Full-Day Private Corfu Tour -Paleokastritsa - Achillion Palace - Kanoni - Old town
Full-day Private Corfu Tour
Make the most of your day by enjoying the best of Corfu with our proposal for a Full-Day Private Corfu Tour
Paleokastritsa is arguably the most famous picturesque village of the island of Corfu located 25 km northwest of Corfu Town. The word Paleokastritsa literally means old fortress, witnessing the existence of such a castle on the rocky cave where now stands the Monastery of the Virgin. This cosmopolitan resort stretches along a coastal road around stunning bays and a picturesque harbor where the excursion boats depart for the nearby and isolated beaches. At the end of the road, right after the main harbor is the Monastery of the Virgin that dominates the village. The monastery hosts an interesting collection of post Byzantine icons, books and other objects. There, you will discover precious icons from the 15th century.
The Achillion Palace can be found in the Village of Gastouri, 10 km’s south west of the town of Corfu. The stunning appearance of this stately palace takes the visitor back in history to when the palace was inhabited by two great figures from European history whose only common bond was their adoration for Corfu, Greece and its culture, Empress Elisabeth of Austria (known as 'Sissi') and Kaiser William II of Germany. Wandering through the fabulous gardens, you will be taken on a trip through Greek mythology as you walk between the numerous statues of Greek historical figures, including the nine Muses, Greek philosophers and of course Achilles – the hero of Greek mythology after whom the palace was named.
The location of Kanoni with the church of PanagiaVlacherna below and the Mouse Island (Pontikonissi) are the most famous and photographed spots of Corfu. Legend has it, that Mouse Island was formed when the ship that had taken Odysseus back to Ithaca, his home port, was turned into stone by Poseidon, god of the sea, angry at being defied by the Phaeacians. It is also very frequent that you see an airplane landing and taking off from this spot, as the airport of Corfu is right next to the church.
Corfu town, especially for its oldest part, is one of the most charming and romantic places of all the Greece. It is a perfect example of ancient Venetian and Byzantine art that will be able to fascinate you with its little streets and its panoramic points. Surrounded by the sea, the old town of Kerkyra is closed between the two ancient fortresses. Walking between high old houses, you will buy traditional products in ancient cellars, surrounded by stone staircase, old Venetian walls and hidden gardens. Every single building, every single street will appear like an open museum, but the joie de vivre of the local people will remember you that the old town is also full of life and full of surprises. The paved streets and the ancient buildings will bring you to the large beautiful Esplanade and the romantic gallery of Liston; a place that you can’t miss to visit.
Meeting Point & Duration
Cruise Port / Hotel/ Villa/ Apartment/ Airport
Duration: 7 hours
- Pick up point to Monastery of Paleokastritsa
- From Paleokastritsa to Lakones Village
- Bella Vista photo stop
- From Lakones Achillion Palace
- From Achillion Palace to Kanoni & Mouseisland photo stop
- From Kanoni to Corfu town
- From Corfu town to drop off point
Pick up & Drop off, mineral water, taxes
Estimated local cash needed
100 EUR – Museum entrance tickets, Personal expenses, souvenirs, food or drinks. Credit or debit cards are also accepted by many stores.
A tour guide is optional, is not included and we are not allowed to guide. Nevertheless, we can highly recommend you tour guides depending the language you prefer. Tour guide is paid separately. Do not hesitate to enquiry.