Top Choice Palace in Corfu Town

Palace of St Michael & St George

Originally the residence of a succession of British high commissioners, this palace now houses the world-class Museum of Asian Art, founded in 1929. Expertly curated with extensive, informative English-language plac…
Top Choice Fortress in Corfu Town

Palaio Frourio

Constructed by the Venetians in the 15th century on the remains of a Byzantine castle (and further altered by the British), this spectacular landmark offers respite from the crowds and superb views of the region. Cl…
Top Choice Castle in Hora (Kythira)


Hora’s beautiful Venetian kastro was built in the 13th century and is one of Kythira’s cultural highlights. If you walk to its southern extremity, passing the Church of Panagia, you will come to a sheer cliff with a…
Top Choice Museum in Zakynthos Town

Byzantine Museum

Visit two levels of fabulous ecclesiastical art, rescued from churches razed by the earthquake. The beautiful building overlooks the main plaza. Inside, the 16th-century St Andreas Monastery has been artfully replic…
Top Choice Church in Corfu Town

Church of Agios Spyridon

The sacred relic of Corfu’s beloved patron saint, St Spyridon, lies in an elaborate silver casket in the 16th-century basilica.
Historic Building in Southern Corfu

Achillion Palace

In the 1890s the Achillion Palace was the summer palace of Austria's Empress Elizabeth (King Otho of Greece was her uncle). Be sure to climb the stairs to the right of the villa to the marbled terrace for a view of …
Park in Corfu Town

Mon Repos Estate

On the Kanoni Peninsula on the southern outskirts of town, an extensive, wooded parkland estate surrounds an elegant neoclassical villa. It houses the Museum of Palaeopolis, with entertaining archaeological displays…
Museum in Corfu Town

Museum of Palaeopolis

On the southern outskirts of Corfu on the Kanoni Peninsula, the villa and garden at Mon Repos Estate are magical oases for an overheated traveller. The residence was commissioned by the second British Commissioner o…
Ruins in Kefallonia

Agios Georgios Kastro

This Venetian kastro (castle) from the 1500s sits atop a hill southeast of Argostoli; it was the capital of Kefallonia for about two hundred years. Well worth a visit for its stellar views, the castle is also surrou…
Museum in Corfu Town

Museum of Asian Art

Just north of the cricket ground (in the Palace of St Michael & St George) is the Museum of Asian Art, built between 1818 and 1824 as the British Lord High Commissioner's residence. Expertly curated with extensi…