Attractions In Corfu (Kerkyra)

Explore The Attractions Of Corfu (Kerkyra)
Achilleion (south of Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Empress Sissy of Austria built this stunning 19th Century palace as a safe haven after the death of her son. An avid scholar of Greek history and mythology, Sissy commissioned numerous works of art based on Greek mythology and civilization, including statues, murals and paintings for Achilleion.

Ambelonas Corfu (Restaurant and Vineyard)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Just a leisurely drive over the hills of the historic town of Corfu lies one of the island’s most captivating wineries, complete with a divine local restaurant, gastronomy shop, verdant landscapes and a healthy dose of Ionian culture.

Ancient Site of Palaiopolis
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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.

Angelocastro – Castle Michel Angelo (near Paleokastritsa)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This Byzantine castle majestically reigns above the Paleokastritsa area. Hike up a path to explore this 13th Century site where you’ll find the quaint church of Taxiarchi-Archangelou Michail and the intriguing Chapel of St. Kyriaki housed inside a cave boasting beautiful 18th Century murals.

Arkoudila Forest
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

In the southern region of Corfu you’ll find Arkoudila forest with beautiful cypress trees. It’s an important ecosystem with significant biodiversity. Follow a very modest dirt road to Arkoudila and then hike through and admire the forest all the way to the coast where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views from a sharp cliff.

Banknote Museum (Iroon Kypriakou Agona Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Greece’s banknotes reflect its geopolitical history as you’ll see in this interesting museum. Here you’ll also admire the country’s first banknote, early bank documents and one of the world’s first banknotes from 14th Century China. And you can find out how money is printed.

Byzantine Museum (in Antivouniotissa Church in Mouragia)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

A beautiful 15th Century basilica boasts interesting religious icons from the 15th-19th Century. The church is an excellent example of Corfu’s unique religious architecture, while artifacts showcase the role Corfu played in preserving the field of religious art as many Cretan artists fled to Corfu.

Corfu and Paxon Cathedral (1 Arseniou St.)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Inside you’ll find ancient icons dating back to the 15th Century.

Corfu Archaeological Museum
North Aegean / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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. Other interesting artifacts include household tools and medical apparatus.

Corfu Reading Society (120 Kapodistriou St.)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The Reading Society of Corfu constitutes one of the most important academic institutions in modern Greece. The first of its kind, it was founded in 1836 by illustrious Greek scholars of the period. The Society houses an important collection of books, maps, artwork and newspapers.

Historical Folklore Museum (Sinarades village)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

If you want to get a feel of what village life was like in Corfu, stroll through this museum. You’ll find a replica of a village homestead, as well as agricultural equipment, traditional Corfiot costumes and examples of Corfu’s ceramic objects.

Kapodistria Museum (Evropouli village)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Visit the estate that belongs to the family of Ioanni Kapodistria, Greece’s first Prime Minister. Kapodistria’s personal items are on display here.

Lazaretto Islet (off the Old Port)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This small islet encompasses much of Corfu’s socio-political history and is now a National Monument. Hidden among the islet’s lush green landscape you’ll find a 16th Century monastery, a hospital and a leprosarium. Lazaretto was also used as an execution-place during the Civil War, and you can still see the remains of the wall where prisoners were shot as well as their graves.

Liston (Spianada Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Designed by the French in the 1800s, the tall arcaded buildings now house fashionable restaurants and cafés on the colonnaded ground floor – complete with old-fashioned street lamps adorning each arch. Its name was inspired by the island’s List of Nobility as aristocrats regularly frequented this area.

Madonna Kremasti and St. James Church (Kremasti Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Madonna (or Panagia) Kremasti church lies in Corfu’s Old Town on the picturesque Kremasti Square with a 16th Century well. Admire beautiful icons inside and vine-leaf patterns as a structural detail.

Madonna of Vlacherna (Kanoni)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Connected to the mainland by a causeway, this 17th Century whitewashed church creates the illusion that it’s floating in the sea.

Mon Repos Estate (Paleopolis)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This neoclassical mansion from 1828 testifies to the love between the British Commissioner and his Corfiot wife. It now houses the Paleopolis Museum, works of art, furniture and other items documenting the estate’s intriguing cultural and political history. Archeological attractions dot the grounds.

Monument of Menecrates
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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.

Municipal Art Gallery of Corfu (Palace of St. Michael and St. George)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Admire works of art by famous Corfiot painters, such as Kogevina, Pachis and Prosalenti.

