Tour to Achilleion Palace and Old Corfu Town
Grab the opportunity to enrich your knowledge by visiting Achilleion Palace and Old Town of Corfu!
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and travel Agencies
As you arrive to the port of Corfu you will meet your professional guide and you will take your private vehicle to start your tour.
Your first visit will be the Achilleion Palace.This palace was built upon the wish of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria known as princess Sissy.It is built in a rhyrthm of a Pompeian Mansion.Frescoes and decorations of important artists of its erection period adorn its interior.You will be guided inside the palace where you can admire its magnificent decoration,as also the great collection of books and portraits of those who passed their lives in this beautiful palace.The palace is surrounded by lush green gardens which adorn many statues,mainly Achilles,a beloved hero of emress, from whom the palace was named.“Dying Achilles” is a nice bronze statue,the work of the German sculptor Ernst Herter.
Following you will be guided in the Old Town of Corfu, where your guide will tell about the history of the island while you walk into the alleys, visit the Spaniada square,the theater of San Giacomo, the former English Palace and the church of St.Spyridon, which was built the 16th century and is the Patron of the island.Of course some free time on your own will be given for shopping or take a drink or refreshment before your return back to the port.
Duration: 4 hours
Private transfers by deluxe A/C bus, guide,all taxes
Not included: entrance fees