By private vehicle, we depart from Corfu’s Port for the old historical village of Gastouri and we arrive at the Achilleion Palace, the former residence of Empress Elizabeth of Austria and later that of Kaiser Wilhelm the 2nd.
Here we visit the museum with mementos of the two royalties and enjoy the splendor of its landscaped gardens with statues, including the famous statue of the dying Achilles, the Triumphant.
Afterwards, through the coastal road of Perama, we drive to the beauty spot of Kanoni, a suburb of Corfu town. Here, we stop to admire the views and 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 Vlacherna.
We 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 where the following historical sites can be seen:
The residence of the British High Commissioner, a splendid Edwardian building, completed in 1824, once the seat of the Knights of Saint Michael and Saint George until 1864, and later the Palace of the King of Greece. The bronze statue of the British High Commissioner, Sir Frederick Adam, the Venetian quarters of Campiello and Corfu’s Historical Center. The Town Hall, once a Venetian theatre, built in 1690, the Church of Saint Spyridon, Patron Saint of Corfu with the rare icons and where the holy body of the Saint lies in a crypt.
There will be free time for shopping before returning to the pier