Palia Perithia

Old Peritheia Tour

6 - 7 hours

Palia Parithia

First planned stop for this private tour in Corfu is the traditional village Troumpeta situated on top of a hill on the road at the north part of Corfu island. The special of this village is the magnificent view of the east and north part of Corfu.

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    We visit: Acharavi Beach, Old Peritheia, Kalami Beach.

    Your all day private tour  will be starting from the port. You will be picked up just a few meters  away from your cruise ship, unless you choose another starting point. First planned stop for this tour is the  traditional village Troumpeta situated on top of a hill on the road at the north part of Corfu island. The special of this village is the magnificent view of the east and north part of Corfu.

    Acharavi Beach.

    Next stop  will be Acharavi village. Acharavi is a village 37km away from Corfu town on the northwest part of Corfu, built on a flat area with  an extensive sandy beach, which is one of the largest in Corfu. Along the coastal area there are many restaurants and caffes where you can taste the local food and drink some of the local wine.

    Folklore Musseum.

    At Acharavi you will be able to visit the Folklore Museum. Historical mementos, photographs, drawings and historical texts are exhibited with much love and care in the museum linking the past to the present time of Corfu history. These objects reflect the famous Corfiot tradition and the local civilization that has been shaped over the last three centuries.
    From Acharavi it is very easy to visit many picturesque villages and other abandoned ones . In this tour we have chosen for you the village Old Perithia.

    Old Perithia Village.

    Old Perithia Corfu toursOn the green slopes of Pantokrator, the tallest mountain of Corfu island, it is situated the abandoned village of Old Peritheia. Most scholars agree that the name of the village comes, because of its many churches,  from the phrase “About the Divine” (Peri=About and Theia=Divine). Into the village you will be able to admire the numerous venetian style buildings and churches and of course enjoy a wonderful meal in one of the recent created taverns into the old buildings of the village. Old Peritheia has been known the last years apart from its historical value, and for its great food.

    Kalami and White House.

    Kalami Bay – Corfu Tours and excursionsKouloura is the perfect spot for photo shooting the coastline of the neighbouring country of Albania and the mainland of Greece, Ipeiros and Kalami is a horseshoe-shaped bay, with a rare beauty of the Greek uniqueness of nature. Kalami is well known as the place where the Nobel Prize nominated author, Lawrence Durrell, once lived in the White House, and wrote excellent novels as “Prospero’s Cell”. The White House is still preserved at the end of Kalami bay from the beginning of the 20th century.

    If there is enough time left you can also enjoy the crystal blue waters of Kalami beach, if not you can relax into your mini bus, admire the scenery until we reach back to the place where your private mini bus tour had begun, the port or any other place.

    Paleokastritsa Cave

    Cave Tour

    6 - 7 hours


    An amazing boat experience of transparent turquoise crystal clear water in Paleokastritsa awaits you. We will take a small boat in order to explore the central west coast that is full of rock formations and small caves. Due to the small size of the boat we will go inside the caves. One of them is the world’s famous, Nausika’s Cave.

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      The caves in Paleokastritsa by boat.

      Paleokastritsa is on the west coast of Corfu that boasts an overwhelmingly beautiful landscape with rough coastline and lots of vegetation. From Palaiokastritsa we can take a boat in order to explore the central west coast that is full of rock formations and small caves. Due to the small size of the boat we can go inside the caves. One of them is Nafsika’s Cave, which was named after princess Nafsika that is said to have saved Odysseus. An incredible experience of transparent turquoise water awaits you. Up on the hill of Palaiokastritsa there is also the monastery of Panagia Theotokos with a fabulous view and small museum within its walls.

      Be the captain for few hours. Absolut freedom and access to amazing and secluded beaches.

      The west coast of Corfu and especially the coast around Paleokastritsa is a good reason to hire a boat and explore the beaches. Some of them are barely visited by the vast majority of people, offering a kind of privacy! The best beaches in the area of Paleokastritsa are reached only by boat.

