Corfu Archaeological Museum
Like all good Greek towns, Corfu Town has its own Archaeological Museum, on the boulevard along the waterfront. Although it is small and not very impressive from the outside, it is definitely worth visiting if you have any interest in archaeology or the ancient history of the area. The museum was built between 1962 and 1965 and was initially built primarily to house the important artefacts from the Temple of Artemis in Corfu. The temple dates to 590 BC and is south of Corfu Town and the museum's greatest treasure is the Gorgon pediment from this temple, which is the oldest stone pediment surviving in Greece and is regarded as a fine example of archaic sculpture. The museum has some other interesting sculptures too, like the Lion of Menecrates, carved by a famous Corinthian sculptor in the late 7th century BC, and the pediment of Dionysus, which dates to 500 BC. The museum collection also features some interesting coins, vases and armour.
Address: Vrela Armeni 1, Corfu, Greece
Telephone: (0661) 30680
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 8:30am to 3pm. Closed Monday.
Admission: €3 (adults), €2 for students from countries outside EU. Special ticketing package for the Archaeological Museum, the Old Fortress, the Church of Antivouniotissa and the Museum of Asian Art: €8 (reduced €4)