Trip was ok but tedious because very difficult to understand tour guide, not long enough to see any place in comfort. Not advised that trip to palace would cost extra, lunch stop also expensive. Seemed like a waste of a days holiday
Went on the North Island tour from Sidari through Kassiopi, Gouvia, to Corfu town to watch the planes arrive and see Mouse Island. Then onto Achillion Palace, went to the Kumquat factory, didn't try any of the liqueurs! Then to Palekostrista for our lunch at the restaurant with very bad waiter service! An extremely long day especially as it was raining so we didn't get to see all the sights!!!
The trip around the Island was dissapointing. The tour guide Sophia was great but just couldn't keep me awake. Also do not buy your tickets through Golden Sun, because they are more expensive than anyone else. We paid 34 Euros each vs Sidari Travel 22 Euros per person. It is not worth that amount of money. Hire a scooter for 88 euros for a week and have fun seeing all the places in your own time.
Not a bad trip, but not fantastic. A lot of time spent on the coach and I would recomend you do this trip early in you holiday. Our guide Sofia was great, realy clued up. The Achillean palace was ok but you have to pay extra to get in which we were not told. Only 3 euros but never the less a bit of a liberty. As we had hired a motor scooter and bombed about the island prior to going on this trip, Sophia was its saving grace as she was a lot of fun. All in all I can not recommend this wholeheartedly. They portray this as the 'Grand Island Tour' and at anything between 45-75 euros per couple you would be much better off to hire a car or a bike and do it yourself - don't book through the tour operators like we did. They can be almost double the price - shop around
We were picked up from our resort (Paleocastritsa) we were assured that we would not be taken there as part of the excursion,but we were! We were left outside the palace to wait for another coach load,for about an hour and a half!. We only got to see Mouse Island from a distance (Which was the thing we most wanted to see!).
Went on the North Island tour from Sidari through Kassiopi (look a nice place), Gouvia, to Corfu town to watch the planes arrive and see Mouse Island. Achillion Palace lovely place (James Bond's For Your Eyes Only was filmed here when it was a casino. Went to the Kumquat factory and tried the cherry brandy and various other liqueurs. Then to Palekostrista for our lunch at the Rock with wonderful views over the blue lagoon. Up to the monastery and then to Bella Vista for the wonderful scrumpcious walnut cake. A extremely long day but well worth it.