Your day wouldn’t start better than visiting Paleokastritsa resort, where you will admire the view of the Ionian Sea. There, you can have a swim, or visit the monastery of the Virgin Mary, where you will find gleaming whitewashed walls, lemon trees, and a clean-cut flower garden. Inside the chapel, you will discover a fine collection and some of the rarest Byzantine icons, relics, and religious paintings. The monastery, still inhabited by monks, was founded in 1228 and offers unrivaled views of the area.
Our next stop will be in one of Corfu’s oldest estates, where you will have a short guided tour around its premises and, after a visit to the production area and the cellars, taste different varieties of their locally produced wines, together with a light snack, with a chance to purchase bottles of wine and local olive oil to enjoy back at home.
Before ending the tour we can also do one more stop in Corfu Old Town. Best seen on foot, the Old Town is a mixture of the medieval and the modern. The Old and New Fortresses bear the insignia of the Venetian Republic. During your visit to the Old Town, you will see the Espianade, designed in the XVIII century by French architects, the English cricket pitch, the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, once home to Corfu’s British governors, and wander along the narrow streets and small plazas to the church of St. Spyridon. Feel free to explore the charming town until the time we will drive you back to your accommodation or port.