Get enchanted by the historic city of Corfu and indulge in a delightful walking food tour around the town. Seize the opportunity to experience the Greek gastronomy in depth and feel just like a local. Explore the narrow streets – or ‘Kaldounia’- of Corfu with the help of your knowledgeable local guide and discover the city’s hidden gems!
Meet your private guide at the Old Fortress entrance in Corfu town; your walking tour through the UNESCO-recognized island of Corfu, its history, culture, and flavors, is about to begin! What better way to kick off your adventure than with a traditional Greek breakfast hosted in a small bakery in the heart of Corfu Town? Indulge in the finest Greek pastries, such as cheese pies, ‘Bougatsa’ (Greek custard pie with phyllo) and ‘Loukoumades’. You can also wash down your delicious breakfast with a refreshing glass of Gingerbeer, Corfu’s traditional soft drink, introduced to the island by the British back in the 19th century.
Having been fuelled with energy for the day ahead, you will embark on a journey to explore Corfu. Wander around the narrow alleys of the town, or ‘Kantounia’ according to the Corfiot dialect, and learn about the heritage of the city narrated by your experienced guide; the intriguing local stories are endless! Take a stroll through an off the beaten path, away from tourist traps, and discover scenic city squares and local eateries. Next, another culinary experience awaits you; you’ll have the opportunity to taste Corfu’s signature spirit, the internationally-acclaimed Kumquat liqueur, and visit a traditional grocery shop, where you will sample an array of Greek cheeses and cold cuts. Let your hair down and enjoy the cosmopolitan vibe of the city, while prowling the central food market, where local vendors sell fresh fish, Corfiot dishes and other local delicacies. From start to finish, your expert foodie guide will provide you with information about the traditions of Corfiot food culture and Greek gastronomy, while also revealing some of the tastiest traditional recipes.
Throughout your walking tour, you will marvel at the beauty and history of Corfu, seeing the island’s most important sights, such as the Old Fortress, the Palace of St. Michael and St.George, the church of St. Spyridon. You will also get to visit the famous Liston square, an excellent example of architecture from the Napoleonic times, where access was denied to citizens that didn’t belong to the aristocracy.
Your tour will come to end with a delicious feast at a traditional local taverna, where you will be presented with the opportunity to try the most scrumptious local dishes, including ‘Sofrito’ and ‘Pastitsada’, accompanied by a glass of ouzo! Elevate your Greek experience through a cultural and culinary experience like no other!