Half-day excursion (3.5-4 hours)
Leaving Corfu Town, through the village of Gastouri, the first visit is to Achillion Palace. The Palace was built in 1890-1892 by the Empress Elisabeth (Sissy) of Austria, then purchased by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in 1908. Inside the Palace, the visitor will find an interesting small museum and many statues (including the Dying Achilles), which decorate the beautiful gardens with a magnificent view over Corfu Town. The tour will continue on to Perama and Kanoni, where one can walk to Vlacherna Monastery and take holiday snaps of Pontikonissi, one of the most famous attractions of Corfu. After that we continue our tour to Mon Repo, where the British Commissioner of the Ionian Islands Frederick Adam, built his summer residence in 1831 for the sake of his beloved wife Nina from Corfu. In 1864, the palace and its gardens were given to the dynasty of George A for summer residence. The king George A was the one who called it for the first time Mon Repo.
One-day boat excursion (8 hours)
City of Corfu – Mon Repo – Plataria – Blue Lagoon – Sybota Price: TBA/person*
*the price includes lunch
Departing from Corfu harbour, it is a unique view of the old town, the royal Palace, and the two Venetian fortresses. Heading towards the south of Corfu we will the Kanoni peninsula and the Palace of Mon Repo. Then we will sail south-east and pass parallel from Igoumenitsa, the capital city of Thesprotia and the third largest International port in Greece. Then we will arrive at the traditional marina village of Plataria that attracts dozens of yachts during the summer season. Here we will have plenty of time to stroll through the village or take a refreshing drink in one of the traditional cafeterias under the shade of the Plane trees. According to the schedule, we will leave this beautiful place and head for the picturesque bay of “Piscine” where the famous film “Blue Lagoon” was filmed. History says that here in the middle ages, Arabian pirate ships used to moor close to the bay. The ship anchors for about 1 hour give you the opportunity to swim in the exotic blue waters of the Blue Lagoon or to try your luck at champagne diving. After this exotic place, the ship will enter the breathtaking cave of Sivota. Here, during the Second World War, the Greek submarines hid underneath the lighthouse, in particular “Papanikolis”. The next port of call will be the traditional village port of Sivota. On the return, we will sail around the historical small island of Sivota, where in the summer of 432 BC the greatest Naval Battle between the Corcyrians Fleet and the Corinthian Fleet took place, so began the Second Peloponnesian War which lasted for 3 years. Still today many of the sunken vessels of that period remain as relics on the sea bed. During our trip you can enjoy the sun and help yourself to the refreshments which may be purchased from the on-board bar.