Tour Code: CGT23E
What did Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Wilhelm II had in common? Their love for Corfu! Join us on this guided tour and find out everything about their life on the island.
Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as Sissy, and Emperor Wilhelm II were extremely fond of Corfu. They both spent a significant amount of time on the island, enjoying the beautiful views from Achilleion’s gardens and the surrounding verdant areas.
Each of them had their favourite spot. Sissy adored Pontikonissi, which reminded her of Arnold Bocklin’s painting called “Isle of the Dead”. On the other hand, Wilhelm loved the views from the village of Pelekas. He constructed an observatory at an altitude of 270 meters, with a 360-degree view, where he would retreat and daydream.
On this tour you will discover the most fascinating details about Sissy’s and Wilhelm’s life in Corfu. Your knowledgeable professional guide will show you around the gardens of Mon Repos, the villa they were hosted on their first time on the island. Then you will be transferred to Kanoni for a boat ride to Pontikonissi, the landmark of Corfu, for a short stroll.
Next is a tour at the ever-charming Achilleion Palace, Sissy’s summer retreat that was later purchased by Wilhelm. Then you will head to Pelekas to take in the breathtaking 360o view from the observatory.
The exploration ends with a well-deserved break for glass of wine or beer to enjoy at the roof top of a café/restaurant. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset and the beautiful Ionian Sea.
In the dusk we head back to the Corfu Town, where you might want to wander around and enjoy the beautiful evening ambiance.