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Greece Daily Tours

Greece Daily Tours
Greece Daily Tours

Daily tours in any part of Greece, can be arranged for both individuals and groups who are looking for a fully escorted tour to suit your exact preferences. You can decide about your own itinerary with a private tour guide.

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Greece Mainland Tours
Greece Mainland Tours

The Greek mainland is very often overlooked by tourists. The travel agents outside of Greece get little information about anything except the most popular Greek islands, and a couple of the well-known sites like Olympia.

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Athens Tours
Athens Tours

Here is our guide with information about sightseeing in Athens.Please find below links about tours and sightseeing in Athens. These are the most popular sights in Athens strongly recommended to visit: The Plaka, Athens Acropolis, Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens Museums.

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Corinth Tours
Corinth Tours

Corinth (Greek Island) is an ancient city about 48 miles west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.

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Mykonos Tours
Mykonos Tours

Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades islands group in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos is, with Santorini and Crete, the most famous and popular Greek islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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Santorini Tours
Santorini Tours

The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece.

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About Greece - Corfu

GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
ABOUT CORFU

Corfu is a beautiful overgrown island in the Ionian Sea, with very long history and lively people. It is situated at the Northwestern part of the Greek territory, opposite to the Albanian coasts. Along with Cefallonia, Leukada, Zakynthos (Zante) and a few smaller islands form the complex of Eptanissa (meaning seven islands)  the complex was incorporated to the Greek State in 1864.

The island has a mild, rather humid, climate, its coastline is more than 200 kilometers and its extent is some 580 square kilometers. Corfu has numerous beaches, all of them very nice. The road network is quite dense, so, you can reach almost every place, with the help of your map and the advise of the locals. Don't hesitate to ask them; possibly, they will show you something worth visiting.

Corfu town, general view The beach of Glyfada Detail from the springs in Benitses

If you are lucky enough to have a yacht, private or rented, you will discover remote coves and beautiful beaches with access only from the sea and, thus, much less crowded than the other ones. The only. problem you will have with the beaches of Corfu is that you will not easily decide which one to choose; all of them are wonderful! Besides, a lot of them have been awarded a blue flag. Actually, Corfu is the place that has the highest number of beaches awarded a blue flag all over Mediterranean Sea; their number varies from one year to another, but you will always find a few decades of them.

The history of the island goes back to Prehistory. There is evidence that the island had been inhabited as early as the Palaeolithic times. According to Mythology, it was the home country of king Alcinoos and his daughter Nausica, who had picked up and hosted Ulysses, shipwrecked on his way home, to Ithaca. During the historic times it was a colony of the Corinthians; very soon the place had soon outdistanced the metropolis. During the Peloponnesian War, Corfu (Kerkyra as it is its Greek name up to now) the island was an ally of Athens; as a result, after the defeat of the latter, it declined and ever since it has been under the domination of various Powers along history (Spartans, Athenians, Macedonians, the king Pyrrhic (Pyrrhus), Romans, Byzantine empire).

The island had suffered several destructive invasions up to the 13th century when it passed to the Venetian domination, which lasted until 1797. After Napoleon had demolished the Venetian Republic, in 1797, Corfu was under French domination, which was succeeded by the Russians, the Ottomans, up to 1815 when the Ionian islands were declared autonomous, in fact a protectorate under British domination. In 1864 the island, along with the rest of the Ionian Islands, was incorporated to the Greek State and ever since its history follows that of Greece.

During the last decades Corfu is flourishing again, thanks to tourism; nowadays the island is one of the most famous and important tourist destinations not only of Greece, but also of the whole Mediterranean.

The name Corfu under which it is known worldwide, derives from the false pronunciation of the name Coryfo it used to have during the Medieval times. The island is the birthplace of several personalities both of politics and of culture. The most well known personality coming from the island is Ioannis Capodistrias (1776 -1831), the first governor of the independent Greek State (1828 - 1831), a man to whom the newly formed Greek State owes many of the structures of a contemporary state. Ioannis Capodistrias was assassinated in Nafplio in 1831. Few people know that Spyros Samaras, the musician who composed the music of the Olympic Anthem was a Corfiot.

Access to the island of Corfu is possible by plane: from the International Airport El. Venizelos in Athens there are some 6 flights per day in winter and 7 in summer. The flight schedule might be different, according to season, so you are recommended to get up-to date information before you travel. The flight lasts some 45 minutes. You may also get to the island by public bus (road travel up to Igoumenitsa and then by ferryboat). There is daily service from Athens and 3 times a week from Thessaloniki. From both cities the travel lasts some 8 hours.

Apart from Igoumenitsa, there is also a ferryboat line from Patras to the town of Corfu, with daily service. The travel lasts some 9 hours. Finally, in summer you will find local boats from Parga (excursion boats) as well as from and to Cefallonia, Ithaca and Paxi (duration of the travel 1 h.30). You may also use rented or private car and motorbikes; the island is 560 kilometers far from Athens, 470 kilometers far from Thessaloniki, 355 kilometers far from Patras and 379 kilometers far from Ioannina. The new port of Corfu offers facilities of mooring and fuel and water supply to tourist boats and yachts.

 
To get detailed information about Corfu, its sightseeing, Corfu hotels, Corfu map, facilities and Corfu tours, please click on the link below...
 
Corfu Tours Corfu Map  
GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
Athens Corfu Kavala Mitilini (Lesvos) Paros Skiros
Arachova Heraklion Kefalonia Mykonos Rethinmon Thassos
Chalkidiki Hydra Kithira Nafplio Rhodes Thessaloniki
Chalkis Igoumenitsa Komotini Naxos Samos Volos
Chania Ikaria Lefkada Ag. Nikolaos Santorini Zakinthos
Chios Ios Limnos Patra Skiathos  
           

 

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