Corfu Monuments Cycling Tour
Moraitika - Gardiki castle - Korission Lake - Chalikounas beach - Argyrades village - Neohoraki village - Petriti village - Boukaris - Moraitika
Achilleion : It was built by Empress Elizabeth of Austria who became known as the sad queen Sissy. Elizabeth was the younger daughter of the Duke of Bavaria, and the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph, was told by his mother to marry her elder sister, but he fell in love with her instead. She felt stifled by the very strict protocol, dominating mother in law, and the regimented life in Vienna, and appears to have suffered minor breakdowns and depression frequently.
Pontikonisi (Mouse island) Everybody knows the picturesque Mouse island at the entrance of Gulf of Halikiopoulos – it is the trademark of Corfu. On this tiny islet is the Byzantine Church of Pantokrator surrounded by dense vegetation.
Kaizer’s Bridge The Kaizer’s bridge was built at the beginning of the 20th century and was used by Kaiser Wilhelm the second to moor his yacht, and also to go from the Achilleion Palace to the sea and enjoy swimming away from prying eyes.
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