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Corfu Palaces Tour

Visiting the Palaces of Corfu 

Corfu beauty carries an aristocratic elegance to which many royal families could not resist in the course of time. Many were those who wanted to build a summer palace here equal to the stunning grace of the island. Each royal visitor has left his legacy to the history of the place and their stories are still narrated from one generation to the other.With the "Visiting the Palaces of Corfu" Tour you will have the chance to visit magnificent palaces surrounded by nature while having the privilege of enjoying dreamy views to the intense blue of the Ionian sea.Our first stop will be Achilleion Palace, built by Princess Sisi, empress of Austria, and a woman obsessed with beauty. Sisi admired Greek mythology and culture and the whole pace is a praise to Achilles a character which represents the strength and the human vulnerability. Emblematic and noble statues stand in a garden filled with palm trees and gaze the panoramic view of the island. The German Kaizer (Wilhelm II) was the next to posses this charming place who turned it into a diplomatic hub while Europe was preparing for war. Our local tour guide will take you back in history and let you take a glimpse of the place's extravagant and intense past. Next stop with "Visiting the Palaces of Corfu" tour will be the majestic "Palea Anaktora", literally meaning "Old Palaces", which were built by the British Empire and once named "Palace of Saints Michael and George". British Governors of the island used to live here before giving their place into the Kings of Greece who were the last royals to exclusively enjoy the amazing beauty of the place and its stunning surroundings. The Palace is composed by a complex of halls and buildings of Roman architectural style with an exotic garden that welcomes the visitor who is eventually left astonished by the rich and rare trees and flowers which match the aristocratic origin of the place. The palace of course is built in a nodal point of Corfu town, overlooking the gulf, the port and the island of Vidos, while the old stone barricades and little towers are a constant reminder to the visitor that he's standing in a historic place of a glorious past. From the panoramic view you could also gaze the opposite port of Igoumenitsa and the crystal blue of the sea whereas if you wish to explore more you could descend to the sea from the gardens and you'll find yourself in a beach exclusively used by the royal family. Nowadays, the Corfiots took claim of the royal gardens referring to them as the Gardens of the People!

Our interesting "Visiting the Palaces of Corfu" tour will take us next to Mon Repos Palace, situated in a beautiful hill where archeologists claim to be the site where the ancient city of Corfu used to lay. It was built as a gift of love from a British Commissioner to his beloved Corfiot wife, and although smaller than the others palaces, its noble and elegant style in addition with the magnificent gardens that surround it, made it famous across the royal families. This is where Prince Philip was born who later became Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elisabeth II. A truly dreamy scenery, where the colonial architecture of the building matches the peaceful beauty of the gardens. You'll have the chance to enjoy a pleasant walk to the paths where Princess Sisi, Queen Sophia of Spain, and the Greek royal family used to spend their time wandering to its many corners admiring the rich nature and the artful arcades created by the tall trees aging from centuries ago.

Come along with us to this aristocratic "Visiting the Palaces of Corfu" tour and feel as a royal person yourself while getting to know the glorious past of those noble places, walking to the same imperial paths while reliving the history.

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Visiting the Palaces of Corfu 

Corfu beauty carries an aristocratic elegance to which many royal families could not resist in the course of time. Many were those who wanted to build a summer palace here equal to the stunning grace of the island. Each royal visitor has left his legacy to the history of the place and their stories are still narrated from one generation to the other.With the “Visiting the Palaces of Corfu” Tour you will have the chance to visit magnificent palaces surrounded by nature while having the privilege of enjoying dreamy views to the intense blue of the Ionian sea.Our first stop will be Achilleion Palace, built by Princess Sisi, empress of Austria, and a woman obsessed with beauty. Sisi admired Greek mythology and culture and the whole pace is a praise to Achilles a character which represents the strength and the human vulnerability. Emblematic and noble statues stand in a garden filled with palm trees and gaze the panoramic view of the island. The German Kaizer (Wilhelm II) was the next to posses this charming place who turned it into a diplomatic hub while Europe was preparing for war. Our local tour guide will take you back in history and let you take a glimpse of the place’s extravagant and intense past. Next stop with “Visiting the Palaces of Corfu” tour will be the majestic “Palea Anaktora”, literally meaning “Old Palaces”, which were built by the British Empire and once named “Palace of Saints Michael and George”. British Governors of the island used to live here before giving their place into the Kings of Greece who were the last royals to exclusively enjoy the amazing beauty of the place and its stunning surroundings. The Palace is composed by a complex of halls and buildings of Roman architectural style with an exotic garden that welcomes the visitor who is eventually left astonished by the rich and rare trees and flowers which match the aristocratic origin of the place. The palace of course is built in a nodal point of Corfu town, overlooking the gulf, the port and the island of Vidos, while the old stone barricades and little towers are a constant reminder to the visitor that he’s standing in a historic place of a glorious past. From the panoramic view you could also gaze the opposite port of Igoumenitsa and the crystal blue of the sea whereas if you wish to explore more you could descend to the sea from the gardens and you’ll find yourself in a beach exclusively used by the royal family. Nowadays, the Corfiots took claim of the royal gardens referring to them as the Gardens of the People!

Our interesting “Visiting the Palaces of Corfu” tour will take us next to Mon Repos Palace, situated in a beautiful hill where archeologists claim to be the site where the ancient city of Corfu used to lay. It was built as a gift of love from a British Commissioner to his beloved Corfiot wife, and although smaller than the others palaces, its noble and elegant style in addition with the magnificent gardens that surround it, made it famous across the royal families. This is where Prince Philip was born who later became Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elisabeth II. A truly dreamy scenery, where the colonial architecture of the building matches the peaceful beauty of the gardens. You’ll have the chance to enjoy a pleasant walk to the paths where Princess Sisi, Queen Sophia of Spain, and the Greek royal family used to spend their time wandering to its many corners admiring the rich nature and the artful arcades created by the tall trees aging from centuries ago.

Come along with us to this aristocratic “Visiting the Palaces of Corfu” tour and feel as a royal person yourself while getting to know the glorious past of those noble places, walking to the same imperial paths while reliving the history.

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