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Shore Excursions to Achilleion Palace, Mouse Island view and Corfu Town

Shore Excursions to Achilleion Palace, Mouse Island view and Corfu Town

Shore Excursions to Achilleion Palace, Mouse Island view and Corfu Town
A private half day shore excursion from Corfu Town is a snapshot of Corfu’s iconic sights.



Level:
Easy
Duration:
1/2 Day
Type:

This shore excursion includes:

  • Transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • Port pick up and drop off
  • Visit to Achilleion Palace
  • View of Mouse Island – famous landmark of Corfu Island
  • Exploration of Corfu Town including free time for shopping

This half day shore trip designed for cruise ship passengers is a short excursion to the important sights of the island. 

The tour to the Achillion Palace, located in Gastouri, a village that is reached by a route through olive, orange and lemon groves. The garden is dominated by huge sculptures of the God Achilles and is planted with exotic and fragrant plants and trees. The garden, the palace and its grounds are decorated with sculptures and paintings that depict the heroic feats of Achilles. The most iconic sculpture is the Wounded Achilles.

The private tour continues Kanoni with a stop to take in the view of Mouse Island, known also as Pontikonisi.  The small islet in the Halkiopoulos Lagoon has an 11th century Byzantine chapel that is only open for visitors on August 6th.  Legend says that Mouse Island was once the ship that helped Ulysses, the hero of Homer’s Odyssey, return to Ithaca. This displeased Poseidon, God of the Seas, who turned the ship to stone as it entered the port, thus creating the islet.  For visitors arriving by aeroplane this is their first view of Corfu.

The final stop of the tour is Corfu Old Town. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this ancient city has so much to offer its visitors. The cobbled streets are called ‘Kantounia’ and wind through the old town of Corfu. Around each corner another will be a beautiful building or a stunning view; all amazing photo opportunities to take a piece of Corfu home.

Important note:
To get the most enjoyment from any tour we recommend that you will choose an option with a professional guide. All professional guides must be licensed by the Greek Tourist Organization, they are university graduates in Greek History and Culture. A professional guide can make your tour an unforgettable experience by telling you interesting stories about places you visit as well as historical facts that might interest you. In Corfu we have professional guides who are able to cover most European languages. Please state the desired language of your guide in the checkout process.

Prices
Main services Price
Price For up to 3 persons 199.00 €
Price For up to 5 persons 330.00 €
Price For up to 15 persons 520.00 €
Proffesional guide 130.00 €
Days of operation
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Dates of operation
1 Jul 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
Departures (Local Time)

This tour is a private tour therefore the starting time is flexible. Please state the desired starting time on the reservation form.

In the event that your cruise ship calls docks later than its scheduled time please do not worry. We will be aware of this and we will be waiting for inside the port terminal building for you, without any extra charge.

If your ship is late we would appreciate it if you could call us on 0030 6945 265048 and inform us of your revised disembarkation time.

Your tour commences from the moment you are met by our representative.

Special Instructions
  • This tour includes an air-conditioned vehicle and driver.
  • Food, beverages, entrance fees, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.
  • Entrance fee to Achilleion Palace (8 euro per person) is not included in the price of the tour.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (sandals or flip flops are ok) and a hat.
  • Camera and video camera equipment may be used at all places of interest. In the Achilleion Palace you may have to purchase a special video pass in order to use your video camera inside the Palace.
  • The Achilleion is a very famous site and can be very crowded (especially in July and August). Sometimes several ships dock at the same time which means that places of interest will be full of visitors. Please be patient, follow instructions and keep close to your guide at all times in order to hear the commentary.
Restrictions

If you have any disability or other special requests, please state it in your reservation form or call us at: 0030 6945 265 048.

Meeting Instructions
Meeting instructions will be provided after the payment together with the booking voucher.