Corfu, Zagori & Meteora

Classic Touring

8 Days from £1,699

May 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

From mouthwatering Greek gastronomy to mystical mythology, immerse yourself in a unique cultural heritage on our Corfu, Zagori & Meteora tour. As well as uncovering the treasures of the historically rich and naturally stunning Ionian island of Corfu, you'll venture to lesser-known Zagori on the mainland to explore its traditional mountain villages surrounded on all sides by untouched rural scenery. We'll also take you on an exciting excursion to Meteora to admire its magical UNESCO monasteries, which perch precariously on resplendent rocky pillars.

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Your holiday at a glance

LEISURELY TOURING
HALF BOARD
MAX GROUP SIZE 25
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What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • 7 nights in 3 & 4-star accommodation
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners, including a welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Local Flavours : Get the chance to taste an authentically Greek liquor -Tsipouro brandy
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage


 

Included excursions

  • Tour of Corfu Island with a visit to Sissy’s Palace
  • Excursion to the Kapodistrias Museum
  • Guided tour of Zagori’s traditional villages
  • Zagori nature trail walk
  • Tour of Kalambaka
  • Trip to Meteora’s famous monasteries
  • Guided ‘Monks Trail’ nature walk in Meteora
  • Baklava tasting in Ioannina
  • Corfu cruise on a traditional wooden boat

 

Optional excursions

    • Visit to the Durrell family home and taverna dinner at Kalami
    • River rafting experience in Zagori
    • Nature walk around Corfu

 

Your itinerary

Arrive in Corfu and transfer to your hotel. Settle in and enjoy a welcome drink with your fellow travellers.

Begin your exploration of idyllic Corfu, an island frequently mentioned within Greek mythology, during an extensive guided tour. Highlights include admiring the Venetian architecture of Corfu town and enjoying vistas of the stunning coastline. We'll also take you to Sissy's Palace (also known as the Achilleion), a neoclassical mansion and museum with splendid gardens and intricate design motifs referencing the Greek hero, Achilles.

Next up is a trip to the Kapodistrias Museum just west of Corfu town. Housed in the former summer home of prominent Greek statesman and diplomat Ioannis Kapodistrias, the museum tracks his life's work and offers fascinating insight into Corfu's history during the early 19th century.

​Later, you'll have the chance to join our afternoon trip to the one-time home of the Durrell family, followed by a delicious meal at a traditional taverna in the nearby seaside village of Kalami. 

Today, we'll leave island life (temporarily) behind as we catch a ferry from Corfu to Igoumenitsa on the mainland. Once there, we'll journey into the historically multicultural city of Ioannina, nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Pamvotida. It's been inhabited for millennia and boasts a fascinating mix of architecture, from ancient synagogues and stunning mosques to churches dating all the way back to the Byzantine period.

Spend a few hours leisurely exploring Ioannina's old town with its fortified walls and structures, such as Ioannina Castle and the Mosque of Veli Pasha. In the city's newer neighbourhoods, you'll find dozens of colourful cafés and lively tavernas, which are ideal for sampling a few delectable treats. Don't pass up the chance to taste the local baklava, made up of layers of crisp filo pastry dripping in honey and walnuts.

​In the afternoon, we'll continue on to the gorgeous region of Zagori, one of the few remaining natural hidden gems in Greece which has been inhabited since ancient times. Get a chance to taste regional wines and tuck into homemade cheeses and authentic dishes during a relaxed dinner.

Step back in time with a local guided tour of some of Zagori's 46 traditional stone villages, which are prettily positioned among dramatic peaks and enchanting forests. We'll take you to Papigo and Megalo Papigo to soak up their old-world charm and learn more about the region's geological wonders. We also enjoy local flavour with a Tsipouro brandy tasting.

​In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to embark on an exciting optional river rafting experience in the impressive Zagori countryside. 

