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Corfu Town

Come for the picture-perfect beaches; stay for the charming old town, Greek cuisine, and blue lagoons.

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Full-Day Cruise to the Blue Lagoon with Syvota Visit

1. Full-Day Cruise to the Blue Lagoon with Syvota Visit

Your lovely day will start after your departure from Corfu town port or Lefkimmi port, depending on which is the closest port to you. The captain and the crew will welcome you and help you out with anything you might need throughout the whole trip. The first stop will be in the historical cave of Papanikolis where you will have a few minutes to take some pictures and hear about the story of the cave. The second stop will be at the Blue Lagoon beach. You have a whole hour to enjoy the beautiful beach by snorkeling or just enjoying the great view if you do not wish to swim. The third stop will be Bella Vraka beach, where you can continue swimming.  The last stop of the day will be on the mainland of Greece, where you have 45 minutes to explore the small fishing village, Syvota. Enjoy some free time to walk around the village, have a nice coffee, or even an ice cream if you wish. Later the boat will return you to Corfu island.

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From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves

2. From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves

Sail from Corfu to the magnificent islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, famous for wine and picturesque beaches. Travel into the historical rock caves and admire the beautiful scenery. On this full-day cruise you’ll stop at the island of Antipaxos, which has one of the most stunning beaches in the Mediterranean. Marvel at the beauty of the golden coast, providing a contrast with the crystal blue water. Enjoy a swim when you stop in Gaios, the capital of Paxos. Make the most of your free time to explore the small town. Shop at the souvenir stores, grab some lunch or cool down with an ice cream.

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Corfu: Paxos and Antipaxos Full-Day Island Hopping Tour

3. Corfu: Paxos and Antipaxos Full-Day Island Hopping Tour

Sail from Corfu to the magnificent islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, famous for wine and picturesque beaches on a full-day trip. Marvel at the historical rock caves and admire the stunning Ionian Sea view as you sit back and relax on your boat. Start your day with a hotel pickup or meet your guides at the meeting point in Corfu Island. Take an enjoyable 50-minute boat ride to Paxos Island, and visit the traditional and charming seaside village of Lakka. Explore its lovely shops or cool down with with an ice cream and a cold Greek coffee with striking views of the sea. Travel to the next island of Antipaxos, located only 30 minutes away, which is a swimmer's paradise as the water is so clear. Explore Voutoumi Beach, known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Jump in the crystal blue waters or simply relax on its white sand beach before heading back to Corfu.

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Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

4. Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

Stroll the narrow paths and charming alleys of Corfu Town with a licensed, English-speaking guide to see historic highlights, such as the Old Fortress. Visit the former residence of the British Lord High Commissioner at the Palace of St. Michael and St. George and discover the hidden squares, old city walls and fountains of the town center. Break for a big breakfast of traditional food, such as cheese pie, spinach pie, loukoumades (donuts), Greek yoghurt and ginger beer from Corfu. Enter the Church of St. Spyridon, where the relics of the 4th-century saint are held, and then continue with your food tastings. Sample some sweet halva, along with cheese, honey, olive oil, fruits and nuts, all selected for their quality and significance to the local community. End with a seated lunch at a restaurant and taste authentic pastitsada (casserole) and a sofrito meat dish from Corfu.

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Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

5. Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

With your day pass for this hop-on hop-off tour you’ll learn about Corfu's history and the city’s top attractions with the aid of multi-lingual commentary available in 8 languages. On the 60-minute Kanoni route you’ll pass by most of the city’s landmarks and monuments. Your ticket gives you the flexibility to explore the city's sights at your leisure and at your own pace. Sights you’ll see include the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Fortress and New Fortress, and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Admire the Venetian mansions and the water-colored buildings with their characteristic ochre color. See Pontikonisian Island the Panagia Vlaherna Monastery. Explore the many alleyways and narrow streets, gardens, and beautiful squares such as Bosketo and Spianada. Admire the architecture of the churches, theaters, museums, and imposing mansions. In the commercial center you’ll find many unique shops, as well as numerous cafés, bars and restaurants. Tour Stops: Kanoni Tour Stop 1 - Corfu New Port - Main Gate Stop 2 - Kanoni Stop 3 - Mon Repo Palace Stop 4 - Anemomylos Stop 5 - Spianada Square Stop 6 - Spilia Square Stop 7 - Old Port

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Corfu: Private Yacht Cruise

6. Corfu: Private Yacht Cruise

Visiting Corfu for holidays and have time to explore the beautiful coastline? A private cruise is a perfect option for you! Cruise to the central east coastline including the 2 fortresses, the old town of Corfu, Garitsa bay, Mouse Island, Vido Island, and Lazareto Island, with several stops for swimming and snorkelling. Starting your cruise from the Marina at 10:00 AM, you will head towards the old town of Corfu and the two fortresses. Sailing along to the old fortress you will arrive at Garitsa bay, looking at the south side of the fortress. Garitsa bay is a natural anchorage where super yachts drop anchor. Mouse Island will be the next site to see where you can stop for a while, giving you the chance to take photographs of landing airplanes flying above you. Your next stop is Vido Island, where you can enjoy swimming and relaxation in the crystal clear waters. Lazareto Island will be the second swim stop if the selected cruise duration is 4 hours. Sailing to the northeast coastline of Corfu, there are various swim stops at spots only a boat can take you and the chance to stop at a seaside restaurant for lunch before returning to the marina by 6:00 PM (if the selected cruise duration is 8 hours).

