Corfu 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.
Departing 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.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English-speaking driver or escort with good knowledge of the history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you at an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject to availability on bookings day!
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
- Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
- Pick-up from and return to your hotel
- Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
- Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
- Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
Excluded from the tour
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Olive oil tasting fee (olive oil tasting tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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 difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
- This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of the tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
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.
- Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by-state tour guide for an extra cost.
- In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!
Opening hours & Admission fees
- Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
- Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
- Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
- Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.
Free admission days
- March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
- June 5: Environment international day
- April 18 : International monuments day
- May 18: International museums day
- September 27: International tourism day
- The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
- National Holidays
- Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
- The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August, and September
- NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed