to see historic highlights, such as the Old Fortress. Visit the former residence of the British Lord High Commissioner at the Palace of St. Michael and St. George and discover the hidden squares, old city walls and fountains of the town center. Break for a big breakfast of traditional food. Dig into locally produced cheese pie, spinach pie, loukoumades (donuts), Greek yoghurt, and ginger beer. Enter the Church of St. Spyridon, where the relics of the 4th-century saint are held, and then continue with your food tastings. Sample some sweet halva, along with cheese, honey, olive oil, fruits and nuts. Savor local flavors with lunch at a restaurant and taste authentic pastitsada (casserole) and a sofrito (meat dish) from Corfu.

Corfu: Private Customized Tour

2. Corfu: Private Customized Tour

See the sights of Corfu that interest you most on a fully customizable private tour by air-conditioned minibus. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation, the cruise ship port or other location of your choice, and then discover the island's beautiful locations at leisure. Head to Glyfada Beach, Barbati Beach or Marathias Beach to spend some time in the sun, or indulge your passion for history with a visit to some of the historic monasteries. Marvel at the Achilleion Palace, built for the Empress of Bavaria, or wander around the pretty towns of Sidari and Acharavi. Enjoy the freedom of an itinerary that can be completely tailored to your preferences, whether you are a fan of local food and wines, want to see the top attractions in a day or would prefer to shop! Upgrade your experience and book a private guide to accompany you throughout the day.

Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Tour

3. Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location of your choice, and then travel through some of Corfu’s traditional villages on a private group tour to Paleokastritsa. Long considered one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu, Paleokastritsa is renowned as a beauty spot with turquoise waters and sandy beaches in its network of bays with jagged rocks topped by lush green forests that rise directly from the sea. Go to Theotokos Monastery via a short footpath that takes you to the top of the hill. Get the best views of the area from the summit, and then journey into Corfu Town. Take a stroll through Spianada Square to admire the British-era City Palace, the Venetian castle of the Old Fortress and the arcades of the Liston, built during the French occupation if the island and charmingly lit by Venetian lanterns. Visit Saint Spyridon Church, built in 1596, where the distinctive red dome of the bell tower, filled with silver treasures, is the tallest on the island. Amble down the narrow streets of the Old Town and interact with the locals as you purchase local produce such as kumquats from traditional shops. Your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel to get dropped off safely at the end of the day.

Corfu: Palaiokastritsa, Mouse Island, and Old Town Tour

4. Corfu: Palaiokastritsa, Mouse Island, and Old Town Tour

This tour takes in the most beautiful landscapes in the North West of Corfu, with a blend of sea and mountain. Paleokastritsa, with its crystal clear waters, hilly landscape and sea caves, is believed to be the place where the shipwrecked Ulysses got washed ashore, bringing greek mythology to life. At this stop, you have free time to spend as you choose; walk around, enjoy the sea, visit the 13th century greek orthodox monastery or join an optional boat tour of the Blue Caves and bays. Then the tour will take you to peninsula of Kanoni, where the ancient town of Corfu was located, and we stop to see the Mouse Island, the landmark of Corfu. The tour ends at Old Town of Corfu which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It is like an open air museum where one visibly distinguishes Italian and British architectural influences. In truth, all those who visited the island left traces of their passage, which we get to explore within the maze of the town’s narrow streets.

Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

5. Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

Explore Corfu at your own pace on a private tour where you set the starting time and place! Start with a visit to Achilleion Palace, located atop a hill in the traditional village of Gastouri. Experience a sense of awe as you take in the imposing monument and its surrounding cypress trees and exotic plants and flowers. Go inside the palace for a closer look at the beautiful gardens, and discover priceless works of art, such as the ancient Greek statues of Zeus and Era. Admire the elegant columns and statuary, including the statue of the "Dying Achilles." Continue to Kanoni for a breathtaking view of Mouse Island (‘Pontikonisi’), formed, according to legend, when the ship that carried Odysseus back to Ithaca was turned to stone by an angry Poseidon. Next, go to the small but popular beach at Paleokastritsa, where you can catch a boat to cruise around the many caves in the area. Alternatively, soak up the sun and cool down with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Visit the Monastery of the Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa and discover the home of 8 Greek Orthodox monks who receive guidance from Bishop Efthimios Thouis and conduct traditional masses, provide generous hospitality and offer regular tours of the grounds and museum. Return towards Corfu city with a drive along the scenic west coast via the hilltop village of Lakones. Stop at the "Bella Vista" viewpoint to take some souvenir photos and gather memories to last a lifetime!

Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Kanoni, Corfu Town Shore Excursion

6. Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Kanoni, Corfu Town Shore Excursion

Discover Achilleion Palace, Mouse Island, and Corfu's old town all in one day on this minibus tour. Start your day by visiting the Achilleion Palace, the summer residence of Empress Sissi of Austria. Enjoy the panoramic views of the old town, the olive groves, and mainland Greece from the beautiful palace gardens. After leaving the palace, drive to the Kanoni area, one of the most picturesque places of Corfu. Admire Mouse Island and Vlacherna Monastery. Last but not least, enjoy a guided tour of Corfu's old town. This historic center resembles an open-air museum with many old buildings and remains of all the conquerors from various time periods of the past.

