Aerial drone bird's eye view photo of iconic historical small island of Vidos a few nautical miles away from Corfu old town, Corfu island, Ionian, Greece; Shutterstock ID 1201132525; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update


Vidos Island

Corfu Town

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 during WWII. There's a monument to them here and also some abandoned buildings once used by the scouts. There’s a taverna at the jetty, but the big attraction is to walk the 600m across the island to reach a couple of attractive beaches.

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2. Solomos Museum

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3. Corfu Reading Society

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4. Municipal Art Gallery I

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8. Municipal Art Gallery II

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