Palaiokastritsa Swim and Afionas Sunset Tour

Embark on an unforgettable tour to Palaiokastritsa, the emerald jewel of the Ionian Sea.

Discover hidden caves by boat, enjoy the mesmerizing sunset at Afionas, one of Corfu’s most charming villages



  • Embark on a relaxing afternoon escape, from turquoise coves to sunset splendor
  • Chill out and swim at the emerald jewel Palaiokastritsa, a wonder of nature
  • Explore Palaiokastritsa’s caves and its marine paradise on a boat tour
  • Wander through Afionas’ stone paths and capture the beauty of its old mansions
  • Experience a breathtaking sunset spectacle as the sun dips below the Ionian Sea


Starting location: Dougla’s Column
Starting time: April 20th – May 31st – 16:30
June 1st – July 31st – 17:00
August 1st – August 9th – 16:30
August 10th – September 4th – 16:00
September 5th – September 26th – 15:30
September 27th – October 26th – 15:00
October 27th – October 31st – 13:30

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  • 6 hours


Explore Palaiokastritsa, one of the most famous seaside villages in Corfu! This relaxing afternoon tour will take you to the heart of the island’s west coast, where you can discover its hidden gems at your own pace. Enjoy the island’s breathtaking natural beauty. Unwind and bathe in the crystal-clear waters of Palaiokastritsa, a breathtaking gem on Corfu’s west coast.

Embark on a boat tour to explore the magical caves that are inaccessible by road, such as the Cave of Nausica, the Blue Eye, and the Blue Caves. Marvel at the marine paradise with emerald-green waters, coral reefs, and colorful fish. Savor the local cuisine and renowned wines. Purchase souvenirs from the shops before departing.

Soak up one of the most traditional villages on the island, rich in history and beauty. Afionas is one of the oldest settlements on Corfu and is believed to have been named after the local grape variety. Archaeological evidence suggests that the village was first inhabited in the 6th century BC.

Be amazed by the breathtaking views of Afionas, where the sky is ablaze with color at sunset, one of the island’s most captivating sunsets!

Take a stroll through the stone paths (kadounia) of Afionas, where bougainvillea and jasmine cascade over whitewashed walls, and the air is filled with the briny scent of the sea. Snap a photo of the old mansions, which have stood the test of time, and visit the church of Agios Ioannis Lampataro, built in 1636.

Soak up the magic of the sunset as you sit on a bench and watch the sun sink below the Ionian Sea. The sky is ablaze with color, from fiery reds and oranges to gentle pinks and purples. It is a sight that will take your breath away.

A must-add to your Corfu tours for anyone who loves nature, appreciates traditional beauty, sunsets, and wants to live like a local.


  • 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


  • No food (lunches or beverages are included.), personal expenses.
  • Boat tour to Palaiokastritsa (optional)
  • 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 Palaiokastritsa: 17:15
Estimate time: Approximately 45’ minute drive
Time on Palaiokastritsa: 2 hours
Departure from Palaiokastritsa: 19:15
Arrival at Afionas: 19:50
Estimate time: Approximately a 35‘ minute drive
Time on Afionas: 75 minutes
Departure from Afionas: 21:15
Arrival at Dougla‘s Column: 22:30
Estimate time: Approximately a 90’ minute drive

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: 6 hours (from 14.30 pm to 22:30 pm)
Meeting Point: Douglas Column (On the way to the seafront boulevard of Garitsa bay, on the intersection of Alexandras and Dimokratias Avenue)