Discover Corfu’s Fine Arts

Discover Corfu’s Fine Arts
On this private tour, with our professional guide, a Fine Arts Major, you will visit Corfu’s Museum of Fine Arts. You will be introduced to the most famous painters and their work that has influenced art and artists throughout history in Corfu and Modern Greece.



Level:
Easy
Duration:
1/2 Day
Type:

This tour includes:

  • Professional English (or your chosen language) speaking tour guide
  • Visit to the Municipal Art Gallery in Corfu Town
  • Free time for shopping and/or dining in Corfu Town

This tour has been specially designed for fine art lovers. It is the ideal tour if you want to find out more about Greek art history. You will visit the Corfu's largest art gallery with a professional guide, who has a university degree in Fine Arts and will be able to explain, in detail the painters techniques and other interesting facts about the works you will see. At the end of the tour you will have enough free time in the Corfu Town to walk around, shop or dine in one of the traditional tavernas.

Municipal Art Gallery of Corfu

Since the 19th century Corfu has produced many important figures in the field of fine arts. Housed in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, the Municipal Art Gallery began operation in 1978. The gallery became a recognised public institution in 1991 in an effort to make its, mainly donated, works more widely known.  Besides the permanent and temporary exhibitions, lectures, art history courses, educational programs and concerts are also organised there.

Most of the works in the gallery are by 19th century local artists.  Amongst the most important being the Samartzis Collection, 42 works, Aglaia Pappa Collection, 23 works, Phillip Makotsi Collection, 12 works and while two more works were donated by Nikolas Ventouras.  The Corfiot artists of note include Pavlos Prosalentis Snr, the founder of the first School of Fine Arts in Corfu, H. Pachis, A. Giallinas, S.Skarvelis, S. Prosalentis, M. Damaskinos, V. Bokatsiampis, G. Samartzis and the painters and sculptors L. Kogevinas and N. Ventouras.

The tour continues with a short drive into centre of Corfu Town where you will have some free time to visit the Old Town, where the narrow, cobbled streets are known as Kantounia, the Espianada and the cricket ground.  You can stroll along the Liston arcades, visit one of the Fortresses or the old Church of Saint Spyridon, with its priceless collection of icons and gifts offered to the Patron Saint of Corfu.

Prices
Main services Price
Price For up to 2 persons 160.00 €
Price For up to 4 persons 240.00 €
Price For up to 8 persons 400.00 €
Price For up to 12 persons 500.00 €
Days of operation
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Dates of operation
2 Jan 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
Departures (Local Time)

Departure time (local, recommended) 09.00 4 hours but not later than 13.30

This tour is a private tour therefore the starting time is flexible. Please state the desired starting time on the reservation form.

Special Instructions
  • This tour includes a private vehicle and driver and a professional tour guide.
  • Food, beverages, entrance fees, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.
  • The entrance fees to the gallery is 4€ per person.
  • The use of cameras and video-cameras is forbidden inside the gallery.
Restrictions

Tour is not available on Mondays. If you have any disability or other special request, please state it in your reservation form or call us at: 0030 6945 265 048.

This tour is rated as ‘moderate’.

Meeting Instructions
Meeting instructions will be provided after the payment together with the booking voucher.