Sightseeing in Corfu

Sightseeing 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 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 Mountain and Pantokrator Chapel, Stavros - This wonderful walk takes you on a circuit of the high ridge south of Stavros. You reach a delightful chapel by way of a track, then return along a mountain footpath

The Mountain and Pantokrator Chapel, Stavros - This wonderful walk takes you on a circuit of the high ridge south of Stavros. You reach a delightful chapel by way of a track, then return along a mountain footpath

Byzantine museum of Antivouniotissa - (Corfu Town)The museum is housed in the Old Fortress in the beautiful church, dedicated to the Holy Virgin “Our Lady of Antivouniotissa” (Kyra Antivouniotissa) which is one of the oldest churches in Corfu and dates from the 15th century.

Byzantine museum of Antivouniotissa - (Corfu Town)The museum is housed in the Old Fortress in the beautiful church, dedicated to the Holy Virgin “Our Lady of Antivouniotissa” (Kyra Antivouniotissa) which is one of the oldest churches in Corfu and dates from the 15th century.

The Early Christian Basilica of Paleopolis - Almost opposite the entrance to Mon Repos stands the ruined church of Paleopolis. This church was decorated with sculptures and a mosaic floor and was the largest basilica in Greece.

The Early Christian Basilica of Paleopolis - Almost opposite the entrance to Mon Repos stands the ruined church of Paleopolis. This church was decorated with sculptures and a mosaic floor and was the largest basilica in Greece.

The Archaeological Museum of Corfu (Greek: Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Κέρκυρας) in Corfu, Greece was built between 1962 – 1965. Click on picture to discover more.

The Archaeological Museum of Corfu (Greek: Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Κέρκυρας) in Corfu, Greece was built between 1962 – 1965. Click on picture to discover more.

Angelokastro Castle - (Greek: Αγγελόκαστρο, English translation: “Castle of the Angel[s]” or “Angelos’s castle”) is one of the most important Byzantine castles of Greece.

Angelokastro Castle - (Greek: Αγγελόκαστρο, English translation: “Castle of the Angel[s]” or “Angelos’s castle”) is one of the most important Byzantine castles of Greece.

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 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.

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