Excellent introduction to Corfu Island. Ideal private tour to lovely Achillion Palace, Kanoni and the beautiful old town. Private tour with an experienced guide in a brand new vehicle with a professional driver just for your group.
What to Expect
Enjoy a perfect day in Corfu with a 5-hour private tour. Pick-up from your hotel or any other place you like and start your day with a visit to Achillion Palace. Admire its majestic rooms and statues and solve the mystery of why the creator of Achillion's beautiful painting committed suicide after he saw it finished. Achillion is a neo-classical style villa in the architectural style of Pompeii, although it includes elements of the Ionic, Roman and Aeolic traditions and has parallels to their imperial residence in Crimea. The name “Achillion” was given by the Empress Elisabeth of Austria to honor Homer’s hero Achilles and in the garden, you can find the famous "Dying Achilles" statue.
Hop back into your private vehicle and enjoy a coffee in Kanoni, the former capital of the island. The great view to Mouse Island and Vlacherna Monastery will blow your mind.
After taking some great photos at Kanoni, drive through Garitsa Bay to reach Corfu's old town, one of the most interesting towns in Greece due to the strong influence of the Venetians who for four plus centuries controlled the island. Visit the old fortress and have a walk through the narrow streets of the old town and reach Corfu's biggest square, Spianada, also known as "Liston," named after the fact that when the island was run by aristocrats, there was a special list, and only people whose names were included on that list were allowed to walk there.
Visit Saint Spyridon Church, whose bell tower is the highest spot of the town and also the first thing that you see as the ferry approaches the island. The locals have deep faith in Saint Spyridon, who is considered the keeper of Corfu.
After this great tour full of new experiences, you will safely be driven back to the meeting point.
- Private new vehicle
- Private driver
- 5-hour private tour
- Pick-up from your hotel or any other point
What's Not Included
- Museum entrance fees
- Food and drinks
Know Before You Go
• Inform local tour operator the time you want to start the tour
• The tour takes place in private groups of no more than 11 participants
• Bring your voucher
• All dress codes are acceptable