Join your local guide to explore and enjoy the finest ancient sites and views of this beautiful Greek Island. Your excursion includes a delightful drive through beautiful scenery, with spectacular views of Achillion Palace, once the summer residence of Elizabeth, Empress of Austria. Preserved as a museum, the palace has lush gardens full of sculptures and artwork depicting the life and death of Greek hero Achilles. Our guide will reveal the amazing history of the palace and surrounding area; during the First World War it was used as Military Headquarters.
We continue to Corfu Town, passing coastal resorts with excellent views of the Convent of Vlacherna and picturesque Mouse Island en route. Arriving at the Historic Quarter of Corfu Town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will find many of Corfu’s best preserved and historically significant buildings here.
Take a guided walking tour of the historic centre of the Old Town, walking around the maze of winding narrow cobbled streets known as “kandounia”. We will see some of the most elegant quarters of this Venetian-built town, which competes with Napoli, Florence and Venice in terms of beauty, style, character and charm. You will also see the Royal Palace of St. George and St. Michael, an imposing building built entirely of yellow Maltese stone by the first British Commissioner of the island. See the spectacular arcades of the Liston Piazza, a down-sized replica of the Rue de Rivoli of Paris, built by the French in the 19th century, before heading into the heart of the old town where we will enjoy free time.
Corfu Old Town
Licensed tourist guide
Museum entrance fee