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A symphony in blue and green: Corfu e Paxos
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8 days
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GRSW002
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A symphony in blue and green: Corfu e Paxos
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A symphony in blue and green: Corfu e Paxos

A symphony in blue and green: Corfu e Paxos - 8 days

This trip leads you on the best walking trail of Corfu, in a never-ending symphony of blue and green: green mountains from where the sea is never out of sight, ancient cities which still bear traces of a glorious past, the enchanting wild nature.

You will visit the islands of Corfu, with its markets and narrow cobbled streets, and Paxos, with its Venetian-styled palaces; you will walk on the slopes of Mount Pantokrator, the highest mountain on the island, among wild flowers and beautiful views on the Albanian mountains. You will immerse yourselves in the out of time atmosphere of a wilder, not so touristic Greece, which offers its products with great generosity: from goat cheese to olive oil, not to mention the fresh fish of its coasts.

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The tips of Valentina:

  • Admire the beautiful views of the coast and the out of time landscape of the countryside;
  • Walk among the dunes of the Korisson lagoon, a natural reserve housing lizards, turtles and various species of birds;
  • Explore the city of Corfu, among colorful buildings, Byzantine remains, typical markets and cobbled streets;
  • Walk up the highest mountain of the island, Mount Pantokrator, among abandoned villages and a rich flora and fauna.
Route
Day 1: Corfù
Day 2: Korysson lagoon, 15 km
Day 3: Mount Agii Deka, 15,5 km
Day 4: From Corfù to Paxos
Day 5: Circular route around Paxos
Day 6: From Paxos to Corfu; Corfu, 11,5 km
Day 7: Mount Pantokrator, 19 km
Day 8: Corfù

Day 1:    Corfù

A private transfer will bring you from the airport of Corfù to your accomodation in the southern part of the island: to prove yourselves that you are really one holiday, jump in the blue water for a quick bath or explore the colorful streets of the island. If only your evening is free don't worry: a dinner with fresh fish and olive oil is a great way to celerate the beginning of your trip. 

Day 2:    Korysson lagoon, 15 km

After breakfast you will be taken to the beginning of today roundtrip, Issos beach: your route starts here and runs through the Korysson lagoon, where one of the James Bond movies was filmed. Your route continues along the East Coast, going back to Corfu through the green Chlomatiana.

Day 3:    Mount Agii Deka, 15,5 km

Today route starts from Stronggyli: from here you will walk along a nice route on the slopes of Mount Agii Deka, one of the highest peaks of central Corfu with its 676 metres. You will then walk mule paths through characteristic mountain villages to reach Sinarades: you can stop here and have a nice Greek coffee before going back to Corfù, which you can easily reach through public transportation.

Day 4:    From Corfù to Paxos

Today you will have your morning free to explore the roads and squares of Corfu, before heading to the Island of Paxos. You may visit the highlights of this island: art galleries, museums, archeological sites. Another option is discovering hidden gardens and squares.

After a boat trip to Paxos you will have your night free to explore your home for the next few days, a peaceful island where time seems to have stopped.

Day 5:    Circular route around Paxos

Today you will discover the island of Paxos: you will walk up the hill accompanied by cicadas singing, walking through rural villages and cities like Gaios. You will then cross the island to reach the Triptos arch, and Ozias, the ancient capital, before reaching the Island of Moggonisi. You can choose either to walk to you hotel or by boat.

Day 6:    From Paxos to Corfu; Corfu, 11,5 km

A private transfer will take you from your hotel to the Gaios port, where you will embark to go back to Corfu. The starting point of today route is Rekini: you will walk on a path at the feet of Mount Pantokrator, in the Northern part of Corfu, passing through villages where time seems to have stopped. At the end of your route you will be taken to your hotel next to the beach. If you are travelling in spring, you may be so lucky to walk among blooming orchids.

Day 7:    Mount Pantokrator, 19 km

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. You may want to celebrate your trip with a nice dinner: we suggest you to try the octopus, cooked with wine.

Day 8:    Corfù

A transfer will bring you to the Corfu airport. Our services end here.

accommodation

7 nights accommodation. 4 nights on Half Board basis (2 in Messonghi and 2 in Barbati), 3 nights on Bed and Breakfast basis (1 in Corfu Town and 2 in Gaios)

Hotel Rossis Messonghi
Hotel Rossis - Messonghi

Hotel Rossis is built by the sea and offers both rooms and apartments. The accomodations are clean and well-finished with free Wifi, air conditioning, TV. Breakfast is basic, but good. 

www.rossishotel.eu

Hotel Konstantinoupolis Corfù
Hotel Konstantinoupolis - Corfù

Konstantinoupolis is a traditional hotel housed in a restored 19th century building. Located in the center of Corfu town, it offers a panoramic view to the sea and the islets of Vido and Lazaretto. Rooms are well-furnished and clean and it offers some of these comfort: air conditioning, TV, electric kettle and mini fridge. The breakfast is a traditional Greek breakfast.

www.konstantinoupolis.gr

Paxos Beach Hotel Gaios
Paxos Beach Hotel - Gaios

Hotel Paxos is located on a pine-covered bay a few steps from the beach. The structure boasts a private beach, a seawater swimming pool and a mini golf course. Rooms and apartments are well-furnished and beautifully decorated. Both of rooms type offer free Wifi, TV, fridge. Breakfast is good and it's served at the poolside. 

paxosbeachhotel.gr

Stefanos Place Barbati
Stefanos Place - Barbati

This structure is a family business 12 minutes walk from the beach and offers accomodations with a panoramic view of the sea from each balcony. These accomodations also have a kitchenette, free Wifi in all areas, TV, fridge. It's suggested restaurant that proposes traditional Corfiot and Greek cuisine.

stefanos-place-apartments.corfu.hotels-corfu.com

practical info

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 and from the last accommodation back to the airport are included.

GPS tracks are available on request.

Included

What is included: 

· 7 nights in double room in 2/3* hotel, B&b and agritourism with breakfast

· Transfer to and from airport

· Luggage transfer

· Ferry ticket Corfù-Paxos and conversely

· Maps and detailed itinerary

· Luggage and health insurance

· Telephone support 24 hours

What is not included:

· Journey to the place of arrival and departure

· Ferry ticket from Moggonisi to Paxos (optional, €5 circa)

· Visits and entrance fees - tips

· personal extras

· possible sojourn taxes

· Anything not specified under "The price includes"

Optional Services:

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

· Single room supplement: €180

· Single room supplement solo: €400

· Half Board supplement

· Any transfer to get to the starting point or to return from the point of arrival, which can be quoted on request.

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