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Paleokastritsa, Old Town & Achillion Palace

Access from: ​Corfu


Key info

  • Tour ID: 52326
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Pick up point: Corfu Town
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Paleokastrita
  • Old Village of Gastouri
  • Achillion Palace
  • Corfu Old Town

From $62.78pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 52326
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Pick up point: Corfu Town
  • Activity level: Moderate

Top highlights

  • Paleokastrita
  • Old Village of Gastouri
  • Achillion Palace
  • Corfu Old Town

Itinerary

Suggested itinerary:

Depart from Corfu Port
Make your way towards the Beautiful Paleokastrita
Next stop will be the Old Village of Gastouri
Visit the stunning Achillion Palace
Drive down to Corfu Old Town
Leisure Time around the Old Town
Return back to the port in plenty of time for your Cruise Ships departure

Times are subject to change.

When does my tour start?
This tour is designed around your cruise ship timings, the tour start time will be clearly displayed on the shore excursion vouchers. This tour can start in the morning or the afternoon.

When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?
This is a 5 hour tour, so you will be returned back to the port at the end of the excursion, we guarantee to get you back to your cruise ship in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure. All tour times are based on Shore time (ie local time, - not ship time)

You will be met at the cruise port by a Cruising Excursions representative and who will guide you towards your air-conditioned vehicle, ready to begin the scenic journey to Paleokastritsa.

One of the most beautiful places in Corfu; Paleokastrita is home to several attractive bays, beaches and cliffs. White washed walls reflect the purity of its idyllic setting and the monastery of Panagia is a spectacular sight to see, overlooking the beautiful blue Ionian Sea.

Your next stop will be the old village of Gastouri, where you will visit the romantic Achillion Palace built at the end of the 19th century by Empress Elisabeth of Austria. You will see many extraordinary sculptures and paintings, and the beautiful Neo Classicist building designed by Italian Architects Raphaello Corito and Antonio Landi. The gardens are equally as beautiful and contain the most famous statue of Dying Achilles.

After Achillion, the tour will continue to Old Corfu town, considered to be the Jewel of Corfu Island. Here you will visit the old and new fortress as well as the beautiful Saint Spyridon church. Old Corfu town is an impressive combination of forts, palaces, narrow streets and tall western style buildings. You will visit Esplanade Square and the famous Liston. This hot spot is the perfect location to enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafe’s that are situated below the arches.

Following your time in Old Corfu Town, you will be returned to the cruise port in plenty of time for your ship’s departure.

What's included:

  • Transportation
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 52326
    • Duration: 5 hours
    • Pick up point: Corfu Town
    • Activity level: Moderate
    • Optional extras available

    Top highlights

    • Paleokastrita
    • Old Village of Gastouri
    • Achillion Palace
    • Corfu Old Town

    Itinerary

    Suggested itinerary:

    Depart from Corfu Port
    Make your way towards the Beautiful Paleokastrita
    Next stop will be the Old Village of Gastouri
    Visit the stunning Achillion Palace
    Drive down to Corfu Old Town
    Leisure Time around the Old Town
    Return back to the port in plenty of time for your Cruise Ships departure

    Times are subject to change.

    When does my tour start?
    This tour is designed around your cruise ship timings, the tour start time will be clearly displayed on the shore excursion vouchers. This tour can start in the morning or the afternoon.

    When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?
    This is a 5 hour tour, so you will be returned back to the port at the end of the excursion, we guarantee to get you back to your cruise ship in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure. All tour times are based on Shore time (ie local time, - not ship time)

    You will be met at the cruise port by a Cruising Excursions representative and who will guide you towards your air-conditioned vehicle, ready to begin the scenic journey to Paleokastritsa.

    One of the most beautiful places in Corfu; Paleokastrita is home to several attractive bays, beaches and cliffs. White washed walls reflect the purity of its idyllic setting and the monastery of Panagia is a spectacular sight to see, overlooking the beautiful blue Ionian Sea.

    Your next stop will be the old village of Gastouri, where you will visit the romantic Achillion Palace built at the end of the 19th century by Empress Elisabeth of Austria. You will see many extraordinary sculptures and paintings, and the beautiful Neo Classicist building designed by Italian Architects Raphaello Corito and Antonio Landi. The gardens are equally as beautiful and contain the most famous statue of Dying Achilles.

    After Achillion, the tour will continue to Old Corfu town, considered to be the Jewel of Corfu Island. Here you will visit the old and new fortress as well as the beautiful Saint Spyridon church. Old Corfu town is an impressive combination of forts, palaces, narrow streets and tall western style buildings. You will visit Esplanade Square and the famous Liston. This hot spot is the perfect location to enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafe’s that are situated below the arches.

    Following your time in Old Corfu Town, you will be returned to the cruise port in plenty of time for your ship’s departure.

    What's included:

    • Transportation
    • English Speaking Guide
  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • English Speaking Guide
    • Air Conditioned Transportation
    ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3
    Activity Level Scale:
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2 km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    Not Included: Beverages/Snacks, Tips/Gratuities (Optional)

    Joining instructions

    You will be met at the Port by a Cruising Excursions representative holding a Cruising Excursions Sign ready to start your tour.
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