Durrell Memorial Gardens

Corfu Town

A pretty park and flower garden dedicated to writer brothers Lawrence and Gerald Durrell (Gerald also became a world-renowned naturalist and conservationist), who, through their books describing their idyllic life in Corfu in the years leading up to WWII, each, unwittingly, did so much to put this island on the tourist radar.

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1. Palaio Frourio

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The rocky headland that juts east from Corfu Town is topped by the Venetian-built 14th-century Palaio Frourio. Before that, already enclosed within…

2. Spianada

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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…

3. Byzantine Collection of Corfu

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This gallery occupies one room of a former gatehouse within the Palaio Frourio. While it’s not to be confused with the superior Antivouniotissa Museum, it…

4. Liston

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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…

5. Municipal Art Gallery II

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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…

6. Palace of St Michael & St George

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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…

7. Municipal Art Gallery I

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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…

8. Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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Home to stunning artefacts ranging from prehistoric bronzes to works in onyx and ivory, this excellent museum occupies the central portions of the Palace…