Impressive 4-h Corfu Shore Excursion to Achillion and...

Impressive 4-h Corfu Shore Excursion


CorfuPontikonisiGreece athens tours greeceCorfu is steeped in history and boasts an irresistible natural landscape adorned with sprawling vineyards, inviting beaches, and bountiful gardens. When the irresistible allure of a city break beckons, why not answer it with a well-planned private tour to stunning Corfu? Leave all the tedium of travel arrangements behind and just focus on enjoying your time in this dreamy destination.

From the iconic Dassia Beach and picturesque Achillion Palace ,Paleokastritsa, Pelekas Beach, to the thrilling Aqualand, there’s no shortage of must-see sights to add to your itinerary. Make your dreams a reality and start exploring today by browsing the incredible shore excersions opportunities on Athens Tours Greece. Don’t wait any longer – it’s time to kick your Corfu adventure into high gear!


Come and join us for an unforgettable 4-hour journey through the beautiful island of Corfu, as we embark on a shore excursion to the captivating Achillion Palace and the picturesque village of Paleokastritsa.

c8300Departing from the new port, our first stop will be at the magnificent Achillion Palace, built in 1892 for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Rich in history and splendor, this palace offers a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the royal family.

In a twist of fate, the Empress was consumed by her infatuation with the legendary Greek hero, Achilles. She went so far as to commission a sculpture of the hero in his final moments, fittingly titled “Dying”. Several years later, Kaiser William II of Germany purchased the Palace, adding to its historical significance with a strikingly different statue of Achilles, aptly named “Triumphant”.

Today, both sculptures stand proudly in the palace gardens, each representing a unique perspective on the powerful figure of Achilles.

Contenue to Corfu villages

Your Athens Tours Greece private chauffeur will drive inland, see the traditional villages before arriving at beautiful Palaeokastritsa where you will visit the 13th Century Monastery of the Virgin Mary, located on top of a hill.

We continue your private tour driving through Ropa Valley to arrive at Gastouri village, past the Kaiser’s Bridge to view, from a distance, the convent of Vlachernae and the Mouse Island, the landmark of Corfu.

On the way back to port, stop in Corfu Town. Visit by walking, the St. Spyridon Church, the patron saint of Corfu, or for those who would like, stroll through the numerous narrow streets with balconies.

We end your private shore excursion by driving you back to the cruise terminal.

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Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

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