Corfu Achilleion Palace Excursion Reviews

When you visit Achilleion Palace, you will learn of the intriguing story of Austrian Empress Elizabeth. Located just south of Corfu Town, this neo-classical mansion with beautiful gardens was built in the late 1890's and continues to be a standout today.
Palace was beautiful.
Sail Date: July 2019
Palace was beautiful. The lunch at Tripa Taverna was the best part of the day.
Palace was beautiful. The lunch at Tripa Taverna was the best part of the day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The palace was really lovely, however the rest of the tour left a lot to be desired.
Sail Date: October 2018
The palace was really lovely, however the rest of the tour left a lot to be desired. They were having a garbage strike and it certainly left a bad impression.
The palace was really lovely, however the rest of the tour left a lot to be desired. They were having a garbage strike and it certainly left a bad impression. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Toured Achilleion Palace and one other place.
Sail Date: October 2018
Toured Achilleion Palace and one other place. Shopping time in the city which is very nice. Excellent lunch at a Yacht Club at the Old Fort near the old city. The city is very walkable and could be a destination on its own.
Toured Achilleion Palace and one other place. Shopping time in the city which is very nice. Excellent lunch at a Yacht Club at the Old Fort near the old city. The city is very walkable and could be a destination on its own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Short shopping stop, then to palace.
Sail Date: October 2018
Short shopping stop, then to palace. Very nice
Short shopping stop, then to palace. Very nice Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Corfu was a disappointment.
Sail Date: June 2018
Corfu was a disappointment. The town is rather run down. Our excursion took us to the Acheillon Palace and was well done, but side visits for an olive press was weak.
Corfu was a disappointment. The town is rather run down. Our excursion took us to the Acheillon Palace and was well done, but side visits for an olive press was weak. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our guide tried and managed to share a lot of information but there were dozens of other groups ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Our guide tried and managed to share a lot of information but there were dozens of other groups there so everything was a challenge. There are a Lot more than 50 steps involved. It was ok, interesting yet slightly disappointing.
Our guide tried and managed to share a lot of information but there were dozens of other groups there so everything was a challenge. There are a Lot more than 50 steps involved. It was ok, interesting yet slightly disappointing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Would have preferred more time in port area.
Sail Date: April 2018
Would have preferred more time in port area. Had great snacks. Achilleion Palace not tremendously exciting compared to other palaces.
Would have preferred more time in port area. Had great snacks. Achilleion Palace not tremendously exciting compared to other palaces. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice tour of the Palace with lunch and a gift shop or 2.
Sail Date: April 2018
Very nice tour of the Palace with lunch and a gift shop or 2.
Very nice tour of the Palace with lunch and a gift shop or 2. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A very nice tour of the Achilleion Palace which also included a city tour described below.
Sail Date: March 2018
A very nice tour of the Achilleion Palace which also included a city tour described below.
A very nice tour of the Achilleion Palace which also included a city tour described below. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very crowded and really not very historic.
Sail Date: October 2017
Very crowded and really not very historic. The old Venetian castle in town at the end of the tour was way more interesting.
Very crowded and really not very historic. The old Venetian castle in town at the end of the tour was way more interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Definitely visit Corfu, we found a shop where the owner's son spear fishes, we purchased a ...
Sail Date: September 2017
Definitely visit Corfu, we found a shop where the owner's son spear fishes, we purchased a beautiful shell that came from 150 feet down in the ocean...this is a definite must see.
Definitely visit Corfu, we found a shop where the owner's son spear fishes, we purchased a beautiful shell that came from 150 feet down in the ocean...this is a definite must see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Yet another well organised small group tour only 16 people and cost just over $90 for two people.
Sail Date: September 2017
Yet another well organised small group tour only 16 people and cost just over $90 for two people. Booked through Viator - Travelco
Yet another well organised small group tour only 16 people and cost just over $90 for two people. Booked through Viator - Travelco Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Guide was great the palace was beautiful and a great way to spend a morning.
Sail Date: July 2017
Guide was great the palace was beautiful and a great way to spend a morning.
Guide was great the palace was beautiful and a great way to spend a morning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Fantastica !, We really enjoyed the excursion offered.
Sail Date: June 2017
Fantastica !, We really enjoyed the excursion offered. Wonderful waters
Fantastica !, We really enjoyed the excursion offered. Wonderful waters Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Tour group was too large for the sites (done with a tour of the Mon Repos Estate) and there were ...
