Private Tour: Achillion, Kanoni & Corfu Town

Tour Details

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Price

FROM

220 € / GROUP

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220 € / GROUP

TOUR OVERVIEW

Private Tour: Achillion, Kanoni & Corfu Town

This Corfu Highlights Private Tour is perfect for first-time visitors who want to explore Corfu's must-see attractions in a few hours! Visit Princess Sissi's Achillion Palace and marvel at the impressive sculptures of Greek mythology heroes including Achilles - the hero of Greek mythology who was the inspiration for this Palace. Capture breathtaking views of the famous Mouse Island - the petrified ship that brought Odysseus to Corfu according to a popular legend. Stroll the streets of the enchanting UNESCO-listed Corfu Town, and delve into its captivating architecture, rich history and local culture.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ideal for first-time visitors and travellers with limited time
  • Explore Corfu highlights with a private tour & a flexible itinerary
  • Discover the idyllic Achillion Palace, the retreat of the fascinating Princess Sissi
  • Soak up the breathtaking views of Corfu’s famous Mouse Island
  • Explore the UNESCO-recognised historical centre of Corfu old town
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and drop off at your Corfu hotel, Airbnb apartment, or villa
  • Opt to enjoy the services of a professional guide throughout the tour

DETAILED DESCRIPTION 

DURATION 4.5 hour

LOCATION Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

After a pick up from your hotel, board your private, air-conditioned vehicle and set off to explore Corfu's top landmarks and must-see attractions!

Begin your tour with a visit to the impressive Achillion Palace- the colonial palace featured in the James Bond movie ''For Your Eyes Only''! Located in the picturesque village of Gastouri, this 19th-century mansion was once the summer residence of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, aka "Princess Sissi" who built it to escape the tragedies of her life including the death of her beloved son! Entering the palace, discover the fascinating story of the “Sad Empress”, as you see her personal belongings and admire the sumptuous furnishings and beautiful frescoes. Strolling through the fabulous gardens, stand with awe in front of the two huge figures of Achilles - the hero of the Trojan War after whom the palace was named - and visit the delightful courtyard to admire the fine statues of the Nine Muses, Greek philosophers and poets.

Driving on past cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves, enjoy the short ride to the next stop, the peninsula of Kanoni and the iconic Mouse Island! Looking down from your vantage point, marvel at the most photographed image of Corfu: the tiny island of Vlacherna, on which stands a traditional white Greek church, and behind it the Mouse Island with its beautiful green tufts of trees. Make sure that you take your camera out to capture these amazing views before you move on to the historical centre of Corfu old town!

No Corfu tour is complete without a visit to the UNESCO-recognised Corfu Town, widely considered one of the most beautiful towns of Greece! Discover what makes this city so special as you lose yourself in the wonderful alleyways, marvel at the captivating Venetian architecture and immerse in the city's vibrant atmosphere! Take time to visit its most popular landmarks including the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, the Town Hall, or the 300-year old St. Spyridon Church, housing the relics of the Patron Saint of the Island. Stand in Esplanade Square, the biggest in Greece, and climb to the top of the Old Fortress to enjoy the most captivating views of Corfu Town! Get your keepsake from your trip to Corfu from the welcoming souvenir shops or pause to savour a coffee under the arcades of the famous Liston, built by the French in the 19th century based on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris.

By the time we say goodbye, you will have discovered the best of Corfu! Get back on your private vehicle and enjoy a comfortable journey back to your hotel!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUDED

  • Half-Day Corfu Private Tour by modern, air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Hotel pickup and drop off 
  • Professional Tour Guide (if relevant option ''With Tour Guide'' is selected)
  • All Taxes

EXCLUDED

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

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • Itinerary: Can be customized to your own preferences
  • Pickup point: Pickup from your hotel or other preferred pickup point
  • Pickup time: Please ignore the time in the calendar. You will be able to enter your preferred tour starting time once you proceed with your booking.
  • Duration: 4.5 hours (approximately)
  • Return information: Return to your Corfu Hotel or other preferred drop off point
  • Tour Language (only applicable if you have selected a tour guide): 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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