Begin your tour with a scenic drive through the Old Town of Corfu, passing monuments such as the Old and New Fortress and Esplanade Square.
Continue along the coast towards Paleokastritsa Village, a seaside village built among six small coves nestled in the rugged coastline and surrounded by olive, lemon and cypress groves. The scenery here is considered by many to be the finest in the entire Mediterranean.
The Monastery of the Virgin Mary, was founded in 1288. The present day complex was erected in the 18th century and offers unrivalled views of Paleokastritsa. You’ll pass by lemon trees and a carefully tended flower garden on the way to the chapel where a small museum exhibits Byzantine and ecclesiastical art.
The stunning beach of Glyfada is situated on the western coast of Corfu. You will have approximately three hours of free time to relax on the beach and swim in the Ionian Sea. The beach is fronted with cafés and tavernas, where you can purchase refreshments. The beach offers sun beds and umbrellas for hire so please remember to bring local currency with you.
BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion.
Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.
Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.
Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.
This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is a 150 yard elevated walk to the beach. Please remember sun-cream, a hat, towel and local currency. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that may offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard.