SIGHTSEEING

Once you have the opportunity to visit Corfu, you can’t miss a journey to the history of the island. Going sightseeing here is never tiring, since it is combined with the natural beauty of Corfu. The most important places to visit are the following:

The famous Achilleion Palace is located in the village of Gastouri, 10 km southwest of Corfu town and it is open every day from 08:00 till 20:00.

In the city centre, you may visit the Museum of Asian Art of Corfu, which is in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George in Corfu. It is the only museum in Greece dedicated to the art of Asia and it includes collections of Chinese art, Japanese art, Indian art and others.

The Old Fortress is located in the city centre and it’s the most famous castle in Corfu that dates back to the Byzantine period.

In the heart of Corfu town you may visit the Church of Saint Spyridon, who is the keeper of the island and his remains can be found in the church behind the Alter.

Mon Repos is a small but very beautiful palace with colonial architectural elements, situated on top of Analipsis hill, near Kanoni area, in the middle of a beautiful setting full of greenery.

Pontikonisi Island is a small island which houses the Byzantine church of Pantokrator and it is located just south of Corfu town near the resort of Perama and Kanoni.

The Vlacherna Monastery is probably the most known corfiot landmark and it is located on a little rocky island close to the southern tip of the Kanoni peninsula.

Vido is a small island (less than a kilometer in diameter) at the mouth of the port of Corfu. During the First World War, the sick and near-dying Serbians, mostly soldiers, were treated on Vido to prevent epidemics. The Serbian mausoleum was built on the island in the 1930s.

Paleokastritsa Monastery is located on a green hill above the beach of Paleokastritsa, on the north western side of Corfu. The Monastery complex is dedicated to Panagia (Virgin Mary) of Paleokastritsa.

The historic heritage protected village of Perithia is in a designated area of natural beauty, situated on the attractive north east corner of the island, and just below Mount Pantokrator and It is the oldest example of the original mountain villages of Corfu.

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