Private Tours Palaiokastritsa, Achilleion Palace & Corfu Town

Duration
4 ½ Hours
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2+

Kerkyra is the most verdant of all the Greek Islands The Corfu Town

Please avoid wearing short pants and revealing blouses for your visit at the Monastery and the church of St. Spyridon. Bring your camera and lots of film
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Destination
Achillion , Corfu Town , Palaiokastritsa Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or at the port.
Return Location
Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or at the port.
  • Depart from the port for Paleokastritsa
  • Arrive at Paleokastritsa & begin guided walking tour of Monastery
  • Depart Paleokastritsa for Achilleion
  • Arrive at Achilleion, begin tour
  • Depart Achilleion for Old Corfu Town
  • Arrival in Corfu town (Free time)
  • Depart for the pier
  • Arrive at the pier
Depart from the port for Paleokastritsa

Arrive at Paleokastritsa & begin guided walking tour of Monastery

Depart Paleokastritsa for Achilleion

Arrive at Achilleion, begin tour

Depart Achilleion for Old Corfu Town

Arrival in Corfu town (Free time)

Depart for the pier

Arrive at the pier

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This excursion offers you a comprehensive view of the
island, combining visits to cultural and historical sites with
delightful breaks at spots of unique natural beauty. Leaving
the port, the coach follows the road leading out of town;
soon you are found in the beautiful dense Corfiot
countryside, driving through olive groves interspersed with
pine and cypress trees, vineyards and fields carpeted with
wild flowers and shrubs.
Approximately 20 minutes later, your coach reaches one of
the most beautiful spots on the island, much celebrated for its
unique natural beauty, the bay of Paleokastritsa, known as the “Capri of Greece”. You visit the
Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin, still inhabited by a community of monks, and its small
museum, housing priceless Byzantine icons and church relics. From the monastery‟s gardens you
have spectacular views over the beautiful bays of the area with their crystal-clear turquoise waters
and rocky promontories.
Leaving Paleokastritsa, your coach takes you via the Ropa Valley to
the traditional old village of Gastouri for a visit to the Achilleion
Palace, built by the Empress Elisabeth of Austria in 1891 and later
owned by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. You visit the rooms of
the Palace open to visitors, offering a glimpse into the life of the
“Sad Empress” as Sissy was commonly known, as well as its
beautiful gardens with spectacular views over Corfu Town and the
sea. Filled with exotic flowers and adorned with classical statues of
Ancient Greek mythological figures, the gardens give evidence of
Empress Elisabeth‟s fondness of Ancient Greek History and
Mythology.
From Achilleion Palace, you are driven into Corfu Town for a visit of the historic centre of this
elegant old town. Built by the Venetians more than 400 years ago, the Old Town looks more like
Napoli or Venice rather than any other Greek town. Constructed between the two Venetian
Fortresses, it is a maze of winding narrow cobbled streets “kandounia”, little piazzas (squares) and
high tenements in pastel yellow and brick red colours. Leaving the coach by the central
“Esplanade Square”, you explore the town on foot accompanied by your guide. You visit the 300-
year old church of St. Spyridon, the Saint Protector of the island, with its priceless collection of
icons and offerings to the Saint. There is also free time for shopping and wandering around on
your own before returning back to your coach for your transfer back to the port and your ship.

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Palaiokastritsa, Achilleion Palace & Corfu Town

Duration
4 ½ Hours
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2+

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