San Stefano Travel
San Stefano Excursions
Here at San Stefano Travel, the safety and enjoyment of our customers continues to be our top priority!
With this as our key focus, we’ve assessed all of the evolving factors from what our island has to offer, to our most requested tours and the most popular destinations to visit. We decided to offer a mixed selection of weekly organised trips and small group tailor-made excursions on our modern air conditioned minibus, as an alternative to cater for those wanting to visit destinations in small groups; this is perfect for families or groups of friends traveling together.
With 24 years of experience helping you make the most of your stay, we have handpicked a selection of trips for you to choose from and we are always available to cater to your requests and destinations in order to ensure you see the places you want, and have the best time possible whilst doing it!
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WEEKLY ORGANISED TRIPS
- Every Thursday 16:00-23:00 (€16)
Pick up points: Baras, Peros Hotel, Kapetanios, Romanza Hotel, Church, Office
Visit the heart of paradise where you can shop in the narrow streets, or sit and watch the world go by whilst having a coffee on the cosmopolitan Liston. There are two Venetian Fortresses – the Old Fortress, located by the Square, is open for visitors. The Islands patron saint, Saint Spiridon’s Church is also worth a visit. Enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants and grill rooms, or just wander around the cobbled back streets of the Old Town for a true Corfiot experience!
- Every Saturday 17:30-22:30 (€18)
Pick up points: Baras, Peros Hotel, Kapetanios, Romanza Hotel, Church, Office
Experience a thriving Greek community and explore the lively streets and local history of this ancient fishing village. Life revolves around the main square, in the heart of the village, spreading down into the laid back atmosphere of the harbour where local restaurants advertise the catch of the day. The fantastic views over to Albania, the crystal clear waters and its rocky coast, all provide a picturesque backdrop for any camera!
- Every Tuesday 19:30 – 22:30( €10)
Enjoy an evening in Afionas, take in the views and find out why this beautiful picturesque village, with arguably the best sunset on the island, is not to be missed.
Start with a walk amidst its iconic white washed houses and soak in the tranquil atmosphere surrounded by a gorgeous traditional setting. Finish with a meal or drinks in one of the many fantastic restaurants that provide incredible bird’s eye views over the Diapontian Islands.
ELAION Private Tour
- Daily – 09:00 – 13:30 €55
The Olive Tree has been a dominant element of Corfiot society for centuries, with olive oil cultivation being the main income stream for Corfiots before tourism flourished in the 1980’s.
Located in central North Corfu, this guided tour takes place on the foothills of mount Pantokrator. You will start with a walking tour that takes you through a unique Green environment with an abundance of flora and fauna whilst acquainting you with the perennial green and Corfiot olives as well as encountering an Olive tree whose life has spanned a millennium.
Making your way into a small mountain village, you will enter a stone Olive press dating back to the early 1900’s. You will learn about making Olive Oil soap, enjoy Olive Oil Tasting and delight in a Meze of quality Corfiot products.
AVAILABLE PRIVATE EXCURSIONS
Paleokastritsa and Bella Vista
Visit one of the most celebrated beauty spots on the island of Corfu and spend the day immersing in the local history and the stunningly crystal clear waters Paleokastritsa has to offer!
We Will start with a stop at Alipa Marina where the excursion boats depart for the nearby accessible beaches. For anyone that wants to stay on the bus, you will be driven up the maginificent rock where the Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin is located. For the rest of the day, your time is your own – you can walk back down to the Marina and join one of the taxi boats for a tour or stop for a swim, or visit one of the many seafront tavernas for lunch, and relax in one of the main beaches. At the end of the day, our driver will stop at Bella Vista cafe for some stunning views over Paleo!
Achilleon Palace, Kanoni and Corfu Town
Are you looking to explore some of the highlights Corfu has to offer? Visit the famous Achilleon Palace which will take you back in history to when it was inhabited by the Empress of Austria. Capture the famous views of Mouse Island, one of Corfu’s famous landmarks where a photo is a must! Discover the vibrant atmosphere of Corfu Town, while walking the charming streets and admiring the beautiful architecture.
Start your tour with a visit to the impressive Achilleon Palace, where you can learn about the fascinating story of Princess Sissi, while admiring impressive furnishings, artwork and belongings. The Palace is located in the village of Gastouri, around 10km south of Corfu Town, it was built in 1890 as a summer retreat for the Empress of Austria, who named it after her admiration for ancient Greek legends. Her favourite was Achilles, who she dedicated the palace to, in his honour. You will notice statues of important Greek figures as you explore the impressive landscaped gardens, which makes for a truly mythical setting.
