Drive through Corfu and arrive at Achilleon's Palace built by order of Empress Elizabeth of Austria and completed in 1891. After a guided visit of the grounds and palace, you'll continue to the traditional village of Kinopiastes for a short visit to the Museum of Olive Oil. Drive through Corfu and arrive at Achilleon's Palace built by order of Empress Elizabeth of Austria and completed in 1891. The empress had fallen in love with the natural beauty of the island during her 1861 visit and also developed a great love for Greek history and mythology which is clearly reflected in the decoration of the palace. Its name also shows her admiration for the greatest warrior of the Trojan War, Achilles. The most recent page in the long history of Achileon was written in 1994 when it held a summit conference of the leaders of the EEC. During the works that took place beforehand, the building and the grounds were given their present look. Enjoy a rich and traditional lunch at the famous Tripas Tavern accompanied by live Greek music and dancers. Then, board your coach for the drive back to Corfu Old Town where you'll have the opportunity to either be dropped off there to walk through the narrow lanes and browse the souvenir shops on your own, or return with the coach directly to your ship.
Note: During summer months expect, crowded venues and long lines. Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a lot of water, use suitable sun protection and dress in layers. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites during free time or on tour, please dress appropriately; no bare shoulders or shorts are allowed.
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One of the main reasons that I booked this excursion was because I wanted to take part in the festive Greek lunch. First, let me say, the live Greek dancers who entertained for us as we ate were absolutely wonderful! They did several dances for us, wore several costumes, and even invited the tour group to join them as they taught us a Greek dance. It was very fun! The dancers were enthusiastic and friendly. If you are looking for some great food, however, booking this excursion is not the way to get it. The salads and breads at the restaurant were good, but some of the meat seemed undercooked.
Our tour guide was very kind, knowledgable, and informative. Her instructions for where we were to meet her after a little free time were very clear and the excursion was hassle-free.
Overall, this is a nice tour, but it seems a bit overpriced when you consider that one of it's main selling points is that it includes a meal, which many people in our group barely ate.