Full-Day Bus Trip of Corfu's Southwest Coast

Journey through Corfu's southwest, where history meets turquoise bliss.

Admire Pontikonisi, Mon Repos, Achilleion. Stroll through Benitses village. Swim in the turquoise waters of Marathias beach.



  • Unwind on Corfu’s dreamy southwest coast, no rush, no hassle
  • Enjoy a coffee at Kanoni, with Pontikonisi view or visit Panagia Vlaherna church
  • Explore historic Mon Repos Palace and Achilleion Palace, Corfu’s landmarks
  • Stroll into Benitses, a quaint village with centuries-old charm
  • Swim in the turquoise waters of Marathias Beach, sunbathe, savor local flavors


Starting location: Dougla’s Column
Meeting time:
Departure time: 9:00

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  • 10 hours


Embark on an unforgettable journey to the southwest coast of Corfu, where stunning beaches and historical landmarks await.

Visit Kanoni, a picturesque spot offering panoramic views of the iconic Pontikonisi islet and the Panagia Vlaherna church. Capture the magic of this scenery with a delightful coffee break or walk to the chapel. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Mon Repos, a serene haven of lush gardens and a captivating palace. Stroll through the verdant landscapes, adorned with exotic plants from around the globe. Admire the imposing palace, a 19th-century architectural masterpiece.

In the footsteps of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, aka “Sisi,” delve into the enchanting gardens of Achilleion. Gaze upon statues of ancient philosophers, mythical heroes, and gods. Reflect on Sisi’s life, who found solace amidst the beauty of Achilleion, describing it as her “paradise.” Explore the interior of the palace, marveling at its luxurious spaces and exquisite artwork. Feel the spirit of ancient Greece come alive as you discover Sisi’s collection of artifacts and memorabilia. Due to restoration works the Museum-Anakatoro will be closed for the whole season. The gardens will remain open to visitors.

Venture into the picturesque village of Benitses, where time seems to slow down. Embrace the warmth of the locals and stroll through the maze of cobblestone streets lined with traditional houses, some dating back centuries.

Discover shops brimming with souvenirs, tavernas offering authentic Greek cuisine, and fresh bakeries tempting you with their delectable treats. Savor a leisurely Greek coffee or indulge in a delightful snack, savoring the authentic flavors of Corfu.

Escape to Marathias, a beach paradise renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, pristine golden sands, and captivating setting surrounded by olive groves and a majestic mountain. For families with young ones, Marathias is home to an exciting water park, where kids of all ages can splash and play to their heart’s content. Taste fresh, local flavors at one of the many nearby restaurants. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail by the waves at one of the many beach bars, where the magical view of the endless blue will create memories that will last a lifetime.


  • Pickup and drop-off from central location in Corfu Town
  • Bus transportation to all locations
  • Air-conditioned comfortable bus
  • English speaking trip attendant -archeologist
  • Basic travel insurance (during transportation)
  • Free wi-fi
  • Available baby seat with request


  • Entrance fee to Mon Repos Palace (4€)
  • Entrance fee to Achilleion Palace (5€)
  • No food (lunches or beverages are included.), personal expenses.
  • Guided tour inside Mon Repos, Achilleion
  • Tips


  • Please be informed that there is the possibility of modifying the schedule of the excursion according to current weather conditions on the island; in case of non-favorable weather conditions, might be replaced either by visiting olive oil museum or visiting some nearby places.
  • Make sure to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to tour departure.

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Flip- flops


Starting location: Dougla’s Column
Arrival at Kanoni: 9:20
Estimate time: Approximately 20’ minute drive
Time on Kanoni: 30 minutes
Departure from kanoni: 9:50
Arrival at Mon Repos Palace: 10:00
Estimate time: Approximately a 10’ minute drive
Time on Mon Repos Palace: 60 minutes
Departure from Mon Repos Palace: 11:00
Arrival at Axilleion: 11:40
Estimate time: Approximately a 40’ minute drive
Time on Axilleion: 60 minutes
Departure from Axilleion: 12:40
Arrival at Benitses: 12:55
Estimate time: Approximately a 15’ minute drive
Time on Benitses: 35 minutes
Departure from Benitses: 13:30
Arrival at Marathias: 14:00
Estimate time: Approximately 30’ minute drive
Time on Marathia beach: 3 hours and half
Departure from Marathia: 17:30
Arrival at Dougla‘s Column: 19:00
Estimate time: Approximately a 90’ minute drive with 10minutes photo stop

The dwell times at the main stops are allowed to vary during peak traffic periods, as estimated by the trip attendants.

Duration of the day trip: 10 hours (from 9:00 am to 19:00 pm)
Meeting Point: Douglas Column (On the way to the seafront boulevard of Garitsa bay, on the intersection of Alexandras and Dimokratias Avenue)