Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Kefallonia

Myrtos Beach

One of the most breathtaking beaches in all Greece, Myrtos Beach is a stunning expanse of broad white sand 10km northeast of Kefallonia’s narrow central isthmus. The only road access drops for 3km in sweeping switch…
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 Hora (Kythira)

Kastro

Crowning the rocky headland that soars at the southern end of Hora, this majestic 14th-century fortress was built by Kythira’s first Venetian governor. Within its ramparts the fort is now largely in ruins, but the s…
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 Museum in Zakynthos Town

Byzantine Museum

This magnificent museum of ecclesiastical art is housed in a beautifully restored building on the central waterfront plaza. Almost everything here was rescued – by volunteer sailors! – in the immediate aftermath of …
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…
Fortress in Kefallonia

Agios Georgios Kastro

This 16th-century Venetian castle enjoys stellar views from atop a conspicuous pyramid-shaped hill 7km southeast of Argostoli. Kefallonia's capital for 200 years, it is now in ruins, and approached via a short pedes…
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…
Fortress in Zakynthos Town

Kastro

A ruined Venetian fortress sits atop the wooded slope that looms over the town centre. Reached by a steep but enjoyable 15-minute hike, or a circuitous 2.5km drive, it’s now essentially a peaceful forest park, enclo…