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Places to Visit in Corfu

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Places to visit 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 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 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.

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 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.

The British Cemetery - From Corfu seafront to south of the old town and turn inland onto Alexandras Avenue, which is a big tree lined avenue. At the top of this is Place George Theotoki which contains a roundabout. From this roundabout take the Donatou Dimoulitsa road and then bear left onto Kolokotroni. Please note that if asking for directions that the locals commonly refer to the Cemetery as the “English Cemetery”.

The British Cemetery - From Corfu seafront to south of the old town and turn inland onto Alexandras Avenue, which is a big tree lined avenue. At the top of this is Place George Theotoki which contains a roundabout. From this roundabout take the Donatou Dimoulitsa road and then bear left onto Kolokotroni. Please note that if asking for directions that the locals commonly refer to the Cemetery as the “English Cemetery”.

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.

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.

Museum Of Traditional Costumes And Corfiot Folk Music (Pelekas) - Located just outside the hilltop village of Pelekas, Corfu is this wonderful private collection of costumes dating back to the 19th century. Originating from both Corfu and the rest of Greece, the collection has been amassed over many years by the museum’s curator and is housed in her family home.

Museum Of Traditional Costumes And Corfiot Folk Music (Pelekas) - Located just outside the hilltop village of Pelekas, Corfu is this wonderful private collection of costumes dating back to the 19th century. Originating from both Corfu and the rest of Greece, the collection has been amassed over many years by the museum’s curator and is housed in her family home.

The Vlacherena monastery - it is probably the most well known corfiot landmark, its image comes to mind when talking about Corfu. The Vlacherena monastery was founded many centuries ago on a little rocky island close to the southern tip of the Kanoni peninsula.

The Vlacherena monastery - it is probably the most well known corfiot landmark, its image comes to mind when talking about Corfu. The Vlacherena monastery was founded many centuries ago on a little rocky island close to the southern tip of the Kanoni peninsula.

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.

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.

Fantasia Traditional House - In the heart of the historic village of Agios Nikolaos lays a traditional house, open to the public with free admission. Within its stone walls you will find many interesting artefacts from religious icons to everyday items used by the villagers in days gone by.

Fantasia Traditional House - In the heart of the historic village of Agios Nikolaos lays a traditional house, open to the public with free admission. Within its stone walls you will find many interesting artefacts from religious icons to everyday items used by the villagers in days gone by.

Kaisers Throne - At the top of the village of Pelekas you will find the lookout point called Kaisers Throne, named after the German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II who purchased Achilleion palace in 1907 and spent his summers in Corfu.

Kaisers Throne - At the top of the village of Pelekas you will find the lookout point called Kaisers Throne, named after the German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II who purchased Achilleion palace in 1907 and spent his summers in Corfu.

Korission Lagoon - Situated on the south west coast of Corfu. The lake is the largest of three on Corfu and covers and area of 6000 acres. From its sand covered dunes on one side to the soft sands of the sea on the other, this area is both beautiful and wild.

Korission Lagoon - Situated on the south west coast of Corfu. The lake is the largest of three on Corfu and covers and area of 6000 acres. From its sand covered dunes on one side to the soft sands of the sea on the other, this area is both beautiful and wild.

Solomos Museum (Corfu Town) - Once the house of the famous Greek poet Dionysios Solomos 1798-1857 it is now a museum dedicated to his memory. It houses a collection of memorabilia, photographs, portraits and archives from his life and works, which not only affected the Greek revolution but the Italian one as well. He was also famous for writing the National Hymn of Greece.

Solomos Museum (Corfu Town) - Once the house of the famous Greek poet Dionysios Solomos 1798-1857 it is now a museum dedicated to his memory. It houses a collection of memorabilia, photographs, portraits and archives from his life and works, which not only affected the Greek revolution but the Italian one as well. He was also famous for writing the National Hymn of Greece.