CORFU Achilleion Palace, Kanoni, Corfu

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  • CORFU
  • GREECE

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ITINERARY:

  • Port of Corfu
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Kanoni - Mouse Island
  • Monastery of Vlacherna
  • Free Time
  • Old town of Corfu
  • Return to the Port of Corfu 

DURATION:

  • HALF DAY - 4 Hours
 SUPPLEMENTS TO PAY ON SPOT:
  • Entrance to Achilleion Palace:  8,00€

 

Our Shore2Shore Excursions guide will meet you to arrival your cruise at the Port of Corfu where we board an air-conditioned coach to take a guided tour of the island of Corfu.

Our first visit is at the Achilleion Palace. The peaceful island of Corfu, called by the Greeks “Kerkyra”, was the destination where the Austrian Empress Elisabeth (Sissi) decided to take refuge, far from the obligations of the court of Habsburg. Lonesome, the Empress appreciated the calmness of the island profiting from its magnificent sights. She ordered the construction of the Achilleion Palace, which after her death was bought by the Emperor Guillaume II, equally seduced by the beauty of Corfu.

Our local guide will help you discover the palace, luxuriously decorated and surrounded by beautiful gardens dedicated to the favorite hero of Sissi, Achille.

We continue our visit to Kanoni to admire the Mouse Island, the magnificent view over the bay and the Monastery of Vlacherna.

Short free time is provided so as to take photos of this picturesque landscape, before continuing our visit to the old town of Corfu.

We will stroll through the old town, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, famous for its fortresses of Venetian and neoclassical style. The centre of the town, built on the hill, is a maze of narrow and lively streets where we can find numerous craft workshops.

Free time is provided for shopping before returning to the Port of Corfu.

Bon Voyage!!

 

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