Voyage through Corfu's glorious ancient past and marvelous present and delve into the rich, fascinating history of Corfu - from ancient times to present times - on this private history-themed tour! Explore Paleopolis, the site of the ancient city of Corfu and visit the recently renovated Archaeological Museum. Then head to Corfu Town to learn the stories behind its most important historical sites but also get a taste of modern, everyday life! This tour is ideal for both history buffs and beginners alike.
DURATION 4.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
After a pickup from your preferred location, board your private vehicle and embark on an unforgettable journey through the fascinating history of Corfu!
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 marvel at the ancient ruins that have been discovered during the excavations and can be witnessed 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 on your air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a short drive through Garitsa Bay to the recently renovated 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 life in Corfu at ancient times, as you explore 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’’packed with famous sites such as 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! Get a taste of modern, everyday local life as you browse the plethora of local souvenir shops, sip a Greek coffee at the famous Liston- Corfu’s most popular meeting point- or sample the delicious, local cuisine in one of the authentic tavernas in the heart of the Old Town!
As this fascinating Corfu historical tour comes to an end, board your private vehicle and enjoy the journey back to your hotel or Corfu port in good time for departure!
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