Achilleion Palace Corfu Town Tour
Visit a summer palace designed for an empress and famed as the casino set used in James Bond´s “For Your Eyes Only.” Then venture on a guided tour through Corfu Town; a delightful blend of European influences.
Achilleion neo-classical palace was designed and built for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Tour the palace and stroll the formal Italian…
Tour Itinerary – Achilleion Palace Corfu Town Tour
This neo-classical palace was designed and built for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Tour the palace and stroll the formal Italian garden with its trees and statuary. After the Empress´ assassination in 1898, Kaiser Wilhelm II owned the palace.
Best seen on foot, the old town is a mixture of the medieval and the modern. The old and new fortresses bear the insignia of the Venetian Republic. During your guided tour of Old Corfu Town you will see the Esplanade, planted with palms and eucalyptus by the French, see the English cricket pitch, view the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, now a museum but once home to Corfu´s British rulers, and wander along the narrow streets and small plazas.
St. Spyridon Church
The 16th-century church is the resting-place of the island´s patron saint.
Tour Price Includes
Pick up from/to hotel or Port. Professional English speaking tour guide, Entrance fees, air-conditioned non-smoking vehicles. Lunch (only on full day tours).
Tour Price Does not Includes
Personal expenses, Beverages, tip to driver and guide
Special Notes – Achilleion Palace Corfu Town Tour
Shorts are not permitted in St. Spyridon Church; women must cover their shoulders.
Anticipate a few steps to visit the Achilleion Palace plus two staircases without handrails to visit its gardens.
The old town of Corfu will be explored on foot over level terrain – those with physical limitations should consider this. Flash photos are not permitted in the Palace – photos and video cameras are not permitted in the Church of St. Spyridon.