Sail Date: May 2017
Tour group was too large for the sites (done with a tour of the Mon Repos Estate) and there were too many other too large groups at each site at the same time. I'd hate to try doing these at the height of the tourist season instead ... Read More
Tour group was too large for the sites (done with a tour of the Mon Repos Estate) and there were too many other too large groups at each site at the same time. I'd hate to try doing these at the height of the tourist season instead of at the beginning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Convenient to have a bus ready to go up into the mountains for the views and the Palace.
Sail Date: May 2017
Convenient to have a bus ready to go up into the mountains for the views and the Palace. Very good guide. Unfortunately, there was not enough time back in town to have lunch and shop for souvenirs, because the home-cooked restaurant food ... Read More
Convenient to have a bus ready to go up into the mountains for the views and the Palace. Very good guide. Unfortunately, there was not enough time back in town to have lunch and shop for souvenirs, because the home-cooked restaurant food took so long to prepare. I expected a massive pan on Moussaka to have already been cooked earlier in the day, and they'd just slap a piece on a plate for me. The wait was absolutely worth it (20 minutes!), but it left no time to look into the many interesting shops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
One of the most beautiful sights from the water, Corfu was a favorite.
Sail Date: April 2017
One of the most beautiful sights from the water, Corfu was a favorite. We took an optional tour of Empress Sisi's Achilleion Palace, followed by a walking tour of the Old Town. The walking tour included a visit inside Casa Parlanta, a ... Read More
One of the most beautiful sights from the water, Corfu was a favorite. We took an optional tour of Empress Sisi's Achilleion Palace, followed by a walking tour of the Old Town. The walking tour included a visit inside Casa Parlanta, a furnished home of noble family from the 19th century. Both parts of the tour were very interesting and very scenic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The palace is interesting and worth seeing .
Sail Date: October 2016
The palace is interesting and worth seeing .
The palace is interesting and worth seeing . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Guide that talked non stop, travelled through poorest part of Corfu to get to the palace, palace ...
Sail Date: October 2016
Guide that talked non stop, travelled through poorest part of Corfu to get to the palace, palace run down and filthy, grounds in horrible shape. Very disappointing
Guide that talked non stop, travelled through poorest part of Corfu to get to the palace, palace run down and filthy, grounds in horrible shape. Very disappointing Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The excursion was interesting with a good guide but it was too rushed.
Sail Date: September 2016
The excursion was interesting with a good guide but it was too rushed. We paid 8 Euros for the Achilleion Palace but only had 30 minutes to see it and the gardens so did not see all of the palace and none of the gardens.
The excursion was interesting with a good guide but it was too rushed. We paid 8 Euros for the Achilleion Palace but only had 30 minutes to see it and the gardens so did not see all of the palace and none of the gardens. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Palace is interesting, but much smaller than I was expecting and didn't take very long to see.
Sail Date: September 2016
The Palace is interesting, but much smaller than I was expecting and didn't take very long to see. However, it still beat staying on the ship, and the guide's narrative about the island was interesting and contained much of which ... Read More
The Palace is interesting, but much smaller than I was expecting and didn't take very long to see. However, it still beat staying on the ship, and the guide's narrative about the island was interesting and contained much of which I hadn't been aware. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What wonderful history, gardens and palace.
Sail Date: September 2016
What wonderful history, gardens and palace. Our guide was so knowlageable and took her time to pass on her passion for the island and all it's history. would go back again.
What wonderful history, gardens and palace. Our guide was so knowlageable and took her time to pass on her passion for the island and all it's history. would go back again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
An otherwise interesting trip to a reasonably interesting place (with decent history) somewhat ...
Sail Date: September 2016
An otherwise interesting trip to a reasonably interesting place (with decent history) somewhat overshadowed by the large delay getting out thanks to dozens of coaches crowding a road barely wide enough for one.
An otherwise interesting trip to a reasonably interesting place (with decent history) somewhat overshadowed by the large delay getting out thanks to dozens of coaches crowding a road barely wide enough for one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Shore excursions group.
Sail Date: August 2016
Shore excursions group. Wonderful tour of palace and monastery. Great tour company.
Shore excursions group. Wonderful tour of palace and monastery. Great tour company. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A very interesting city.
Sail Date: August 2016
A very interesting city. Recommend visiting the Achilleion Palace followed by a walk through the city. St. Spyridon Church provides a unique peak into the Orthodox religion.
A very interesting city. Recommend visiting the Achilleion Palace followed by a walk through the city. St. Spyridon Church provides a unique peak into the Orthodox religion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International