During this trip you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the history of Corfu island and to visit the main attractions .
The journey includes visiting of “Achilleo ” palace -summer residence of the Empress of Austria Elizabeth ,worldwide known as a “Sissi” or “Sad Sissi “. Three-tier garden of the palace captivates with its amazing nature beauty ; and from the observation deck of the second tier opens great views of the Ionian seashore of the island .
We will discover and try one of the main delicious symbol of Corfu -small Chinese orange called “qumquat ” ( this delight speciality you will find nowhere in Greece but in Corfu only ). We are going to visit one of the leading factory in Ionian region and enjoy degustation of unique liqueurs and sweets produced from qumquat.
Also we are going to enjoy the amazing view of the Western seaside of the Island -Paleokastritsa – one of the most picturesque and fascinating places of Corfu with breathtaking view of the Adriatic seashore nature .
After visiting one of the oldest functioning monastery of Corfu Island ,established in the 13th century ,- “Zoodohu Pigis”( that means “Life-giving spring “), we will enjoy our free time in Paleokastritsa. You can choose walking , swimming or to have an adventurous trip by small motorboats around mysterious and charming grottos and caves of the Western coast ,where once upon a time the Ancient Greek hero Odysseus set his foot.
Besides that , out bus will take us up to the small traditional picturesque Corfiot village Lakones ,located on a cliff 400 m above sea level . From there we are going to see and enjoy the panoramic view of all Western shore with Adriatic crystal -blue waters and small bays of Paleokastitsa( a famous “heart-shape ” bay as well ).
After that we will visit a famous small traditional village Makrades,known for its extra virgin homemade olive oil ,natural Greek homemade cosmetics ,fragnant spices and herbs ,homemade wine ,unique olive liqueur etc .