Corfu Town

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Top ChoiceMuseum in Corfu Town

Corfu Museum of Asian Art

Home to stunning artefacts ranging from prehistoric bronzes to works in onyx and ivory, this excellent museum occupies the central portions of the Palace of St Michael and St George. One gallery provides a...

Top ChoiceFortress in Corfu Town

Palaio Frourio

The rocky headland that juts east from Corfu Town is topped by the Venetian-built 14th-century Palaio Frourio. Before that, already enclosed within massive stone walls, it cradled the entire Byzantine city. A...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Corfu Town

Achilleion Palace

Set atop a steep coastal hill 12km south of Corfu Town, the Achilleion Palace was built during the 1890s as the summer palace of Austria's empress Elisabeth, the niece of King Otto of Greece. The palace's two...

Palace in Corfu Town

Palace of St Michael & St George

Palace of St Michael & St George

Beyond the northern end of the Spianada, the smart Regency-style Palace of St Michael and St George was built by the British from 1819 onwards, to house the high commissioner and the Ionian Parliament. It’s now...

Architecture in Corfu Town

Liston

Corfu Town owes the elegant, photogenic Liston, the arcade that lines the northern half of the Spianada, to neither the Venetians nor the British but to the French. Designed during the brief Napoleonic occupation...

Park in Corfu Town

Mon Repos Estate

This park-like wooded estate 2km around the bay south of the Old Town was the site of Corfu’s most important ancient settlement, Palaeopolis. More recently, in 1921, the secluded neoclassical villa that now holds...

House in Corfu Town

Corfu Living History

This town house has been remodelled to illustrate the daily lives of a fictitious merchant family from the mid-19th century. Enthusiastic guides make the whole experience fun and informative, while in each room...

Museum in Corfu Town

Antivouniotissa Museum

Home to an outstanding collection of Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons and artefacts, the exquisite, timber-roofed Church of Our Lady of Antivouniotissa has a double role as church and museum. It stands atop a...

Gallery in Corfu Town

Municipal Art Gallery I

Make the effort to find this gallery – it's entered from the exterior on the eastern side of the Palace of St Michael and St George. You’ll be rewarded with a handful of high-quality Byzantine icons, including...

Museum in Corfu Town

Archaeological Museum

Built in the 1960s, Corfu Town’s Archaeological Museum has finally reopened after nearly a decade of renovations. The result of this work is a modern and well-lit museum (although some of the English labelling is...

Island in Corfu Town

Vidos Island

Hourly boats from the Old Port make the 10-minute crossing to tiny, thickly wooded Vidos Island (€4 return), immediately offshore. The island is the final resting place of thousands of Serbian soldiers killed...

Fortress in Corfu Town

Neo Frourio

The forbidding Neo Frourio is in fact only a little younger than the Old Fort across town. Surrounded by massive walls that crown the low hill at the western edge of the Old Town, it too dates from the Venetian...

Church in Corfu Town

Church of Agios Spyridon

Church of Agios Spyridon

Pilgrims and day-trippers alike throng this Old Town landmark. As well as magnificent frescoes, the small 16th-century basilica holds the remains of Corfu’s patron saint, Spyridon, a 4th-century Cypriot shepherd....

Church in Corfu Town

Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Corfu Town’s Greek Orthodox cathedral, or Mitropolis, stands atop a flight of steps leading from the Old Port. Festooned with huge chandeliers, its wide interior is filled with icons and treasures. The most...

Gallery in Corfu Town

Municipal Art Gallery II

At the eastern (seaward) end of the front terrace of the Palace of St Michael and St George, the Municipal Art Gallery II holds some fabulous exhibitions in a beautifully refurbished space – it's definitely worth...

Archaeological Site in Corfu Town

Temple of Artemis

Of the many ruins from ancient Palaeopolis that lie scattered throughout the Kanoni Peninsula, the most important is the Temple of Artemis, signposted 500m west of Mon Repos along the back roads, but it's seldom...

Museum in Corfu Town

Museum of Palaeopolis

The Museum of Palaeopolis lies deep in the woods within Mon Repos Estate, built by the British in 1832. It's all a bit rundown, but if you can see through the dust you'll discover enjoyable historical displays on...

Park in Corfu Town

Spianada

The Spianada, the broad park adjoining the Old Town, was cleared by the Venetians to allow a clear line of fire from the Old Fort. During the 19th century, on the lawns of its northern portion, the British laid...

Archaeological Site in Corfu Town

Menekrates Funeral Monument

A small circular tomb, constructed using stone slabs during the 6th century BC, stands not far south of the Old Town. While not open to visitors, it’s clearly visible from the street. A 10-verse inscription...

Historic Building in Corfu Town

Corfu Reading Society

Although there’s no obvious sign on this grand cream-and-white villa, anyone is welcome to climb its external staircase and settle down with a book in the library of the Corfu Reading Society. Founded in 1836,...