PALEOKASTRITSA - ACHILLION PALACE TOUR
- 4 hours
- Achillion palace
Price Per Person
- The tour starts from 16,93€ per person.
PaleokastritsaPalaiokastritsa is a village in the North West of Corfu. Palaiokastrites was a former municipality on the island of Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece. Its including area was defined around the original village of Palaiokastritsa. Since the 2011 local government reform Palaiokastrites is part of the municipality of Corfu as a smaller municipal unit.It has a land area of 48.379 km² and a population of 4,395 (2001 census) and is located on the west coast of Corfu just south of Angelokastro. The seat of the formerly independent Palaiokastriton municipality was the town of Lakones. The largest villages are Liapades (pop. 958), Doukades (678), Skriperó (642), and Lákones.Read More...
Achillion palaceAchilleion is a palace built in Corfu by Empress (German: Kaiserin) of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi, after a suggestion by Austrian Consul Alexander von Watzberg.Elisabeth was a woman obsessed with beauty, and very powerful, but tragically vulnerable since the loss of her only son, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria in the Mayerling Incident in 1889. A year later in 1890, she built a summer palace in the region of Gastouri, now the municipality of Achilleion, about ten kilometres to the south of the city of Corfu. The palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its central theme. Corfu was Elizabeth's favourite vacation place and she built the palace because she admired Greece and its language and culture.Achilleion's location provides a panoramic view of Corfu city to the north, and across the whole southern part of the island.
Full Tour Description
First stop is Achilleion Palace, built by the Empress Elisabeth “Sissy” of Austria in 1891, and later owned by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. You will visit the museum, as well as its beautiful gardens with spectacular views. The palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its central theme. Corfu was Elizabeth's favourite vacation place and she built the palace because she admired Greece and its language and culture. We continue north to beautiful Paleokastritsadescribed as the jewel of Corfu, this Arcadian, red-roofed town never fails to enchant. Paleokastritsa is one of the most famous locations on the island.You will visit the Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin, monastery’s gardens where you have spectacular views over the beautiful green and blue bays of the area with their crystal-clear turquoise waters.
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