Achilleion Palace, Kanoni & Old Town of Corfu
Grab the opportunity to visit the Palace where the myths of classical Greece come alive!
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and travel Agencies
Upon your arrival at Corfu port, you will meet our representative and start the tour. Take a ride through through the countryside of the island and admire the lush vegetation, including olive trees and pines.
The first stop will be at the Achilleion Palace. The palace of Achilleion was envisioned by the Empress Elisabeth of Austria ”Sissy” and is fully designed and decorated in a classic ancient Greek style. Frescoes and decorations of important artists of its erection period adorn its interior. Lush green gardens surround the palace, decorated with statues mainly of Achilles, the beloved hero of the empress.
The ”Dead Achilles”, a nice bronze statue, is the trademark of the palace and it’s a creation of the German sculptor Ernst Herter.
Next stop is Kanoni, to enjoy the panoramic view of the Vlaherna Monastery and the picturesque well known Mouse Island.
The Old Town of Corfu is your last stop. Due to Venetian and British conquests, the town is the result of a beautiful cultural mix that gives it a unique character. You will be guided through the colorful narrow streets of Corfu, ”Kadounia” to Spaniada square (the greatest in Balkans), the Liston and the 16th century church of Saint Spyridon, the Patron of the island.
Free time will also be provided for shopping before returning to your ship.
Duration: 4½ hours
Private transfers by deluxe A/C bus,