Corfu is a large island but our Corfu Grand Island Tour will deliver what its name promises- take you around every corner of Corfu, from the south to the north and from the west to the east! Dive into the history of the Achillion Palace and discover the breathtaking nature of Paleokastritsa, where you'll have the option of exploring its famous caves by boat. Then, travel to the north part of the island to explore the charming village of Kassiopi and follow the east coast journey back to your hotel to enjoy the panoramic views over Greece mainland and Albania from Kouloura- the closest point to Albania!
DURATION 7.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
After a comfortable pickup from your hotel, hop inside your air-conditioned vehicle and get ready for an in-depth Corfu Grand Island Tour.
Begin your journey with a visit to the famous Achillion Palace, located at the traditional village of Gastouri. As you enter the Palace, discover the striking story of Princess Sissi – Empress Elizabeth of Austria – who had the Palace built as a summer home in 1890. Visit the interior rooms and marvel at the sumptuous furnishings and impressive paintings. Wander also through the fabulous gardens, and have the opportunity to admire several classical statues of Greek historical figures, including the Muses, and Achilles himself– after whom the palace was named. From several areas in the garden, you can also enjoy stunning views over the Ionian Sea!
Leaving the Palace, drive through the island's wonderful countryside, dotted with hundreds of olive trees, cypresses and vineyards, and discover why Corfu is known as the ''Green Island''. Reaching your next stop, the world-famous coastline of Paleokastritsa, be treated to the awe-inspiring natural beauty, consisting of imposing rocky cliffs, crystal clear waters, and lush vegetation. When your vehicle climbs the hill leading to the charming 13th-century monastery, step back in time as you discover the beautiful old church and gardens, together with spectacular sea views! The tour will continue with a drive along the spectacular road leading to the picturesque villages of Lakones and Makrades. Pause to enjoy a refreshing Gingerbeer (legacy of the British) in a café, also known as the ''Balcony of Gods'' as it boasts some of the most breathtaking views of the island!
Returning to your air-conditioned vehicle, relax as you cross the rugged northern landscape of the island, to arrive at its north-eastern corner, the traditional village of Kassiopi, with its authentic character and picturesque atmosphere. Here, together with the ancient ruins of the castle, you will find a charming fishing harbour, tavernas offering locally caught fresh fish, and a wonderful range of shops.
Then, follow the east coast passing through the picturesque villages of Kouloura, Kalami, Nissaki and Barbati before you stop in the village of Kouloura - the closest point to Albania- where you will have the chance to capture spectacular panoramic views of mountains, small bays and the Albanian coastline. The perfect way to end a day full of unforgettable experiences!
As your Corfu Grand Island Tour comes to an end, get back on your vehicle and enjoy a relaxing journey back to your hotel.
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