Corfu Town attractions

Top Choice Museum 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 & St George. One gallery provides a chronol…
Top Choice Fortress 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 solita…
Top Choice Historic Building in Corfu Town

Achillion Palace

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

Palace of St Michael & St George

Beyond the northern end of the Spianada, the smart Regency-style Palace of St Michael & St George was built by the British from 1819 onwards, to house the High Commissioner and the Ionian Parliament. It’s now ho…
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 doubles as both church and museum. It stands atop a short, br…
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 o…
Island in Corfu Town

Vidos Island

Hourly boats from the Old Port make the 10-minute crossing to tiny, thickly wooded Vidos Island (€5 return), immediately offshore. There’s a taverna at the jetty, but the big attraction is to walk the 600m across th…
House in Corfu Town

Corfu Living History

Corfu Living History is a town house that has been remodelled to illustrate the daily lives of a fictitious merchant family from the mid-19th century. Enthusiastic tour guides make the whole experience fun and infor…
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 features enjoyable historical displays, including those on the history of Corfu Town. A large scale model, e…