Museum of Asian Art (Palace of St. Michael and St. George)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

On display you’ll find over 10,000 beautifully intricate artifacts from India, Thailand, Korea, Japan, China, Nepal and Tibet. If you’re interested in Samurai costumes, art from the Chinese dynasties including the Ming Dynasty and the examples of Hellenistic influence in Pakistan, you won’t be disappointed. Within the Museum visitors can also admire the Palace’s Throne and Ball Rooms.

Museum of Ceramic Art (New Fortress)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Admire an interesting collection of ceramic objects and art, including pieces from the peak of the art form’s popularity in Corfu.

New Fortress (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The New Fortress, built in the 16th Century, stands opposite the Old Fortress and boasts the Bastion of the Seven Winds where stunning views reward your uphill trek. Widely lauded as a wonder of military architecture, the New Fortress (or Neo Frourio in Greek) beckons you to imagine what it was like to ardently defend this much-loved and highly-prized island. Completely open to the public, you can explore the site’s vaulted passageways and imposing arcades as well as a stone building built during the British period where you’ll find the Museum of Ceramic Art. Don’t miss out on the many concerts, plays and art exhibitions that take place in the open grounds of the New Fortress over the summer period.

Old Fortress (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The Old Fortress (Palaio Frourio in Greek) looms before you as you stroll down Spianada Square, reminding visitors of the many sieges Corfu withstood and the crucial role it played in the Mediterranean’s military defenses.

Palace of St. Michael and St. George (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Located in Spianada square, this beautiful Georgian building was commissioned by Thomas Maitland and originally housed the offices and residences of the British Commissioners. Now it is home to the Museum of Asian Art and the Municipal Art Gallery.

Palaiopolis Museum (Mon Repos mansion)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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.

Panagia ton Xenon – Madonna of the Foreigners Church (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

A priest built this 18th Century basilica for his compatriots from Epirus who had fled Ottoman oppression in mainland Greece and settled in Corfu.

Patounis Traditional Soap Factory (Ioannou Theotokou St., Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This 150 year-old soap factory still uses traditional methods to manufacture hand-made soap. The company’s products are extremely popular exports as the main ingredient consists of locally-grown olive oil.

Pontikonisi (Kanoni)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This lush green islet off the coast is a trademark of Corfu. In effect, the tiny islet is a tree-covered rock and essentially a unique ecosystem. A 16th Century Byzantine church nestles in the thicket. Pontikonisi is accessible by boat (a 10 minute ride) and only at certain times in order to preserve the phenomenon.

San Giacomo Theatre (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Built in the 1600s and the first of its kind in Greece, it was an illustrious theatre where Italian and Greek composers staged plays and operas to the aristocracy’s delight. Now Corfu’s City Hall, it served as an informal audition for operas destined for the Scala di Milano in its glory days.

Serbian Museum of Corfu (1 Moustoxidou St.)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

After being mercilessly massacred during WWI, the Serbian government and Army fled to Corfu for safety. This museum documents their plight and their subsequent life in Corfu, and displays military objects (including weapons) as well as medical equipment owned by Serbian doctors.

Solomos Museum (Mouragia)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Visit the house where Dionysis Solomos, Greece’s national poet, lived. On display you’ll find the desk where he penned his masterpieces, an autograph of his, interesting photographs and many manuscripts.

Spianada Square (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

One of the biggest squares in Greece, Spianada’s rolling lawns and vast open spaces afford terrific views of the Old and New Ports.

St. James’ Catholic Church – Duomo (3 Montsenigou St.)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Corfu’s significant Catholic community worships in this imposing 16th Century Gothic-Baroque style Cathedral.

St. Jason and St. Sosipater Church (Garitsa)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Founded in the 11th Century, this is Corfu’s oldest church and an excellent example of Byzantine architecture.

St. Nicholas ton Geronton (of the Elderly) Church (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

One of the most opulent churches in Corfu, this 16th Century church belonged to an aristocratic family and is an excellent example of traditional Corfiot religious architecture.

St. Spyridon Cathedral (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The preserved body of St. Spyridon, Corfu’s patron saint, lies in state in this beautiful and historic 16th Century basilica. The church boasts the island’s tallest belfry as well as important relics and artwork created by famous Greek artists.

Vido Island (off the Old Port)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Make it a point to visit this unique islet. Take a small boat across where you’ll find a lush green landscape with a thriving ecosystem. The forest of pine and palm trees provides an excellent habitat for pheasants, hares, partridges and wild rabbits. Vido’s beautiful beaches complete the backdrop. Explore the Monument to the Fallen Serbian Soldiers who fled the mainland in 1916 and sought refuge in Vido Island. A Mausoleum houses their identified remains. The restored Church of St. Stephen is another attraction. You can also go to the old British watchtower. Make your excursion a day-trip and have lunch or dinner at Vido’s restaurant.