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Corfu: Private Sailing Yacht Cruise

7. Corfu: Private Sailing Yacht Cruise

Start the cruise at 10:00 AM where you will board the sailboat. Depart the marina and head along the coast towards the old town of Corfu for incredible views of the 2 fortresses. Arrive in Garitsa Bay looking at the south side of the fortress and admiring interesting parts of the city from a new angle. Stop in this natural anchorage spot for a while admiring the many super yachts. Continue on to Mouse Island for another shortstop, giving you the chance to photograph the landing airplanes flying above. Then, venture further towards Vido Island for an opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters and relax a bit. Finally, head over to Lazareto Island for your second swim stop, before returning back to the marina where your tour ends.

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Corfu: Private Customized Tour

8. Corfu: Private Customized Tour

See the sights of Corfu that interest you most on a fully customizable private tour by air-conditioned minibus. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation, the cruise ship port or other location of your choice, and then discover the island's beautiful locations at leisure. Head to Glyfada Beach, Barbati Beach or Marathias Beach to spend some time in the sun, or indulge your passion for history with a visit to some of the historic monasteries. Marvel at the Achilleion Palace, built for the Empress of Bavaria, or wander around the pretty towns of Sidari and Acharavi. Enjoy the freedom of an itinerary that can be completely tailored to your preferences, whether you are a fan of local food and wines, want to see the top attractions in a day or would prefer to shop! Upgrade your experience and book a private guide to accompany you throughout the day.

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Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

9. Best of Corfu Private Minibus Tour

Explore Corfu at your own pace on a private tour where you set the starting time and place! Start with a visit to Achilleion Palace, located atop a hill in the traditional village of Gastouri. Experience a sense of awe as you take in the imposing monument and its surrounding cypress trees and exotic plants and flowers. Go inside the palace for a closer look at the beautiful gardens, and discover priceless works of art, such as the ancient Greek statues of Zeus and Era. Admire the elegant columns and statuary, including the statue of the "Dying Achilles." Continue to Kanoni for a breathtaking view of Mouse Island (‘Pontikonisi’), formed, according to legend, when the ship that carried Odysseus back to Ithaca was turned to stone by an angry Poseidon. Next, go to the small but popular beach at Paleokastritsa, where you can catch a boat to cruise around the many caves in the area. Alternatively, soak up the sun and cool down with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Visit the Monastery of the Virgin Mary of Paleokastritsa and discover the home of 8 Greek Orthodox monks who receive guidance from Bishop Efthimios Thouis and conduct traditional masses, provide generous hospitality and offer regular tours of the grounds and museum. Return towards Corfu city with a drive along the scenic west coast via the hilltop village of Lakones. Stop at the "Bella Vista" viewpoint to take some souvenir photos and gather memories to last a lifetime!

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Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa, and Old Town Tour

10. Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa, and Old Town Tour

Make the most of your trip to Corfu and visit 3 of the island’s highlights in just 1 day. Your action-packed day begins with pickup from your hotel then heads to the first stop of the tour, Achilleion Palace. Famous for its statues and paintings, the palace holds great historical significance for the island. Learn about the palace’s rich history and influence on the evolution of Corfu as you wander through its stunning rooms and gardens, admiring the architecture throughout. After the palace, head towards the stunning region of Palaiokastritsa, which is steeped in local mythological history. Board a traditional style boat then head out onto the crystal clear waters for unrivaled views of the island and its surrounding coastline. Visit a selection of secret and isolated beaches as well as the island’s famous blue caves and coves. Cool off from the hot Mediterranean weather with a refreshing dip in the sea, or climb up a nearby hill to reach one of the oldest monasteries in Greece, which is a popular hotspot for tourists thanks to its breathtaking and panoramic views. Last but certainly not least is a tour of Corfu’s Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Center. Learn about and visit the imposing fortresses that protect the town, and marvel at the many protected monuments and buildings. Take a stroll to the largest square in the Balkans, then wander through the narrow streets of the town as you soak up the authentic atmosphere and experience life like a local.

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What people are saying about Corfu Town

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,550 reviews

We did the tour through Corfu Walking tours. Our guide was Nausica. We enjoyed her knowledge of the island. Her sympathetic and personal way of approaching/telling made it a very valuable experience for us. In addition, we also enjoyed all the delicacies that the island has to offer. You get to taste surprising things. In short, an experience not to be missed.

The tour guide is multilingual, the itinerary is also very substantial, the staff is very friendly, the boat is also very large and comfortable, and I will come back next time.

Incredible trip, highly recommended, staff incredible and make you very welcome, also very knowledgeable about many things other then just the trip destinations

it was great! the crew was super friendly and took their time a the beaches.

Excellent and interesting tour. But don't have breakfast beforehand!