The Achilleion & UNESCO Awarded Old Town
This Land Adventure is an opportunity to experience Corfu’s most beautiful and renowned landmark, the Achilleion Palace and includes a stop in Old Corfu Town with some free time.
Driving through the beautiful countryside and passing by lemon and olive trees you reach the charming village of Gastouri where the Achilleion Palace stands with magnificent views of the Ionian Sea. The villa dates from the 19th century when the Empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Elizabeth, better known as Sissy, decided on this spot as a place of retreat. The superb gardens that she created, are decorated with marvelous works of sculpture including the famous 'Achilles Wounded'.
Returning to Corfu Town, leave the coach in the main Esplanade square for a beautiful walk through the picturesque streets of the Old Town. Pass by historical sites such as the Residence of the British High Commissioner, the Venetian quarters of Cambiello and Corfu´s Historical Center, the Town Hall. Visit the Church of St. Spyridon, Patron Saint of Corfu. After the visit, either board the coach to return to your SeaDream yacht or remain in the town to further explore independently and return on your own.
Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.
Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. There are some steps and some walking required at the palace as well as in the gardens.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 129 USD
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