Corfu: Mountain Villages Private Tour

7. Corfu: Mountain Villages Private Tour

Discover the natural scenery and charming villages of Corfu around the area of Pantokratoras Mountain on this unique 4-hour tour. Start your excursion in Corfu town, at the port, or surrounding area where you will meet your guide and set off together. First, drive along the road to the North part of Island, passing through green scenery alongside olive groves until you arrive in the old Venetian village of Ano Korakiana. Then, cross through the village and follow the sloping mountain roads until you reach the highest point of the island. Visit the monastery of Pantokrator and enjoy some free time to explore. After that, continue to the village of Strinyllas and stop there for an optional meal in a small square. Next, head over to the village of Spartillas to marvel at the eastern coast of the island from the viewpoint. Follow the route along the slopes of the mountain with beautiful countryside views until you reach the village of Socrates. Walk through the village and enjoy a refreshment, coffee, and homemade sweets in the main square. Step into a wood-carving workshop where you will find something souvenirs and gifts. After this, continue further up the mountain and observe how the landscape becomes rocky and wild. At the top, visit the monastery and soak up the magnificent views of the Albanian coast. Later, return to the starting point, descending to the northeast coast of the island where the tour concludes.

Corfu: 5-Hour Small Group Sightseeing Car Tour & Kanoni

8. Corfu: 5-Hour Small Group Sightseeing Car Tour & Kanoni

This is your chance to see the most beautiful parts of Corfu in just one day by minivan and English speaking driver. A short exploration of the town and we head to Kanoni from where we enjoy the famous and panoramic views over Mouse island and the Vlacherena convent. We continue our tour with a visit to Achileion Palace, built by the Empress Elizabeth from Austria . You will have the opportunity to see the museum dedicated to her and Kaiser Wilhelm II.Later drive to Pelekas village where on the top of the hill is the Kaiser throne. This is the place where Kaiser Wilhem II wanted to visit because of the magnificent view of villages hidden in the olive groves or at the top of the hills, the city of Corfu with its castles, the highest mountain of Corfu and deep in the Ionian the blue color of the sea the coastline of mainland Greece. Crossing the Ropa meadow and passing by traditional villages, we reach the picturesque area of Paleokastritsa with crystal clear waters and beautiful bays.There we will visit the  13 th century orthodox monastery.Free time on the main beach where you can have lunch or to take to local boats and visit the caves with turqoise waters.

North Corfu: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

9. North Corfu: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Your North Corfu tour begins in Corfu town and makes its first stop at Ipsos, which is the most popular holiday destination on Corfu for young English visitors. Ipsos offers a beautiful sandy beach combined with numerous restaurants, bars, and nightclubs that are open day and night. Rising above the village is Pantokratoras, the tallest mountain on Corfu island. As the tour continues on to the mountain there is a stop along the way at the traditional village of Spartillas. A monastery is situated at the top of Pantokratoras, at an altitude of 917 meters . Known as the Monastery of Pantokratoras it now has only a single monk in residence. He will be your guide when you visit the church. After visiting the monastery, your next stop will be the village of Acharavi, which is set amid pine and olive trees. The village boasts a lovely sand beach, which is one of the longest in Corfu. This is a lively resort that features numerous shops, restaurants, bars, and tavernas. The final stop on the bus tour is on to the way back to Corfu town. Until recently, Kassiopi village was a quiet and picturesque fishing village with a lovely beach. In recent years it has become increasingly popular and has evolved into a modern tourist resort. In Kassiopi you can visit the ruins of a fortress and also the most important religious monument of northern Corfu. The church of Panagia Kassopitras is said to have been built on the foundations of the ancient temple of Zeus of Kassiopi.

Corfu: Pelekas - Sinarades Villages Private Tour

10. Corfu: Pelekas - Sinarades Villages Private Tour

Experience a unique shore excursion in Corfu's nature and villages on the west and central Corfu. Start with a visit to Kaiser's Throne above Pelekas village and witness spectacular views of the island. Drive through the plain landscape to reach Sinarades village. Enter the Folklore museum which is the most significant Folklore Museum on the island. Admire the furnishings of the houses of the village from the 18th century. After a short walk, Explore the olive museum in Kinopiastes village and enjoy free time to relax before returning to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Corfu

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Ariti was an excellent guide and we loved our food and culture tour with her. She’s friendly and easygoing and full of fascinating insights. Corfu town is beautiful to explore; we learnt a lot about its history and about modern Greek culture too. The food, tasted at local stores and restaurants, was yummy and neverending—start slowly! Highly recommended. Thanks, Ariti!

This was an amazing tour. The guide was knowledgeable, the food was a great little bit of many things Greek. We were joined by our kids (9 and 14) and both really enjoyed it and were willing to try everything. A really great experience!

Lovely Morning very informative guide Miarti very helpful and friendly would thoroughly recommend going on this experience food delicious but don’t have breakfast before you go on trip

Very nice! And you really get to places you wouldn't otherwise. And great to taste the local delicacies. Highly recommended!! Super guide, super tour!

Our guide, Markos, was great and we had a very informative and interesting tour! Thank you for a wonderful day!