Sightseeing in Corfu

Sightseeing in Corfu
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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. If Heading North it can be found between Barbati and Nissaki below the main coast road.

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 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. Click on picture to discover more.

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 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 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.

Gardiki Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Γαρδικίου) is a 13th-century Byzantine castle on the southwestern coast of Corfu and the only surviving ancient fortress on the southern part of the island.

Gardiki Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Γαρδικίου) is a Byzantine castle on the southwestern coast of Corfu and the only surviving ancient fortress on the southern part of the island.

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 (Corfu Town) - Real Corfu

Roman Catholic Church of Tenedos -  dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Carmel and it is named after an icon of the Virgin Mary which was brought to Corfu when the Venetians were forced to evacuate the island of Tenedos which was captured by the Turks in 1657.

Roman Catholic Church of Tenedos - dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Carmel and it is named after an icon of the Virgin Mary which was brought to Corfu when the Venetians were forced to evacuate the island of Tenedos which was captured by the Turks in

The Church of Saint Spyridon - situated in the heart of Corfu town just behind the Liston. Originally the church was built in San Rocco square but in 1590 was built at its present location.

Church of Agios Spyridon (Corfu Town) - Real Corfu

The Vlacherna 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 Vlacherna monastery - Real Corfu

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

Kassiopi Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Κασσιώπης) is a castle on the northeastern coast of Corfu overseeing the fishing village of Kassiopi, and was one of three castles which defended the island before the Venetian era (1401–1797). Click on picture to discover more.

Kassiopi Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Κασσιώπης) is a castle on the northeastern coast of Corfu overseeing the fishing village of Kassiopi, and was one of three castles which defended the island before the Venetian era

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) - Real Corfu

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