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CORFU HIKING

Walking Holidays are becoming more and more popular, nowadays. Sedentary working and lack of movement is pressing us to more and more choose active holidays rather than just relaxing ones. Corfu offers unlimited possibilities for walking. With its rich flora and fauna, dense vegetation and unspoiled countryside, Corfu is a real paradise for hikers. Except exploring of secret countryside paths, one can admire the old villages with its inhabitants, which brings you to different century.

 

 

Next Holidays organizes walks of all different categories. For botany students, for painting schools, for relaxing trails for less degree of difficulty, professional walking in more difficult terrains, town walking, walking in search of archaeological sites and many more theme walks.

List of the most popular walks

 

Corfu Town by Foot

Walk in the Old Town. Starting at Saint Spyridon Church, continuing among the tiny streets of Old Town towards the Old Port, then New Fortress, up through Arseniu Street towards Palace of Saint George and Saint Michael with coffee break in Art Café. Continuing to the Old Fortress and walk will finish at Liston.

 

Total time: 3 hours. It is low impact walking.

 

In the footprints of Gods and Goddesses

Starting at the Monument of Menekrates (build around 600 B.C.) at Garitsa Bay, we continue walking upwards towards Kanoni peninsula. You will see remains of a district of the ancient city of Corcyra. Vestiges of houses and parts of two streets, belonging to several periods between 4th and 1st century B.C. are to be seen. Mon Repo Park, spirit of the Temple of Hera Akraia (built in the late seventh century B.C.), the Temple of Kardaki (dedicated to Poseidon was build around 500 B.C.) and the Temple of Artemis built between the years 590 and 580 B.C.  Also remains of the ancient wall of Corcyra dating from the fifth century B.C. and Roman Thermal bath at Palaeopolis are to be seen. Last but not least stop is at Vlacherna Monastery and Pontikonissi (Mouse Island) followed by refreshments in one of Kanoni’s fine coffee shops.

Total time: 4 hours. It is medium impact walking.

 

Return to the Past

Starting at Messongi village, we continue walking towards Psara, then uphill till we reach the top of the hill at Chlomos Village. Stunning views, break for coffe and continuing downhill till Issos Beach – swimming and relaxing. Bus pick up on the way back.

Total time: 4 hours. It is a medium impact walking.

 

Reaching the top

Walk to Mount Pantocrator (906 m above sea level). It is a difficult walking, however when reaching the top also most rewarding. The views are breathtaking and refreshments are waiting for us at the coffee shop located in the highest point of Corfu. A visit at the old Monastery of Pantrocatoras  is optional.

 

Total time: 3 hours. High impact walking.

 

 

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