Ancient Site of Palaiopolis
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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.

Corfu Archaeological Museum
North Aegean / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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. Other interesting artifacts include household tools and medical apparatus.

Monument of Menecrates
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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.

Palaiopolis Museum (Mon Repos mansion)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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.

Angelocastro – Castle Michel Angelo (near Paleokastritsa)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This Byzantine castle majestically reigns above the Paleokastritsa area. Hike up a path to explore this 13th Century site where you’ll find the quaint church of Taxiarchi-Archangelou Michail and the intriguing Chapel of St. Kyriaki housed inside a cave boasting beautiful 18th Century murals.

New Fortress (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The New Fortress, built in the 16th Century, stands opposite the Old Fortress and boasts the Bastion of the Seven Winds where stunning views reward your uphill trek. Widely lauded as a wonder of military architecture, the New Fortress (or Neo Frourio in Greek) beckons you to imagine what it was like to ardently defend this much-loved and highly-prized island. Completely open to the public, you can explore the site’s vaulted passageways and imposing arcades as well as a stone building built during the British period where you’ll find the Museum of Ceramic Art. Don’t miss out on the many concerts, plays and art exhibitions that take place in the open grounds of the New Fortress over the summer period.

Old Fortress (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The Old Fortress (Palaio Frourio in Greek) looms before you as you stroll down Spianada Square, reminding visitors of the many sieges Corfu withstood and the crucial role it played in the Mediterranean’s military defenses.

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Corfu and Paxon Cathedral (1 Arseniou St.)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Inside you’ll find ancient icons dating back to the 15th Century.

Madonna Kremasti and St. James Church (Kremasti Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Madonna (or Panagia) Kremasti church lies in Corfu’s Old Town on the picturesque Kremasti Square with a 16th Century well. Admire beautiful icons inside and vine-leaf patterns as a structural detail.

Madonna of Vlacherna (Kanoni)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Connected to the mainland by a causeway, this 17th Century whitewashed church creates the illusion that it’s floating in the sea.

Panagia ton Xenon – Madonna of the Foreigners Church (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

A priest built this 18th Century basilica for his compatriots from Epirus who had fled Ottoman oppression in mainland Greece and settled in Corfu.

St. James’ Catholic Church – Duomo (3 Montsenigou St.)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Corfu’s significant Catholic community worships in this imposing 16th Century Gothic-Baroque style Cathedral.

St. Jason and St. Sosipater Church (Garitsa)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Founded in the 11th Century, this is Corfu’s oldest church and an excellent example of Byzantine architecture.

St. Nicholas ton Geronton (of the Elderly) Church (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

One of the most opulent churches in Corfu, this 16th Century church belonged to an aristocratic family and is an excellent example of traditional Corfiot religious architecture.

St. Spyridon Cathedral (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The preserved body of St. Spyridon, Corfu’s patron saint, lies in state in this beautiful and historic 16th Century basilica. The church boasts the island’s tallest belfry as well as important relics and artwork created by famous Greek artists.

Achilleion (south of Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Empress Sissy of Austria built this stunning 19th Century palace as a safe haven after the death of her son. An avid scholar of Greek history and mythology, Sissy commissioned numerous works of art based on Greek mythology and civilization, including statues, murals and paintings for Achilleion.

Lazaretto Islet (off the Old Port)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This small islet encompasses much of Corfu’s socio-political history and is now a National Monument. Hidden among the islet’s lush green landscape you’ll find a 16th Century monastery, a hospital and a leprosarium. Lazaretto was also used as an execution-place during the Civil War, and you can still see the remains of the wall where prisoners were shot as well as their graves.

Liston (Spianada Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Designed by the French in the 1800s, the tall arcaded buildings now house fashionable restaurants and cafés on the colonnaded ground floor – complete with old-fashioned street lamps adorning each arch. Its name was inspired by the island’s List of Nobility as aristocrats regularly frequented this area.

Mon Repos Estate (Paleopolis)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This neoclassical mansion from 1828 testifies to the love between the British Commissioner and his Corfiot wife. It now houses the Paleopolis Museum, works of art, furniture and other items documenting the estate’s intriguing cultural and political history. Archeological attractions dot the grounds.

Palace of St. Michael and St. George (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Located in Spianada square, this beautiful Georgian building was commissioned by Thomas Maitland and originally housed the offices and residences of the British Commissioners. Now it is home to the Museum of Asian Art and the Municipal Art Gallery.

