Corfu Tours from Cruise Ships- Which One is Right For me?
Corfu is a large island with so much to see - stunning beaches, fantastic landscapes and fascinating historical sights to name a few! When visiting Corfu on a cruise ship, deciding which Corfu tour will make the best use of your valuable, limited time on the island can be a nightmare! But that's why we are here to help you! Here we share some ideas about Corfu tours from cruise ships based on what YOU love the most - that's what matters the most anyway!
1. The Beach Lover
Are you dreaming of diving into Corfu's emerald waters while soaking up Corfu's brilliant sunshine? Then leave your cruise ship behind and let us take you on a tour to one of Corfu's most cosmopolitan beaches– Glyfada beach, only a 30 minutes drive from your cruise ship! Located on the west coast of Corfu, Glyfada is a very well organised sandy beach, offering a wide range of facilities including sunbeds and umbrellas, water sports facilities, little shops and beach bars. Dive into the lovely turquoise waters for a refreshing swim, soak up Corfu's brilliant sunshine on your sunbed or if you feel more active, you can try a super fun watersport like jet-skiing, water-skiing, banana rides and pedalos. You can combine the tour to Glyfada with a visit to Paleokastritsa beach: https://www.bluetours.gr/tours-and-activities/private-shore-excursion-corfu-beaches-paleokastritsa-glyfada or Corfu Town: https://www.bluetours.gr/tours-and-activities/private-shore-excursion-glyfada-beach
2. The Nature Lover
If you love nature, then you’ve come to the right island! From the minute that your cruise ship approaches the port and you get your first sight of Corfu, you will immediately realise why it is known as the ‘Green Island’! The wonderful lush greenery of the countryside with its impressive 4.5 million olive trees and elegant cypresses will quite simply take your breath away! And what better part of the island to enjoy nature than Paleokastritsa, renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty - combining green scenery, breathtaking caves, imposing rock formations, and crystal clear waters! From your cruise ship, take a tour to Paleokastritsa and combine it with a visit to Corfu Town: https://www.bluetours.gr/tours-and-activities/private-shore-excursion-paleokastritsa-corfu-town
3. The History & Culture Lover
Corfu has an impressive history dating back to ancient times! At different periods of time it was also occupied by the Venetians, French and British leading to the unique multicultural heritage that can be witnessed on the island. You can easily discover some of this history in the short time though a tour from your cruise ship while in port! Explore the Achillion Palace, built by Empress Elisabeth of Austria – better known as Princess Sissi– at the end of the 19th century. Wander through the magnificent gardens with statues from Greek mythology and history and discover the world of the ''Sad Empress'' inside the palace with the original furnishings and her personal belongings. Visit then Corfu Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – where you can see the main historical sights such as the Old and New Venetian Fortresses, the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, the Old Town Hall, which used to be a Venetian Opera House and the arcaded French-style Liston, where you can also sit and enjoy a coffee. Here you can find our more on this tour: https://www.bluetours.gr/tours-and-activities/private-shore-excursion-achillion-kanoni-corfu-town
4. The Activity Lover
If standard sightseeing tours don’t ‘do it’ for you and you’re looking for some real adventure, then the Jeep Safari is for you! This is a chance to discover the hidden villages of Corfu and enjoy the freedom and adventure – as well as the adrenalin rush - of driving a 4 x 4 jeep into the island’s countryside, along winding roads and stony trails through olive groves, up mountains and along the island’s spectacular coastline. A unique opportunity to get off the beaten track and take in the marvellous island scenery! If you loved the Jeep Safari tour idea, you can find more information here:https://www.bluetours.gr/tours-and-activities/full-day-jeep-safari
5. The Food Lover
Are you a foodie that loves exploring different cusines? Then you have to take our Corfu Food Walking tour! We will take you to the best food local food stops and eateries of the town where you will have the chance to sample the local dishes and specialities of Corfu cuisine. Enjoy a typical Greek breakfast in a small bakery in the heart of Corfu Town offering the most delicious Greek pastries. Have the chance to taste the famous Kumquat liqueur - Corfu Signature drink - and pop into a traditional grocery shop to taste a selection of Greek cheeses and cold cuts. Take a stroll along the open-air food market where local vendors sell the freshest fish, food and other local delicacies. Your tour ends at a traditional local taverna where you can savour the most mouthwatering local dishes including Sofrito & Pastitsada accompanied with a glass of ouzo! Here's more information on this tour: https://www.bluetours.gr/tours-and-activities/private-tour-corfu-walking-food-tour
Corfu is a lovely island with so much to offer and there is something to suit every taste! Meet Blue Tours Corfu team off your cruise ship and embark on a tour to explore the best of our island! If you want to check all our Corfu tours fom cruise ships, please check this link: https://www.bluetours.gr/tours-and-activities/types/private-shore-excursions