What to see in Corfu

Corfu Attractions

Along with a warm ocean and wonderful beaches, Corfu offers visitors a tremendous selection of outdoor activities and cultural attractions.

Regarding activities, visitors can enjoy horse riding, hiking, water sports, and golf. On the culture front, leafy Corfu Town boasts some incredible churches, fortresses and even a palace. History buffs will love the Archaeological Museum, which gives insight into Corfu's past, as well as the neoclassical Museum of Asian Art, which houses some breath-taking pieces 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.

Corfu's smaller villages are worth visiting as well. Just six miles (10km) south of Corfu Town, Achilleion villa has beautiful rolling gardens that provide the perfect location for famous statues by the German sculptor, Herter. The terraced cliff-top viewpoint known as Kanoni is the ideal spot to take photos. Travellers could also visit Nymphes. The green village has a number of wells and waterfalls, and many myths and legends.


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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