The charm of a mythical island
Abandon yourself to the dream of a vacation on an ancient island, where nature reigns supreme and the sea that bathes it is clear and transparent like a precious gem. An MSC Mediterranean Cruise can take you there.
With an MSC Cruise you'll discover the wonders of Corfu with its magical fishing villages and walk barefoot on long white beaches, in a paradise that will delight you with its beauty and variety of colours.
One of the MSC Excursions will take you to the Achilleion, the summer palace built by the Italian architect Caritto for Sissi, empress of Austria, after the loss of her only son. Inspired by Greek mythology, such as the legend of Achilles, it's adorned by heroic and dramatic sculptures and enveloped in marvellous gardens by the sea. After being used by militias as a hospital and later turned into a casino, today it is a museum dedicated to the original imperial owners.
On another MSC Excursion, you can choose between relaxing on the white sandy beaches down south or the pebbled and gravel shores up north or venture down poetic coves. If you are looking for enduring love, you can swim across the Canal d’Amor to propose marriage. Whichever bay you may choose to visit, you will surely find a local tavern to enjoy the regional cuisine and have a dance.
You can travel from the small town of Paleokastritsa up a promontory to the characteristic monastery, whose splendid location offers a breathtaking view of the cliffs. This is the itinerary of an MSC Excursion. You'll enjoy some peace and quiet while observing the daily practices of the monks who live in the monastery, tasting their oil and kumquat liqueur, and visiting the small museum of Byzantine icons.