Revealing Ionian beauty: Corfu, the old town and the island
Join us on this evening exclusive RCIS 2023 tour through the beauty of one of the most idyllic places in the Ionian Sea.
We will explore the charm of the old town of Corfu facing it from... the sea! Afterwards, we will get to know the unique
beauty of the Corfu landscape and the unobstructed view of the Ionian Sea’s endless blue, tasting local flavors and
discovering traditional production techniques of the ancient Greek treasure, olive oil.
Corfu Town is one of the prettiest and most romantic places all over Greece. Named the “Greek Venice,” it’s located on the Ionian’s second biggest island and is filled with Byzantine, Venetian, French and British influence- this is felt throughout the Old Town which has, in its entirety, been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the end of the 14th century, when Corfu passed from the Byzantines to the Venetians, the island was also dominated by other peoples of the West, such as the French and the English. The centuries-long co-existence of the natives with people of different cultures of the West, contributed decisively to the creation of the unique physiognomy that distinguishes this city. Our guided tour of the history of medieval Corfu will take place by boat, crossing the entire coastline of the city and enjoying a rare perspective of the sights.
The island of Corfu is an ode to the beauty of nature. Green dominates the landscape and invades the colors of the sea, where the view takes the first role. In the mountainous north, we will follow one of the most beautiful routes to enjoy the view of the open horizon of the Ionian Sea, above the most famous beaches of the island. During this route our guides will tell us everything we need to know about this very special corner of Greece.
The history of the island, like most of Greece, is intertwined with the production of olive oil. At the end of the route, we will have the opportunity to take a tour of a traditional olive mill and learn about the way olive oil was produced in the past and how much it influenced the Greek culture and history.