Experience the beauty of Corfu through the eyes of the Durrells family on this private Corfu Durrells tour, designed for fans of the popular ITV series The Durrells and readers of the Durrells books. Led by your local expert guide, relive your favorite scenes from the series as you discover some of the most popular filming locations. You will also have the chance to get a glimpse of the real life of the amazing Durrells family in Corfu as you have the opportunity to see the houses where the family actually stayed in the 1930s while your guide will fill you with information about their life on the island! Your guide will also provide an insightful commentary on the island’s rich history and culture and its top attractions.
DURATION 4.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
Your exciting Durrells Tour begins with a convenient pickup from your cruise ship or your Corfu hotel. Board your comfortable vehicle and follow the steps of the amazing Durrells family in Corfu, arguably one of the most famous families associated with the island!
Start your wonderful experience with a short drive to Kanoni, lying in the south of Corfu Town and boasting spectacular views of the famous Mouse Island, Corfu’s iconic landmark that Durrells loved to visit in real life. Gaze out across the shimmering Ionian sea over to the Perama and admire the views (distant) of the Strawberry Pink Villa, the first home of the family in Corfu back in the 1930s or as Gerald describes it in his book “the small and square, standing in a tiny garden with an air of pink-faced determination”!
Continue your tour with a visit to the charming UNESCO World Heritage Site of Corfu Town - another favorite destination for the Durrells family but also the setting for some of the Durrells’ most popular scenes! Wander around the maze-like narrow alleys – the so-called kantounia- soak up the fascinating, Venetian architecture and recreate your favorite scenes as you discover some of the spots that have been featured in the popular ITV series! Discover the bank where Louisa Durrell visits to check if their money has arrived from the UK in the first season- this is the imposing Palace of St. Michael & St. George housing the Museum of Asian Art. Take time to also visit the beautiful Durrells Gardens, a pretty park and flower garden dedicated to Gerald and Lawrence Durrell, Here you will witness the busts of appreciation of the two writers!
Hop back on your private vehicle and enjoy a relaxing, scenic drive to the north of Corfu! On the way, stop outside the gate of Daffodil Yellow Villa, another Durrells' home in real life! Then continue driving to the north while passing through the picturesque seaside villages of Dassia, Barbati and Nissaki and enjoying the spectacular sea views until you reach the famous White House! This is the home where Lawrence Durrell used to live with his wife Nancy and also where he enjoyed writing and now operates a restaurant and holiday home. Immerse in the life of the Durrells in Corfu as you have the chance to witness the family’s house (a visit inside the house is possible only on certain dates), and visit the little museum or enjoy a refreshment in the beachfront restaurant, soaking up the environment that inspired Lawrence’s writing and listening to the Ionian Sea splashing at your feet!
As your Corfu Durrells Tour comes to an end, hop back on your private vehicle and enjoy a comfortable drive back to your cruise ship or your Corfu hotel!
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