Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in Corfu
The resort island of Corfu, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, is renowned for its rocky mountains, beautiful beaches, and utterly romantic atmosphere.
It’s capital city, also named Corfu, is one of the ancient jewels of Greece. Here you’ll find a Venetian fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage old town boasting winding lanes, bustling bars, towering houses, and heavenly gardens. Discover ancient remains from eras past, scattered throughout the island.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Achilleion Palace
• Corfu’s Beaches
• Palaiokastritsa Monastery
Travel winding roads lined with olive trees and neo-classical terraces to the magnificent Achilleion's Palace. This MSC Cruises excursion
will immerse you in a stately world — the former residence of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Achilleion's Palace
is a stunning white mansion, offering delightful gardens and views over the sea. Afterwards, enjoy some leisure time in Corfu for shopping and dining before returning to the ship.
MSC Cruises is delighted to offer an excursion along Corfu's gorgeous coastline. Indulge in some leisure time on Palaiokastritsa’s beaches and take in the natural scenery. Boarding a boat, skim past the hidden gems of Corfu's coastline, including the incredible Nausicaa Cave. Stop at Paradise Beach for an hour of downtime where you can relax on the sand or take a swim. Afterwards, visit an abundance of natural wonders by boat including the Blue Eye, St. Nikolas Caves, and the Lion’s Head. Finally, return to the town of Palaiokastritsa for shopping and a bite to eat.
Another extraordinary MSC Cruises excursion embarks on a scenic drive through Corfu's orange groves, cypress trees, and pines, to beautiful Palaiokastritsa. There, you’ll learn how kumquats are harvested and turned into liqueurs at a traditional kumquat factory. Perched high on a rocky promontory over the Ionian Sea, the village offers views of the Byzantine Monastery. Decorated with frescoes of religious icons, this historical church is an unmissable spectacle. Next, stop at the town of Makrades to sample meze, wine, and ouzo at a traditional taverna. The inn’s 19th-century agricultural tools and vintage olive press offer a glimpse into a bygone era.