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      Full Day Private

      Full Day Private Tour

      6 - 7 hours


      If you prefer a full day private tour make your own changes and adjustments on the tour to make it an unforgettable pleasant experience ideally suitable for you and your group friends. We will simply offer you the best service. Usually there are three main routes followed from most of cruise Corfu visitors. You are free to choose any of them.

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        Achilleion Palace, Perama, Pelekas Village, Paleokastritsa, Lakones Village, Aggelokastro, Old Fortress and Old Corfu Town.

        This full day tour always starts from the port. Your mini bus will be waiting for you just in front of the main entrance of  the port a few meters away from your cruise ship. In a pleasant environment always air conditioned and clean, with free bottled water offered during your tour we head to first visiting destination Achilleion.

        Achilleion Palace.

        It was built from the Empress Elizabeth. It is situated on the top of a hill in the traditional Corfu village Gastouri. Arriving just outside from the Palace amazed by its unique beauty of the outside garden area, but also from the inside wall drawings and the statues and monuments of Zeus, Era, the Peristyles of the Muses and the magnificent ‘ Dying Achilles ‘ statue which represents Achilles dying trying to remove the spear from his ankle. It is the largest statue of Achilles, with unbelievable dimensions, which presents Achilles in a moment of victory. Next stop Perama.


        Leaving Gastouri village  following the west coast road of Corfu, passing numerous traditional Corfu villages, your tour stops at Perama. Perama is on the  opposite hill of Kanoni, a long bridge is crossing the sea and joins the two sides of Corfu which can be passed only on foot taking you to the Convent of Vlachernas under the hill of Kanoni. Perama is the ideally place to admire the famous view of Mouse Island , ‘Pontikonisi’ and take the best pictures of it with your camera. Getting  back on your mini bus your Corfu tour continues heading to another interesting destination the traditional and famous village Pelekas.

        Pelekas Village.

        Pelekas is a traditional village built on one of the most beautiful hills of Corfu island which attracts many tourists every year. Apart from the traditional form of the village, with the narrow streets, the main square and its churches, the main characteristic of Pelekas is the magnificent view from the top of the hill known as the ‘ throne of Kaiser ‘ , because  the German emperor Kaiser Goulielmos the 2nd   used to enjoy  this magnificent spectacle. At dawn, the sunset from the top of the hill of Pelekas is considered to be the most beautiful in Corfu.  If you, your friend or group of friends feel like having a coffee, the cafe close to Kaiser Throne is open there all day offering apart from a drink the unique view of the Ionian Sea.    Passing through villages and green hills, our next stop will be Paleokastritsa.


        Paleokastritsa is located on the northwest coast of Corfu. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful resorts of Corfu. It consists of six different small coasts and rocky beaches with crystal blue sea water. From almost each coast small boats can take you to a boat trip to the caves that can be found along its coastline to admire the crystal water and the beauty of the nature. There are two most known and important caves that you will be visiting. The first one is called Nausica Cave, named after the daughter of the King of the Phaeacians. It is said that she found in there Odysseus and nursed him back to health. The second most worthseeing one is called Blue Eye due to a patch of incredibly blue water which resembles an eye.

        Above the main coast on a hillside full of wild trees and olive trees facing the deep blue sea stand the Monastery of Theotokos. The Monastery was built around 12th  century and inside in one of the cells a museum has been founded with Byzantine and post Byzantine icons. Int the main courtyard of the monastery there is also an old well where you can throw a coin and make a a wish which with the blessings of Virgin Mary Theotokos it will probably come true.

        Close to Paleokastritsa is the very well known village of Lakones. From this village the view is spectacular, even better from the one you can enjoy from the Hill of Monastery of Theotokos. So at Lakones we have planned your next stop.

        Lakones Village.

