This Corfu Villages Tour is ideal for travelers who want to explore Corfu beyond typical sightseeing. Experience the island like a local as you discover Corfu’s quaint, postcard-perfect villages dotting the island’s beautiful countryside. You will also have the chance to visit Achillion Palace, home of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, and widely considered one of Corfu’s top attractions. Round off your day with a refreshing swim in the crystal clear, emerald waters of the Ionian Sea!
DURATION 7.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
After a convenient pickup from your hotel, embark on a unique Private tour that combines Corfu's traditional villages, Achillion Palace and a beach getaway!
Your exciting Corfu Villages tour starts at the neoclassical mansion of Achillion Palace, once the summer residence of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, who was affectionately nicknamed Sissi by her loved ones. Entering this famous landmark, discover the intriguing story of the ''Sad Empress'' while marvelling at the beautiful frescoes, magnificent artworks and sumptuous furnishings. Exploring the fabulous gardens, you will be soon taken on a trip through Greek mythology as you walk between the fine sculptures of Greek historical figures, including Achilles - the hero of Greek mythology who was the inspiration for this Palace.
Sit back and relax as you travel through the wonderful Corfiot countryside to reach your next destination, the village of Sinarades, where you will have the chance to visit its Folklore Museum. Walking through the rooms of this restored Corfiot home, step back in time and delve into traditional village life as you discover the rich collection of traditional costumes, agricultural implements, homemade utensils, ecclesiastical items, traditional ceramics and various works of art!
Hop back on your private vehicle, relax and take in the stunning hill views as you make your way to Kato Garouna, a traditional village dating back at least 500 years! Continue your tour with a visit to the village of Chlomos, nestled in the mountains and offering unparalleled views of both the east coast and south of Corfu. Discover the narrow "Kantounia" – cobblestone alleyways – between the traditional Venetian red and orange coloured houses. Round off your day with a refreshing swimming stop on the beach of Marathias, one of the top beaches of the south of Corfu. Enjoy the golden sands of this beautiful beach, take a dip in the crystal clear waters and sample a delicious Greek lunch at an authentic, local taverna (additional cost).
After a day full of Corfu wonderful experiences, board your comfortable vehicle and enjoy a relaxing journey back to your hotel. The perfect end to your Private Corfu Villages Tour!
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