Patounis Traditional Soap Factory (Ioannou Theotokou St., Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This 150 year-old soap factory still uses traditional methods to manufacture hand-made soap. The company’s products are extremely popular exports as the main ingredient consists of locally-grown olive oil.

Pontikonisi (Kanoni)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This lush green islet off the coast is a trademark of Corfu. In effect, the tiny islet is a tree-covered rock and essentially a unique ecosystem. A 16th Century Byzantine church nestles in the thicket. Pontikonisi is accessible by boat (a 10 minute ride) and only at certain times in order to preserve the phenomenon.

San Giacomo Theatre (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Built in the 1600s and the first of its kind in Greece, it was an illustrious theatre where Italian and Greek composers staged plays and operas to the aristocracy’s delight. Now Corfu’s City Hall, it served as an informal audition for operas destined for the Scala di Milano in its glory days.

Spianada Square (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

One of the biggest squares in Greece, Spianada’s rolling lawns and vast open spaces afford terrific views of the Old and New Ports.

Vido Island (off the Old Port)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Make it a point to visit this unique islet. Take a small boat across where you’ll find a lush green landscape with a thriving ecosystem. The forest of pine and palm trees provides an excellent habitat for pheasants, hares, partridges and wild rabbits. Vido’s beautiful beaches complete the backdrop. Explore the Monument to the Fallen Serbian Soldiers who fled the mainland in 1916 and sought refuge in Vido Island. A Mausoleum houses their identified remains. The restored Church of St. Stephen is another attraction. You can also go to the old British watchtower. Make your excursion a day-trip and have lunch or dinner at Vido’s restaurant.

Banknote Museum (Iroon Kypriakou Agona Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Greece’s banknotes reflect its geopolitical history as you’ll see in this interesting museum. Here you’ll also admire the country’s first banknote, early bank documents and one of the world’s first banknotes from 14th Century China. And you can find out how money is printed.

Byzantine Museum (in Antivouniotissa Church in Mouragia)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

A beautiful 15th Century basilica boasts interesting religious icons from the 15th-19th Century. The church is an excellent example of Corfu’s unique religious architecture, while artifacts showcase the role Corfu played in preserving the field of religious art as many Cretan artists fled to Corfu.

Corfu Archaeological Museum
North Aegean / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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. Other interesting artifacts include household tools and medical apparatus.

Corfu Reading Society (120 Kapodistriou St.)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The Reading Society of Corfu constitutes one of the most important academic institutions in modern Greece. The first of its kind, it was founded in 1836 by illustrious Greek scholars of the period. The Society houses an important collection of books, maps, artwork and newspapers.

Historical Folklore Museum (Sinarades village)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

If you want to get a feel of what village life was like in Corfu, stroll through this museum. You’ll find a replica of a village homestead, as well as agricultural equipment, traditional Corfiot costumes and examples of Corfu’s ceramic objects.

Kapodistria Museum (Evropouli village)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Visit the estate that belongs to the family of Ioanni Kapodistria, Greece’s first Prime Minister. Kapodistria’s personal items are on display here.

Municipal Art Gallery of Corfu (Palace of St. Michael and St. George)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Admire works of art by famous Corfiot painters, such as Kogevina, Pachis and Prosalenti.

Museum of Asian Art (Palace of St. Michael and St. George)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

On display you’ll find over 10,000 beautifully intricate artifacts from India, Thailand, Korea, Japan, China, Nepal and Tibet. If you’re interested in Samurai costumes, art from the Chinese dynasties including the Ming Dynasty and the examples of Hellenistic influence in Pakistan, you won’t be disappointed. Within the Museum visitors can also admire the Palace’s Throne and Ball Rooms.

Museum of Ceramic Art (New Fortress)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Admire an interesting collection of ceramic objects and art, including pieces from the peak of the art form’s popularity in Corfu.

Palaiopolis Museum (Mon Repos mansion)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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.

Serbian Museum of Corfu (1 Moustoxidou St.)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

After being mercilessly massacred during WWI, the Serbian government and Army fled to Corfu for safety. This museum documents their plight and their subsequent life in Corfu, and displays military objects (including weapons) as well as medical equipment owned by Serbian doctors.

Solomos Museum (Mouragia)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Visit the house where Dionysis Solomos, Greece’s national poet, lived. On display you’ll find the desk where he penned his masterpieces, an autograph of his, interesting photographs and many manuscripts.

Arkoudila Forest
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

In the southern region of Corfu you’ll find Arkoudila forest with beautiful cypress trees. It’s an important ecosystem with significant biodiversity. Follow a very modest dirt road to Arkoudila and then hike through and admire the forest all the way to the coast where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views from a sharp cliff.

