Highlights of Corfu

Highlights of Corfu
Excursion Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Corfu with the scenic Highlights of Corfu Tour
  • Explore Gastouri village and visit Achilleion Palace, a tribute to Greek hero Achilles
  • Capture breathtaking views of Mouse Island and Vlacherna Monastery from Kanoni, a small hillside town
  • Discover Corfu's Old Town, visiting Venetian Old Fortress, Town Hall, and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George
  • Wander through Liston's cafes and arcaded terraces and get a glimpse of the port's traditional fishing boats
Price: $65.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable shoes. Appropriate clothing should be worn in places of worship in St. Spyridon Church.
Restrictions Guests need to be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair, however there are steps in the Achilleion Gardens.

Highlights of Corfu

While touring Corfu, discover the lush countryside and see the major sites while on this cultural excursion. Your comfortable journey begins with a scenic ride through the panoramic island to Gastouri, a traditional village full of centenarian olive groves, and home of Achilleion Palace.

This famous landmark was a summer palace built in 1891 by order of Elizabeth of Bavaria, the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary who was affectionately nicknamed Sisi by her family. She named this neoclassical white mansion after her admiration of the classical Greek hero Achilles. While here, take some time to check out the beautiful frescoes, see the fine sculptures dotting the gardens and enjoy views of the coast from the mansion's Italian terraced gardens.

Continue from here to Kanoni, a small town on a hill at the edge of the Old Town of Corfu. From this vantage point you can watch the fisherman in their boats and grab a shot of iconic Mouse Island and Vlacherna Monastery, one of the most photographed spots in Corfu. Once in the Old Town you will visit many historical sites, including the city's 14th century Venetian Old Fortress, Town Hall and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Stand in Esplanade Square, one of the largest in Europe, and visit St. Spyridon Church among others.

Walk through Liston with its cafes and arcaded terraces that was once the haven of the aristocrats. You will also have time to explore the town and do some shopping. Drive past the old port with its traditional fishing boats and the New Venetian fortress on your way back to your ship.

Book this popular tour now for a great overview of the rich history and true beauty of Corfu.

Please Note: The Achilleion Palace is currently undergoing renovations, and during this time, guest access will be restricted to the gardens and an exhibit space showcasing Princess Sisi's belongings. Audio guides are included at the Achilleion Palace with a regular ticket. Entrance tickets to the Achilleion Palace (approximately 10 EUR per person) are not included.