Corfu (Avia)

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Corfu (Avia)

 

The Mouzenidis Travel Company offers you to visit a new air-tour to Corfu. During the tour you will be able to see the relics of St. Spyridon and also get familiar with the historical heritage and natural beauty of that cosmopolitan island of the Ionian Sea.

The flight from Thessaloniki to Corfu operates by Ellinair air company and takes only 40 min.

The tour will begin with a Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Spyridon Trimifunskogo where after the service you can touch miraculous relics. Next is a sightseeing tour of Kerkyra (the capital of Corfu) one of the most elegant cities of modern Greece. As in the past - the city is the aristocracy of Venice. The symbol of the city is the street Liston, a small copy of the Parisian Rue de Rivoli. In the past, only noble people could walk on that street whose names were included in a special list, named Liston.

The Corfu town is a city of two fortresses; on the one hand, its fenced Old Byzantine fortress (1546), on the other hand - the New Fortress built to protect the town from the Turkish invasion in the period between 1576-m and 1588-m years. In the medieval walls of the New Fortress is a bas-relief in honor of Fyodor Ushakov: undefeated Admiral repeatedly saved the island from enemy occupation and looting, and was even canonized.

Next is a bohemian Paleokastritsa, washed by the Adriatic Sea. Coming later will be an interesting trip to Monastery Zoodohu Pigis (Life-giving Source), based in XIII century.  After visiting the monastery we will visit a small aquarium and have a walk on the glass bottom boat, during which you will see a fantastic coastal caves in one of which according to legend, Nausicaa found prostrate after the long sea voyage of Ulysses.

Here on the seashore in one of the traditional taverns with a beautiful view you can dine and relax a bit.

Later, you will get acquainted with the family Vassilakis, the owners of the largest on Corfu production of traditional sweets and liqueurs from nuts and kumquat. The products can be tasted and here you can  buy your favorite treats.

One of the most interesting moments of the route tour will be a visit to the Achilleion Palace, which was once the summer residence of the Austro-Venregskoy Empress. You will get acquainted with the creation of the Chamber of Architects, will pass through the elegant and comfortable rooms, in which lived a Princess Sissi. Huge garden with beautiful lawns, trees and fragrant flower beds will  give you shade and coolness even in the hottest summer day.

At the end of the trip you will see the demi-island Kanoni, from where you may see the famous island Pondikonisi, as well as runway airport.

Before leaving the airport you will be given an hour of free time that you can devote to a walk through the cobbled streets of the historic center.

 

*The tour program can be changed in case of force majeure, weather conditions or at the discretion of the tour guide.

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