Corfu in a day: Achillion Palace, Paleokastritsa & Old Town
Spend a whole day on Corfu, the Homeric island of the Phaeacians, and let your senses be captivated by its natural beauty, impressive landmarks & historical monuments that will definitely leave you in awe.
Join us on this full-day private tour of Corfu, and let us take you to everything you must not miss on Corfu in just a day! Enjoy the ease and comfort of your private luxurious vehicle and start your day by visiting the monumental palace of Achillion, built by the famous Empress of Austria Elizabeth aka Princess Sissi. Continue by visiting the Old Town of Corfu, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and round up your day by enjoying the seaside views of Paleokastritsa, where the trees and the water become one in an emerald dreamscape. A full-day experience of Corfu that combines history, art, culture and natural beauty, this Corfu in a day tour is ideal for first-timers and those spending a short time on the Homeric island of the Phaeacians.
After your pick up from your hotel or Airbnb apartment with one of our luxury vehicles, reach the picturesque village of Gastouri, where the impressive palace of Achilleion lies. Constructed to be the retreat of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (aka princess Sissi), this impressive complex of palatial quarters and gardens will definitely leave you awestruck. Have the chance to walk through the lavishly decorated halls of the palace, probe deeper into the fascinating history of this emblematic royal figure and wander around the densely planted gardens decorated with numerous sculptures depicting gods and heroes of Greek mythology.
On your way to Paleokastritsa, cross the Corfiot land and pass through ancient olive groves and tall cypresses as you are reaching the western coast of the island. There, a series of small rocky coves, decorated with hanging trees literally touching the water create a dreamscape to remember! Have the chance to explore some of them and get amazed by the crystal clear emerald waters of the region. Next, hop on your car and ascend to the monastery of Paleokastritsa located at the top of the highest hill. Experience the sanctity and religiosity of a still operating monastery, learn about its 800 years of history, witness treasures dating back to the Byzantine Empire and do not forget to have some snaps with the Ionian Sea as your background.
There is no chance for you to miss a walk to the UNESCO protected old town of Corfu. Let yourselves loose, visit the two impressive fortresses that used to protect the precious town of the island and get lost in the absolutely wonderful alleyways of perhaps the most beautiful town of Greece. Do not miss the chance to visit the palace of St. George and Michael, have a coffee break at the Liston Street and track parts of the lives of figures such as St. Philomena, Antonio Vivaldi, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Giacomo Casanova, Albert Cohen, Prince Philip and many more.
- A private vehicle with an excellent English-speaking driver
- Pick up/drop off from/to your hotel
- All taxes and VAT
- Entrance fees to Achilion Palace
- Any personal purchases, extra food or drinks
Know before you go:
- Upgrade your full day tour by booking a professional licensed tour guide to bring history to life during your journey of Corfu.
- The tour is available as a shore excursion: Please inform us about the arrival time of your cruise ship / port pick-up is included
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Our guide Anastasia was an engaging speaker and very knowledgeable and had a lot of interesting stories about the island's history and inhabitants. If you are visiting Corfu, this is a MUST!