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Begin your tour with scenic drive to Paleokastritsa, also known as "Corfu's Capri" a natural harbor with a sandy beach that is entirely protected by a rocky cliff. Here you'll visit Paleokastritsa's venerable monastery, founded in 1226 and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere created with archways and lovely gardens, continue with an hour drive to the majestic Mansion of Mon Repo which was once the summer residence of the ex-Greek Royal Family.
Its wild-natural park is an oasis of tall trees and shrubs where according to historians: the ancient city of Corfu had originally been located. It was built by Commissioner Adams for his wife. After the union of the Ionian Islands with Greece, King Georgios I took possession of the area and named it Mon Repos. At Mon Repos one can see a beautiful view from the hill of Analipsi, the ruins of the ancient city and the basilica of Palaiopoli.
Continue to the Old Town of Corfu, the island's capital where guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town. With its Venetian forts and neo-classical housing, the old town was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List as a fortified Mediterranean port town of high integrity and authenticity. Admire the famous Esplanade and the elegant Liston which access in the past was only allowed to the aristocracy of Corfu.
The heart of the town, contains a labyrinth of small alleyways crisscrossing larger, bustling streets abound with typical old craftsmen's workshops. Discover all the interesting sites like Saint Spyridon Church, protector of the island, the interesting municipality and the charming narrow alleyways of the Old Venetian Town. Guests wishing to stay in the downtown are responsible for their own return to the ship.
NOTE: Walking will be over gravel, uneven and flat terrains. Mon Repos Palace is reached after an uphill walk of 800 yards, comfortable walking shoes and sun hat are recommended.
- Walking will be over gravel, uneven and flat terrains. Mon Repos Palace is reached after an uphill walk of 800 yards (732 meters), comfortable walking shoes and sun hat are recommended.