Kanoni Tours

Once the capital and heart of the Greek island of Corfu, Kanoni today is a quarter of Corfu Town, the island’s modern day capital. The name Kanoni is derived from the canons that protected the city near the entrance to the lagoon, which once featured the main port of Corfu. With a steep, rugged coastline covered in trees, Kanoni has just two beaches for visitors to enjoy, but there is plenty else worth seeing.

On a small island connected to Kanoni by a long causeway is the church of Panagia Vlaherna. Built in 17th century, the church with a red-tiled roof boasts an impressive wood-carved iconostasis and many beautiful frescoes. Fishing boats depart regularly from Vlaherna Island for Mouse Island, which is about a five minute boat ride away and home to the 13th century Byzantine church of Pantokrator.  According to legend, Mouse Island was formed when the boat carrying Odysseus home to Ithaca was turned into stone and then into an island. Kanoni provides a great view of both Vlaherna and Mouse Islands and is also a good spot from which to watch the plans land at Corfu’s main airport.

Practical Info

Kanoni is just eight kilometers south of Corfu Town and is reachable on foot, walking about 30 minutes along the coastline. Buses also run frequently between the Liston in Corfu Town and Kanoni.
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Address: Corfu, Greece
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Achillion Paleokastritsa Corfu Private Tour

Take an in-depth, private tour of Corfu exclusively for your group of travelers. The day begins with pickup from your hotel, then head to Corfu's most famous attraction, Achilleion Palace. Enjoy the gardens and museum then continue on to the red-roofed town of Paleokastritsa. A few more short stops are included, including a local shop where you can purchase olive oil, spices, soap, and souvenirs.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town

Discover the best of Corfu Town and its surroundings on a private 5-hour tour. After Corfu hotel or port pickup, visit the 19th-century Achilleon Palace, built for Austria’s Empress Elisabeth, better known as ‘Sisi.’ Explore the rooms and gardens independently, and stop at Kanoni to enjoy Corfu’s famous view over Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Convent. Finally, enjoy time for shopping in Corfu Town and to see some of its landmarks. Entrance fees not included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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