Your first stop will be at a traditional Koum Kouat distillery. Afterwards, you'll visit towns offering splendid views of the area's multiple bays. Visit the Monastery of the Virgin and its small museum as well as the charming village of Lakones. Back in the main square of Corfu town, enjoy a walk through the picturesque streets, visit the church of Saint Spyridon and view other landmarks of the city. The island of Corfu offers serene beauty in its many colorful villages. On tour today, your first stop will be at a traditional Koum Kouat distillery. The Koum Kouat citrus fruit is a variety which only grows in Corfu and is used to make one of the island's most famous products - a liqueur with the same name, plus fruit-preserved sweets. You'll be able to view a small exhibition of antique distillery equipment, sample the produce and purchase local liquors to take home. Afterwards, you'll visit towns offering splendid views of the area's multiple bays. You'll also visit the Monastery of the Virgin and its small museum. Continue towards the charming village of Lakones, built on the slopes of a mountain. One of the sites that lay outside the village is called Bella Vista, and offers from its balconies breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and the stunning Paleokastritsa with its coves and rocks, one of which is reputed to be the petrified ship of Ulysses. Here you'll have the opportunity to taste the famous ouzo together with Greek appetizers. Afterwards, in the main square of Corfu town, enjoy a walk through the picturesque streets, visit the church of Saint Spyridon and view other landmarks of the city before returning to the pier.
Note: During summer months expect crowded venues and long lines. Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a lot of water, use suitable sun protection and dress in layers. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites during free time or on tour, please dress appropriately; no bare shoulders or shorts are allowed.
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Review 1 for Scenic Island & Flavors
Location:Suburbs of NY
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:June
Favorite activities:Family oriented
Favorite port:Venice, Italy
I want to go here next:Canada and New England
Date:October 11, 2012
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I was pleasantly surprised because I did not think our family would enjoy this tour as much as we did. It was 4 of us - parents with 2 college aged children. The distillery is a "must see". We all purchased the Koum Kouat liqueur both for ourselves and as gifts. The monastery was charming and the view was breathtakingly beautiful. And the monastery grounds were a series of tunnels and winding paths. And it was unimaginable how high up you are in Bella Vista. The camera could not accurately capture that. The only disappointment is that we did not have more time to explore in the village of Corfu Town itself, and there really was not enough time to get dropped off in town after the tour because the cruise terminal was too far from the town to walk (and we were unsure about taxi availability). Each stop was a different experience. Well worth it!
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Review 2 for Scenic Island & Flavors
I traveled with:Friends
Cruise Date Month:October
Cruise Date Year:2011
Favorite port:Santorini, Greece
Date:October 10, 2011
Looking at Paleokastritsa from above was very beautiful! I would have rather gone down to the village and gone on a boat ride to see the caves and waterfalls and the blue grotto instead of going to the Koum Kouat distillery. The tour guide was good but we didn't have much time on this island.