Walking The Corfu Trail

Walking The Corfu Trail

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Walking The Corfu Trail

8 Days Starting in Corfu Town and ending in Liapades beach

Visiting:

Corfu

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

CF

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$1110

$1043 (USD)

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Tour Overview

Corfu is one of the most beautiful Greek islands and on this walking holiday we explore the southern part of this wonderful island. We visit ancient villages framed by vineyards, walk through shady olive groves and relax in riverside tavernas. We also climb Agii Deka, the island's second highest mountain, and enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean.

Highlights

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    Corfu Town (Kerkyra) - Explore the winding backstreets of the UNESCO listed Old Town

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    Ancient landscape - Follow mule tracks to hilltop villages and isolated monasteries

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    Agii Deka - Climb to the island's second highest peak for spectacular views of the Mediterranean

Places You'll See

Pelekas beach

Corfu Town

Corfu landscape

Corfu Coastline

Olive Trees

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Join trip in Corfu Town

Accommodation:

  Hotel


Arrive in Corfu Town (Kerkyra), one of Greece's most elegant island capitals. For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 6pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. There are no activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Corfu Town at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive at Corfu International Airport (CFU) which is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. Should you miss the meeting, your leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up.

If your flight arrives earlier in the day, perhaps you might choose to stroll the narrow streets of the 'Old Quarter' which lies above the port. On either side of this are two forts: Paleo Frourio (Venetian) and Neo Frourio (Venetian).

icon Day 2: Drive to Kavos where you walk down to the beach and onto Asprokavos

Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we drive south out of Corfu Town, starting our hike from just south of Kavos, we head out on a track to the southern tip of Corfu, where the ruined monastery of Arkoudillas stands. A footpath leads down to the island's southernmost beach, a seemingly endless stretch of golden sand. Leaving the beach at its northern end, we follow uphill tracks through agricultural land to Spartera and to our accommodation in Asprokavos.

Today's 12 kilometre walk is expected to take around three-and-half hours with 250 metres of ascent and descent.

icon Day 3: Walk via Lefkimmi to Santa Barbara

Accommodation:

  Hotel


On this walk, you cross the southern part of the island to the east and back to the western coast. From Asprokavos you follow a track around a pretty and peaceful small lake where you might see birds and turtles. Afterwards you will descend through olive groves and fields to Lefkimmi. Here, your path takes you through the various neighbourhoods and historic city centre of Lefkimmi. Leaving the second biggest town of the island, you will descend into the green valley of the Gardeno River. The last part of today's walk leads you up again, so you have wonderful views of both the east and west coast of the island, before you descend to Santa Barbara. Tonight we stay in studios attached to a traditional family ran taverna, where we can taste authentic homemade dishes. The simple but spacious rooms are air-conditioned with a balcony and located very close to the beach.

Today's 23 kilometre walk is expected to take around seven hours with 350 metres of ascent and descent.

icon Day 4: Walk along the coast to Lake Korission and onto Paramonas

Accommodation:

  Hotel


A day of almost level walking during which we follow the beach. Our way leads on through sand dunes covered with a forest of cedar trees. Then, crossing a footbridge, we reach Lake Korission. The Trail then follows tracks and a section of road to reach Paramonas and our next overnight stop. We stay in simple apartments, surrounded by fruit trees. The en-suite rooms are plainly decorated with minimal furnishing, it's a short walk to the beach.

Today's 20 kilometre walk is expected to take around six hours with 150 metres of ascent and 120 metres of descent.

icon Day 5: Walk to Benitses via Komianata, transfer to Pelekas

Accommodation:

  Hotel


A sharp climb early in the walk takes us over the coastal ridge, with great views, and inland to the villages of Ano and Kato Pavliana. Footpaths and tracks take us down through Vouniatades, then we cross the Messongi River Valley by way of tracks through olive groves and across heathland. Through Strongili, the Trail heads uphill again, on an old cobbled way which leads to Komianata, from here we continue on foot to Stavros. After a short break we will transfer to Pelekas. For the next two nights we stay in apartments attached to a Taverna. The simple rooms are all en-suite with balconies. The popular family ran restaurant serves tasty traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes.

Today's 17 kilometre walk is expected to take around six hours with 700 metres of ascent and 500 metres of descent.

icon Day 6: Bus to Stavros where the walk begins back to Pelekas via the summit of Agii Deka

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  Hotel


From Pelekas we take a bus back to Stavros, and our walk continues with a delightful footpath skirting Agii Deka Mountain, before we make a very sharp ascent to the summit of Agii Deka, Corfu's second highest peak. Here, an abandoned monastery in a walled garden makes an ideal rest stop. Our way continues down a cobbled mule path to Agii Deka village then along minor roads and tracks to Sinarades, where you might like to visit the Folk Museum (depending on opening times) and admire the picturesque architecture of this large village. Then the Trail leads along undulating tracks with very fine views over the west coast and inland to Pelekas. Later this afternoon you may like to take a walk up to another fine viewpoint at 'Kaiser's Throne' a favourite viewpoint of Kaiser Wilhelm II to watch the sunset.

Today's 17 kilometre walk is expected to take around six-and-half hours with 650 metres of ascent.

icon Day 7: Walk to Liapades beach via Myrtiotissa

Accommodation:

  Hotel


Half an hour's downhill walk takes us to Myrtiotissa, 'the so-called' loveliest beach in the world' (now used by nudists) and one of the Durrell family's favourites. Climbing now, we have to regain the height we have lost (and more), with a steep ascent on a gravel and concrete track. The west coast views are simply spectacular. Passing the village of Vatos, the terrain levels out and our way follows the bank of the Ropa River (with possible terrapin sightings), bordered by pastures and willow trees. Leaving the river, the Trail ascends into olive-blanketed hills, where tracks lead to Liapades, an ancient village full of lovely old mansion houses. We stay in nearby Liapades beach, surrounded by green hillsides with a beautiful pebble beach and some small cafes and restaurants.

