From the famous Pontikonissi (Mouse Island) to the exquisite Achillion Palace, once home to Princess Elizabeth of Austria. Here in the gardens you will find the famous statue of Achilles along with many more treasures.
We then travel through the green glades of the Ropa valley and visit the beautiful resort of Paleokastritsa. (a series of small bays set in a cloverleaf shape) and the overhead village of Lakones which host some of the island's most spectacular views.Take in a little religious & historic culture with a visit to the Byzantine monastery, which perches on a rock high above the resort. There is 30 mins of free time to visit the distillery and will have approximately 1.5 hours for lunch at Paleokastritsa.
A drive through mountain villages which allows you to observe a little of the local life and capture the breathtaking scenery from Bella Vista where we stop for refreshments and continue via the Trompetta pass. After another quick stop in the northern fishing village of Kassiopi we approach the closest point to the Albanian coastline and pass by the villages of Kouloura & Kalami. (Here you will find the famous home of Lawrence Durrell). Continuing down the East coast towards Corfu town, we relax and watch the mountains as they rise from the crystal waters below.
Wednesday and Sunday Departures from the following resorts:
Ipsos- Nissaki - Kassiopi - Roda - Achavari - Sidari
Kerkyra Gold - Kontokali - Gouvia - Dassia
Please note: Occasionally actual days of operation are subject to change. If this is the case we will endeavour to book a day as close as possible to your original preferred day. Should this not be acceptable a full refund will be made.
This tour only runs onWednesdays and Sundays.
Pick-ups from the North and Central resortsonly.
Once pick ups are finished the official tour starts at 10:00-10:30hrs and ends around 17:00-17:30hrs. (Total duration of the trip 7.5 – 8 hours).
Pick up times from hotels start from 08:30hrs and your pick up time will be advised upon confirmation. Your pick up will be from either your hotel or the nearest pick up point to your hotel.
Coaches are 30 or 50 seaters and there is an English speaking guide on the coach
Please note the entrance fee of €5.00pp (adults ) and €2.50pp ( children)at Achilion Palace and Lunch are not included.
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and adequate footwear and bring swimwear, a hat and suncream.
We do not recommend this trip for people with walking or mobility difficulties.
Please Note: Meeting point from Ag. Spyridonas is at the main gate of Hotel Mare Blue beach.