Weave your way up to the beautiful village of Paleokastritsa nestling in a coastline of hills and promontories, draped in olive, cypress and lemon trees. Suspended over the Ionian Sea is the Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Explore the pretty gardens that are tended by the monastic order and admire the awe inspiring views.
Surrounded by the fragrant pine forests, ancient olive groves and verdant vineyards is the Theotoky Estate. Owned by one of the oldest families in Greece, the Estate is famed for its fine wines, organic extra virgin olive oil and juicy olives. Follow the production processes before sampling some wine with local cheese, fresh bread, olive oil and olives. Before leaving, you’ll have an opportunity to purchase wines and olive oil from the Estate.
The Town of Corfu is bustling, elegant, often charming and sometimes bewildering, and combines the picturesque ambience of a medieval town with many of the comforts of a modern resort. With your guide, discover the Old Town, including a photo stop outside the Church of St Spyridon, the Patron Saint of the Island, to view the church and its distinctive bell tower. Before returning to the ship, enjoy some free time to explore on your own.
This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The town of Corfu will be explored on foot and involves walking over level terrain. Respectful attire must be worn when visiting the monastery. Please note that ladies must have their shoulders and knees covered and shorts are not permitted. There are up to 15 steps to negotiate at the Virgin Mary Monastery. Flash photography and filming are not permitted inside the monastery.