Get acquainted with Corfu and delve into the fascinating history and culture of the UNESCO-listed Corfu Town, on this small group Corfu Town Walking Tour. Led by a local expert guide, learn the history behind Corfu Town’s top attractions with your small group of a maximum of 12 people, which ensures an intimate atmosphere and dedicated attention from your guide. Discover hidden gems tucked away the small side streets of this fascinating town and pause to enjoy a delicious Kumquat tasting session.
DURATION 3 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
Corfu Town is widely considered one of the most beautiful towns of Greece, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007 due to its historical and cultural significance. Embark on an unforgettable journey around Corfu’s history and culture with your knowledgeable guide at hand to answer any questions!
Starting at the Old Fortress, marvel at the imposing fortifications and hear insightful commentary from your guide on the history behind this grandiose structure, built by the Venetians in the 14th century, on a site where a Byzantine castle used to stand. Continue with a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Esplanade, aka Spianada square, the largest square in Greece. Spianada hosts many cultural events including the island’s philharmonic bands concerts and the famous celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Saturday. Pass then by the distinctive cricket pitch - a legacy left behind by the British rule- before you reach the famous arcades of Liston built by the French based on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. Access in Liston was once restricted to nobles but it has now become ''the heart of Corfu'', housing some of Corfu’s top restaurants and cafés. On the north side of Spianada square, marvel at the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, once a royal residence for the English Commissioners, and now accommodating Corfu’s Museum of Asian Art. Other highlights of Corfu Town include the St. Spyridon church , the Corfu Town Hall, and the New Fortress.
Follow your knowledgeable guide off the beaten path, wander around the small cobblestoned streets and discover the city’s hidden treasures. Along the way, you will encounter secretive little squares, magnificent buildings, s an shops, beautiful mansions, authentic local eateries and quaint churches. Take time to stroll the Jewish quarter of Corfu Town, which and discover the history of the Jewish Community of Corfu Town. Pause for a Kumquat tasting session in a specialty store in the heart Corfu Town where you will have the chance to taste the famous Kumquat liqueur along with other Kumquat products, like spoon sweets and jams. At the end of the tour, stroll your favorite spots of the city at your own pace, shop for souvenirs or do as locals do and sip a refreshing gingerbeer in one of the buzzling cafés of Liston.
By the time we say goodbye, you will have discovered the best that Corfu Town has to offer.
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