Experience the Best of Corfu on this Full-day Private Tour taking you around all Corfu’s must-see attractions in just one day! Discover the impressive Achillion Palace with its exquisite gardens and impressive marble statues and explore the world-famous coastline of Paleokastritsa, considered one of the most beautiful destinations of all the Mediterranean. Finish the day with a visit to the incredibly charming UNESCO-listed Corfu Town where you will have the chance to visit its top landmarks. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and cruise ship passengers who want to make the most of their visit in Corfu!
DURATION 7 hour
LOCATION Corfu, Greece
After a pick up from your hotel or Corfu port, hop on your private vehicle and embark on a full-day Corfu Private Tour to discover the history, culture and natural beauty of the island!
Head first to the picturesque village of Gastouri where the impressive Achillion Palace lies. This famous landmark was built by the Empress Elizabeth of Austria - Princess Sissi - in honour of Achilles, one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology! Constructed to a light, airy neo-classical design and surrounded by impressive gardens, Sissi’s Greek palace was her escape from the oppressive court life of Austria and personal tragedy after the death of her beloved son. Explore the captivating story of this emblematic royal figure as you observe the lavish furnishings, priceless paintings and her personal belongings. Wander through the densely planted gardens and admire the plethora of Greek historical figures' statues, including the famous ''Achilles dying'' and "Achilles Triumphant''. Several places in the garden also command spectacular views over the shimmering Ionian Sea and the surrounding countryside.
Continue your tour with a scenic drive through the island’s beautiful countryside until you reach the rugged coastline of Paleokastritsa. Its imposing rocky cliffs draped in ancient olive trees and tall cypresses and lapped by the crystal clear, emerald waters of the Ionian Sea, create a dreamscape that will remain etched in your memory. Take a boat trip to explore the nearby breathtaking caves, visit the charming hilltop Byzantine monastery, with its delightful courtyard or enjoy a relaxing swim in the beautiful bay with its stunning backdrop of verdant hills. After soaking up the beauty of Paleokastritsa, hop back on your air-conditioned vehicle and relax as you drive to the heart of the island, the UNESCO World Heritage of Corfu Town!
Roam the atmospheric Kantounia - winding, cobbled alleyways in Corfiot dialect - in the historical centre of Corfu Town and witness the Venetian, French and British architecture. Stroll through Spianada Square and admire the Venetian Fortress, the Old Town Hall, and the typical arcades of the French-designed Liston, built based on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. Visit the 300-year-old St. Spyridon Church where Corfu's patron saint relics are housed and pass by the impressive Royal Palace of St. Michael and St. George, built of yellow Maltese stone by the first British Commissioner of the island in the 19th century. Take time to pick your favorite local products from the plethora of souvenir shops and round off the day with a freshly-brewed coffee or a delicious Corfiot meal in one of the quaint cafés and restaurants in the heart of the Old Town.
By the end of your tour, you will have experienced the best of Corfu! Your Corfu Private Tour ends with a comfortable drop off back to your hotel or cruise ship in good time for your departure!
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