Private Corfu History Tour: Corfu Ancient and Modern

Tour Details

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Price

FROM

200 € / GROUP

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200 € / GROUP

TOUR OVERVIEW

Private Corfu History Tour: Corfu Ancient and Modern

Voyage through Corfu's ancient past and marvelous present as you get the chance to uncover the full history of Corfu - from ancient times to present times - on this Private Half-Day Tour! Explore Paleopolis, the site of the ancient city of Corfu, visit the recently renovated Archaeological Museum and discover the magnificent modern Corfu Town with its unique multicultural heritage! This is the perfect tour for history buffs and beginners alike!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Perfect for history buffs
  • Explore the Paleopolis, the site of the ancient city of Corfu
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage of Corfu Town
  • Opt for a private guide for more comprehensive experience
  • Cruise ship/Hotel pickup and drop off ensures a comfortable experience

DETAILED DESCRIPTION 

DURATION 4.5 hour

LOCATION Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

Your wonderful journey starts with a comfortable pickup from Corfu cruise port or your Corfu hotel!

Head first to Paleopolis, the site of the ancient city of Corfu, also known as Corcyra! Step back in time as you wander through the fabulous gardens of the Mon Repos Estate and explore the ancient ruins that have been discovered during the excavations and can be seen on the grounds. Highlights of these findings include the 7th century Temple of Hera and the 6th century Doric Temple of Kardaki. Opt to visit the Mon Repos Palace, once a Royal Family residence and now a museum housing significant archaeological findings of the area.

Next, get back in your air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a relaxing drive by the sea through Garitsa Bay to the Archaeological Museum of Corfu, devoted to antiquities and exhibits from the ancient city of Corcyra as well as other parts of the island. Immerse into the life in Corfu at ancient times as you discover the fascinating collection of bronze and marble statues, funeral offerings, ancient coins, clay pottery, golden jewelry and parts of ancient temples. The most well-known exhibit is the famous monumental pediment from the temple of Artemis depicting Medusa Gorgo - a masterpiece of the Archaic art and the oldest preserved stone pediment of the ancient Greek architecture! Other impressive exhibits include the stone lion of Menecrates and the limestone pediment from a temple of Dionysus, 13 identical small statues of goddess Artemis and a marble torso of Apollo.

The next stop on this tour is Corfu Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a unique multicultural heritage! Take a stroll in the cobblestone streets, also known as ‘’Kantounia’’ and explore the Old Venetian Fortress, the Cricket Pitch - legacy of the British -  and the French-designed Liston where once access was restricted to nobility! Visit the 300-year-old Church of the Island's Patron Saint Spyridon, with its distinctive bell tower - the highest point in Corfu Town! You will also have free time to explore this fascinating city,  browse the local souvenir shops or enjoy a coffee in the heart of the Old Town!

After an amazing overview of Corfu's fascinating history, board your private vehicle and enjoy the journey back to your hotel or Corfu port in good time for departure!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUDED

  • Half-Day Private Corfu Tour/Shore Excursion by modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Corfu Hotel/Port pickup and drop off
  • Professional Tour Guide (if option ''With Tour Guide'' is selected)
  • Taxes

EXCLUDED

  • Museums entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

POINTS OF INTEREST

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • The tour itinerary is flexible and customizable to your preferences
  • Pickup point: Pickup from Corfu cruise port or your Corfu hotel
  • Pickup time: Please ignore the time that appears in the calendar. You will be able to enter the exact arrival time of your cruise ship in Corfu once you proceed with your booking in order to arrange the tour starting time
  • Duration: 4.5 hours (approximately)
  • Return information: Return to Corfu Cruise port
  • Tour Language: Once you proceed with your booking, you will be required to enter your preferred tour language. Please note that the standard language for all our guided tours is English. All other languages are provided upon request.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants (0-2) that do not occupy a seat are not included in the number of travellers and are free of charge
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 72 hours before the arranged pickup time

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