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The best cultural spots and historical sites in Corfu

Corfu ● Ionian islands ● 10 July 2017
 

Corfu belongs to Ionian Islands and is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece with amazing things to do. It is also an island with great history and cultural tradition that is prevailing on every corner of this amazing destination. Visit Corfu Town and get lost in a world of elegance and impressiveness.


Achilleion Palace

Achilleion (Corfu) was built in 1890 exclusively for Elizabeth (Sissy), the Empress of Austria. It used to be the summer retreat of the Empress, and after her assassination, it was sold to Kaiser of Germany.


Ionian Academy

The Ionian Academy is the first University of Greece, from 1824 till 1864. Today, it hosts cultural events and exhibitions.


Mon Repos Palace

Mon Repos (Corfu) used to be the summer residence of the former royal family of Greece. Nowadays, Mon Repos (Corfu) is a significant tourist attraction of the island, which hosts a museum with many Ionian treasures.



Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum in Corfu Town was built to house the Gorgon pediment from the temple of Artemis, which is supposed to be the oldest pediment in Greece. In this museum, visitors can also admire other findings from excavations on the island, the ancient town of Cassiopeia and items of private collections.


Kapodistrias Mansion

The mansion, where the first governor of modern Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias, was born in 1776, is located in Corfu Old Town and is one of the most impressive buildings of the whole quarter. Today, it operates as part of the Ionian University and not as a museum.


Ionian Parliament

In a neoclassical construction in Corfu Old Town, is located the Ionian Parliament. The historical importance of this building is great since there in 1863 the parliament voted for the unification of Corfu with the Greek state. After the unification, the Parliament had no reason to exist and turned into an Anglican church until the World War II, when the bombs caused severe damages to the building. After the war and its restoration, the building operates until today as a cultural spot, hosting events, exhibitions and lectures.


Old Fortress

The Old Fortress of Corfu is one of the most impressive fortifications in Europe. It is located on the eastern side of the town, on a rocky peninsula and was built by the Venetians in the 15th century. Near the fortress, is situated the church of Saint George, which was built by the Venetians according to the Doric style, being the only church in Greece with this kind of architecture.


Where to Stay

Appartment in Corfu, Greece Kerkyra Beach Apartments
Kerkyra Beach Apartments
Benitses, 49084 Corfu, Greece

Kerkyra Beach Apartments is located in Benitses Village, just a 3-minute walk from the beach. Corfu Port is 14.3 km away while Corfu International Airport is 12.3 km away.

Appartment in Corfu, Greece Efi & Sofia Apartments
Efi & Sofia Apartments
Dassia, 49083 Corfu, Greece

Efi & Sofia Apartments is located in Dassia, just a 3-minute walk from the beach. Corfu Port is 10 km away while Corfu International Airport is 14.7 km away.


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