Achilleion Palace and Corfu Old Town

Achilleion Palace facade
Achilleion Palace facade

This impressive monument was built between 1889 and 1891 in Neoclassic style by the Italian architect Raffaele Caritto, and was designed to suggest an ancient palace of mythical Phaeacia. The building has three floors, accessible by elevator. Each one of them hides many interesting pieces of art, photographs, paintings, furniture, and an amazing garden too.

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Sissi the Empress
Sissi the Empress

Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie was a romantic character and a very strong woman as well, independent, smart, educated and in love of Corfu and Ancient Greece. Learn about her myth and history during your visit to her Palace.

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Guilford Street in Corfu Town
Guilford Street in Corfu Town

In this tour you will have enough time to stroll around the small roads of the Old Town, and discover beautiful corners, shops and cafes where to spend one hour free time while admiring the original architecture of Venetian inspiration.

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Achilleion Palace facade
Achilleion Palace facade

This impressive monument was built between 1889 and 1891 in Neoclassic style by the Italian architect Raffaele Caritto, and was designed to suggest an ancient palace of mythical Phaeacia. The building has three floors, accessible by elevator. Each one of them hides many interesting pieces of art, photographs, paintings, furniture, and an amazing garden too.

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Sissi the Empress of Austria built Achilleion Palace, a fairytale home in the small village of Gastouri. There, an amazing collection of sculptures and paintings go through History and Mythology, while telling the story of this romantic character. A small museum with portraits of Sissi and personal belongings, her private chapel, and the lush gardens overlooking the Ionian Sea, are some of the spots you will visit in this tour.

Then, we will drive you to the Old Town of Corfu, UNESCO´s Heritage-listed since 2007: impressive palaces of Venetian, French and British periods will bring you back to the times when the European Royals chose Corfu as their favourite destination.

Shore excursion details:

- Meeting point: Corfu New Port Cruise terminal

- Duration: four hours

- Transportation by air-conditioned bus

Inclusions:

- Entrance to Achilleion Palace

- English-speaking guide

Please note that there is a minimum number of travellers required for the tour. We will confirm availability at least ten days before your arrival.