As Corfu was the first elite and cosmopolitan destination in Greece, you will not have to miss the opportunity to go back in time when Kings and Emperors dominated the island. The Royal Palace of Corfu, Achilleion as well as Corfu's Town Unesco Heritage are the most famous sighteseeing in Corfu. You will enjoy a comfortable shore excursion with the best price and the safety of a local tour operator. See the14th century Venetian Old Fortress, Old Port, New Venetian Fortress, Palace of St Michael and St George, Dimarcheio or Town Hall. Visit Achilleion , Saint Spyridon Church, Esplanade Square, Liston, 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 for anything else.
In the days of Ancient Greece, Corfu marked the final stage of the legendary trip made by the mythological Greek god, Odysseus, on his journey home to Ithaka. This tour will certainly give you a chance to discover the lush countryside of Corfu as you enjoy a scenic drive through the island to the village of Gastouri. Here in this quaint traditional village, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who was affectionately known as Sissy, constructed the architectural wonder of Achilleion Palace. An admirer of the classical Greek Hero Achilles, she named the palace after him. Your visit (on your own) will show you the lush frescoed rooms of this neoclassical white mansion. You can also enjoy the Italian terraced gardens with views over the coast. Fine sculptures are dotted around the gardens, many of which feature characters from the Greek mythology, including Achilles.
Continue your scenic drive to your next visit stop at Kanoni where you admire the spectacular view of Mouse Island. At the end you will visit Corfu Town which is inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage list as a fortified Mediterranean Port town of high integrity and authenticity. Guests will discover all the interesting sites like the city's 14th century Venetian Old Fortress, the St. Spyridon Church, protector of the island, the charming narrow alleyways of the old Venetian town, the famous Esplanade Square-one of the largest squares in Europe, the elegant Liston which access in the past was only allowed to the aristocracy of Corfu, the Dimarchio or Town Hall and the imposing Palace of St. Michael and St.George.
Before returning to the bus you will have some time for shopping and strolling in Corfu town. On returning to the Port guests have the chance to see the old Port with traditional caiques (fishing boats) and the New Venetian Fortress.
List of possible Attractions and Activities:
Vlacherna Monastery (view from a distance)
Pontikonisi - Mouse Island - (view from a distance)
St. Spyridon Church
St. Micheal & St. George Palace
Old Venetian Fortress