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Achilleion Palace Tours

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Achilleion Palace
Built as a summer residence by Empress Elisabeth of Austria in 1890, Achilleion Palace in the village of Gastouri is among the top attractions on the island of Corfu. Visit the palace designed by Italian architect Raffaello Caritto in a Pompeian style to see paintings and sculptures of mythical gods, including art dedicated to Achilles.

The Basics
Go for the views over Corfu Town from the estate's panoramic garden terraces, to take in architectural details, and to stroll through the gardens to see Dying Achilles, a statue by Ernst Herter. Visit on your own or as part of a Corfu sightseeing tour or shore excursion, which usually includes other top sights such as Paleokastritsa, Mon Repos, and Corfu Town. You can see the palace on a guided hiking itinerary, or reach it via hop-on-hop-off bus.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • In addition to its Achilles art collection, view mementos of Empress Elisabeth and German Kaiser Wilhelm II, who bought the palace in 1907.
  • A free audio guide gives details on the palace’s history, design, and art collection.
  • Achilleion Palace offers expansive views over Corfu on the island, so bring your camera.
  • The palace and gardens are partially accessible to wheelchairs; request information and assistance at the entrance.

How to Get There
The village of Gastouri is located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of Corfu Town and numerous buses run between the village and the island’s main town throughout the day. To avoid the crowds and hassle of public transportation, opt for a private or small-group tour that includes transportation to Achilleion Palace.

When to Get There
Achilleion Palace is open daily and is most crowded midday. Visit in the early morning or late afternoon to wander the rooms and garden terraces in relative peace and snap photos of the island from above with the best light.

The Palace after Elisabeth
After Empress Elisabeth was assassinated in Italy in 1898, the German Kaiser Wilhelm II bought the palace and used it as a summer residence. In World War I, Achilleion Palace was used as a military hospital; while in World War II, it was used by the Axis powers as a military headquarters. Eventually, Achilleion Palace was turned over to the Hellenic Tourist Organization, and today it is a public museum. 
Address: Gastouri, Greece
Admission: Varies
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24 Tours and Activities to Experience Achilleion Palace

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Achilleion Palace and Corfu Old Town Tour

Achilleion Palace and Corfu Old Town Tour

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Experience Corfu’s magnificence through a royal lens with this shore excursion including a guided tour of the Neoclassical Achilleion Palace, a well-preserved imperial residence inspired by Greek mythology. Admire clear views of nearby Mouse Island, and then head into Corfu’s UNESCO-listed Old Town to explore Venetian architecture, picturesque squares, and elegant mansions on a walking tour. It's a great way to experience port town highlights plus the regal gem of the countryside.
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  • 4 hours
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$49.11
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$49.11

Corfu Shore Excursion: Private Island Tour Including Achillion Palace

Corfu Shore Excursion: Private Island Tour Including Achillion Palace

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Set off to explore the lovely island of Corfu on this private, half-day shore excursion. Explore the lavishly decorated Achillion Palace and visit the 13th-century Monastery of the Virgin Mary near Paleokastritsa, whose spectacular coastline featured in the James Bond film, ‘For Your Eyes Only.’ You’ll also pass through Ropa Valley and Gastouri village before capping your tour with a guided visit of Corfu Town and St Spyridon Church.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$461.64
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Private Shore Excursion Corfu, visit Achilleion Palace, Mon Repo, Old Corfu Town

Private Shore Excursion Corfu, visit Achilleion Palace, Mon Repo, Old Corfu Town

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Our driver pick you u p form your ship (or from you specific check point) to start this wonderful private tour This Private Shore Excursion is a unique opportunity to visit some of the famous landmarks of the island, such as the Achilleion palace, Mon Repo Park, Kanoni area & Mouse Island (Pontikonissi), the old Fortress of Corfu and also old Corfu Town and local churches. The duration of the tour is maximum 5 hours but can modified according to your arrival/departure ship details. Book online your private tour at the best rates guarantee!
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.57
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$299.57
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Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour

Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour

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When your cruise ship reaches port in Corfu, enjoy a shore excursion to see 19th-century Achilleion Palace and the UNESCO–listed Old Town in one adventurous tour. Travel in comfort by private vehicle to Achilleion Palace—home to impressive artworks of Greek hero Achilles—and wander along the cobbled streets of the Kanoni district. Mingle with the locals among the bustling markets, and enjoy uninterrupted coastal views from Garitsa Bay.
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  • 4 hours
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$435.98
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$435.98
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Achillion Palace - Kanoni - Paleokastritsa

