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What to see in Corfu

Corfu Attractions


In addition to its wonderful beaches and warm ocean, the lush green island of Corfu offers plenty of things to see and do, many of which have some cultural or historical significance. Outdoor activities to enjoy include horse riding, hiking and watersports, and there is even an 18-hole championship golf course for those fancying a quick round.

Start off in the beautiful leafy Corfu Town, which boasts some wonderful churches, fortresses and even a palace. History buffs will love the Archaeological Museum, offering insight into Corfu's past, as well as the neoclassical Museum of Asian Art, which houses some breathtaking pieces originating from China and Japan. The Municipal Gallery of Corfu, which showcases famous works such as the 'Sphinx' by Sp. Skarvelis and 'The assassination of Capodistria' by Haralambos Pachis, is also worth a visit.

There are many smaller villages worth visiting in Corfu as well. The villa of Achilleion, just six miles (10km) south of Corfu town, has beautiful rolling gardens which provide the perfect location for famous statues by the German sculptor, Herter. The terraced cliff-top view point known as Kanoni, near the eastern port of Corcyra, is the ideal spot to take that postcard shot for the holiday album. Nymphes is a green village with a number of wells and waterfalls heavy with myth and legend.

Corfu also has a number of popular beaches, including Sidari with its Kanal de l'Amour, the pretty bay of Kassiopi, the quiet Lefkimmi with its children's playground, and the unspoilt Chalikounas Beach.


Achilleion

The villa of Achilleion was built for Empress Elizabeth of Austria in 1890 as a memorial to her son, Rudolf, after his…

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Aqualand Water Park

A fun day out for the whole family, Aqualand Water Park is one of the best ways to cool off for kids and the young at…

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Corfu Archaeological Museum

Like all good Greek towns, Corfu Town has its own Archaeological Museum, on the boulevard along the waterfront. Although…

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Museum of Asian Art

Although it may seem strange to visit a museum dedicated to Eastern art and antiquity while on holiday in Greece, this…

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Nymphes

Nymphes is a big village with a unique and colourful history. Legend has it that the mythical nymphs would come to bathe…

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Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa is one of the most beautiful villages on the beautiful Corfu and it is frequently included in tours of…

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Star Beach Water Park

Not your average waterpark, Star Beach Water Park features all the expected things, like various nice pools and four…

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