Corfu - Grand Island Tour / approx 7 1/2 hrs
At the traditional village of Gastouri marvel at the Achilleion Palace, constructed under the rule of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Once inside the palace, you have the opportunity to visit the vast, impressive rooms and the striking gardens, boasting exotic trees and flowers and commanding a breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea.
Admire the Terrace of the Muses, adorned with statues of the nine muses and the imposing figures of “Achilles Victorious” and “Achilles Dying”.
Delight in a view of Paleokastritsa Bay, one of the most breathtaking spots on the island. In a nearby restaurant you are invited to indulge in lunch and to relax a little.
You ascend by coach to the Monastery of the Virgin, housing a small museum and inhabited by a community of monks. This museum displays a collection of Byzantine icons and other religious relics.
From the monastery’s gardens delight in a splendid panorama of the bay below.
In Corfu Town, explore the meandering streets known as Kantounia.