Corfu Sightseeing: Private Shore Excursion with Lakones

Private & Custom Tours in Greece

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On this fully narrated Private Panoramic tour you will discover that Corfu is one of the most lush and verdant of the Greek Islands and, as you drive around with your private adapted vehicle you’ll understand why so many tourists return year after year. During this tour you will learn why Koumquat  is the most famous product in Corfu.  This fruit is very popular, and locals make different sweets and spirits with it: taste the liquor, candy and marmelades, as well as honey and other local delicacies. You will also visit Palaiokastritsa resort before driving up the mountain towards Lakones village and its Bella Vista balcony. Afterwards you'll head South to the Old Town, Unesco World Heritage City, for an interesting oriented walk, and take pictures of this well preserved city with charming Venetian, French and British buildings,
Koumquat fruit has become one of the island’s most famous products, and it's the main ingredient of a liquor with the same name, along with fruit-preserved sweets, candy, jams amd marmelades, which you can taste during this tour and purchase directly from the producer.  Continue to the resort of Paleokastritsa Bay, set amidst six small coves, nestled in the rugged coastline and is surrounded by olive, orange, lemon and cypress groves. This famous spot and is considered to have some of the finest scenery in the entire Mediterranean. An optional boat tour is available during your visit, or a walk to the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, set on an impressive rocky hill. Your vehicle will drive up the mountain and you will be taken to Lakones, a dreamy mountain village and its Balcony of the Gods viewpoint, from where you'll admire the magnificent panorama of the Ionian Sea and the bays surrounding Paleokastritsa resort. Here you’ll also have free time for a cup of coffee, an ice cream or refreshments, and do a little souvenir shopping from the small local vendors. Continue for a scenic drive through the North until Corfu Town, and go past Garitsa bay and the Old Fortress, with magnificent views of the town. A walk among the Old City's alleys is a must, and, together with the historical monuments, you will discover beautiful corners, cafes, groceries, chapels and many more. The Palace of St. Michael and St. George, the Esplanade, Saint Spiridon Church, the British cricket pitch and the New Fortress are some of the most known views, which you will enjoy before driving back to the Cruise port.

What’s included

  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Insurance coverage
  • English speaking driver
  • Local products tasting
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees, boat ride tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Highlights

  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Excellent value for money
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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