1. Greece
  2. Corfu
  3. Corfu Town
  4. Achilleion

Corfu: Achilleion Palace, Kanoni and Old Town Tour

Product ID: 107584
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See the UNESCO World Heritage sights of Corfu on a tour of the Old Town. Visit the 19th-century Achilleion Palace, built for the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria. Get great views of Mouse Island and the Church of Panagia Vlacherna from Kanoni.
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Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours
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Pickup included

Pickup from the hotel's main gate.

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the palace and gardens built for the Empress of Austria at Achilleion Palace
  • Go to the famous Esplanade and see the lantern-lit colonnades of the Liston
  • Get breathtaking views of Mouse Island from the old district of Kanoni
  • Learn about the various rulers of Corfu, from the Venetians to the British and French
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or location of your choice, and then head to the Achilleion Palace at the edge of the village of Gastouri. Built for the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, the 19th-century palace is dedicated to the mythical hero, Achilles. Admire its beautiful art works, including the famous "Dying Achilles" statue and the "Triumph of Achilles" by Franz von Matsch that depicts Achilles dragging Hector’s lifeless body in front of the Gates of Troy.

Next, explore the former capital and heart of the island in the district of Kanoni. Go to the Church of Panagia Vlacherna and get views of one of the most photographed spots in Corfu as you look across at Mouse Island. Pause for a coffee and watch the planes come in to land at the airport.

Then, explore the Old Town of Corfu, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Journey through the epochs of the island and its various rulers with views of the British-era City Palace (Palace of St. Michael and St. George), the Venetian edifice of the Old Fortress and the beautiful colonnades lit up by Venetian lanterns of the French-built Liston. Stroll between the tall old houses and buy traditional products in the ancient cellars. 

Soak up the age-old atmosphere of the Esplanade, Europe's second largest public square. Saunter under the arches of the Liston promenade, and discover a symbol of the aristocratic society of Old Corfu before getting dropped off at a location of your choice.
Includes
  • Transportation by new vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Free pick-up and drop off at your hotel or other location of your choice
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide (optional)
  • Museum entrance fees

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• A professional guide can be provided at additional cost on request
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Product ID: 107584