Meet your private driver at the port who will take you to the old historical 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 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. Later through magnificent countryside, drive to the beauty spot of Kanoni, where you can take photographs of the famous Mouse Island, reputed to be the petrified boat of Ulysses, and the small islet with the nunnery of The Holy Virgin of Vlacherena. From Kanoni, continue to Corfu Town, which is now a member of the World Heritage List (UNESCO) for a walking tour in the historical center of the fascinating old city. Return to port. Entrance fee to Achilleon is included.
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