Today we'll travel to majestic Meteora, a dramatic rock formation three hours' drive from the heart of the Zagori region. Firstly, we visit nearby Kalambaka, home of the Metéora monasteries, then move onto the town of Meteora. As well as its vast vistas of mountainous countryside, Meteora is also famously home to one of the world's largest complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. The UNESCO World Heritage structures (some of which are thought to date back to the 12th century) all perch precariously on huge natural stone pillars.

​We'll tour the interiors of two of the monasteries and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area and its otherworldly rocky towers. There will also be a nature walk following the trail used by former monks to connect the monasteries together. During the walk, a Local Guide will also educate us on the region's unique flora and fauna. 

On your last day in Zagori, we'll venture into Vitsa (one of the largest of the region's villages) and follow its scenic downhill hiking trail across historic stone bridges and cobbled paths to reach the Vikos Gorge. It's the deepest gorge in the world in proportion to its width, and we'll pause nearby to enjoy a relaxing picnic of Greek fare. Afterwards, it'll be time to get the boat back to Corfu for our final couple of days by the coast. ​

Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring the island at your own pace or join our optional nature walk. In the afternoon, there will be a chance to take in stunning views of Corfu town and its imposing fortress on a relaxing cruise. We'll sail along the Bay of Corfu in a caique (a traditional Greek wooden boat) and cool off with a swim in the clear waters of the Ionian Sea.

​Finish off your Greek getaway with a farewell dinner in the hotel this evening. 

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. ​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Greece - Kanoni - Visit to the Durrell family home and taverna dinner

Greece - Kanoni - Visit to the Durrell family home and taverna dinner

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Greece - Kanoni - Visit to the Durrell family home and taverna dinner

Greece – Kanoni – Nature walk around Corfu

Greece – Kanoni – Nature walk around Corfu

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Greece – Kanoni – Nature walk around Corfu

Accommodation

Located in Kanoni, on a peninsula south of Corfu Town, your hotel is situated in lush grounds and features a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre. Guest rooms have private facilities, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and balcony.
Monopatia Mountain Resort or Hotel Gioraldi

Located in the tranquil village of Ano Pedina in the heart of the Zagori region, both of these hotels are of classic stone construction in keeping with their surroundings. Facilities include a restaurant and bar.

Please note : Hotels in this area are small, so groups may be split across these two properties, which are in close proximity to one another.
Located in Kanoni, on a peninsula south of Corfu Town, your hotel is situated in lush grounds and features a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre. Guest rooms have private facilities, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and balcony.

Divani Corfu Palace Hotel

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

TOUR DURATION

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

8 days

Monday 18 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,479

Available

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8 days

Monday 08 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,579

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8 days

Monday 07 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,579

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8 days

Monday 21 September 2020

£1,479

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

Manchester

Monday 18 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,798

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Monday 18 May 2020

Departs

08:00 Manchester

Arrives

13:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 25 May 2020

Departs

14:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Arrives

16:10 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Heathrow)

Monday 18 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,699

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 18 May 2020

Departs

11:15 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 25 May 2020

Departs

17:35 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Arrives

18:55 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Manchester

Monday 08 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,898

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Monday 08 June 2020

Departs

08:00 Manchester

Arrives

13:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 15 June 2020

Departs

14:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Arrives

16:10 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Heathrow)

Monday 08 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,799

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 08 June 2020

Departs

11:15 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 15 June 2020

Departs

17:35 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Arrives

18:55 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Manchester

Monday 07 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,898

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Monday 07 September 2020

Departs

08:00 Manchester

Arrives

13:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 14 September 2020

Departs

14:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Arrives

16:10 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Heathrow)

Monday 07 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,799

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 07 September 2020

Departs

11:15 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 14 September 2020

Departs

17:35 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Arrives

18:55 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Manchester

Monday 21 September 2020

£1,798

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Monday 21 September 2020

Departs

08:00 Manchester

Arrives

13:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 28 September 2020

Departs

14:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Arrives

16:10 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Heathrow)

Monday 21 September 2020

£1,699

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 21 September 2020

Departs

11:15 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:30 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 28 September 2020

Departs

17:35 Corfu (Kerkyra)

Arrives

18:55 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

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