Places to Visit in Corfu

Places to visit in Corfu
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The Achillion Palace - Situated around 10 km south of Corfu town in the village of Gastouri, above the resort of Benitses. The property was originally owned by Corfiot philosopher and diplomat Petros Vrailas Armenis and it was known as “Villa Vraila”. However during a visit in 1888 the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissi, decided that it was the ideal location for her to build her palace in Corfu.

The Achillion Palace - Situated around 10 km south of Corfu town in the village of Gastouri, above the resort of Benitses. The property was originally owned by Corfiot philosopher and diplomat Petros Vrailas Armenis and it was known as “Villa Vraila”. However during a visit in 1888 the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissi, decided that it was the ideal location for her to build her palace in Corfu.

The Glyfa bridge - Possibly unique in Corfu as to size and construction.(built ca. 1913) If Heading North it can be found between Barbati and Nissaki below the main coast road.

The Glyfa bridge - Possibly unique in Corfu as to size and construction.(built ca. 1913) If Heading North it can be found between Barbati and Nissaki below the main coast road.

The Serbian Museum of Corfu - Houses rare exhibits from the Serbian soldiers’ tragic fate during the First World War.

The Serbian Museum of Corfu - Houses rare exhibits from the Serbian soldiers’ tragic fate during the First World War.

The Museum of Asian art -  The Museum of Asian art of Corfu is a museum in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George in Corfu, Greece.

The Museum of Asian art - The Museum of Asian art of Corfu is a museum in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George in Corfu, Greece.

The Kompitsi fountain - Built by the Romans in the 17th Century when the Ionian Islands were under Venetian rule. It is a very good example of Baroque architecture. It is located at the top of Kompitsi hill near an old Venetian farmhouse and it supplied the whole village with water. The small cobbled grassy path from the village down to the fountain is beautiful.

The Kompitsi fountain - Built by the Romans in the 17th Century when the Ionian Islands were under Venetian rule. It is a very good example of Baroque architecture. It is located at the top of Kompitsi hill near an old Venetian farmhouse and it supplied the whole village with water. The small cobbled grassy path from the village down to the fountain is beautiful.

Kaisers Bridge - Situated about 11km south of Corfu town on the main road just outside Benitses and around 20 minute drive by car. After 1907 when Kaiser Wilhelm II purchased the Achilleion palace he built a bridge at the bottom of the gardens to span the road and allow him easy access to the beach.

Kaisers Bridge - Situated about 11km south of Corfu town on the main road just outside Benitses and around 20 minute drive by car. After 1907 when Kaiser Wilhelm II purchased the Achilleion palace he built a bridge at the bottom of the gardens to span the road and allow him easy access to the beach.

Nikolaos Mantzaros Museum of Music (Corfu Town) - Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros (1795 –1872) was a Greek composer born in Corfu and the major representative of the Ionian School of music. He was of mixed Greek and Italian noble descent, from one of the most important and wealthy families of the “Libro d’Oro” di Corfu.

Nikolaos Mantzaros Museum of Music (Corfu Town) - Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros (1795 –1872) was a Greek composer born in Corfu and the major representative of the Ionian School of music. He was of mixed Greek and Italian noble descent, from one of the most important and wealthy families of the “Libro d’Oro” di Corfu.

The Banknote Museum of Alpha Bank - A museum located in Corfu Town. It showcases an almost complete collection of the Greek currency from 1822 to present around 2000 items and includes the first treasury bonds issued by the newly liberated Greek State in 1822 until the replacement of the drachma by the euro in 2002.

The Banknote Museum of Alpha Bank - A museum located in Corfu Town. It showcases an almost complete collection of the Greek currency from 1822 to present around 2000 items and includes the first treasury bonds issued by the newly liberated Greek State in 1822 until the replacement of the drachma by the euro in 2002.

Antinioti Lagoon or Limnothalassa Antinioti - situated on the North of the island off the main road towards the coast in the region of Thinalion. At the far end of the main beach at Agios or Saint Spyridon on the North of the island is an inlet for the Lake, there is a small bridge here that will take you to the area known as Nissos Island.

Antinioti Lagoon or Limnothalassa Antinioti - situated on the North of the island off the main road towards the coast in the region of Thinalion. At the far end of the main beach at Agios or Saint Spyridon on the North of the island is an inlet for the Lake, there is a small bridge here that will take you to the area known as Nissos Island.

The Achillion Palace - Situated around 10 km south of Corfu town in the village of Gastouri, above the resort of Benitses. The property was originally owned by Corfiot philosopher and diplomat Petros Vrailas Armenis and it was known as “Villa Vraila”. However during a visit in 1888 the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissi, decided that it was the ideal location for her to build her palace in Corfu.

The Achillion Palace - Situated around 10 km south of Corfu town in the village of Gastouri, above the resort of Benitses. The property was originally owned by Corfiot philosopher and diplomat Petros Vrailas Armenis and it was known as “Villa Vraila”. However during a visit in 1888 the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissi, decided that it was the ideal location for her to build her palace in Corfu.

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