from 495€/group *
An almost unspoiled region, the southern half of Corfu is far less hilly than the northern half but has a much more diversified scenery. Sandy dune beaches with juniper tree forests, natural lakes full of wildlife, and small villages hidden between low hills are the main characteristics of this area.
Although most of the locals make a living from tourism during the summer season, they still maintain their traditional produce of olive oil and wine, among others.
The South of Corfu is so different from the rest of the island that you will think you’ve travelled somewhere else. Would you like to discover it?
The South of Corfu is the most traditional part of the island, and also the less known. Traditional villages, olive mills, small vineyards, and Corfu’s pure essence are some of the secrets we will show you in this full-day tour.
The new generations have retrieved many of the Greek traditions, and have also added a touch of modernity to them while maintaining the traditional ways of growing local products. The result is an excellent range of extra virgin olive oil with the highest quality and excellent properties, grown and harvested in the Corfiot land, full of centenary olive groves that watch the time passing by.
In this private tour to the South of Corfu Island you will discover Corfu’s best kept traditions: visit small villages and walk around small squares and alleys; enter an olive oil production estate, admire the ancient olive oil trees from close, and taste their extra virgin olive oil. See and visit a Byzantine castle, taste homemade Greek red and white wine at a traditional vineyard, and swim on a beautiful sandy beach located in a natural park.
We will pick you up from the ship dock, or from your accommodation, and drive South by the west coast road to admire the landscape among the olive groves.
The first stop will be at a local olive oil estate: you will visit the ancient olive groves, and the production area, and taste their excellent olive oil, full of beneficial properties.
On our way to the beach, we will stop at Gardiki Byzantine Castle, the Byzantine fortress that defended the Island from the attacks coming from the South.
Next, beach time! We will go to Chalikounas Beach for, at least, two hours, where you will enjoy the greatness of the Ionian Sea in an undeveloped area, surrendered by sandy dunes, Juniper trees, and Lake Korission, a natural lake full of birds and other fauna. There are two beach bars only on the whole area, and we can book sunbeds and umbrellas for your highest comfort, or just walk along the seaside and feel the peace and the sea breeze…
After our leisurely time at Chalikounas Beach, we will drive towards a small family vineyard. The owners will guide us around the premises and let us know about the traditional ways of production. Their wine, while homemade and in a very small quantity, has great quality and has been awarded for its excellent taste and quality, which we will also try together with a small snack as well.
Visit Chlomos village, a beautiful and tranquil location. With tiny houses of the Venetian era (circa 1500), and built on a green and lush hill, you will explore its narrow streets and reach the top of the village. From there, you will admire the East and West of Corfu, and the sight may reach the Old Town as well!
And, finally, we will return to the starting point, and the tour will have ended.
If you want to customize this tour and add some extra stops, we’ll be glad to create a special schedule for you. Contact Tsokas Exclusive Tours Department and share your thoughts with our team of experts!
Tsokas Exclusive focuses on getting you only to the most astonishing sights and attractions of Corfu.
Almost every tour with Tsokas Exclusive can be adapted to the schedule of cruise ship passengers.
Our fleet of modern vehicles and luxury coaches has hi-tech equipment to offer the highest safety and comfort.
Tsokas Exclusive cooperates ONLY with experienced and highly trained drivers, for your own safety.
At Tsokas Exclusive you get the most affordable rates, adapted to your possibilities.
You pay only for what it has been agreed before the reservation of your service. You will always be informed about extra charges in advance.
In case of force majeure, if the ship doesn’t reach the port for technical or weather reasons, but they reschedule the stop in Corfu, we will reschedule your tour with no charges.
If the ship doesn’t finally stop in Corfu for one of those reasons, we will refund your payment in full.
In both cases, we must be informed at least 24 hours in advance.