Long weekend Hiking in Corfu, Greece

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THIS TRIP IS BEING MOVED TO END SEP/BEGINNING OCT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID SITUATION.

Let’s explore Corfu’s mountains, coastal scenery, beaches, ancient villages and monasteries over a long weekend.

With rugged mountains, over 200km of coastline, lots of sunshine, beaches, ouzo and souvlaki as a start, Corfu is known as Greece's emerald island because Corfu is one of the greenest islands in Greece. Corfu is studded with whitewashed houses, Byzantine churches, and the remains of Venetian fortresses and Greek temples. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864.

Corfu has its own long distance trail, the Corfu Trail (see http://www.corfu-trail.com/index.html), crossing the island from south to north so the plan is to do a section of this trail, combined with another interesting route. If logistics allow, we may be able to tackle Mount Pantokrator, located in north-eastern Corfu. At 906 metres (2,972 ft), it is the highest mountain on the island. At the summit, the whole of Corfu can be seen, as well as Albania which lies a short distance from the island.

We will stay in the seaside town of Benitses, in twin/triple or single studios/apartment rooms. The accommodation has a pool and will be walking distance from the beach.

Provisional itinerary (subject to change):
Thursday 30/09: Arrive in Corfu at 22:05, transfer to accommodation
Friday 01/10: Hike part of Corfu Trail
Saturday 02/10: Hike Mount Pantokrator or another interesting route
Sunday 03/10: Free day to enjoy the beach or do some kayaking, fly back at 22:40

Flights:
Outbound: Thu 30th of Sep, Easyjet EZY8757 London Gatwick to Corfu, 16:50 - 22:00
Return: Sun 3rd of Oct, Easyjet EZY8758 Corfu to London Gatwick, 22:50 - 23:55

Cost:
Twin/Triple shared room: £160
Single room: £195

This includes:
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- Most or all transport (airport transfers and transport to/from hikes)
- Admin fee

(Please note that depending on numbers you may be asked to pay for a single room if there is no one to share with)