Please make your way to the Dassia Chandris Hotel in Corfu to meet your air-conditioned coach for this simply Corfu sightseeing tour. Knowledgeable English-speaking guide provides texture and background to all the sights of the city and countryside.
Start your tour of Corfu at the Achillion Palace, a 19th century building worthy of a fairy-tale. Built in the Pompeii style, it features colonnades of Ionic columns and extensive gardens lined with palms. The halls are filled with statues of mythological gods and heroes, while a more modern hero, James Bond, passed through the Palace in the film “For Your Eyes Only”.
Take out your camera for spectacular panoramas of city and coastline at Bella Vista, which George Bernard Shaw thought akin to the view of the Gods.
For most of the year, this viewpoint rests above the clouds, and is the perfect place to stop for a cool drink (payable direct).
Take your coach outside the city to the beautiful village of Paleokastritsa, where sandstone cliffs intermingle with forest greens and turquoise waters. Described as the jewel of Corfu, this Arcadian, red-roofed town never fails to enchant.
You will also enjoy arresting views of Mouse Island, named for the white stone staircase of the local monastery that gives the impression of a mouse tail when viewed from afar. Snap a picture of this beautiful 13th century chapel, which may well be the most photographed site in all of Corfu.
Your coach will return you to the Dassia Chandris Hotel at tour’s end.