Private Shore Excursion: Achillion & Paleokastritsa

Tour Details

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece



220 € / GROUP



220 € / GROUP


Private Shore Excursion: Achillion & Paleokastritsa

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.


  • Ideal for cruise ship passengers who wish to explore Corfu's top attractions in few hours
  • Private Tour ensures a personalized, customized experience
  • Discover the splendid Achillion Palace, with its rich artworks and wonderful gardens
  • Visit the stunning coastline of Paleokastritsa, one of the top destinations of the Mediterranean
  • Port pickup and drop off included
  • Opt for a private guide for a more personalized experience


DURATION 4.5 hour

LOCATION Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

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!



  • Half-Day Private Corfu Shore Excursion by modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cruise ship pickup and drop off with special license
  • Professional Tour Guide (if relevant option selected) 
  • Taxes


  • Achillion Palace entrance fees (10 euros per person, discounts available)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • Tour itinerary can be customized to your needs & preferences
  • Pickup point: Pickup from Corfu cruise port 
  • Pickup time: Please ignore the time that appears in the calendar. You will be able to enter the exact arrival time of your cruise ship in Corfu once you proceed with your booking in order to arrange the tour starting time
  • Duration: 4.5 hours (approximately)
  • Return information: Return to Corfu Cruise port
  • Tour Language: Once you proceed with your booking, you will be required to enter your preferred tour language. Please note that the standard language for all our guided tours is English. All other languages are provided upon request.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants (0-2) that do not occupy a seat are not included in the number of travellers and are free of charge
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 72 hours before the arranged pickup time

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