31/05 - Royal & Rural Corfu

The AUTEX2017 Excursion of Royal & Rural Corfu


Architecture, Cultural, Religious, Arts, Olive Oil
Sightseeing, Interests visits
Half Day (4 hours)
40 €



Tour Description

In the days of ancient Greece, Corfu marked the final stage of the legendary trip made by the mythological Greek god, Odysseus, on his journey home to Ithaca. While hardly of epic proportions, this tour will certainly give you a chance to enjoy Corfu’s lush landscape as you travel around the island.

The excursion includes a visit to Achilleion’s Palace, a beautiful white mansion and the former residence of Queen Elizabeth of Austria – who was affectionately known as Sisi. The richly decorated palace is set in pretty gardens overlooking the sea and is dedicated to another hero from Greek mythology, Achilles.

Next stop is Kato Garounas. This village travels you back to time. Visit the small municipal museum which is housed in an old olive oil factory where the mill is still in place and you will be shown how the olive oil was made. The last remaining of the old craftswomen Ms Ermioni will also demonstrate the old art of carpet weaving.

At the end of you visit you will be given some free time to explore this beautiful rural village where you will have the opportunity to see how locals live and you will taste some traditional and fresh greek tomatoes, feta cheese fresh baked bread and ouzo. Finally, you will return to your coach that will take you back you to Kanoni.



 See:  Kato Garounas rural village, Several Traditional Villages & Countryside along the route

 Visit:  Achilleion’s Palace (a beautiful white mansion and the former residence of Queen Elizabeth of Austria), Kato Garounas small municipal museum, Kato Garounas old olive oil factory

Achilles statue at Achillion Palace gardens


Details of Achillion Palace


  • All entrance fees
  • Meze at Garounas Village
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model (bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)
  • Professional driver
  • Insurance cover during transfers by vehicle
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • All taxes
  • Identification sign with your name on it
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7



   10:00        30 min       Depart port, drive to Achillion Palace   
   10:30        60 min       Visit Achillion Palace   
   11:00        25 min       Depart Achillion Palace, drive to Kato Garounas Village   
   11:25        50 min       Garouna Village & Museum   
   12:15        30 min       Refreshment with meze   
   13:50        40 min       Depart Garouna Village, Return to Kanoni   

* Tour order may vary

The olive oil machine at the municipal museum


Ms Ermioni demonstrating the old art of carpet weaving


  • Please remember that the excursions are organized during the conference time for accompanying persons only


The cost to participate in all the excursions is 130€