Corfu Info

Corfu Town (Kerkyra)

Corfu Town (or Kerkyra as is is often referred to) is the Capital and is an UNESCO world heritage site. It is situated on the eastern side of the island, roughly half way between north and south. It is the largest town on the island…

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ACHILLION

The Achilleion lies 10 kilometers from Corfu Town. It was built in 1890 as a summer palace for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, a tragic figure who was plagued by misfortune (her husband was unfaithful, and her son committed suicide) and was eventually assassinated in 1898….

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Pelekas

Pelekas can be found on the West coast of Corfu, just 12 kilometres west from Corfu (Kerkyra) town. It is a picturesque village set on a rocky hill (272 m. high, ~500 inhabitants), whose summit according to the Corfiots say – is the best place to watch…

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LAKONES

Lakones is one of the prettiest of Corfu’s many strikingly beautiful villages, with an incomparable setting on the steep hillside overlooking the vividly coloured bays of Paleokastritsa. The old and very colourful houses huddle together, making a particularly photogenic sight. At the end of the…

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Corfu – Town Hall / San Giacomo Theatre

The first theatre in Greece was found in Corfu and was named “Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo” as it was situated at the square next to the Catholic Cathedral San Giacomo. Today the building once accommodating the theatre serves as the Town Hall of Corfu….

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Palace of St Michael & St George

Originally the residence of a succession of British high commissioners, this palace now houses the world-class Museum of Asian Art, founded in 1929. Expertly curated with extensive, informative English-language placards, the collection’s approximately 10,000 artifacts, collected from all over Asia, include priceless prehistoric bronzes, ceramics, jade…

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ST. SPYRIDON CHURCH

A haven of peace and tranquility, just off the arcaded Liston, this church is named after Corfu’s patron saint, St. Spyridon. Built in 1589, its red-domed bell-tower dominates the skyline from afar. Inside, in a low-lit side chapel decorated with moody frescoes, note a silver…

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THE ESPLANADE

Between the tightly packed buildings of the old town and the Old Fortress, the Esplanade (Spianada) is a vast green space and claims to be the second largest square in Europe. Corfu’s main public gathering space, it is overlooked by the arcaded Liston, built by the French in…

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OLD FORTRESS

Especially imposing when viewed from the sea, the magnificent Old Fortress lies on a small, rocky peninsula, immediately east of the old town. Built by the Venetians in 1546 on the site of an older castle, it is accessed off the Esplanade via a bridge that spans…

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Theotokou monastery, Paleokastritsa

Being firmly on the tour-coach circuit hasn’t diminished the appeal of this lovely eyrie, atop the bluff beyond Paleokastrítsa’s various coves. Although founded during the 13th century, the present, pastel-hued monastery (daily 9am–1pm & 3–8pm) was rebuilt after a fire some 500 years later. The…

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Kassiopi

This mass-market resort, at the end of the corniche route threading through the more rarified havens of “Kensington on Sea”, is one of the few north-coast spots that has kept its charm. It has been a resort of sorts since Roman imperial times – Tiberius…

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