        It is a traditional Corfu village where apart from the view you can enjoy excellent Greek food and even some of the local special Corfu menus. Maybe some Sofrito, Pastitsada or even a chilly Mpourdeto at the local restaurants and taverns. Usually the uplifting energy of your lunch and the local wine, creates a need to see more and continue the tour. So next stop is the close castle of Aggelokastro. Getting on your mini bus we have planned to drive you through villages Krini and Makrades to Byzantine Castle of Aggelokastro.


        Aggelokastro is the westernmost fortress of the Byzantine empire and the Despotate of Epirus, which included Corfu until 1267. It was built at the 12th  century and  according to the local tradition, the inhabitants and the 8 guards, resisted so successfully that the Turks decided to retreat and leave Corfu. Inside the castle you will discover the churches of Taxiarches and Agia Kyriaki. Agia Kyriaki was  built in a small cave and Taxiarches on top of another older Church. The view from the castle is unique. Most of the visitors come even on foot from a Byzantine path that starts from Paleokastritsa, just to admire this view.

        Old Fortress – Old Corfu Town.

        After this, relax in the privacy and comfort of your mini bus. Our driver will drive you to the old Corfu town center where you are able to visit the old Fortress of  Corfu, do some shopping into the venetian style Corfu Town shops, have a coffee in the famous Liston and get the blessings from the Miracle-Worker , Saint Spyridon by your visit into the main Church of Corfu, Saint Spyridon Church.

        Just before your cruise ships sales away you will be driven outside the main entrance of the Port, exactly  where your Corfu tour had started having after all this places a pretty good idea of the unique beauty of Corfu island.

        Corfu Religious Tour

        The Religious Tour

        6 - 7 hours


        The Island of Corfu is home to some twenty Greek Orthodox Monasteries. Havens for monastic silence and a life dedicated to God. Today it is possible to visit most of these. Many are in the northern part of the island with a few more in central Corfu and some in Corfu Town.

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          The best and most visited Monasteries in Corfu

          The beauty and endurance of the Greek Orthodox Monasteries have made Corfu an attractive destination for religious tourism. Whether alone or as part of a group it is possible to visit or even stay at some of these monasteries. Some are rich in history, others rich in beauty and even in ecclesiastical artistic talent that travels far and wide.

          Monastery of Paleokastritsa.

          Perhaps the most visited due to its prominent position is the Monastery of Yperagia Theotokou in Paleokastritsa. Not only is it one of the first to be built dating back to 1228 but the views of Corfu Island’s west coast are dramatically beautiful making it one of the most famous spots on the island. Edward Leer, Louis Golding and Arthur Foss are amongst the prominent foreigners that have stayed here. A small museum also exists within the monastery walls. Clothing attire is to be respectful as is the monastic condition of silence.

          Agios Athanasios Monastery.

          Further north is the women run Monastery in the name of Pandokratorou of Agios Athanasios in the village of Agros on the Corfu Sidari road. The elaborate mural paintings in the main church have been painted by resident nuns. As a result the iconography, colours and lines are slightly more effeminate than the usual austere byzantine style. It is a truly spectacular and at the same time pious sight not to be missed. As well as working the land and accepting resident visitors this monastery houses an icon restoration and production workshop that receives orders from far and wide.

          Agios Dimitrios.

          In the same northern area of the island are the three monasteries of Agios Dimitrios in the village of Agii Douli, Agias Triados in Klimatia and Pandokratoros in Kamarella. All three are small in size but their location dwells on the beauty and serenity of their natural surroundings. These religious retreats are typical examples of Corfu’s monastic life soaking in the sun and subdued ambience of an island whose beauty speaks for itself.

          Monastery of Ypsilou Pandokratoros.

          On the highest peak of Corfu Island at 917 meters is the small but important Monastery of Ypsilou Pandokratoros. Naturally symbolising a gate to Heaven a pilgrimage is held in its name every year on August 6th with people arriving day and night. The journey used to be completed by donkey or on foot and many rich stories and legends of miracles and sainthood follow.