Achillion Palace - Kanoni - Paleokastritsa

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Enjoy a half day tour visiting 3 top sightseeings of Corfu Island. With your private tour you are flexible to customize the itinerary and the time of visitng as you wish. Just ask for it and our english-speaker driver will follow your wishes. During the tour you will drive from east side to west side and you will have the chance os knowing the great nature of Corfu Island. Inside our luxurious minivan you will be able to be connected to the internet using our free wi-fi. In case you are thirsty, do not hesitate to ask from the driver for fresh cold water or any refreshment at any time. Optionally: You have the option to add a professional guide (with extra charge) for your tour. Feel free to ask us.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$337.63
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Achilleion Palace / Gastouri Mountain / Agia Kyriaki Chapel Hiking Tour

Achilleion Palace / Gastouri Mountain / Agia Kyriaki Chapel Hiking Tour

Passing from the Achillion Palace, built for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sissy), this walk takes you on an exploration of “Gastourion” village and to the summit of Mount “Agia Kyriaki” (288 meters). The hike has many spots associated with the Empress, and there are several lovely viewpoints which the best of all is up to the chapel, facing the magnificent view of east coast with picturesque “Pontikonisi” (Mouse Island) and Corfu Town. The walk is mostly inside dense vegetation and part on road.
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  • 3 hours
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$72.43
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$72.43
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Accessible Corfu-Achilleion Palace & City Tour

Accessible Corfu-Achilleion Palace & City Tour

Depart the port of Corfu with direction to Achillion Palace. Upon arrival,leave your vehicle and follow your guide to visit the famous Palace,which was constructed in 1892 for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria.This ill-fated Empress obsessed by the Greek hero, Achilles, commissioned a statue of Achilles “Dying”. In 1907, the Palace was bought by Kaiser William II of Germany, who erected a contrasting statue, of Achilles “Triumphant”. Today, both statues are still standing in the gardens. As you drive inland, see the traditional villages, drive through Ropa Valley to arrive at Gastouri village. Continue your sightseeing tour through this beautiful and luscious island, driving past the Kaiser’s Bridge to view, from a distance, the convent of Vlachernae and the Mouse Island, the landmark of Corfu.On your way back to the port, stop in Corfu Town and visit on foot, the St. Spyridon Church, or for those who would like, stroll through the numerous narrow balconied streets.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$577.04
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$577.04
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Private Tour to Achilleion Palace and Old Town of Corfu

Private Tour to Achilleion Palace and Old Town of Corfu

Get the opportunity to discover the Achilleion Palace with its fascinating artwork, enjoy the views of the Aegean Sea and Mouse Island from Kanoni Hill and end your day with free time in Corfu town.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$687.54
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Achilleion Palace Early Evening Guided Tour

Achilleion Palace Early Evening Guided Tour

Enjoy an early evening guided tour of Achilleion, a former royal residence, and discover this must-see sight of Corfu and its impressive views.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$34.38
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$34.38
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Shore Excursion: Customized Private Half-Day Tour of Corfu min 4 pax

Shore Excursion: Customized Private Half-Day Tour of Corfu min 4 pax

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With just one day in port in Corfu, this private tour lets you explore at your own pace and customize your itinerary to focus on what interests you most. Perhaps drive the scenic coastal roads, stopping at some of the island’s most impressive viewpoints; visit historic landmarks such as Makrades monastery, Achillion Palace, and Mon Repos; or stop along the way to swim at the beaches, sample typical Corfu cuisine, or taste locals beers and wines.
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  • 4 hours
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$99.56
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$99.56

Movie trip on Corfu, minimum 3 pax

Movie trip on Corfu, minimum 3 pax

Enjoy the places from the Durrell show as well James Bond- For your eyes only. Corfu is just unique place for filming and explore places from your popular movies and show.
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  • 5 hours
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$127.91
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$127.91

Explore Ionian Sea for 5 days

Explore Ionian Sea for 5 days

Enjoy the beauty of Ionian Sea with Venetian Influence. The hotel for your holidays is situated on the Island of Corfu, which is unique place of position to start your tours. Corfu is Island of Empress Sisi, Durrells, koum kouat and olive trees. Island Paxos was greated such as calm place for the God of the sea Poseidon and Village Parga was for long time
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  • 5 days
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$659.78
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$659.78

Half Day Corfu Private Tour

Half Day Corfu Private Tour

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Take this Corfu private tour and get to know Corfu Island even if you have little time at your disposal. 4 hours, 4 locations not to be missed!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$472.69
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$472.69
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Full Day Private Tour in Corfu

Full Day Private Tour in Corfu

This full day private tour in Corfu is an unforgettable experience ideally suitable for you and your group friends.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$607.74
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$607.74
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Corfu Island Sightseeing Tour

Corfu Island Sightseeing Tour

With this Corfu Island Tour you have a chance to see the most beautiful parts of Corfu in just one day. The excursion includes the renowned beauty spots of Kassiopi, Kouloura, Corfu Town , Kanoni, Achillion Palace , Paleokastritsa, Bella vista and Troumbeta Pass.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.44
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$72.44
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Private Half-Day Tour to Corfu Island with Pickup

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Private Half-Day Tour to Corfu Island with Pickup

