Are you a fan of the popular ITV series The Durrells and want to get a glimpse of the real life of this amazing family in Corfu in the 1930s? Discover the beauty of Corfu through the eyes of the Durrells as you explore some of the filming locations of the series and see the houses where the family actually stayed in the 1930s! This tour is ideal for fans of the ITV series Durrells or the Durrells books.
DURATION 4.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
After a pickup from your cruise ship or your Corfu hotel, hop in your private vehicle and get ready to enter the world of the amazing Durrells family in Corfu, arguably the most famous family associated with the island!
Your wonderful journey begins with a drive to Kanoni, lying in the south of Corfu Town! Soak up the spectacular views of the famous Mouse Island, Corfu’s iconic landmark which Durrells loved to visit. Take a look across the sea over to Perama and admire the views of the Strawberry Pink Villa, the first home of the family in Corfu back in the 1930s or as Gerald Durrell describes it in his book “the small and square, standing in a tiny garden with an air of pink-faced determination”! Your tour continues with a visit to the charming UNESCO World Heritage Site of Corfu Town - another favourite destination for the Durrells family and also a popular filming location for the series! Stroll along the narrow streets of this captivating city, soak up the fascinating, Venetian architecture and discover some of the locations where popular scenes of the series have been shot! For example, the Palace of St. Michael & St. George is the bank where Louisa Durrell visits to check if their money arrived from the UK! Explore also the small Durrells Gardens where you can admire the busts of Gerald and Lawrence Durrell in appreciation of the two writers!
Get back to your private vehicle and enjoy a relaxing, scenic drive to the north of Corfu! Stop first outside the gate of Daffodil Yellow House, another Durrells' home in real life! Then continue driving to the north while passing through the picturesque villages of Corfu’s north east coast and enjoying the spectacular sea views until you reach the famous White House! This is the home where Lawrence Durrell used to live together with his beloved wife, Nancy and also where he enjoyed writing! Immerse in the life of the Durrells as you have the chance to visit the house (if open by owners on the day of your visit) and the little museum or enjoy a refreshment in the beachfront restaurant while listening to the Ionian Sea splashing at your feet!
After soaking up the infinite beauty of the island, hop back in your private vehicle and enjoy a comfortable drive back to your cruise ship or your Corfu hotel!
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