No Olive Mills Found In This Destination. Please Check Other Attractions.
Achilleion (south of Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Empress Sissy of Austria built this stunning 19th Century palace as a safe haven after the death of her son. An avid scholar of Greek history and mythology, Sissy commissioned numerous works of art based on Greek mythology and civilization, including statues, murals and paintings for Achilleion.

Ambelonas Corfu (Restaurant and Vineyard)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Just a leisurely drive over the hills of the historic town of Corfu lies one of the island’s most captivating wineries, complete with a divine local restaurant, gastronomy shop, verdant landscapes and a healthy dose of Ionian culture.

Angelocastro – Castle Michel Angelo (near Paleokastritsa)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This Byzantine castle majestically reigns above the Paleokastritsa area. Hike up a path to explore this 13th Century site where you’ll find the quaint church of Taxiarchi-Archangelou Michail and the intriguing Chapel of St. Kyriaki housed inside a cave boasting beautiful 18th Century murals.

Banknote Museum (Iroon Kypriakou Agona Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Greece’s banknotes reflect its geopolitical history as you’ll see in this interesting museum. Here you’ll also admire the country’s first banknote, early bank documents and one of the world’s first banknotes from 14th Century China. And you can find out how money is printed.

Byzantine Museum (in Antivouniotissa Church in Mouragia)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

A beautiful 15th Century basilica boasts interesting religious icons from the 15th-19th Century. The church is an excellent example of Corfu’s unique religious architecture, while artifacts showcase the role Corfu played in preserving the field of religious art as many Cretan artists fled to Corfu.

Kapodistria Museum (Evropouli village)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Visit the estate that belongs to the family of Ioanni Kapodistria, Greece’s first Prime Minister. Kapodistria’s personal items are on display here.

Lazaretto Islet (off the Old Port)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This small islet encompasses much of Corfu’s socio-political history and is now a National Monument. Hidden among the islet’s lush green landscape you’ll find a 16th Century monastery, a hospital and a leprosarium. Lazaretto was also used as an execution-place during the Civil War, and you can still see the remains of the wall where prisoners were shot as well as their graves.

Liston (Spianada Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Designed by the French in the 1800s, the tall arcaded buildings now house fashionable restaurants and cafés on the colonnaded ground floor – complete with old-fashioned street lamps adorning each arch. Its name was inspired by the island’s List of Nobility as aristocrats regularly frequented this area.

Old Fortress (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The Old Fortress (Palaio Frourio in Greek) looms before you as you stroll down Spianada Square, reminding visitors of the many sieges Corfu withstood and the crucial role it played in the Mediterranean’s military defenses.

Palaiopolis Museum (Mon Repos mansion)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

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.

Patounis Traditional Soap Factory (Ioannou Theotokou St., Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This 150 year-old soap factory still uses traditional methods to manufacture hand-made soap. The company’s products are extremely popular exports as the main ingredient consists of locally-grown olive oil.

Pontikonisi (Kanoni)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This lush green islet off the coast is a trademark of Corfu. In effect, the tiny islet is a tree-covered rock and essentially a unique ecosystem. A 16th Century Byzantine church nestles in the thicket. Pontikonisi is accessible by boat (a 10 minute ride) and only at certain times in order to preserve the phenomenon.

St. James’ Catholic Church – Duomo (3 Montsenigou St.)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Corfu’s significant Catholic community worships in this imposing 16th Century Gothic-Baroque style Cathedral.

St. Spyridon Cathedral (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

The preserved body of St. Spyridon, Corfu’s patron saint, lies in state in this beautiful and historic 16th Century basilica. The church boasts the island’s tallest belfry as well as important relics and artwork created by famous Greek artists.

Vido Island (off the Old Port)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Make it a point to visit this unique islet. Take a small boat across where you’ll find a lush green landscape with a thriving ecosystem. The forest of pine and palm trees provides an excellent habitat for pheasants, hares, partridges and wild rabbits. Vido’s beautiful beaches complete the backdrop. Explore the Monument to the Fallen Serbian Soldiers who fled the mainland in 1916 and sought refuge in Vido Island. A Mausoleum houses their identified remains. The restored Church of St. Stephen is another attraction. You can also go to the old British watchtower. Make your excursion a day-trip and have lunch or dinner at Vido’s restaurant.

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Ambelonas Corfu (Restaurant and Vineyard)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Just a leisurely drive over the hills of the historic town of Corfu lies one of the island’s most captivating wineries, complete with a divine local restaurant, gastronomy shop, verdant landscapes and a healthy dose of Ionian culture.