Enjoy a half-day tour visiting 3 top sightseeing places of Corfu Island. With your private tour you can customize the visiting time as you wish. Just ask for it and our English-speaking driver will follow your wishes. During the tour you will drive from east to west and have the chance to enjoy the great nature of Corfu Island. Inside our luxurious minivan you will be able to be connected to the internet using our free WIFI. In case you are thirsty, do not hesitate to ask the driver for fresh cold water or any refreshment at any time.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$254.15
$282.38
$28.23 savings
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$254.15
$282.38
$28.23 savings
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Private Corfu Full-day tour

Private Corfu Full-day tour

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Enjoy a full day tour visiting top sightseeings of Corfu Island. With your private tour you are flexible to customize the itinerary and the time of visitng as you wish. Just ask for it and our english-speaker driver will follow your wishes. During the tour you will have the opportunity to see the best of Corfu town, the famous Paleokastritsa, Kanoni and Achilleion museum. You are able to customize your tour and add a stop to a beach or wherever you like. Inside our luxurious minivan you will be able to be connected to the internet using our free wi-fi. In case you are thirsty, do not hesitate to ask from the driver for fresh cold water or any refreshment at any time. You are able to book the tour with one of our experienced licenced guides, who will accompany you and tell you all you need to know abou Corfu island.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$405.16
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$405.16
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Feel like the Royals

Feel like the Royals

In this tour the visitors can walk in the paths of Kings .We have include all the Palaces as Achilleion palace ,Mon Repo palace and the palace of St.Michael and St. George that are open to the people.We provide them to have some relaxation moments in a historical environment of Royal Baths and also to spend some of his time to visit the Corfu old town.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$163.71
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$163.71
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Royal Palaces of Corfu Private Tour

Royal Palaces of Corfu Private Tour

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As Corfu was the first elite and cosmopolitan destination in Greece, you will not want to miss the opportunity to go back in time when Kings and Emperors lived on the island. Achilleion and Mon Repos Palaces, as well as Corfu's Town Unesco Heritage, are the most famous sightseeing points in Corfu, together with the recently renovated Archaeological Museum. Also, see the14th century Venetian Old Fortress, Old Port, New Venetian Fortress, Palace of St Michael and St George, Dimarcheio, or Town Hall and enjoy a walk through the old quarter, along narrow cobblestone streets known as Kantounia, and pass the well known elite "Liston" with the historic cricket ground. Just stay back and enjoy the ride with a luxury vehicle and let us worry about anything else. You may customize the tour in order to visit the places you prefer during this private half-day tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$289.63
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Corfu – Achillion Palace Kanoni and Old Town // Shore excursion

Corfu – Achillion Palace Kanoni and Old Town // Shore excursion

Discover the most significant and exciting places in Corfu .Great value price , lower than the cruise lines.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.25
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$55.25
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Corfu highlights full-day private tour

Corfu highlights full-day private tour

The Corfu island is unlike the rest of Greece. This place was never fell under the Ottoman oppression, so it is more Western than the rest of Greece. And it is also more cultural part of course - the first Greek University was found here, the first Philharmonic Orchestra and the First School of Fine Arts. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship. Your first stop will be at Achillion palace in village Gastouri with the inside visit of it and a guided tour. Then you will have a small drive to Paleokastritsa and visit the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Then you will have time to have lunch in one of the restaurants by the seashore. After having some rest and food you will take your way to explore the old city and to stroll in town visiting all the main sights. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel or ship.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,598.00
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$1,598.00
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Private Tour: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour

Private Tour: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour

Take a private tour of Corfu on this exclusive adventure. After pickup at your hotel, your driver takes you to see and photograph the city's highlights, including Achillion Palace, Old Fortress, and Kanoni for views of Mouse Island and the monastery of Vlacherena in the distance. Stroll through Old Town, admire the architecture and scenery, and do some souvenir shopping. Your driver takes you back to the hotel when you are ready.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$440.74
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$440.74
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Best of Corfu: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Best of Corfu: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

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Corfu is home to ancient treasures dating back centuries, but exploring independently means missing the island’s hidden history. On this sightseeing tour, follow your private guide through Corfu’s UNESCO–listed Old town and learn the backstories behind must-see sites like the Old Fortress and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Visit top attractions including Achilleion and Paleokastritsa, and enjoy sweeping views over Corfu’s pretty coastal bays.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$221.00
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$221.00
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Best of Corfu: Half Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Best of Corfu: Half Day Private Sightseeing Tour

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Starting from your cruise ship or your Corfu hotel, embark on a Half-Day Sightseeing Tour around Corfu' s must-see attractions in the comfort of your private vehicle. Discover the best of Corfu as you visit the imposing Achillion Palace, take in the breathtaking views of the famous Mouse Island and lose yourself in the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Corfu Town. Opt for a private guide for a more comprehensive experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.33
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$147.33
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