Tour Code: CGT29E
Once you have met up with your guide you will have a coach journey to Paleokastritsa, your first stop on this tour. Palaiokastritsa is one of the most scenic resorts in Corfu, boasting green hills and bays that have crystal-clear blue waters.
Folklore has it that the lost city of the mythical island of the Phaeacians was situated somewhere in Paleokastritsa. It is here that you will commence a short walk uphill to the Mοnastery of Palеοkаstritsa. This famous monastery, which is situated on а cape with a beautiful view over the bays of Paleokastritsa, is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
The monastеry wаs first established in the 13th cеnturу still today is the hοme to 8 mоnks. It has a basilica with beautiful icons, a small museum and a garden filled with potted flowers and aromatic herbs.
After visiting and the monastery you will have some free time in Paleokastritsa where you can enjoy some refreshments or briefly explore the local area.
Soon you will be back to the bus for a short journey to your next stop and the start of your real hiking tour.
Bella Vista will provide you with breathtaking panoramic views of Paleokastritsa; constantly altering as you zig-zag your way down a fairly sheer cliff to the beautiful resort of Agios Georgios. As you walk, you will be guided by your passionate guide who will inform and educate you of the area.
You will descend to the charming village of Krini, where you can quench your thirst from its fountain of drinking water. Your guide will lead you down the Roman Path towards Agios Georgios.
On this near 3-hour hike, you will witness many contrasts in the scenery; from beaches, to ledges and the lush forests that characterize Corfu. You will hike along paths through olive groves and across beautiful landscapes, finally arriving at the coastal site of Agios Georgios with its beautiful sandy beach.
The waters here are incredibly clear and you will enjoy a refreshing swim at the end of your hike. Then to the taverns where you can satisfy your thirst and hunger with a delicious lunch. After a relaxing break your bus will take you back to the meeting point or to your hotel.
This tour will satisfy you not in terms of the wonderful sites you will see, but by completing the challenging ascent and descent of its steep paths.
There is an option for a more challenging route. This is a distance of 8km and a planned duration of 5-6 hours.
This route starts directly from Paleokastritsa coastal site and you climb 250m up hills to Bella Vista. After a short break to enjoy the stunning views, you will continue the same route as the regular hike. Because of the extra hiking time, this option doesn’t include a visit to the monastery or the free time in Paleokastritsa.
On request we can provide a multi-day hiking route. Routes can be tailor-made to suit your requirements and hiking ability. We cooperate with the best licensed tourist guides who all have plenty of hiking experience and knowledge about the local fauna and flora of Corfu island and the Epirus region.
Please send us your requirements along with preferred dates and things you wish to include. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a suggested itinerary and availability.