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Corfu belongs to the Ionian Islands. These are located on the west side of the Greek mainland in the Ionian Sea and are greener than most Greek islands.
The capital and most important harbour is Corfu town, UNESCO protected inheritance. Tourist attractions are the fortress in Corfu Town and the Achilleion, the palace of the Austrian empress Elisabeth “Sissi”.
On the island you’ll find lots of olive trees (6-10 million!) and high-quality olive oil is produced. Another local product is the kumquat, a small citrus fruit, which is conserved and used for a lovely liqueur.
The total length of the Corfu Trail is more than 200 kilometers, running from the southernmost to the northernmost tip of Corfu in 11 stages. The tour follows 6 of these stages. Due to constricting conditions from the accommodations and the tour operator usually no changes in the program are possible.
The Trail as trekking is only bookable in May, June, September and October. In July and August it’s too hot and before May and after October the accommodations along the Trail haven’t opened yet. There is interest in the Trail though also in low season, so in March, April and November we offer a selection of the stages that are easily reached from Corfu Town. You stay in Corfy Town during the whole tour.
MIND!! The program depends heavily on the weather, so the order of the walks may change or the walks may take place on other days. In case of longtime bad weather walks may be cancelled completely. The agent who does the transfers is responsible and will inform you.
It’s a tour for people who want to get to know the Corfu Trail off-season.
About the walks
The net walking time is between 3½ and 6 hours (excluding the breaks). The terrain alternates between rough footpaths, cobbled mule paths (kalderimia), gravel roads and tracks, minor roads and beaches.
You’ll walk along mountain slopes and summits, through olive groves, taking in typically Corfiotic villages.