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What you can expect

The history of Gerald Durrell

A wonderful holiday walking in the footsteps of Gerald Durrell

Sail along the coastline

Take a private coastline boat trip.

Free time to explore

Spend time in the delightful Corfu Town

About the trip

Follow in the footsteps of Gerald and Lawrence Durrell on the beautiful island of Corfu while staying at the Solos favourite the  luxurious 5* Kontokali Bay Hotel.  Our popular week of fantastic walking includes five exclusive fully guided walks including a private small boat cruise, so join us this coming summer and experience the varied dramatic and panoramic scenery this beautiful island has to offer.

Grade: Easy to mostly Medium

Early Booking Offer – Free Upgrade to Bay View Room (subject to availability) Call to Book!!
Book by 15 February 2024 for May Departure
Book by 13 June 2024 for September Departure
Book by 11 July 2024 for October Departure

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What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • Entry to Danilia Village
  • 5 guided walks
  • 1 hour private boat trip Liapades - Paleokastritsa
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrive in Corfu
  • Durrell Trail
  • Venetian Trail
  • Olive Trail
  • Day at Leisure
  • Pirates Trail
  • Heartland Trail
  • Departure Day


  • Insurance click here
  • Climate Crisis Resilience Tax  – €10 per night, payable locally
  • Sea view room supplement £93 per week



What you'll be doing

Day 1

Arrive in Corfu

Arrive at Corfu Airport and transfer to the Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa Hotel.

Day 2

Durrell Trail

For our first hike of the week we take our bus to Avlaki Beach for the start of the days walk. The first hour, we’ll traverse the Erimiti area, an unspoiled paradise full of small coves and headlands offering beautiful scenery. Behind the pristine Akoli beach is Akoli Lake, translated as “Bottomless” however in reality a shallow lake which is a haven for birds and wildlife. From here, across the narrow straight we will have lovely views to Albania. Our route continues and after the small harbour at Agios Stefanos, we’ll pass by the estate of the Rothschild family. At Kerasia beach we can stop for a coffee before we continue along the coastal path towards Kalami, a small waterfront village where our hike finishes for the day.


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Day 3

Venetian Trail

If you’d sail to the west, you’ll end up in Italy. The Venetians ruled the Ionian sea for centuries and left their mark in the history of Corfu. Today our bus takes us to where Lawrence Durrell called ‘the most beautiful view in Europe’, with fabulous vistas over Paleokastritsa and to the Byzantine Castle of the Angels  (Angelokastro) played a major role in defending the island, against sieges of Corfu by the Ottomans. We will experience fabulous views over the rugged coastline with high cliffs above the dark blue sea. After a break in a local café in the charming hamlet of Krini, we continue along cobble stone path enjoying the sweeping, stunning views and the entire bay of Agios Georgios beach below.

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Day 4

Olive Trail

Corfu is visited by many people, but you still discover many places off the beaten track. Todays hike starts at the quaint, hidden gem village of Giannades . We head over undulating trails with rapidly changing scenery to picturesque village of Liapades; a place where time has stood still with Venetian manor houses and narrow cobbled lanes. After a well-deserved break on the main square, we’ll walk down to the shore. At the pristine beach of Limni, a secluded cove hidden in a forest of cypresses, a small boat will pick us up for an amazing cruise in the crystal-clear West coast waters. Our captain will navigate his boat through arches, into caves, underneath tall bluffs and cliffs along small bays and beaches.

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Day 5

Day at leisure

Choose from a range of lovely optional excursions and discover the beauty of the island

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6

Pirates Trail

Just beneath the high summit of Pantokratoros, lies the village of Old Perithia, the oldest village of Corfu. Once built as a hideaway from the marauding pirates of the time. Gradually inhabitants abandoned the high valley and moved to the coast abandoning the houses and churches now reclaimed by nature. Here we can experience the mystical vibe of the ruins, old wooden window shutters, rusted doors and crumbling stone walls making it a fascinating place to walk and explore. From here our route descends along mule tracks and footpaths through an oak forest gorge and olive groves and down to the sea.

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Day 7

Heartland Trail

For our final walk of the week, our route starts at the local café in Marmaro. First, we descend towards the Ropa Valley, once home to the now drained central lake of Corfu. Nowadays the valley has become an important wetland area with many canals filled with wildlife such as terrapins and bullfrogs. Through this area we take narrow tarmacked roads and unpaved tracks, zigzagging in between the hills of Gardeladon. At the abandoned monastery of Onoufrou we’ll have a break and enjoy the silence and solitude, an amazing spot to rest before we tackle our hill. At the secluded lake of Kounoupina, we turn right and descend towards the sea in the distance. Finally, we finish at Danilia, a theme park built with the décor of an old traditional Corfiot village.

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Day 8

Departure Day

It’s time to say “Ya Sou”!  After transferring to the airport, we will board our flight home.


Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa 5*

Located on a sandy beach, with breathtaking views over the Ionian Sea, this property offers a wide variety of activities such as watersports, tennis, volleyball, mountain biking, a gym and sports entertainment programme plus the largest Spa in Corfu (treatments payable locally).

Facilities Include

Facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, 3 restaurants including the A la Carte Asterias restaurant for fine dining and the Marina Outdoor food court, ideal for lunch. There are 2 bars, plus there is a complimentary shuttle bus which runs once a day into Corfu Town. WIFI is available throughout.

Room Includes

Our tastefully furnished rooms are located either in the main building or in bungalows with air-conditioning, satellite TV, a telephone, minibar, Wi-Fi, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, toiletries and beach towels. On arrival there will also be a complimentary bottle of wine and mineral water for you in your room.

Early Booking Offer – Free Upgrade to Bay View Room (subject to availability) Call to Book!!
Book by 15 February 2024 for May Departure
Book by 13 June 2024 for September Departure
Book by 11 July 2024 for October Departure

Sea View Room Supplement – £93 per week

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 14 °C 5 °C
March 16 °C 7 °C
April 19 °C 10 °C
May 23 °C 13 °C
June 28 °C 17 °C
July - August 31 °C 19 °C
September 28 °C 17 °C
October 23 °C 14 °C
November 19 °C 10 °C
December 15 °C 7 °C

Our Reviews

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“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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