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1. 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 refresh...
2. 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. Alternat...
3. Corfu: Above and Beyond Palaiokastritsa 6-Hour Scooter Tour
Ride around the island and discover the best sights from incredible points of view. Join a small group tour with a friendly guide for a fun and relaxed journey around Corfu island. Meet your guide and hop onto a scooter to ride away from the busy Corfu town. Drive along scenic country roads and through traditional villages. Visit Palaiokastritsa, one of the most famous locations on the island. Surrounded by olive groves and cypress trees, it is set in three bays. According to legend, Paleokastritsa is where Odysseus was shipwrecked and met Nausica. Discover the 12th-century Byzantine monastery of Theotokos on the northern end of Paleokastritsa, notable for its ceiling carving of the Tree of Life. Ride through the traditional villages of Lakones and Krini. Visit Angelokastro, a Byzantine castle set on a steep hill with great views of the whole island. Make several stops for photo oppor...
4. 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 ...
5. Paleokastritsa and Corfu Old Town Private Shore Excursion
Discover one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu on a private shore excursion from the cruise ship terminal to Paleokastritsa, where Odysseus is said to have disembarked and met Nausicaa for the first time. Marvel at the 13th-century Monastery of the Virgin Mary upon arrival, and get stunning views of the turquoise waters as you wander around the grounds. Then, explore the Venetian and Byzantine architecture of Corfu's Old Town (also known as Kerkyra). See the ancient castles built on 2 hills to protect the island from the Ottomans. Stroll the charming streets and stone staircases to find old houses, hidden gardens and ancient cellars where you can buy traditional products. Get a friendly welcome from the locals as you immerse yourself in the open-air museum atmosphere, where surprises await on every corner.
6. Achillio, Mouse Island, Pelekas Tour, Corfu
Our seven-hour tour will show you all the best places in Corfu. Our first stop will be Achillion. Near the village of Gasturi, it was built on behalf of Princess Elizabeth. Our next stop will be Mouse Island or as it most commonly known Pontikonisi. It is located in the bay of Kanoni just south of Corfu Town. Its beauty makes it is one of the most photographed places in Greece. We will then move onto Pelekas. Pelekas has stunning view and magnificent sunsets. The Kaiser used to go to Pelekas to watch the Sunset from his so-called Kaiser’s throne. At the west side of Corfu, we will show you Palaiokastritsa. It has an overwhelming landscape with rough seaside and lots of vegetation. Finally we will visit Corfu Town. The capital of the island, it is divided into an old and new city. The old city is inside the fortress walls.
7. Corfu : Half-Day Private Island Custom Tour
Take a private tour customized to your preferences and discover Corfu at your own pace. Benefit from a flexible timetable and get picked up at your preferred pickup location and time. Visit the main monuments and sights such as the Achilleion Museum and Palace, famous for its statues and paintings. Learn about the great historical significance of the monument for the island. Discover its rich history and influence on the evolution of Corfu as you wander through its stunning rooms and gardens. Another highlight of Corfu is the famous Palaiokastritsa area where you'll have the opportunity to take a boat trip and cruise out to hidden beaches as well as the island’s famous blue caves. 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 and a popular hotspot for tourists thanks to its breatht...
8. Paleokastritsa & Corfu Old Town Private Tour
Discover Paleokastritsa and the Old Town of Corfu on a private 4-hour tour. After pickup at your hotel, drive to the western part of the island and visit the Monastery of The Virgin Mary in Paleokastritsa. Admire the Greek monastic architecture, stroll through the inner courtyard, and see the Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons in the museum. Take in superb views over the sea, and the rock that is said to be Odysseus' ship turned to stone. Continue to Corfu Old Town in the north. Visit Esplanade Square (also known as Spianada), the central square of Corfu Town and the largest in the Balkans. Admire the beautiful square, filled with trees and flowerpots. Wander through narrow streets and explore the surrounding buildings. See imposing monuments, and the Venetian fortress that marks the beginning of the modern town. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.
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What people are saying about Palaiokastritsa
This visit was exceptional, the KOTINAS TRAVEL service is EXCLUSIVE, they were punctual, they exceeded our expectations, Corfu is a beautiful place and our guide was the most pleasant, knowledgeable of the city and provided us with a lot of interesting information in a pleasant way. Kotinas Travel resolved all my doubts before the trip. EXCELLENT SERVICE!
Wonderful tour with the world's best guide Nico
Tour Paleokastritsa: many highlights and breathtaking views - original and away from mass tourism. We felt more than comfortable with Nico, as if you were going on a tour with a Kumoel. Has led us to many great places, was really fun - always happy
The guide / driver very entertaining
Very good, the island is beautiful and the guide / driver made it very easy and comfortable for us despite the little time we had. I recommend it.
Very nice! Very clear in the explanation! Very attentive to the children !!