Private Tour: Achillion & Paleokastritsa

Tour Details

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Price

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195 € / GROUP

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195 € / GROUP

TOUR OVERVIEW

Private Tour: Achillion & Paleokastritsa

Get to discover the best of Corfu on this Private Half-Day tour featuring two of the island’s most important sights: the splendid Achillion Palace with its numerous statues, artworks and delightful architecture and the breathtaking coastline of Paleokastritsa, renowned for its unparalleled natural beauty.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private Half-Day tour by modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Discover the idyllic retreat of Achillion Palace, set in the beautiful countryside
  • Visit the beautiful Paleokastritsa, often described as ''The jewel of Corfu''
  • Admire Corfu’s lush, green interior and dramatic coastline
  • Hotel pickup and drop off included
  • Opt for private guide for more personalised experience

DETAILED DESCRIPTION 

DURATION 4.5 hour

LOCATION Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

Meeet your driver and guide (if relevant option is selected) at your hotel entrance. Our tour starts as we enter the world of Princess Sissi – Empress Elizabeth of Austria – who had the Achillion Palace built as her summer retreat in the 1890s. Exploring the fabulous gardens, you will be taken on a trip through Greek mythology as you walk between the numerous statues of significant Greek historical figures. Marvel at 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 statues of the Muses, Greek philosophers and poets. Entering the palace, discover the fascinating story of Empress Elizabeth, the ‘'Princess Diana of her day’'. See the lavish furnishings and rich variety of art works on display, as well as more personal items, including Sissi’s own jewellery.

Driving on after leaving the Palace, relax in your air-conditioned coach, as you watch the Corfiot countryside roll by. You will discover why Corfu is called the ‘Green Island’, with its wide variety of trees and other plants. See for yourself, too, the ever-changing landscape of the island, as we move towards the dramatic scenery and wonderful sea views of the north-west coast. Arriving in spectacular Paleokastritsa, admire the world-famous coastline, with its crystal clear waters, rocky cliffs and hills covered in cypresses, olive and citrus trees. Here there are numerous small bays and sandy beaches – one of which is where the shipwrecked Odysseus (the hero of Homer’s Odyssey) was washed ashore, according to a legend. After your coach climbs the steep hill leading to the charming 13th century monastery, step back in time as you discover the beautiful old church and gardens, together with an incredible sea view! As your tour comes to an end, sit back and enjoy your journey back to your hotel!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUDED

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

EXCLUDED

  • Achillion Palace entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

POINTS OF INTEREST

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • Pickup point: Pickup from your hotel or other preferred pickup point
  • Pickup time: Flexible. Please select one of the suggested times and we will contact you to arrange the exact pickup time 
  • Duration: 4.5 hours (approximately)
  • Return information: Return to your Corfu Hotel or other preferred drop off point
  • Tour Language: 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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