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.
DURATION 4.5 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
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!
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