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Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

1. 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: History and Culture Walking Tour

2. Corfu: History and Culture Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Corfu Town on this walking tour. Begin your tour at the Old Fortress, a Venetian fortress located in the historical center. Enjoy a guided tour of the fortress and see the impact left by the Venetians on the culture and tradition of the area. Afterwards, enjoy a stroll through the historical center, passing by deserted alleyways and lively squares and fountains as you make your way to the famous St. Spyridon Church. Admire the unique architecture of this 16th-century Greek Orthodox Church and marvel at its bell tower, the highest in the Iodan Islands. Finish your tour at the Town Hall Square, which was once considered the most exclusive neighborhood in Corfu. Here, admire impressive monuments and learn more about Corfu's elite who used to meet here.

Corfu Town: Live Jazz Music at the Old Fortress

3. Corfu Town: Live Jazz Music at the Old Fortress

Head to a unique private location right in the heart of Corfu and enjoy musical performances by some of the island's most talented musicians. Immerse yourself in this special atmosphere near the old fortress and get ready for a special evening of music. Imagine listening to the sweet sounds of jazz in a hidden spot right in the heart of Corfu just where the entrance to the old city was next to the sea. Either walk or take a shuttle bus to get to the hidden location and settle in for an evening of magical performances. Upon arrival, listen to an introduction about the artists and location. After that, things kick off promptly with 3 performances by some of the island's most talented musicians. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these special performances and unique location.

Small Group: Old and New Fortress Guided Walking Tour

4. Small Group: Old and New Fortress Guided Walking Tour

Visit 2 of Corfu's most important attractions on a guided tour in Corfu Town. See the Old Fortress, one of the most impressive fortification works in Europe, and explore the New Fortress. Meet your guide and delve into the history of Corfu Town. Wander around within the walls of the Old Fortress to discover the place where the Old Town of Corfu initially grew and learn about the construction of this impressive structure by the Venetians in the 15th century. Then, visit the New Fortress, the most well-preserved fortress complex in Greece. Admire Venetian symbols and enjoy panoramic views of the city and the open sea. During the tour, you'll also get to walk along the coast to reach the preserved gates and spots where ancient structures once stood along with 2 of the gates. Your tour comes to an end back where it began, at the Old Fortress.

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What people are saying about Old Venetian Fortress

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 89 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.

The jazz was without parallel. A truly remarkable experience in a beautiful setting, hosted by a very warm & enthusiastic Mc. It was the highlight of the holiday. The food in the sailing club was superb also. Sofia was wonderful & so we’re all of the performers. If it happens next year, it’s not to be missed.

Wonderful evening coordinated by Sophia; wonderful jazz, several varied talented diverse performers, magical setting at the yacht club despite challenging weather….and delicious food and wine. Memorable, special and evocative.

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

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