Archaeology in Corfu (Kerkyra)

On the island of Corfu you’ll find a range of archaeological sites and artifacts that date from the Paleolithic era through the Byzantium. Archaeologists discovered a number of important Ancient Greek and Roman settlements, the most important of which is the Palaiopolis site (dating back to the 8thC BC). Visit Corfu’s Archeological Museum and the Palaiopolis Museum housed within the Mon Repos mansion for interesting examples of figurines, statues, as well as burial and votive offerings.


The museum’s exhibitions span the island’s archaeological history and feature the oldest surviving Greek pediment from the Temple of Artemis Gorgon, the exquisite Lion of Menecrates, and the busts of the historian Thucydides and the dramatist Menander.
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Located approximately 2 km south of Corfu Town within the Mon Repos estate in the Kanoni area,Palaiopolis is the site of the ancient city of Corfu and includes the Ancient Agora (only a few sections are visible),the 6thC BC Doric Kardakio Temple dedicated to Poseidon or Askleipion,and Roman Baths built in the 1stC AD.
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This 6thC BC grave monument features one of the oldest surviving Ancient Greek inscriptions. The 10-verse text dedicates the monument to Menecrates, a Corfiot statesman, in honour of his contribution to Corfu town. It is located in Garitsa.
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Visitors will find exhibits and artifacts found in Palaiopolis, including household, commercial and religious objects that reveal interesting aspects of the private and public lives led by the ancient Corfiots. Only 3 km from Corfu Town, the museum is easily accessible.
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