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Our mission is to give you information about Kerkyra, the small island on the NW of Greece.  We will do our best to get you the latest news and display the best places of the island . 
 
Enjoy your virtual trip to Kerkyra!

Anemomylos
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Kerkyra town

Kerkyra island
 
Read this article to get a taste of the island!

Garitsa Bay
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Corfu town

KERKYRA

The green paradise

On the west of Greece there are the seven Ionian islands. The biggest and greenest of them is Kerkyra (Corfu for the non-Greek ) which lies between south Albania and Italy.

WHAT TO SEE

The old town:

Wander along the narrow alley ways and old houses, the market and the squares.

The old castle:

A rocky peninsula with a castle which offers a spectacular view.

The church of Saint Spyridon:

Visit the protector Saint of the island. You can see His relics in a silver coffin.

The museums:

The archaeological museum with statues and findings of excavations on the island.

The Asiatic museum : a collection of rare antiquities unique in Greece.

Achilleion palace:

The palace of Sissy of Austria.

Palaiokastritsa village :

Explore the rocks and caves and visit the old Monastery.

WHERE TO STAY

You can stay at a hotel-there are many cheap and expensive ones all over the island.

You can rent an appartment, a villa or even stay at a camping. You can also rent a room in the town or in a village.

Contact the National Tourist Office at : 0661 37520

WHAT TO TRY

Local dishes such as chicken pastitsada, mousakas and sofrito.

Local wine and cakes such as koum-kouat fruit, fogatsa bread, sugar almonds and honey.

WHAT TO BUY

Koum-kouat drinks and fruit, almond bars, herbs such as oregano and local honey, leather shoes and jackets.

 

SHOPPING

There are many international shops such as the Spanish Mango, the Italian Benetton, the English Marcs and Spencers and a lot of Greek ones. During the sales season (July-August and February), you can find bargains.

GETTING AROUND

There are buses that connect all villages to town . Bus terminal tel: 0661 30627

You can also rent a car, a motorbike , a bicycle or even a boat. There are daily ferries to Pireus and Patras as well as to Italy, and direct flights to Athens, Salonica and many destinations abroad.

 MOST POPULAR RESORTS

Acharavi

Dassia

Kavos

Sidari

Glyfada

Palaiokastritsa

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Some Historic Places

The old castle
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Corfu town

THE OLD CASTLE

The castle was built in the 6th century to protect the city from the Barbarian attacks. It was during the end of the Byzantine period that Kerkyra suffered from the constant invasions so that the entire population was transferred to the rocky peninsula in order to be safe.

Nowadays the castle houses an old church, archaeological exhibits and cafes, and is a place of cultural events. From the top of the castle the visitors can have an overall view of the city, especially of the bay and the old part of the town which look fantastic.

THE ACHILLEION PALACE

The palace was built by the empress Elizabeth of Austria by the year 1892. It was named Achilleion after the Homeric hero Achilleas who died in the battle of Troia.

The gardens are beautifully decorated with statues, the most popular of which is the statue of the dying Achilleas, while the view is breathtaking. In the palace there are excellent paintings and other works of art.When Elizabeth died, Kaiser of Germany bought the Achilleion and used it as a summer house. By the end of Word War 1 the Greek government took over the palace and housed the casino. Now it is used as a museum and attracts a lot of tourists all the year round

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Corfu town
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On the way to the old port


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