Corfu - Paleokastritsa & Corfu Old Town / approx 4 1/2 hrs
Your tour commences with a pleasant drive through the green Corfiot countryside, passing en route the characteristic olive groves, vineyards and fields cloaked with wild flowers and shrubs.
Marvel at Paleokastritsa Bay, one of the most breathtaking spots on the island. You ascend by coach to the Monastery of the Virgin, founded in 1226, housing a small museum and inhabited by a community of monks. This museum displays a collection of Byzantine icons and other religious relics.
From the monastery’s gardens delight in a splendid panorama of the bay below, set amidst the crystal waters and the rocky headland.
Continue on to Corfu town for a pleasant walking tour of the stunning Old Quarter of Corfu. The historic town center was constructed by the Venetians over 400 years ago. Walk along the old cricket grounds at the Esplanade square, the biggest in Europe. You shall view the old church of St.Spyridon, the patron saint of the island, which contains a priceless collection of icons.
You have the chance to saunter through the flea market and to pass by the old Town Hall heading towards the shopping district. Free time to browse through the shops, before returning to the port to meet the ship.