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Corfu, as a playground for Europe's aristocracy, has many beautiful palaces. You will journey from the port away from the city area and into the fertile area of orange and lemon groves to visit the Achilleion Palace. Originally built for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, she was assassinated a few years after it was completed. It was then purchased by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. The gardens adorned with statues and the views over the densely wooded countryside are magnificent. Continue to the Mon Repo Palace which was built in 1828 for the second British Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, Sir Frederic Adam. It has a large garden with a wide variety of trees and other exotic plants brought by Lord Adam from England and throughout the Commonwealth. In 1864, it was donated to the Greek Royal family who usually spent their summer holidays at Mon Repo, until the last king, Constantine, after a referendum in 1974, went into exile in England. Following the visit, your coach will return to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes over 2 hours of walking and/or standing, at times on uneven ground and marble surfaces. Also includes approximately 40 steps. It is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or guests with mobility concerns. Hats and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
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