8 days – 7 nights
Corfu, Paxos, Antipaxos, Achilleion, Kanoni, Meteora, Kalambaka, Saranda, Butrint
Relaxation, Discovery, Culture, History
This program may be operated for individuals or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary
Day 1: Corfu
On arrival at Corfu International Airport you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day fee. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. [D]
Day 2: Corfu
Morning free. This afternoon, complement your visit to Corfu with a private olive oil workshop, tour and tasting at The Governor Olive Mill. Explore ancient olive groves and meet the Dafnis family, producers of this famous Greek oil. Learn the history and nuances of these award-winning olive oils and enjoy a tasting that includes local specialties like tomatoes, feta cheese, handmade crackers and local wine. Then, continue to downtown for dinner at My Habit Restaurant. Return to the hotel for overnight. [B/T/D]
Day 3: Corfu (Paxos, Antipaxos)
Today’s excursion will bring you’re the small islands of Paxos and Antipaxos. After breakfast, transfer to the port of Corfu for boarding and sailing to Paxos. Heading south of Corfu, you will see the Kanoni peninsula, the Palace of Mon Repos, the village of Kavos and the Cape of Asprovakos. Sail along the west coast of Paxos to admire the rocky coast, where you’ll discover magnificent caves, and white sandy beaches. Continue to the almost uninhabited island of Antipaxos, where the water is bright and transparent turquoise. Stop to enjoy a swim or a moment of relaxation on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Ionian Islands. Return to Paxos to discover Gaios, its port and the main village of the island with its small alleys, its shops and its cafes by the sea. Lunch in a tavern by the sea. In the late afternoon return to Corfu for dinner and overnight at the hotel. [B/L/D]
Day 4: Corfu (Achilleion, Kanoni)
Free morning at the hotel. In the afternoon we drive north, towards Gastouri, a small village located in the central part of the island for a guided tour of the Achilleion, a fairly imposing neoclassical construction built in 1890 at the request of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the famous Sissi. Now a museum, the palace is surrounded by a splendid garden with statues inspired by Greek mythology, from where you can admire a fantastic view of the city of Corfu. On the road to Corfu, photo stop at Kanoni where the famous little mouse island "Pontikonissi" in Greek is located, as well as the little church of Vlacherena. Then, pedestrian discovery of the city of Corfu through the very narrow and picturesque alleys: the old fortress and the royal palaces of Saint Georges and Saint Michel and the church of Saint Spiridon. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. [B/D]
Day 5: Corfu
Today is free to relax by the pool or at the beach. [B/D]
Day 6: Corfu (Meteora, Kalambaka)
Early transfer to the port of Corfu and ferry crossing to Igoumenitsa, the third largest international port in Greece. Departure for Meteora with a stop at Kalambaka. Arrival at Meteora, a prestigious and unique site, one of the most beautiful curiosities of Greece. The site is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. At the top of impressive rocky peaks stand fourteenth and fifteenth century monasteries as if suspended in the sky several hundred feet high. A surprising landscape and spectacular beauty! Visit to one of the monasteries. After lunch, return to the port of Igoumenitsa, crossing the beautiful mountainous and wild region of Epirus, known for its ancient bridges and natural parks. At Igoumenitsa we Board the ferry back to Corfu and continue to or hotel in time for dinner. [B/L/D]
Day 7: Corfu, Saranda, Butrint
Today is our Albanian escapade. We leave for Corfu’s port to navigate along the Albanian coast to the port of Saranda. After passing customs, we continue on the southwest coast with its pristine beaches, picturesque little villages, fertile plains and majestic lake at the edge of which lies the ancient city of Butrint. Founded by the Illyrians, it was taken by the Romans in 167 BC. The ruins unearthed after the Second World War include a theater, Roman baths and a chapel from the 5th century. This grandiose site is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we return to Saranda with free time for a personal discovery of the city. The, we board the ferry to return to Corfu and continue to Moraitika for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Note: For this excursion, port costs are not included and must be paid on site (around € 10 per person). Do not forget your passport valid for 6 months after return for the passage to Albania.
Day 8: Corfu, USA
After breakfast you may have some time to relax. At the appointed time you’ll be met and transferred to Corfu airport to board your connecting flight back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [D] = Dinner | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Accommodation in First Class hotels:
- Corfu 7 nights
- Breakfast daily
- 3 lunches
- 7 dinners
- Corfu workshop & olive oil tasting
- Kalambaka Monasteries
- Achilleion Palace
- Kanoni & Mouse Island
- Butrint Roman ruins
- Cruise to Paxos & Antipaxos Islands
- Entrance fees for sites visited
- English-speaking guide/driver throughout the tour
- Transportation by A/C vehicle
- Local taxes
Not included in tour
- International airfares
- Any taxes related to airfares or airports
- Saranda port fees (around € 10 per person
- Meals not mentioned under inclusions
- Travel Insurance
- Tips to guides or drivers
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Any item not mentioned as “Included”
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Hotel will be confirmed at time of booking
These programs can be customized for individuals and groups.
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
Cities and sites
The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: AL04CFU20VT
Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.