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.
DURATION 4.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
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!
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