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Corfu Town Neighborhood tours

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Corfu: Greek Cooking Class & Meal at a Local Family Home

1. Corfu: Greek Cooking Class & Meal at a Local Family Home

Shop like a local at the fruit market, and prepare traditional Greek recipes with a cooking class. Then, feast on a delicious homemade lunch in an idyllic family environment. Meet your local food expert at the Old Port and stroll through the narrow alleys to Corfu’s open market. Together with your host, buy organic products harvested from the Corfiot fields only hours before. Embrace the vibrant atmosphere, and feel the smell of fresh fish, vegetables, fruit, and herbs. Next, stop by a local's deli shop to buy milk, cheese, and bread baked in an oven. Once ready with the supplies, the host will take you to a country home where the chef will show you how to prepare and cook traditional Greek recipes using a wood oven. Enjoy some local delicacies as a welcome gift. Decide if you prefer to participate “hands-on”, or just watch the cooking preparation. Whichever your choice, spend a few relaxing hours as part of a Greek family. After the cooking class ends, experience the unique Greek hospitality and atmosphere with a delicious meal and good company, before transferring back to Corfu Town.

Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

2. 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. Dig into locally produced cheese pie, spinach pie, loukoumades (donuts), Greek yoghurt, and ginger beer. 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. Savor local flavors with lunch at a restaurant and taste authentic pastitsada (casserole) and a sofrito (meat dish) from Corfu.

Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa, and Old Town Tour

3. 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.

Corfu: Gastronomy Walking Tour

4. Corfu: Gastronomy Walking Tour

Meet your local guide and begin your culinary journey. Travel to some of the best-hidden eating spots in town. Taste the carefully selected local delicacies and learn all about the history behind each dish. Be introduced you to the local food artisans and traders - the people that master the secrets of Corfiot cuisine. Learn how they use various seasonings and ingredients that make the traditional recipes so delectable. Make the most of your experience by asking for advice on how you can use local produce to enrich your daily cuisine back home.

Corfu: Small Group City Walking Tour

5. Corfu: Small Group City Walking Tour

Your local tour guide will take you on a long walk through the cobbled streets of the city. Discover enchanting squares, beautiful architecture and learn more about the old towns UNESCO world heritage status. Start your tour with a visit to the Esplanade and Liston arcade gallery. Admire the numerous cafés and bars dotted around the area before heading to the old 14th-century fortress to learn more about Corfu’s past. Your tour continues through the city to the Neoclassical Palace of St. Michael and St. George, the Dimarcheion, and the Episcopal Church of San Giacomo. Marvel at the most magnificent buildings in Corfu before moving onto the oldest neighbourhood on the island, Campiello. After a day of exploring, your tour will finish in Corfu-town. Make your way down the bustling streets to find stalls, shops and tavernas selling local delicacies like kumquat and Corfiot olive oil.

Corfu: West Route Day Expedition

6. Corfu: West Route Day Expedition

Be driven along a small bumpy road through rural land to the top of Mount Pantokrator. Enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of the entire island from East to West. Relax and take in the view before continuing your journey. Begin your adventure from Corfu city center and be picked up by experienced drivers in premium off-road vehicles. From here follow a route along the coast through Corfiot villages. Discover Old Sinies, an abandoned village, and a hidden treasure of Corfu Island. Pass through small villages further in the mountains and learn about some of their stories from your professional guide. Arrive at the small traditional village of Palaia Perithia for a lunch stop. Try regional dishes and flavors accompanied by renowned Greek hospitality. Finish your fantastic adventure on an easy asphalt route through picturesque villages leading back to your hotel.

Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Kanoni and Old Town Tour

7. Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Kanoni and Old Town Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or location of your choice, and then head to the Achilleion Palace at the edge of the village of Gastouri. Built for the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, the 19th-century palace is dedicated to the mythical hero, Achilles. Admire its beautiful art works, including the famous "Dying Achilles" statue and the "Triumph of Achilles" by Franz von Matsch that depicts Achilles dragging Hector’s lifeless body in front of the Gates of Troy. Next, explore the former capital and heart of the island in the district of Kanoni. Go to the Church of Panagia Vlacherna and get views of one of the most photographed spots in Corfu as you look across at Mouse Island. Pause for a coffee and watch the planes come in to land at the airport. Then, explore the Old Town of Corfu, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Journey through the epochs of the island and its various rulers with views of the British-era City Palace (Palace of St. Michael and St. George), the Venetian edifice of the Old Fortress and the beautiful colonnades lit up by Venetian lanterns of the French-built Liston. Stroll between the tall old houses and buy traditional products in the ancient cellars.  Soak up the age-old atmosphere of the Esplanade, Europe's second largest public square. Saunter under the arches of the Liston promenade, and discover a symbol of the aristocratic society of Old Corfu before getting dropped off at a location of your choice.

Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Tour

8. Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location of your choice, and then travel through some of Corfu’s traditional villages on a private group tour to Paleokastritsa. Long considered one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu, Paleokastritsa is renowned as a beauty spot with turquoise waters and sandy beaches in its network of bays with jagged rocks topped by lush green forests that rise directly from the sea. Go to Theotokos Monastery via a short footpath that takes you to the top of the hill. Get the best views of the area from the summit, and then journey into Corfu Town. Take a stroll through Spianada Square to admire the British-era City Palace, the Venetian castle of the Old Fortress and the arcades of the Liston, built during the French occupation if the island and charmingly lit by Venetian lanterns. Visit Saint Spyridon Church, built in 1596, where the distinctive red dome of the bell tower, filled with silver treasures, is the tallest on the island. Amble down the narrow streets of the Old Town and interact with the locals as you purchase local produce such as kumquats from traditional shops. Your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel to get dropped off safely at the end of the day.

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!

Corfu: Mountain Villages Private Tour

10. Corfu: Mountain Villages Private Tour

Discover the natural scenery and charming villages of Corfu around the area of Pantokratoras Mountain on this unique 4-hour tour. Start your excursion in Corfu town, at the port, or surrounding area where you will meet your guide and set off together. First, drive along the road to the North part of Island, passing through green scenery alongside olive groves until you arrive in the old Venetian village of Ano Korakiana. Then, cross through the village and follow the sloping mountain roads until you reach the highest point of the island. Visit the monastery of Pantokrator and enjoy some free time to explore. After that, continue to the village of Strinyllas and stop there for an optional meal in a small square. Next, head over to the village of Spartillas to marvel at the eastern coast of the island from the viewpoint. Follow the route along the slopes of the mountain with beautiful countryside views until you reach the village of Socrates. Walk through the village and enjoy a refreshment, coffee, and homemade sweets in the main square. Step into a wood-carving workshop where you will find something souvenirs and gifts. After this, continue further up the mountain and observe how the landscape becomes rocky and wild. At the top, visit the monastery and soak up the magnificent views of the Albanian coast. Later, return to the starting point, descending to the northeast coast of the island where the tour concludes.

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Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

This tour was led by a true guide who shared her knowledge with our small group in a really friendly and helpful way. She took us into any shop or building that caught our interest while staying with the script on the food stops and tour through the old town. One tip- tell your cab driver that you are going to the old fortress entrance. If not he will drop you far short of your meet up and b.s. you that he can’t drive to that spot. It’s a common trick they pull.

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with George, who is exceptionally good at his role of host, guide, and chef. We were also fortunate to have a fun group which made for a lovely day. Yasou George

This tour is amazing!! The food was incredible and the guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend for foodies and traditional tourists alike!

Absolutely awesome! Didn’t know what to expect. Was treated to multiple local shops and treats as well as lunch! Perfect guide and experience

Wonderful tour. Unique perspective on Corfu Town and great food to boot!