          Yperagia Theotokou Myrtidiotissis.

          Another striking residence of Greek orthodox monasticism is the graphic Monastery of Yperagia Theotokou Myrtidiotissis on the central west coast. Set amongst the olive groves just above sea level with striking rock faces hanging above it makes for a memorable journey best completed on foot in order to appreciate the extent of its beauty. The popular beach of Mirtiotissa is nearby.

          Agia Paraskevi.

          Just ten kilometers south of Corfu Town in the village of Kinopiastes is the women’s cloister of Agia Paraskevi. The monastery celebrates on July 26th with many also choosing it as an option to celebrate Easter rather than the busy Corfu Town scene. In the same central area of Corfu Island is the male monastery of Agion Thodoron dating back to the 16th century in the small village of Kamara.

          Monastery of Yperagias Theotokou Platiteras.

          The Monastery of Yperagias Theotokou Platiteras is centrally located and is adjacent to the headquarters of the Orthodox Church in Corfu Town. Built as early as 1743 its reconstruction was heavily supported by Ioannis Kapodistrias and his family after the church was destroyed by the French in 1798. The tomb of the first governor of Greece can be visited here too. Due to its central role in Corfu’s religious circles this monastery has shaped much of the religious heritage of the island.

          Agia Eufymia.

          A beautifully kept monastery in the name of Agia Eufymia is two kilometers south of Corfu Town in the area of Anemomylos. It is a particularly pleasant and harmonious cloister run by only a few nuns that take care of the surrounding property. Its beauty in fact attracted the building of Mon Repos Palace nearby in 1832.

          Corfu Wine Tasting

          Wine Tasting Tour

          3 - 4 hours


          There is a group of travelers that finds fascinating the idea of tasting the numerous and special local food and drinking products of each destination they arrive. If you, your friend or group of friends belong in this group of travelers we have created the proper mini bus tour for you.

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            Theotoky Estate.

            Theotoky Estate is situated in the center of Corfu island, in Ropa Valley. It covers an area of 1100 acres of land full of olive and pine trees and the very best vineyards, famous across the world for its excellent red and white wine. Into the estate George Theotokis the owner of the estate care of sheep, horses and other farm animals by allowing them to grow and reproduce in their natural environment.

            Theotoky Estate has been open to visit to the people only the last years and by arriving with your mini bus there you will be able to experience the way the famous Theotoky wine is produced and of course to taste it, even also to buy some bottles from the small shop inside the Estate.

            Another excellent and unique product of Theotoky Estate is the organic extra virgin olive oil and the mouth-watering olives exported across Europe and beyond. Your will be offered to taste them and of course if you would like to purchase some.

            Theotoky Estate is one of the few ecological parks left  and you will be continueing your mini bus tour filled with the uplifting energy of the atmosphere oxygen, the sun and the unique wine and food products of Theotoky’s Estate.

            Sinarades Village.

            The special characteristic of this old village apart from the narrow streets between the houses, is the  special way the houses are built with the forming “volta” on the doors, the marble doors and the small and narrow stairs leading to verandas (called bontzoi). The village has 12 churches and a Folklore Museum. The Sinarades is a village that has been especially loved by visitors of Corfu, especially those who want to discover something beyond the beaches and tourist attractions in Corfu. Outside Sinarades village is a place called Aerostato up on the hill, where you can admire the magnificent view of  Corfu island and the Ionian Sea.

            But for you to enjoy the best view of the island, we have planned your next destination of your tour to be the traditional village Pelekas and the ‘ Kaiser Throne ‘. Check on for more information about the village of Pelekas on the All day tour Pelekas village.

            Your last stop before driving you back to the port to get back on board to your cruise ship is the old Corfu Town center. You can read for the places that are most interesting to visit in the venetian unique old  Corfu town center, on the half day tour old Corfu town section.

