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Location: Corfu, Corfu Island, Greece | Corfu Island, Greece
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Stunning palace of Achilleion, inspired by Greek mythology
View of Pontikonisi & its 13th-century monastery in Kanoni
Coastline of Paleokastritsa & Corfu's UNESCO-listed Old Town
History of the bay where Odysseus disembarked & met Nausicaa
Splendid countryside & delightful hidden villages of Corfu
Guided tour of island of Corfu
Roundtrip transportation via coach
Commentary in English
Considered to have been the mythological island of the ancient Phaeacians, Corfu has much to offer. Visit the stunning palace of Achilleion, inspired by the hero Achilles, and then continue to Mouse Island. With your guide, visit delightful villages and the magnificent Paleokastritsa.
Begin with a visit to the palace of Achilleion; admire its charming statues and explore the Imperial gardens, which provide you with a majestic view of the nearby green hills and Ionian Sea. The palace and its surroundings abound with statues and paintings of Achilles, as well as both heroic and tragic images from the Trojan War.
Explore Corfu's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its ancient side streets, and drive over the hill of Kanoni, where you explore Pontikonisi (meaning Mouse Island). Admire the greenery around you, as well as the tall trees. Then your guide points you to the monastery of Pantokrator, from the 13th century. Note its white-stone staircase that, viewed from afar, gives the impression of a mouse's tail.
Drive through central Corfu's delightful villages on your way to Paleokastritsa, where you hear about its mythological importance. See the bay where Odysseus disembarked and met Nausicaa, who resembled, according to the beleaguered traveler, the goddess Artemis. The monastery of Paleokastritsa, dating back to 1225 AD, awaits you on top of a small hill, where you pause for breathtaking views of 2 bays and the Ionian Sea below.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
Children 2 and younger are complimentary.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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