Achilleion Palace and Old Corfu Town

Price: $70.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromInside Cruise Ship Terminal (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting.

This 2-hour excursion is a must-do for those new to Corfu and those who are short on time yet want to see the island's highlights. The excitement begins as you and your small group are picked up from the port and transported to Achilleion Palace, the palatial vacation home of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Built in 1890, this stunning example of neoclassical architecture is positioned overlooking the Corfu coast and boasts an impeccably landscaped garden. Take some time to admire the palace and its artwork (additional fee) and be sure to visit the garden to see the myriad sculptures revealing the Empressesa fascination with the pantheon gods.

From there you will head into the heart of the island and Corfu's Old Town full of Greek, Venetian, French and British architecture. While here enjoy some free time to roam its ancient, narrow streets and see the highlights including Spianada Square, Liston, and the Old Fortress before your return trip to port. This popular tour sells out fast! Reserve your spot today.