            So with the best tasty experiences and some wonderful pictures of the beauty of Corfu island you and your group of friends, will be left just outside the main entrance of the port where this wonderful tour had started.

            North of Corfu

            The North of Corfu

            6 - 7 hours


            Another very interesting mini bus all day tour, that you can choose upon your visit on the beautiful Corfu island is on the north side of Corfu. As always your tour will start from the port. No matter if you are with your friend or your group of friends your mini bus will be expecting you outside the main entrance of the Port just a few meters distance from your cruise ship. In the pleasant, always clean and fresh environment of your mini bus your tour to the North side of Corfu island beggins from the famous Ipsos village.

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              Ipsos, Spartilas, Strinilas, Acharavi and Kassiopi.

              This is an amazing private tour on the east north of Corfu.


              Ipsos is the most favorable destination of Corfu for English young people. It combines a beautiful sandy beach, throughout the whole main road of the Village, and numerous night clubs, bars, restaurants and touristic shops open almost all day and night, offering to its visitors unforgettable summer holidays.

              Behind the village, you can admire the tallest mountain of Corfu island Pantokratoras which compining with the blue crystal water on the bottom of the hill at Ipsos beach, it creates a unique scenery for the village. Pantokratoras is the mountain that we will be heading continuing our mini bus tour. On the road to Pantokratoras we will meet the old traditional village Spartillas. And this can be our next short stop before to Pantokratoras.

              Spartilas Village.

              The village is literally “hung” on the steep southern slope of the Pantokratoras mountain. Is one of the oldest villages of Corfu with the same traditional structure as most of the Corfu villages have, the narrow streets between the houses and 5 beautiful churches inside the village. From Spartillas the view of the island and Albania mountains opposite Corfu island, is unique. From Spartillas we will be continuing to Pantokratoras.

              Pantokratoras Mountain.

              Pantokratoras is the highest mountain of Corfu, enabling the visitors to admire the Ionian Sea, the Albanian mountains and the beautiful Corfiot villages. On top of Pantokratoras mountain at an altitude of 917m it is built the Monastery of Pantokratoras. It is a highly renowned monastery and the visitors to the Monastery can admire the numerous paintings and silver shirts. In the monastery now lives only a monk which will guide you to the church. Next stop will be Strinilla village.

              Strinilas Village.

              This is the village where most visitors after visiting Pantokratoras stop for lunch. The view to the other side of Corfu island, the northwest part and the excellent local food tastes that is offered from the few tavernas of the village will reward you for our choice.


              The village of Acharavi is built on a flat area full of pine and olive oil trees. Particularly impressive in the village is the extensive sandy beach, which is one of the largest in Corfu. Its length is over 8 km and the shallow crystal blue waters are ideal for young children. It is a well organized beach with water sports facilities and games.

              Acharavi is a busy and lively resort with numerous shops, tavernas, restaurants and bars. Behind the resort from the bottom of the surrounded hills, start many walking paths leading to Pantokratoras and the other close mountain villages. These paths are part of the Corfu trail.

              Depending on your preferences and your mud you can choose either to  have a long or a short stay in Acharavi village, for a coffee or a drink or even to “taste” the refreshing sea waters and enjoying the warm energy of the sun at Acharavi beach.

              Kassiopi Village.

              Kassiopi flourished during the Roman period and according to the tradition, it had been visited by the emperor Nero. In the village you can visit the ruins of a fortress which is considered to be one of the strongest fortresses of the Corfiot countryside and also the most important religious monument of northern Corfu, the church of Panagia Kassopitras, which is said to be built on the foundations of the ancient temple of Zeus of Kassiopi. The church was built in the early years of Christianity, was destroyed by the Turks and   rebuilt by the Venetians in 1580.

              Leaving Kassiopi village, filled with the best pictures from the north part of Corfu your mini bus tour comes to its end. You will be driven back to the port, exactly where your tour had started ready to get back on board on your cruise ship heading to your next cruise destination.