Traditional Kaiki Boat Tour to Vidos Island, Mon Repo Palace and Mouse Island

Traditional Kaiki Boat Tour to Vidos Island, Mon Repo Palace and Mouse Island
On this private half day boat cruise you will have an opportunity to visit unique Mon Repo Palace, swim at uninhabited Vidos island and see from up close the Corfu’s trademark - Mouse Island.



Level:
Easy
Duration:
Full Day
Type:

This tour includes:

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle from your pickup point to the kaiki boat (If you have your own transportation and wish to purchase ticket only without our transfer, please contact us directly).
  • Transportation in private traditional, crewed kaiki,  fishing boat
  • Visit to Mouse Island – famous landmark of Corfu
  • Visit to Mon Repo Palace
  • Visit and swim at Vidos Island
  • Fresh fruits and drinks (soft drinks, water, wine and ouzo) served on board

Enjoy the sights on a cruise around Corfu’s golden coastline. Have your camera ready as we pass the most famous and photographed tourist attractions. On this tour we will visit Mouse Island, (Pontikonissi), Mon Repo Palace and Vidos Island. We will provide you with a traditional kaiki,  boat and crew.

Mouse Island or Pontikonissi, is a small, hilly and densely wooded island in Halikiopoulos Lagoon, that legend says was formed when the ship that had taken Odysseus back to Ithaki returned to its home port.  Poseidon, who was angry at being defied by the Phaeceans, turned the ship to stone.   The Byzantine Monastery of Pantocrator that has a winding, white staircase that looks like a mouses's tail from a distance is another explanation for its name.

This is the monastery where the Austrian Empress 'Sisi' Elisabeth prayed when staying at the Achillion Palace.

Please Note - This stop is weather permitting as boats cannot always moor at Mouse Island.

Mon Repo Palace is on Analipsis Hill on the edge of the ancient city of Corfu.  Built by the British Commissioner Frederic Adams as a gift for his Corfiot wife in 1826.  It is a small but very beautiful building with stunning gardens.  In 1864 after the Unification of Greece it became the summer residence of the Greek Royal family and was the birth place of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh in 1921.  The people of Corfu stood as his Godparents at his baptism.

The walk from the beach up to the Palace passes by the archaeological site of old Corcyra city (Paleopolis) dating back to 492 BC.

At a distance of only half a mile from Corfu Town, Vidos is an unspoilt green island. Due to special protection laws it is totally uninhabited.  It was going to become a bird sanctuary, but the idea was abandoned but the birds and rabbits remain. There is also a Serbian mausoleum on Vidos.

The pristine beaches and small wooded paths lead to the island's only restaurant and coffee shop. Have your swimsuits and suntan oil ready, you can enjoy the island's privacy and swim at crystal clear warm waters of Ionian Sea.

Important note :

To get the most enjoyment from any tour we recommend that you will choose an option with a professional guide. They are licensed by the Greek Tourist Organization, they are university graduates in Greek history and culture. A professional guide can make your tour an unforgettable experience by telling you interesting stories about places you visit as well as historical facts that might interest you. In Corfu we have professional guides who are able to cover most European languages. Please state the desired language of your guide in the checkout process.

Prices
Main services Price
Price For up to 15 persons 1040.00 €
Price For up to 30 persons 1725.00 €
Price For up to 50 persons 2225.00 €
Days of operation
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Dates of operation
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Departures (Local Time)

This is a private tour therefore the starting time is flexible. Please state the desired starting time on the reservation form.

Special Instructions
  • This tour includes transfer in air-conditioned vehicle and driver. Please note that the vehicle transfer will take you to the nearest possible 'kaiki' departure point.
  • Day rental of ‘Kaiki’ boat with crew.
  • Fresh fruits and drinks (soft drinks, water, wine and ouzo) served on board.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (sandals or flip flops are ok) and a hat.
  • Food, entrance fee to Mon Repo Palace (4 euro per person) and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.

Please do not assume that the tour is cancelled if the weather is not looking good on the day of the trip. Always call the above number to ensure that the tour is cancelled in order to receive a full refund.

If you do not call us prior to the tour’s starting time, we will consider you as no-show and cancellation fees will apply.

We recommend that you enter your mobile phone number during reservation process in order for us to contact you in case of any change or cancellation due to weather conditions or other reasons.

Restrictions

No restrictions. If you have any disability or other special requests, please state it in your reservation form or call us at: 0030 6945 265 048.

Meeting Instructions
Meeting instructions will be provided after the payment together with the booking voucher.