Corfu – Cultural Attractions
The Cultural Attractions you can find on Corfu are countless, spread from one end of the whole island to the other. Theis like a museum and has been declared as a World Heritage by UNESCO, because of the significance of its architecture. Inside the old city, coexist harmoniously monuments of all the conquerors that passed through the island throughout the centuries. The and , the tall buildings, the alleyways, the small nestled squares and the imposing Town Hall , are creations of the Venetians who dominated the island for 5 centuries.
The English who occupied the island for 50 years (1814-1864) are responsible for the current image of, the biggest square of the Balkans, and almost for all the monuments that adorn it: the and the , the , in the southern part of the square, the Mon Repos villa, the Dougla’s Column on the seaside road and the very valued which is located in the modern town.
The famousis a work of the French conquerors who also gave the name to , the popular suburb, from the canons and battery placed there.
The main attractions of the island, of course, include, the palace of the Empress of Austria Sissy which is located in the village . Near , , a Byzantine fortress of the 13th century, which is worth visiting and is built above the sea, on steep cliffs.
Finally, there is also a magnificent medieval village, on the mountain, which after a few decades of abandonment is now restored and is an architectural gem of the island.
Temple of Artemis Gorgon
The pediment of gigantic proportions stands out in the Temple of Artemis Gorgon which, is saved and adorned with embossed representations. Read more
Tomb of Ioannis Kapodistrias
The Tomb of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, is located in the Monastery of Plarytera, in the city of Corfu. Read more
Spianada is the main square of Corfu, one of the largest in the Balkans and one of the most beautiful because the sights surrounding it are magnificent! Read more
The Maitland Rotunda is a circular edifice which is surrounded by twenty Ionic columns and is located in the southern end of Spianada in Corfu. Read more
The Old Fortress of Corfu is situated on a peninsula at the end of Spianada and the well maintained infrastructures in its interior will surprise you. Read more
Palies Sinies is one of the villages in ruins of northern Corfu and one of the most impressive destinations for hiking in the island. Read more
The Old City of Corfu is one of the greatest sights of the island, with narrow alleys, tall buildings, old churches and priceless, architectural monuments. Read more
Palia Peritheia is a ruined, Venetian, stone-village in northern Corfu and its 130 houses are architectural masterpieces which attract many visitors. Read more
The New Fortress of Corfu, with underground galleries, vaulted passageways, emplacements and imposing bastions, offers the best view of the Old City. Read more
Mon Repos is a verdant estate, outside Corfu, with a palace from the English occupation which, became a place of leisure for royalty throughout centuries. Read more
Liston was built during the 19th century and is the most famous promenade of Corfu, the meeting point of locals and visitors. Read more
Dougla’s Column, the obelisk in Garitsa bay, is dedicated to the English commissioner Sir Howard Douglas who offered great work to the island. Read more
Kassiopi Castle is the oldest castle in the island and its walls dominate above the resort of Kassiopi. Read more
Gardiki Castle is a Byzantine castle which protected the southern part of the island from pirates and conquerors raids. Read more
Kanoni in Corfu is where you will enjoy, not only the old cannon of the French artillery but, also Pontikonisi and planes that land in the airport! Read more
Town Hall of Corfu
The Town Hall of Corfu is an imposing, made of stone, Renaissance style building located in the alleyways of the old city. Read more
Kaiser’s Bridge is located in the area of Achillion and was built by the German emperor Wilhelm II in order to access the sea easier from his palace. Read more
In the British Cemetery, apart from the burial monuments you can see, you can admire the verdant gardens with countless plants and 30 species of orchids! Read more
Achillion, a palace, built in Corfu by the Empress of Austria Elizabeth to honor the Homeric hero, is one of the most significant sights of the island. Read more
Statue of Guilford
The statue of Guilford is dedicated to the philhellene Lord of Guilford, Frederic North and is located in Spianada. Read more
Statue of Adam
The statue of Adam is located in front of the Palace of St. Michael and St. George in Corfu and is dedicated to the homonymous English Commissioner. Read more
Palace of St. Michael and St. George
The Palace of St. Michael and St. George is located in Spianada and it is an impressive edifice, built during the English occupation. Read more
Aggelokastro in Corfu is a Byzantine fortress, perched on a hilltop, from where the view towards all the island is enchanting! Read more
The statue of Schulenburg
The statue of Schulenburg is the statue of a German commander who saved Corfu from the Turkish siege. It is made of white marble in rococo style. Read more