4 ½ hrs
Corfu port - Lakones - Corfu Town
About The Tour
See the must-see attractions and the beauty surrounding Corfu Island, while on this tour. Pay a visit to Kumquat distillery, explore Palaiokastritsa, and enjoy the view from Lakones/Bella Vista before you head for the UNESCO listed site of Old Town of Corfu. Make sure you have a camera on you.
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.
Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.
Get ready to explore the best of Corfu in the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle accompanied by professional licensed guide with this tour.
After meeting your guide and a driver at Corfu port you will start a short journey before reaching our first stop Kumquat Distillery. Kumquats are the traditional fruit of Corfu, similar to orange, but much smaller and ovular, approximately the size and shape of an olive. The Kumquat plants grow mainly to the northwest part of the island and it is one of the main agricultural products of Corfu. You will visit Mavromatis Kumquat Distillery; a family-run business specializes in manufacturing and bottling of Kumquat liqueurs and sweets. You will attend a presentation about all the stages of productions as well as pay a visit to the fully-organized showroom with an impressive equipment of the old distillery. After the presentation you will have a chance to taste a sample of different kind of products and even to shop some of them to get home.
After this interesting first stop you will get on board of your vehicle to head for the next stop of your tour, Village of Lakones, located on the slopes of a lush green hill, with an altitude of 182 m. It has preserved the old spirit with its stone houses from the 18th and 19th century. Also known as Bella Vista, you will experience the most amazing view.
Continuing your tour, visit of the Agia Paraskevi monastery is on the plan. This small monastery from the Venetian era in Corfu was established during the 17th century and is situated in the village of Makrades, above Palaiokastritsa, built into nature’s colors. The sanctuary of Agia Paraskevi in Makrades is of simple basilica, while it has post Byzantine icons of Ionian style of significant value. Stroll around and enjoy refreshment before you get on your coach and continue your tour back to the town of Corfu.
Following the route we will pass through the picturesque Village of Troumpeta, with spectacular panoramic view of mountains admiring the beauty of Corfu nature and traditional villages.
Last stop is Corfu town, visit the Old Fortress and explore the historical Corfu town. Walking around in the maze of winding narrow cobbled streets known as “Kandounia”, you will visit some of the most elegant quarters of this Venetian-built town. The Spiandada square, the spectacular arcades of the Liston, the Royal Palace of St. George & St. Michael, the 300-year old Church of Saint Spyridon with its priceless collection of icons and gifts offered to the Patron Saint of the Island. Explore the old flea-market, pass by the old Town Hall and find yourself in the busy shopping district as perfect end to this tour.
- Corfu port
- Kumquat Distillery
- Bella Vista
- Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Makrades
- Troumpeta village
- Old town of Corfu
- Spiandada square
- Old Fortress
- “Kandounia” streets
- Liston square
- Royal Palace of St. George & St. Michael
- Church of St. Spyridon
- Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.
- Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
- Appropriate clothing should be worn in places like monasteries and churches (no shorts, no hats; shoulders should be covered).
- Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24 hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservations. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
- Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) available upon request!
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
At GeoTravel our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection, health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients.
Our staff and partners are informed and trained in accordance with the guidelines set by Greece’s public health organization (EODY) to meticulously maintain the last hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures.
Our staff always uses personal protective equipment (face masks, shields and optional gloves) and the temperature is monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for our clients.
All our vehicles are regularly sanitized and all seats, armrest, sidewalls, overhead bins are intensively cleaned and disinfected between use.
In addition, hand sanitizers are available to travelers and staff before entering the office or the vehicle.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a whisper audio system (for an extra charge) is recommended to be used by all the travelers and the staff in order to keep social distance guidelines.
Terms & Conditions
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.
It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.
Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% total
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.