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!
DURATION 4.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
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!
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