During this tour you are driven from the town of Corfu and along the bay of Garitsa to the area of Paleopolis, the ancient city of Corfu and Mon Repos Palace. Afterwards, we will make a short stop in the area of Kanoni, a point with great views to the landmarks of Corfu, namely the picturesque Mouse Island and the Monastery of Vlacherna.
At Mon Repos Palace, we enter the palace gardens on foot – a short path leads you to the palace mansion. The gardens are full of exotic trees, bushes, flowers and shrubs, once having been brought as gifts to local monarchs by diplomats and kings from all over the world.
The palace was built in 1828 – 1831 by the British Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, Sir Adam as a gift to his beautiful Corfiot wife, Mrs Palatianou. In 1864 it was offered as a present to the King of Greece, George A’ and until 1967 has been used by the local royal family for great parties with their royal friends from all around the world. This is also one of the reasons why Corfu Island became such a popular summer holiday destination for the international jet set.
Moreover, you will have a guided tour to the rooms of the palace, housing ancient artifacts brought to light by archaeologists during excavations in the past.
Our tour includes a visit to Gastouri village as well, situated on the slopes above the southeast coast of the island where the Achilleion Palace is situated, built by the Empress Elisabeth “Sissy” of Austria in 1891, and later owned by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. You will see the rooms of the Palace, as well as the beautiful gardens offering spectacular views over the Ionian Sea. The gardens, full of exotic trees and flowers boast classical statues, since the Empress was very fond of the Ancient History and Mythology of Greece. The main “Terrace of the Muses” decorated with statues of the Nine Greek Muses and the imposing figures of “Achilles Victorious” and “Achilles Dying” are the most interesting.
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