Get together with your local guide at the Old Fortress entrance in Corfu town and begin your culinary journey through Corfu and its old town, a UNESCO world heritage site, that will initiate you to the history, culture, and flavors of the island!
Start your day with an energizing traditional Greek breakfast inside a local bakery in the heart of Corfu Town. Try indulgent Greek pastries, such as a traditional cheese pie or a ‘bougatsa’, a custard ‘phyllo’ pie, and the doughnut-like dessert of ‘loukoumades’ drenched in honey syrup or velvety chocolate sauce, and wash them down with a thirst-quenching glass of Gingerbeer, Corfu’s traditional soft drink!
Following your luscious breakfast, stroll the scenic streets of the town, also known as ‘Kantounia’ in the Corfiot dialect, and let the guide narrate local stories that will reveal a different aspect of the island’s heritage. Continue your walk through off-the-beaten-path spots and come upon small local eateries and charming old-timey squares.
Later, you will get to taste Corfu’s signature spirit, the popular Kumquat liqueur, and drop by a grocery shop, where you will sample a wide variety of Greek cheeses and charcuterie. Take in the distinctive cosmopolitan vibe of the city and walk through its central food market to witness local vendors selling Corfiot dishes and other fresh products. With the help of your foodie guide, you will get educated on the traditions of Corfiot food culture and Greek gastronomy while also getting the inside scoop of a traditional Greek recipe or two!
Marvel at Corfu’s most significant landmarks, including the Old Fortress, the Palace of St. Michael and St.George, and the church of St.Spyridon. Additionally, visit Liston square, famous for its impeccable architecture that dates back to the Napoleonic times, and learn how back in the day, access to the square was denied to citizens that didn’t belong to the aristocracy!
The conclusion of your tour will find you at a local tavern having a Greek feast! Try the tastiest Corfiot dishes, such as ‘Sofrito’ and ‘Pastitsada’, accompanied by a glass of ‘ouzo’, and bid your cultural and gastronomical adventure goodbye with a smile on your face!