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CORFU TOWN AND ACHILLEION PALACE

CORFU TOWN AND ACHILLEION PALACE (75)
from/per person 40
  • Tour Leader
  • 4 Hours
  • Min Person 1
  • Max Person 10

Description

CORFU TOWN AND ACHILLEION PALACE

The tranquil island of Corfu, known to the Greeks as Kerkira, was where Empress Elizabeth of Austria chose to take refuge, far from the obligations of the Hapsburg court. The Empress, a lover of solitude, spent much time surrounded by the peace and quiet of the island, admiring its beautiful landscapes. She immediately ordered a villa to be built, Achilleion, which, after her death, was  bought by Kaiser William II, also enchanted by the beauty of Corfu.You will enter the fascinating and fairytale world of Achilleion, the home that the Empress dedicated to her favourite hero, Achilles. This sumptuously decorated villa is surrounded by magnificent gardens sweeping down to the sea. Leaving the villa, you will then continue towards one of the island's most beautiful  locations, Kanoni, an islet connected to the mainland, with a beautiful white monastery. There will be enough time to take photographs to capture this picturesque panorama, before heading towards Corfu Town. The heart of the town, built on the side of a hill, contains a labyrinth of small alleyways criss-crossing larger, bustling streets abound with typical old craftsmen's workshops.


Pricing

Adults: €40 per adult

Children: €40 per child