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Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town Tour

Corfu Town, Greece
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover the best of Corfu Town and its surroundings on a private tour. After Corfu hotel or port pickup, visit the 19th-century Achilleon Palace, built for Austria’s Empress Elisabeth, better known as ‘Sisi.’ Explore the rooms and gardens independently, and stop at Kanoni to enjoy Corfu’s famous view over Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Convent. Finally, enjoy time for shopping in Corfu Town and to see some of its landmarks. Entrance fees not included.
  • Private tour of Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town
  • Visit the charming Achilleon Palace, built for Austria’s Empress Elisabeth, known as ‘Sisi’
  • Explore the interiors and gardens, dotted with statues of Sisi’s hero, Achilles
  • Absorb the stunning views of Corfu Town from the terraces
  • Admire Mouse Island and Vlacherna Convent from Kanoni, Corfu’s most famous view
  • See some of Corfu Town’s highlights and shop for souvenirs
  • Includes private transport with Corfu hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off
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Transport by private vehicle
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Entrance fees
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel lobby

Please notice that extra charges may apply per person or in total of the group for pick-ups from hotels- villas- airbnb outside the proximity of our tour selected pick route. In that case we can provide round trip transfer for customer(s) convenience ad-hoc quoted as per location of customer(s)' property.

Ports

  • Corfu


Departure Time

9:00 AM
Meet your private driver-guide at your Corfu hotel or cruise port, and set off on your tour by private, air-conditioned vehicle.

Stop first at the hilltop village of Gastouri, southwest of Corfu Town, to visit the famous Achilleon Palace.

On route, hear about this neoclassical palace, built for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria in the 1890s. Known as ‘Sisi,’ the empress loved Corfu, and had the palace constructed as a vacation retreat, designing it with the mythical Greek hero Achilles as the central theme. After her assassination in 1898, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany went on to purchase the palace, again as a vacation home.

On arrival, enter the palace (own expense) to explore independently. Wander around the graceful interiors, adorned with statues and paintings, and still furnished with some of Sisi's and Wilhelm's personal items.

Stroll around the gardens to see their grand statues, including two beautiful bronze runners, and sculptures depicting Achilles dying and as a triumphant warrior. As you walk, soak up the bird’s-eye views from the terraces down over Corfu's coast.

Next, drive to the Kanoni peninsula, a wooded headland just south of Corfu Town. Here, admire the spectacular panoramas over the Ionian Sea and the whitewashed Vlacherna Convent, connected to the mainland by a causeway, and the nearby Mouse Island — Corfu’s most celebrated view.

Take photos, and hear how legend says that Mouse Island was created when the ship that returned Odysseus to his home port of Ithaki was turned to stone by Poseidon, the god of the sea.

Finally, continue into Corfu Town, seeing some of its historical attractions and enjoying some time for souvenir shopping.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your Corfu accommodation or cruise port.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mouse Island
Kanoni, the church of Panagia Vlacherna and the Mouse Island in Corfu: The location of Kanoni with the church of Panagia Vlacherna
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Achilleio
Achilleion is a palace built in Gastouri on the Island of Corfu for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi, after a suggestion by the Austrian consul Alexander von Warsberg.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Corfu Town
Corfu Town is the capital of the Greek island of Corfu, in the Ionian Sea. It’s known for its cobblestone streets and pastel-colored Venetian architecture. To the west, the Venetian-built New Fortress has a network of tunnels underneath and views over the harbor. The 15th-century Old Fortress overlooks the town from the east and features a small chapel and mosaics. The Esplanade is a landscaped park near the water.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MTM D.M.C Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town Tour.

Product code: 6357P52

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