• Byzantine Museum Tour | Corfu Perspectives Guided Tours
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    Private Tour: Historic Churches, Byzantine Museum & Mon Repos Palace

    • Duration: 4 Hours
    • Meeting Point: Schulenburg’s Statue
    • Departure :Time-9:00am/Day-Upon Request
    • Full Price: 39€ / Person
    • Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian
    Tour Highlights
    • Exploration of iconic religion-related sites dating from antiquity to the present day.
    • Visit at the Mon Repos palace, an impressive historical landmark surrounded by beautiful nature.
    • After the tour you can enjoy a swim at the nearby beach.
    Description

    Are you a lover of culture, religion and history? This tour is for you, as it shows you around the most significant religious landmarks in Corfu town and beyond.

    Let our professional tour guide take you on a wonderful journey back in time, featuring impressive religious landmarks in Corfu Town.

    Discover Saint Spyridon the island’s most important church that operated even during Venetian rule and admire exquisite Byzantine heirlooms of the 15th-17th centuries at the Antivouniotissa church and Byzantine museum.

    Passing through the old town, the guide will lead you to Spianada Square from where you will get the bus to the unique Byzantine church of Saints Jason and Sosipater.

    At the area of Kanoni, you will be amazed by the lush Mon Repos estate; your guide will narrate to you everything about religion in ancient Greece and the worship of Olympian gods. Then explore the 19th century villa of Mons Repos, former royal residence, now housing numerous archaeological exhibits. Take a stroll in the wonderful halls and discover their glory!

    When the tour is over, your guide will give you instructions about how to go back to town. But while you are here, why not take a walk in the beautiful estate or head to the seaside? Kardaki is the nearest beach, close to Kardaki spring, and it’s great for a refreshing swim.

    Places to be explored
    • Church of Saint Spyridon: A unique 16th-century church dedicated to Saint Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu.
    • Church of Antivouniotissa/Byzantine museum: This church survived the tremendous raids of the early 16th century; nowadays the museum houses impressive icon collections reflecting Byzantine and Cretan art.
    • Byzantine Church of Saints Jason and Sosipater: The oldest Christian church surviving in Corfu, dating back to the 11th century.
    • Mon Repos Museum: This Neoclassical villa was the place where Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born and used to be a summer residence of the former Greek royal family.
    • Palaiopolis: Visit at the verdant estate where Mon Repos villa is located. When the tour is over, you can take a walk at Palaiopolis to see the remains of a Doric temple.
    Prices

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from the Old Fortress Gate in front of Schulenburg’s statue. Your guide will be holding a lollipop sign with our agency’s logo. (Google Map)

    Departure Time

    09:00am

    Price Includes

    • Professional licensed tour guide
    • Two bus tickets (urban transport – bus service runs every 20 minutes)

    Price Excludes

    • Entrance fees at the Byzantine museum
    • Entrance fees at Mon Repos
    • Transfers from / to the hotel, port, etc.
    • Meals / refreshments
    • Tips
    Important Information
    • For this tour you are advised to wear comfortable shoes and be dressed appropriately for entering religious sites.
    • In the summer months, don’t forget to bring a bottle of water, a hat and sunscreen. You can also bring along your swimsuit in case you wish to go swimming in one of the beaches nearby, after the tour is over.The rest of the year, bring along a light jacket, a coat, an umbrella, depending on weather conditions.
    • This tour involves a long walk, so it is not recommended for babies or toddlers, people who are physically challenged, and/or experience cardiovascular issues or asthma.
    • Copyrights: The Tour Itinerary and the content of the tour are the result of the hard work done by our team. Copying the tour itinerary and recording the tour or taking pictures of artefacts and material used by the guide is strictly forbidden.
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