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Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

1. Corfu Town: Guided Walking Tour and Local Food Tastings

Stroll the narrow paths and charming alleys of Corfu Town with a licensed, English-speaking guide to see historic highlights, such as the Old Fortress. Visit the former residence of the British Lord High Commissioner at the Palace of St. Michael and St. George and discover the hidden squares, old city walls and fountains of the town center. Break for a big breakfast of traditional food, such as cheese pie, spinach pie, loukoumades (donuts), Greek yoghurt and ginger beer from Corfu. Enter the Church of St. Spyridon, where the relics of the 4th-century saint are held, and then continue with your food tastings. Sample some sweet halva, along with cheese, honey, olive oil, fruits and nuts, all selected for their quality and significance to the local community. End with a seated lunch at a restaurant and taste authentic pastitsada (casserole) and a sofrito meat dish from Corfu.

Corfu: History and Culture Walking Tour

2. Corfu: History and Culture Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Corfu Town on this walking tour. Begin your tour at the Old Fortress, a Venetian fortress located in the historical center. Enjoy a guided tour of the fortress and see the impact left by the Venetians on the culture and tradition of the area. Afterwards, enjoy a stroll through the historical center, passing by deserted alleyways and lively squares and fountains as you make your way to the famous St. Spyridon Church. Admire the unique architecture of this 16th-century Greek Orthodox Church and marvel at its bell tower, the highest in the Iodan Islands. Finish your tour at the Town Hall Square, which was once considered the most exclusive neighborhood in Corfu. Here, admire impressive monuments and learn more about Corfu's elite who used to meet here.

Corfu Town: Fortresses Guided Walking Tour

3. Corfu Town: Fortresses Guided Walking Tour

Whether you are a history buff or a fortress aficionado, Corfu won’t let you down. Join us on this Corfu Town Fortresses Tour and take a closer look at major fortification wonders. This tour is a great way to delve into local history! The fortresses of Corfu are amongst the most important in Europe. Built in the 16th century, their walls were just impregnable. The Old Town was surrounded by walls with four gates, of which only two survive. Follow your expert guide who will show you around both fortresses and will present to you the various phases of the defense works. You will walk along the coast to reach the preserved gates and the spots that were demolished along with two of the gates. It’s a great journey through the centuries! The best part is when reaching a couple of panoramic spots from where you will enjoy the extraordinary view. It’s well-worth the climb, so don’t miss it.

Corfu Town: Live Jazz Music at the Old Fortress

4. Corfu Town: Live Jazz Music at the Old Fortress

Head to a unique private location right in the heart of Corfu and enjoy musical performances by some of the island's most talented musicians. Immerse yourself in this special atmosphere near the old fortress and get ready for a special evening of music. Imagine listening to the sweet sounds of jazz in a hidden spot right in the heart of Corfu just where the entrance to the old city was next to the sea. Either walk or take a shuttle bus to get to the hidden location and settle in for an evening of magical performances. Upon arrival, listen to an introduction about the artists and location. After that, things kick off promptly with 3 performances by some of the island's most talented musicians. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these special performances and unique location.

Corfu: See-it-all Private Guided Tour with Custom Itinerary

5. Corfu: See-it-all Private Guided Tour with Custom Itinerary

Can you not find the ideal Corfu tour for your preferences? Let us create your special Private Custom Tour, the best way to discover Corfu with privacy and safety. Book with us and visit the cultural, historical, and natural landmarks that interest you the most. When booking your excursion, let us know all the attractions and activities you would like to see and do and we will design the perfect route for you. On the day of your tour, we will meet at your accommodation/port and set off in a premium, air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy privacy and safety while we do the rest. Itinerary suggestion for a sample full-day tour: Begin with a pickup from your Corfu hotel or the cruise port, then hop into your private, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to Achilleion Palace, the former home of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Sissi. Explore it on your own or, if you’ve opted to book a licensed guide, enjoy a guided tour of the palace’s highlights. Admire the statues, frescoes, paintings, and Neoclassical architecture, and learn everything you want to know about the royal residence’s long history. Then we head to the Kaiser’s Throne. Situated at the top of Pelekas village, this is one of the most famous lookout points, named after the German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II, who used to spend his summers in Corfu at Achilleion Palace, which he purchased in 1907. Take the chance to catch with your camera great photographs of the amazing views of the undulating coastline, shimmering sea, and nearby islands. You may also head into the village and stop off at a local eatery for a drink or a bite (not included). Relax in your air-conditioned vehicle as you travel to one of Corfu’s beautiful beaches. On arrival, choose a spot on the shore, and then laze on the warm sands before diving into the clear waters for a refreshing swim. Golden sandy beaches, small pebbled, or maybe tiny coves, are some of the choices you will have to choose among! We will end your tour with a drop-off back at your hotel or cruise port after approximately eight hours of exploring. List of possible attractions and activities: Central Corfu: Corfu Town (Liston Promenade, Spianada Square and St Spyridon Church) Old Fortress Vlacherna Monastery and Kanoni Casa Parlante Asian Art Museum of Corfu Corfu beaches North Corfu: Paleokastritsa Monastery Paleokastritsa cave boat trip Paleokastritsa submarine tour Angelokastro Castle Mt Pantokrator (full day only) Kassiopi Corfu beaches South Corfu: Achilleion Palace Kaiser’s Throne Corfu beaches Governor Olive Oil Factory and Groves Lefkimmi Natural Park

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What people are saying about Old Venetian Fortress

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 34 reviews

I booked a 6pm tour in mid-June. My husband and I were the only ones who signed up, so we had a private tour with a very knowledgeable guide through the maze-like streets of old town Corfu. The sun didn’t set till about 9pm so it was a really nice and relaxing way to learn and navigate this area in the evening. Like other places in Greece, the transition from day to night was a whole other experience. There was a lot of food on this tour, we were so full. It was a wonderful way to spend the evening after our arrival earlier in the day.

It was a very very nice excursion. Very personal and well organised. Even our food wishes were respected! Heard a lot about the history and especially the Corfu of today. Very interesting how the Greek world view and certainly that of the people of Corfu has developed. And the walk through the streets of the old town with this guide was very interesting. The food was plentiful but always different. Learned a lot about various customs of Corfu cuisine. From the differences in olive oil to the special use of, for example, cinnamon.

Our guide was originally from Corfu. We learned a lot from her about Corfu’s history and how it impacts the present day. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. Very insightful, fun, and a small group to boot. Highly recommend.

A nice walk through the city with an ideal mix between sightseeing, historical facts, interesting food stops, culinary tips and varied tastings. At the end of the trip the belly is more than full, literally :-).

Had a wonderful tour walking and chatting and of course sampling the delicious food around Old Corfu Town. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience.