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The Greek island of Corfu is a walker’s paradise – join us for a magnificent journey along the beautiful Corfu Trail with its spectacular scener

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Forgotten Villages

From Sokraki, a picturesque medieval village high up in the mountains, we take a steep descent into a forested valley until we reach the charming village of Valanio, where time has stood still. We’ll have a picnic in the square before we continue through delightful, peaceful countryside along tracks bordered by countless wild flowers and asparagus to the magnificent monastery at Agios Athanas

Imperial Paths

Starting high in the mountains at the village of Pelekas, with spectacular views in all directions, we will walk through a beautiful ancient olive tree forest before we continue along one of the prettiest sections of The Trail, along a delightful pathway, passing some spectacular ancient rock formations before we reach the hidden settlement of Stavros.

The Packhorse Way

A spectacular walk in the mountains! Beginning at the Byzantine Monastery at Mount Pantokrator with incredible views across the whole island, we descend through the Karst Plateau along the ancient rough tracks used by countless packhorses, passing wild, moonlike scenery as we walk. There will be time for a pitstop in Spartillas before we journey down to the coast for lunch at a beachfront taverna and a refreshing swim.

“For your Eyes Only”

After exploring the medieval mountain village of Xlomos, we walk through olive groves and along a ridge enjoying stunning views of the West coast until we reach the spectacular sandy beach used in the filming of James Bond’s For Your Eyes Only. After stopping for a taverna lunch by the sea, we continue through the dunes to beautiful Lake Korission, home to a vast array of birdlife.

Hotel Pantokrator

Set on a picturesque hillside overlooking the sea and 350 yards from the beach, this stylish hotel offers a fine blend of modern design with traditional Greek style on the island of Corfu. All guests enjoy free Wi-Fi Access.

Facilities include

Look out over the Ionian Sea from the Pantokrator’s outdoor swimming pool, complete with its own snack bar serving refreshing drinks. The pool is surrounded by sun loungers, allowing you to sunbathe in comfort.

 

Rooms Include 

All of the well-furnished rooms comes equipped with air-conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, DVD player, mini-fridge, shower-room and a balcony or terrace. Safe deposit boxes are available for hire in reception.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 2 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 10°C,
Apr 14°C, May 19°C,
Jun 22°C, Jul, Aug 26°C,
Sep 23°C, Oct 18°C,
Nov, Dec 13°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer from Corfu Airport the hotel is approximately 1 hour

Walking programme
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Medium and you can expect to walk between 10 to 14km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved.

Below are the distances for each walk, however please bear in mind these are approximate and subject to change due to local conditions

For your Eyes Only
Length approx 12km Altitude: 75m ascent, 75m descent

Imperial Paths
Length approx 13km Altitude: 100m ascent, 250m descent

Forgotten Villages
Length approx 14km Altitude: 300m descent

The Packhorse Way
Length approx 10km Altitude: 450m descent

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking. You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort. The weather, even in summer, can be unpredictable. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

More to Explore
There will be plenty for you to see and do during your own leisure time during the course of your holiday, full details of which will be given out at your Information Meeting by your Tour Leader. Please note that prices shown may vary according to numbers. Full details will be given at your Information Meeting. All tours must be paid for in euros only. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you and explain where you will need to go but may not necessarily accompany you.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate Ͽo add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
Oct 25ºC

 

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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
12 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 7 All Ages £ 999 BOOK

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 4 guided walks
  • Greek music evening
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board:
    Breakfast & dinner daily

What’s extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Optional excursions*:
    Take a boat trip along the stunning West Coast of Corfu
  • Explore Corfu Town
    *Subject to availability

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
    25°C Oct

Walking Notes

  • Grade: Medium
  • Distance: 10 to 14km per day (some steep ascents/descents)
  • Walking boots: Essential
  • NB:
    You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

 

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