Stay and Explore
Ionian Island Paradise
8 days from £1,249 per person
The noble Ionian island of Corfu is entwined with many myths and tales that make it as intriguing as it is beautiful. On our tour to this stunning destination, we have included excursions to Corfu Town and highlights such as the characterful fishing village of Paleokastritsa, on Corfu’s spectacular coastline, and the Imperial palace of Achilleion, decorated by Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, who had an eye for beauty. You have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Greek hospitality, or choose to fill your days further with optional visits to mainland Greece or Albania, where legends continue to intrigue.
3 included excursions and visits
- - Guided tour of Corfu Town
- - Tour of Corfu’s scenic north
- - Excursion to Mouse Island and palace of Achilleion
- 7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- Stay on an all-inclusive basis
- VOX portable audio headset system on excursions
Plus all these benefits
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Services of a Titan tour manager
- International flights (prices are based on return flights with British Airways/easyJet from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports)
- Best available coaches with experienced drivers
- All airport taxes, duties and surcharges
UK - Corfu - Agios Ioannis
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Corfu. On arrival we transfer to the MarBella Corfu (5-star) in Agios Ioannis, where we stay on an all inclusive basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.
MarBella Corfu, Agios Ioannis (5-star)
This morning we embark on a tour of Corfu Town, beginning at Patounis’ Soap Factory which has produced pure traditional soap, renowned for its disinfecting and healing properties, from locally produced olive products since 1891. From here we walk along the market halls to the UNESCO-listed Old Town, dominated by its impressive 16th century Venetian fortress, one of three created to defend the island from the Ottoman Empire. A guided walk will introduce you to the main attractions such as the Church of St Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu who was credited with saving Corfu from famine, plagues and invasions. You have some free time to explore the town, before we return to the hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.
Today is at leisure - why not spend it relaxing on the hotel’s private beach?
The Scenic North
We spend today discovering the north of the island. Our first stop is Paleokastritsa, one of Corfu’s most beautiful old fishing villages and home to the Theotokou monastery. Founded in the 13th century and untouched for hundreds of years, it holds many old artefacts. We continue to Lakones at Bella Vista, to enjoy the magnificent views over Paleokastritsa and Corfu, before a scenic drive to Kassiopi where you may choose to spend your free time exploring the narrow streets and taking lunch. We return along a coastal road, providing wonderful views of the Albanian Mountains.
Choose between a day of relaxing in resort and exploring the surrounding area, or taking an optional excursion to discover Corfu’s southern delights. Visit the villa of Mon Repos, a small but beautiful palace surrounded by magnificent parkland. This royal summer residence was the birthplace of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, and its museum holds many important historical documents. After time here, continue to the Folklore Museum of Messi in Sinarades, housing a great collection of traditional objects.
Mouse Island - Achilleion Palace
Our morning excursion starts with a visit to Kanoni, where you can enjoy much-photographed views over Mouse Island (Pontikonissi). According to myths, this rocky island is actually the ship of Odysseus after being turned to stone by Poseidon and there may be time if you wish, to take a boat over for a visit. We continue to the Imperial palace of Achilleion, built by Elisabeth, the powerful Empress of Austria. It has been carefully restored to its former beauty, with beautiful gardens holding exceptional statues inspired by Greek mythology. Inside the palace you will see an abundance of art, again influenced by the inspiring legends, original furniture and personal items. We return to the hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Today is completely free for you to enjoy at leisure.
Day 8 Agios Ioannis - Corfu - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, a Titan vehicle will meet you for your journey home.