Private Shore Excursion: Achillion & Paleokastritsa

Tour Details

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece



240 € / GROUP



240 € / GROUP


Private Shore Excursion: Achillion & Paleokastritsa

When your cruise ship docks in Corfu port, make the most of your time with a private half day shore excursion around two of Corfu's top attractions! Explore the impressive Achillion Palace, the summer retreat of Princess Sissi, also featured in the popular James Bond film, “For Your Eyes Only”. Then head to the famous coastline of Paleokastritsa also known as the ''Capri of Greece'', thanks to its exquisite natural beauty. Visit the hilltop 13th-century monastery commanding spectacular views out to the sea or opt to take a boat ride to the famous nearby caves.


  • Specially designed for cruise ship passengers with limited time
  • Discover Achillion Palace, the 19th century palatial home of Princess Sissi
  • Visit the famous coastline of Paleokastritsa, one of the top destinations of the Mediterranean
  • Private Tour ensures a personalized experience and a customizable itinerary
  • Cruise ship 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 your cruise ship 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 the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, affectionately nicknamed Princess Sissi by her family. Get a glimpse of the life of the ''Sad Empress'' as you enter the lavishly decorated rooms, discover the sumptuous furnishings and beautiful frescoes, and witness her personal belongings. Walk in the impeccably landscaped gardens, and admire the myriad statues of Greek historical figures, which reveal Sissi’s true passion for Ancient Greek History and Mythology! The gardens also offer wonderful views of the Ionian Sea and the surrounding countryside thanks to the Palace's position on the island.

Leaving the Palace, relax in your private, air-conditioned vehicle and experience the stunning natural beauty of Corfiot countryside blanketed with endless groves, vineyards and beautiful wild flowers as you travel to the spectacular Paleokastritsa! Behold the beauty of the world-famous coastline, renowned for its shimmering, emerald waters, imposing rocky cliffs and olive-tree covered hills. Opt to take a boat trip (additional fee) to explore the Nafsika, Saint Nicholas and Blue Eye caves - legend dictates that it is one of these bays that the shipwrecked Odysseus, the fascinating hero of Homer’s Odyssey, was washed ashore and met the beautiful Princess Nausicaa for the first time. 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.
  • There is an extra charge for professional tour guides on Sundays, please contact us for more details.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 72 hours before the arranged pickup time.

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