7.5, 8 hour
This Full Day, Private Tour is a amazing chance to combine two of Corfu’s must-see attractions with a one-of-a-kind local experience! Travel to the famed, 15th-century Governor Olive Mill and immerse in the world of olive oil as you enjoy a guided tour, tasting session and workshop, led by Dafnis family. Then, delve into the rich history and culture of the island as you visit two of Corfu’s most popular attractions: the imposing Achillion Palace, once the summer home of "Princess Sissi" and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Corfu Town.
DURATION 7.5, 8 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
Following pickup from your hotel or Corfu port, hop on your comfortable vehicle and discover the best of Corfu through this unique Corfu Private tour that takes you beyond typical sightseeing!
Your day kicks off at the family-owned Governor Olive Mill - it's time to immerse into the world of this exceptional extra virgin olive oil whose quality has been recognized by numerous International Awards! Meet the Dafnis family, producers of this local ''liquid gold'', hear about the fascinating thousand-year history of Corfu's olive oil, and enjoy a guided tour of the 15th-century mill which will take you step by step through the process of olive oil production. Then, indulge in an fascinating Olive Oil Tasting experience, including Greek delicacies like feta cheese, tomatoes and bread and participate in a very interactive workshop where you will discover how to recognize the different qualities of olive oil, like an expert.
Get back to your private vehicle and enjoy the short journey to the impressive Achillion Palace, Corfu’s most visited museum! This Palace was once home to Empress Elizabeth of Austria (aka Princess Sissi) who built it as her summer retreat to escape the tragedies of her life, including the death of her beloved son. Take a stroll through the sweeping gardens full of exotic trees and flowers, gaze out at the incredible sea views and marvel at the impressive statues of important Greek figures which reveal Sissi’s great fondness of Greek mythology and history. When you enter the palace, admire the frescoes, magnificent paintings and neoclassical architecture belongings and witness some of Sissi's personal belongings.
The last stop on your tour is the beautiful Corfu Town, renowned for its rich multicultural heritage, history and authentic character! Stroll through the winding streets, known as Kantounia, discover the charming historical center with the distinctive architecture and browse through the hundreds of small souvenir shops. Highlights of Corfu Town include the St. Spyridon Church, the Liston Square, the Palace of St. Michael and St. George or the Old Fortress which protected the locals in the medieval times. Don't miss the chance to sample the delicious, Corfiot cuisine in the cosy tavernas, nestled in the heart of Corfu Town!
After a day full of unforgettable experiences, get back on your comfortable minivan and enjoy a relaxing journey back to your hotel or Corfu port! The perfect way to end your perfect day in Corfu!
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