Achillion, kum kouat distillery, Paleokastritsa, Bella Vista, Corfu center
We will drive to the south-east part of the island and visit the Achillion palace in village Gastouri. We will walk in every room of the palace, then we will walk through the magnificent gardens which are filled with beautiful statues.
Our next stop will be at a local distillery where you will try the local Kum Kouat liquer as well as taste some local sweets.
Then we will drive to the northwest part of the island to the area Paleokastritsa and visit the monastery of the blessed Virgin Mary and right after we will go to the main beach where you can have some free time for a swim or to go on a boat trip to the caves.
Next stop will be in Bella vista (beautiful view) the most beautiful place on the island, this is the area where we will have lunch and try one of the most delicious local desserts. If you like you can also do some shopping.
At the end of the tour we will drive through the city of Corfu and we will see the historical center, the famous Liston, the Esplanade square, the Old Fortress etc.
Drive from port to Achillion palace 35 minutes.
Achillion palace spent time 1 hour.
Drive from Achillion to the distillery 30 minutes.
Time spent at the distillery 20 minutes.
Drive from distillery to Paleokastritsa monastery 35 minutes.
Time spent at the monastery 30 minutes.
Drive from monastery to the main beach 5 minutes.
Time spent on the main beach 40 minutes.
Drive from Paleokastritsa to Bella Vista 20 minutes.
Bella Vista spent time 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Drive to Corfu city 50 minutes.
Photo stop Corfu city 10 minutes.
Drive back to the port 10 minutes.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: For customers arriving to Corfu port with a cruise liner, our meeting point will always be inside the port terminal. I will be there with a board on which your name will be written.
I will provide you with specific meeting details upon booking.
If you are staying in a hotel or on a yacht, we will determine a mutually agreeable pick up point.
End location: If you are on a cruise ship and you wish to spend more time in town after the tour has ended, you will need to return to the port by taxi. (Fare: 10-15 euros)
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
The area we will visit first might be different than the one described because the monastery closes at 13:00hrs so it depends on the time that we will start the tour but we will visit all the described sights.
Transportation will be done with a car/van/mini bus.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
38 euros - You need 8 euros for the ticket for the Achillion palace and 10 euros for the boat trip per person and of course some cash for lunch and drinks, or for shopping.
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Our guide Georgia, was personable, knowledgeable and flexible. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a guide in Corfu. She adjusted the tour to meet our specific interests and was able to take us to places not overrun by tourists.