Next, relax on the journey as you head to your next stop, Kanoni to view the iconic landmark of Mouse Island – one of Corfu’s most photographed spots, so don’t forget to bring along your camera! Enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the cafeterias, while taking in the beauty of your surroundings and hopefully be lucky enough to see an aeroplane take off or land right over your head, as the airport runway is located by Mouse Island.
Finally, explore the quaint narrow streets of Corfu Town, marvel at the fascinating architecture with distinctive Venition influence and get a taste of local life by watching the world go by whilst enjoying a coffee at the famous Liston Square. Don’t forget there are plenty of other sights to be seen around the town, including the Old Fortress.
Duration: 8 hours
Kanoni, Mouse island & Mon Repo trip
Explore some of Corfu islands most photographed spots at your own pace. Take in the beautiful view of Mouse Island, one of Corfu’s landmarks, enjoy the spectacular gardens of Mon Repos which was one Prince Philips residence and finally discover the charming streets and landmarks of Corfu Old Town.
The tour will begin on the peninsula of Kanoni, which will give you a spectacular view of Mouse Island, so don’t forget to take your camera! There are two cafeterias where you will hopefully be lucky enough to see an aeroplane take off or land right over your head, as the runway is located right by Mouse Island.
Next, the minibus will drop you off at the Mon Repos entrance and leave you to enjoy the rest of the day, where you can take a leisurely walk through the extensive and incredibly beautiful gardens of the palace of Mon Repos, which are flourished with archaeological remains, rare trees and plants endemic to the Mediterranean. Discover the palace where Prince Philip was born, which was built in 1864 and has since been restored to a great museum that hosts many Ionian treasures. Lastly, take a cooling dip off the jetty, in the clear blue waters off Mon Repos beach.
Make your own way along the coast towards Corfu Old Town, discovering its famous historical sites and hidden charms as you walk. First you will pass the Anemomylos Windmill, which has been reconstructed and repaired to represent a traditional windmill that would have once been used by the town, here you can stop for a refreshing drink and stroll along the small promenade with cobbled stones offering a beautiful view of the bay and Old Fort. Continue along Garitsa Bay, one of the most picturesque parts of town, where there is a wide selection of restaurants overlooking the Old Fort. On your Left, you will see one of Corfu’s oldest hotels, the Corfu Palace, which has appeared on a number of movies such as James Bond. Once you arrive in Corfu town, spend time to marvel at the fascinating architecture and charming narrow streets as you shop for souvenirs, or get a taste of local life by grabbing a coffee at the famous Liston Square. Finally, make your way towards The Old Harbour where your minibus will be waiting for you.
Alternatively, you could catch the public blue bus from Mon Repo to the Liston Square, there are several buses that run during the day, the journey takes around 10minutes and the buses are around every 20minutes.
Duration: 8 hours
THE DURRELLS TOUR
Cultural villages and traditional life
This tradition village tour begins in the unspoiled, picturesque village of Agrafi, offering you the chance to experience what true traditional life is really like. The next destination is Nymfes, where you can enjoy the mythical waterfall and its surroundings, then onto the village square where you can enjoy a traditional lunch in the local taverna.
First stop is to the unspoiled listed traditional village of Agrafi – which has a population of under 400 people! Nestled up high at an altitude of 90meters – with panoramic views of the valley and the sea, take a leisurely stroll to admire the scenic views and floral displays, then take a break to soak up the traditional atmosphere in the local coffee shop.
Then onto Nymfes waterfall, which is located just 2km outside of the village surrounded by rich green vegetation. The waterfall is more than 10 meters high and falls into a magical green revine below. Walk down the wooden steps to admire the mythical waterfall and its surroundings. Legend has it that the Nymfes (a mythical word for faries), which gave the village its name, bathed in the emerald waters. Now you’ve worked up an appetite, the minibus will take you into the village square where there is a small taverna where you can enjoy the hospitality of the locals. After your lunch, take some time to appreciate the many old houses built in a traditional style. Before you head back, stop to fill up your water bottle with the refreshing water from the natural running springs.
*Please note, in the height out the summer, there may be some occasions where the water flow has become dry.