Make the most of your time in Corfu Port, with this Private, Half-Day, Shore Excursion around two of Corfu's top attractions! Explore the impressive Achillion Palace, the summer retreat of Princess Sissi, which has also been featured in the James Bond film, ‘’For Your Eyes Only.’’ Then, visit the famous coastline of Paleokastritsa, a location of exquisite natural beauty. Take a boat trip to explore the famous caves of the area or visit the hilltop 13th-century monastery and enjoy the spectacular views out to the sea.
DURATION 4.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
Leave Corfu port behind and set off to explore Corfu’s major sites in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle on this Private Corfu Shore Excursion!
Your experience begins with a visit to the splendid Achillion Palace, the 19th-century palatial vacation home of Princess Sissi - the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and Queen of Hungary. Marvel this stunning example of neoclassical architecture, discover the sumptuous furnishings and beautiful frescoes and get a glimpse of the life of the ''Sad Empress'' as you have the chance to see her personal belongings. Walk in the impeccably landscaped gardens, and admire the myriad statues of Greek historical figures, which reveal the true passion of Sissi for Ancient Greek History and Mythology! The gardens also offer wonderful views of the Ionian Sea and the surrounding countryside thanks to its position on the island.
After leaving the Palace, relax in your air-conditioned vehicle and watch the lush, Corfiot countryside roll by as you travel to your next stop, the spectacular Paleokastritsa! Behold the beauty of the world-famous coastline, with the shimmering, emerald waters, imposing rocky cliffs and olive-tree covered hills. Opt to take a boat trip (additional fee) to explore the legendary caves and bays of the area - it is one of these bays that the shipwrecked Odysseus (the hero of Homer’s Odyssey) was washed ashore and met the beautiful Princess Nausica for the first time, according to the popular legend. When your vehicle climbs the steep hill leading to the charming 13th-century monastery, step back in time as you discover the beautiful old church and gardens, together with an incredible sea view!
Your tour ends with a comfortable drive back to Corfu port in good time for your departure! The perfect way to end your perfect day in Corfu!
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