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From: 510 €
Duration: 8 days
This self-guided walking tour will show you the highlights of the Corfu Trail, a trail on this Ionian Island in Greece of spectacular natural beauty.
Explore the town of Corfu, with its maze of streets lined with alfresco cafes, markets and Byzantine buildings.
This walking tour will take you to another Ionian Island: Paxos. It has remained very authentic and picturesque, featuring Venetian architecture, white beaches, clear blue waters and lustrous vegetation. In the end of this walking tour you wander amidst wild flowers on the slope of Mount Pantokrator admiring the stunning views over Albania. You will encounter small time-forgotten villages where real Greek food and refreshments are served.
Arrival on Corfu airport. Taxi transfer to your hotel in the village Mesoggi located on the east coast of Corfu, on the southern side of Corfu town. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Challenge: Travel to Mesoggi
Villages along the way: Mesoggi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the start of the walk, on Issos Beach. Walk along the impressive Korisson Lagoon before heading for the East coast via Chlomatiana. The walk ends at your hotel in Mesoggi.
Challenge: 15 km, 100m climb, 100 m descent, 5 hours
Villages along the way: Chlomatiana
Transfer from the hotel to Stronggyli where you walk along the Corfu Trail. A pleasant foot path takes you on the slopes of Agii Deka, the highest peak of Central Corfu (676m). You follow historic mule paths and go past traditional mountain villages. Travel back from Sinarades to Corfu (town) by public transport.
Challenge: 15,5 km, 650m climb, 680m descent, 6 hours
Villages along the way: Ano Garouna, Agii Deka, Sinarades
Free morning to explore the attractive streets and squares of the town of Corfu, before sailing to the charmingly petite island of Paxos.Transfer back to your hotel in Paxos where you will have free time to relax and explore.
Villages along the way: Corfu Town, Gaios Town (Paxos)
Circular walk on Paxos Island accompanied by the song of cicadas. You walk through the charming town of Gaios, uphill , and past several rural villages. Then you cross the island onto the cliffs in the west side and go to Tripitos Arch. After visiting the old capital,Ozias, you go down to the coast and cross the bridge to Moggonisi Island. From this point you can return to your hotel by boat or on foot.
Challenge: 11 km, 220 m climb, 200 m descent, 3,5 hours (or 4 hours)
Villages along the way: Gaios, Ozias, Mogonissi
Transfer from your hotel to the port of Gaios where you will atke a "Flying Dolphin" boat early in the morning, from Paxos to Corfu. From there you will be transferred to Rekini. Walk along the foot of the Pantokrator Mountains in Northern Corfu, going through "time-forgotten" villages. At the end of the walk you will be transferred to your hotel, next to the beach. In spring there are numerous orchids on Mount Pantokrator.
Challenge: 11,5 km, 455m climb, 115m descent, 3,5 hours
Villages along the way: Valanion, Sokraki, Spartyllas
Today's finale takes us to the ridge of the Pantokrator for stunning views of the nearby Albanian mountains. Picturesque ancient villages, including the almost-abandoned highlight of Old Perithia, then you will descend to the tip of Corfu's northern coast, at the very end of the Corfu Trail.
Challenge: 19 km, 630m climb, 850 m descent, 6 hours
Villages along the way: Porta, Mengoulas, Perithia, Almiros, Ag. Spyridon
Transfer to the airport and departure.
Villages along the way: Barbati
You start in the luxurious Apollo Palace near Mesoggi beach. In Corfu town you stay in hotel Konstantinoupolis, a renovated mansion in the center. The Paxos Beach is close to Gaios on a private beach and the awarded Pantokrator hotel offers<
If you wish to ugrade your stay in Corfu Town to the excellent 4* Cavalieri hotel, it can be arranged.
You can opt for additional nights at any of the accommodations along the way.
Corfu has its own airport welcoming direct flights from many European countries, including low cost carriers and charter flights. There are also domestic flights from Athens to Corfu Airport. The transfer from the airport to the first accommodation is included, so you only need to arrange for your inbound flight.
Finish: Agios Spiridon, North Corfu
Trip availability: Starting any day from 15 April to 1 October