Starting from your hotel, your coach takes you to the traditional old village of Gastouri for a visit to the Achilleion Palace, which was built by Empress Elisabeth of Austria in 1890. Have a look at the wonderful garden and enjoy the romantic view.
Then you visit a traditional Corfiot distillery, producing kumquat liqueur, ouzo and interesting local wines, which you can sample. See a 5 minutes long documentary about the process of production of this liquor or buy some for your family as a souvenir from Corfu.
You are driven to one of the most beautiful spots of the island, Paleokastrisa, you visit the Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin and its small museum housing a priceless collection of Byzantine icons and church relics. After we have a very interesting tour to the picturesque coastline of Palaiokastritsa and a visit of the well know monastery there. On the way to Bella Vista, up the hill, you will have chance to look the magnificent view of Palaiokastritsa with his bays.
After passing the village Makrades and the Panteleimon hill, from where you can see the north and south part of the island we’ll travel back to our Hotels.
You also have free time for shopping, before boarding your coach again for your return transfer back to your hotel.
Bring camera and film, and wear comfortable clothing & shoes. Please note that sleeveless blouses and short pants are not allowed in monasteries & churches.