Corfu – The Ionian Discovery 7days / 6nights

Corfu – The Ionian Discovery

PROGRAM 7DAYS / 6NIGHTS 

DAY 1: Arrival at Corfu airport. Meet and greet with English-speaking escort. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in 3* hotel in Corfu.

DAY 2: Relax day in Corfu. Lunch and dinner at 3*hotel in Corfou. 

DAY 3: Breakfast and transfer to the port. Embarcation and departure for the Paxos island. Navigation south passing near the west coast to admire the mos wild part of the island of Paxos. Stop on the island almost uninhabited of Antipaxos, swim in the turquoise and crystal clear waters of one of the most beautiful beaches of the Ionian Islands. Back to Paxos, short visit of the port of Gaios. Walk in the streets of the village with its shops and cafes-bars along the sea, possibility of swimming. Lunch in a tavern. In the late afternoon departure and return to Corfu. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at 3 * hotel in Corfu.

DAY 4: After breakfast, departure by bus to Gastouri, a small village in the central part of the island to visit the Palace of Achillion, Neoclassical building built in 1890 at the request of the Empress Elizabeth (the famous Sissi) which is preserved as museum nowadays. Visit Corfu town on foot, its historic center with its picturesque streets, aristocratic buildings and the St. Spyridon cathedral. Free time. Continue to the northwest to visit Paleokastritsa and its Byzantine monastery, coves and cliffs. Little boat ride around 30min. Time for swimming. Lunch in tavern. Back at the hotel around 17:00. Dinner and overnight at 3* hotel in Corfu.

DAY 5: Early departure from the hotel after breakfast. Ferry to Igoumenitsa, Continental Greece. Discover the region of Epirus, the mother country of Alexander the Great. On the way to Meteora to discover the glorious spectacle of the "suspended" monasteries in heaven.Arrival in Kalambaka, visit of a monastery (dress code: covered shoulders and no shorts). Lunch at kalambaka. Departure to Igoumenitsa to take the ferry to Corfu. Back at the hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 6: Transfer to the port of Corfu and boarding on the ship. Travel along the Albanian port of Saranda. Formalities (payment visa locally € 10 per person) and then depart for a tour of 20km by bus passing through picturesque villages, fertile plains and a majestic lake on which lies the ancient city of Butrint (in Butrint Albanian):, listed World Heritage by UNESCO, including an ancient theater, Roman baths, a chapel of the fifth century, a city gate and a medieval century fortress now being a museum. Back in Saranda for lunch and free time. Back to Corfu approximately at 19:00. Overnight at 3 * hotel in Corfu.

DAY 7:  Transfer at the airport with English speaking escort. Assistance to the departure formalities. End of our services.

 

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