Explore the atmospheric Corfu town and its surroundings on this Half-Day Private tour! Experience for yourself the classic view of “Mouse Island”, discover the fascinating one-time royal residence Mon Repos and walk through the charming narrow streets of the UNESCO-recognised Corfu old town.
DURATION 4.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
Meet your driver at your hotel entrance, hop inside your private vehicle and get ready to explore the charming Corfu Town and its surroundings! Starting our tour at the peninsula of Kanoni, your first sight will be the most classic image of Corfu: the Mouse Island with its beautiful green tufts of trees and the whitewashed Vlacherna church. After pausing to admire the spectacular views over the Ionian Sea and take photos, our tour continues with a visit to the fascinating Mon Repos Palace, located on the Paleopolis, the site of the ancient city of Corfu.
Following a short walk through the picturesque woodland trails of the Mon Repos Estate, we will soon reach Mon Repos palace and its museum. Used as a summer residence by the Greek royal family for over 100 years, the palace now boasts beautiful rooms restored to their former glory, containing period furniture, dresses and paintings of Corfu, as well as ancient artefacts that have been discovered during the excavation in Paleopolis. One interesting but little-known fact about Mon Repos Palace is that Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was born here.
Next, we move to Corfu Town; time to discover its famous sites and hidden charms! The historic centre, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007, invites visitors to wander through its charming cobblestoned streets, pause to enjoy squares lined with historic buildings and marvel at the architecture. Visit the Town's most important monuments, including the St. Spyridon with its distinctive red-dome bell tower-the highest point in Corfu Town. Amble down the narrow streets and interact with the locals as you shop for souvenirs in traditional shops or take a coffee in the famous Liston square, designed by the French based on the Rue of Rivoli in Paris. After a day full of experiences, your tour concludes with a comfortable drive back to your hotel!
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