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What to see in Corfu

Corfu Attractions

In addition to its wonderful beaches, magical coves and the clear, warm sea, the lush green island of Corfu offers plenty of things to see and do, many with fascinating cultural or historical significance. Outdoor activities to enjoy include water sports, hiking in the mountainous interior, and there is even an 18-hole championship golf course for those fancying a quick round.

The beautiful leafy Corfu Town 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 showcases famous works such as the 'Sphinx' by Sp. Skarvelis and 'The assassination of Capodistria' by Haralambos Pachis.

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.

There are plenty of things to do with children in Corfu, most notebly Aqualand Water Park, one of the largest water parks in Europe. Small children will enjoy the many sandy 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. Most of the more popular beaches offer pedalos, windsurfing, boat trips and banana boat rides. Alternatively, hire a small day boat and motor along the coast to find one of the many unspoilt coves.


Empress Elizabeth of Austria built the Achilleion in 1890. Standing just south of Corfu, the palace was intended as a memorial to her son, Rudolf, following his death by apparent suicide one year earlier.

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Aqualand Water Park

Aqualand Water Park is the perfect place to cool off while holidaying on Corfu. With its wide variety of slides, rides and pools, it's understandably one of the island's most popular attractions for…

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Corfu Archaeological Museum

Corfu Town has its own Archaeological Museum. Though small and ordinary-looking from the outside, it's definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in archaeology or the area's ancient history.

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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 museum is very interesting and the only one of its kind in the country. Gregorios…

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Nymphes is a big village with a unique and colourful history. Legend has it that the mythical nymphs would come to bathe in the village's waterfalls, giving lucky humans a chance to catch a glimpse.…

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Paleokastritsa is one of the most beautiful villages on the beautiful Corfu and it is frequently included in tours of the island. This resort area is on the west coast of Corfu island about 16 miles…

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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 big water slides ranging from the relaxing to the thrilling, but it also offers…

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