At Bijou Corfu we are passionate about our beautiful island, our services and most of all our guests. So we only work with people who feel the same way, from our villa owners to the restaurateurs we use.
One of these people is Irini Goga, a local tour guide that we use for many of our private excursions.
All tour guides here in Greece must be officially licensed to lead tours and historically have had to study many subjects covering all of Greek culture and history at the official schools for three years to obtain their Tourist Guide ID card which also states which languages they are permitted to guide in. All guides should have these cards on them should you go on a tour, anywhere you holiday in Greece, so you can check if your guide is an official one.
The island tours’ that are so popular with the quick stop cruise ship guests doing Corfu shore excursions last 4 1/2 hours, that’s a lot of talking! “I try to make sure I vary what I say on my tours, not to sound like a tape recording. The guests get on as strangers but when they leave we’re always friends”
But what makes our excursions and tours stand out to me, what makes them something I can be proud of and enthuse about is the people involved in every aspect of our guests’ journeys. I know that everybody that we work with will always go the extra distance to ensure every guest has an absolutely fantastic time with us, no matter how they choose to spend their week.