Private Tour of Sissi's Achilleon Palace and Corfu Town with a View of Mouse Island

Private Tour of Sissi's Achilleon Palace and Corfu Town with a View of Mouse Island
A tour to see the Top Three most popular sights of Corfu. Achilleon Palace, Corfu Town and Mouse Island.



Level:
Easy
Duration:
1/2 Day
Type:

This tour includes:

  • Transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • Visit to Achillion Palace
  • View of the Mouse Island – famous landmark of Corfu
  • Exploration of Corfu Town including free time for shopping

Located in the village of Gastouri, the route to the Achillion Palace takes you along coastal roads and through a landscape of orange, lemon and olive groves.

Built in 1890 by the tragic Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the magnificent palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its main theme.  Massive sculptures dominate the grounds and paintings throughout the palace pay homage to Achilles.  Designed in the Neo-Classical style with Italianate terraced gardens that are planted with an array of exotic plants and trees.  The centre piece of the garden is the statue Dying Achilles by the German sculptor Herter.  In 1907 Kaiser Wilhelm II purchased the Achillion and continued the theme and added the magnificent bronze, Achilles the Victor.

After the First World War the Achillion was returned to the Greek state as part of the Treaty of Versailles.  It was used as a military head quarters during World War II.  In 1962 it was leased to a private company that converted the upper level into a casino and the lower floors became the museum.  The casino scene from the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only was filmed there.

After leaving the Achillion the excursion continues with a short, scenic drive to one of the most famous landmarks in Corfu, Mouse Island in the Bay of Kanoni.

Our tour continues as we head back to Corfu Town.  You will visit the Old Town where the narrow, cobbled streets are known as Kantounia, the Espianada and the cricket ground.  You will have some free time to stroll along the Liston arcades, visit the Palace of St. Michael and St. George or the old Church of Saint Spyridon, with its priceless collection of icons and gifts offered to the Patron Saint of Corfu.

Important note :

To get the most enjoyment from any tour we recommend that you will choose an option with a professional guide. All professional guides must be licensed by the Greek Tourist Organization, they are university graduates in Greek History and Culture. A professional guide can make your tour an unforgettable experience by telling you interesting stories about places you visit as well as historical facts that might interest you. In Corfu we have professional guides who are able to cover most European languages. Please state the desired language of your guide in the checkout process.

Prices
Main services Price
Price For up to 3 persons 295.00 €
Price For up to 5 persons 415.00 €
Price For up to 15 persons 655.00 €
Professional Guide 130.00 €
Days of operation
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Dates of operation
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Departures (Local Time)

This tour is a private tour therefore the starting time is flexible. Please state the desired starting time in the reservation form.

Special Instructions
  • This tour includes air-conditioned vehicle and driver.
  • Entrance fee to Achillion Palace (8 euro per person) is not included in the price of the tour.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (sandals or flip flops are ok) and a hat.
  • Camera and video camera equipment may be used at all places of interest. In Achillion Palace you may have to purchase a special video pass in order to use your video camera inside the Palace.

Please do not assume that the tour is cancelled if the weather is not looking good on the day of the trip. Always call the above number to ensure that the tour is cancelled in order to receive a full refund.

If you do not call us prior to the tour’s starting time, we will consider you as no-show and cancellation fees will apply.

We recommend that you enter your mobile phone number during reservation process in order for us to contact you in case of any change or cancellation due to weather conditions or other reasons.

Restrictions

Achillion Palace is open daily from 08.00 to 19.00. The guided tour lasts about 60 minutes. If you have any disability or other special request, please state it in your reservation form or call us at: 0030 6945 265 048.

Meeting Instructions
Meeting instructions will be provided after the payment together with the booking voucher.