Today's 23 kilometre walk is expected to take around seven hours with 600 metres of ascent and 800 metres of descent.

icon Day 8: Trip ends in Liapades beach

The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Liapades Beach.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Liapades at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from Corfu International Airport (CFU) which is around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Fully Guided

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

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    Local Taxes

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Are airport transfers included in this tour?

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Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes, we would be delighted to book extra nights before the start or at the end of your trip, please let us know your requirements at the time of booking.

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

All customers that travel on an Explore group trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. This is a great way to start your travels, offering you that little extra peace of mind and comfort in the knowledge that there will be someone at the airport or station waiting to take you t

    I'm going on a walking/cycling trip-do I need to train?

    It will depend on the grade and how fit you already are. Check the trip page for details of the walking or cycling grade and how far you’ll be walking/cycling each day. For moderate or challenging trips in particular we’d recommend doing some walks or cycles before you leave to build up your fitness and prepare you for the distances being covered.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have a wide range of ages nationalities on our small group trips and they come from all walks of life.

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    Yes–it is a condition of booking that you are fully insured when travelling with us

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    At Explore, we're the experts in adventure travel. Our small group adventure holidays have been running since 1981. Today, Explore is one of the most trusted travel companies in the UK with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, but there are no concessions for doing so, and we must have a record in your booking advising as such before the trip departs.

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    We want to be as clear as and as honest as possible about what happens if you decide to that you no longer wish to travel on your trip. Our booking conditions have details of the costs you’ll incur when you cancel-these charges depend on how long it is before your planned departure.

    What is the accommodation like?

    We choose comfortable accommodation in the best locations possible. We opt for small, local and family-run accommodation where we can, as opposed to large chain hotels. We typically use hotels that are the equivalent of European 3-star, and you’ll usually have an en suite room. Occasionally, where we want to get off the beaten trail we may stay in more basic accommodation.

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    All our trips require some level of active participation. This could be on a cultural trip, trek, safari, expedition or voyage. It is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating in the activities of their chosen trip.

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    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes on most of our trips. Most trips are based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book a group trip as an individual, you will share a room with someone of the same sex. However, on many trips we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room, known as our single room option. On some trips a single room will be provided every night, on others it will be provided o

    Do we have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel

    It’s now a condition of booking a trip with us that customers should have one of the following before they travel - — Be vaccinated against COVID, having received the full recommended course, and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. Full vaccination includes any booster required to keep the vaccine valid. — Have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72hrs of departure.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Explore will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines. We will ensure these measures include; enhanced room cleaning, ventilation, social distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff re-training and minimising contact within the properties.

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Walking The Corfu Trail

I had a brilliant holiday, mostly due to the efficient organisation, planning, and training of your guides.

I had a brilliant holiday, mostly due to the efficient organisation, planning, and training of your guides.


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Margaret

14-Oct-2019

Walking The Corfu Trail

You are very lucky indeed to have Spiros Apergis on your team!

You are very lucky indeed to have Spiros Apergis on your team!


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Beverley

19-Oct-2021

Walking The Corfu Trail

Reallyod trip made even better by the current circumstances. Great varied walking. Nice remote beaches. Lovely food and a really nice group of people to share it with.

Reallyod trip made even better by the current circumstances.

Great varied walking.

Nice remote beaches.

Lovely food and a really nice group of people to share it with.


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Paula

11-Oct-2020

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Helen

27-Oct-2021

Walking The Corfu Trail

You are very lucky indeed to have Spiros Apergis on your team!

You are very lucky indeed to have Spiros Apergis on your team!


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Beverley

19-Oct-2021

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Helen

27-Oct-2021

Walking The Corfu Trail

A very enjoyable trip, excellent leader.

A very enjoyable trip, excellent leader.


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Phillippa

09-Oct-2019

Walking The Corfu Trail

Our guide really made this tripod. His pace of walking wasod and kept everyone together. Excellent knowledge of area. Very safe.

Our guide really made this tripod.

His pace of walking wasod and kept everyone together.

Excellent knowledge of area.

Very safe.


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Carol

06-Mar-2019

Walking The Corfu Trail (10-Oct-2020)

Really good trip made even better by the current circumstances. Great varied walking. Nice remote beaches. Lovely food and a really nice group of people to share it with.

Really good trip made even better by the current circumstances.

Great varied walking.

Nice remote beaches.

Lovely food and a really nice group of people to share it with.


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Paula

10-Nov-2020

Walking The Corfu Trail (10-Oct-2020)

Thanks for running this trip between lockdowns. We really needed it. Getting away from Zoom, laptop and all those IM was just what the doctor ordered. Will definitely be looking ....more

Thanks for running this trip between lockdowns.

We really needed it.

Getting away from Zoom, laptop and all those IM was just what the doctor ordered.

Will definitely be looking for something similar when this lockdown finishes.

less....


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Hugh

11-Nov-2020

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tourhub discount: $98

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Walking The Corfu Trail

8 Days Starting in Corfu Town and ending in Liapades beach

Visiting:

Corfu

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

CF

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$1110

$1043 (USD)

tourhub discount: $67


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