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I am thinking of moving my family to Corfu for when I retire. It's one of the possibilities, anyway. I thought it would be a good idea to visit next year, though, before I commit to anything. I really want to get a new overview of the island and its culture. Do you guys have any suggestions about what I should see and do?
 
These are the must-see landmarks:
1. Church of St. Spyridon, Patron of the island with his incorruptible body
2. Museum of Asian Art (unique!)
3. Museum of Antivouniotissa (excellent post-Byzantine artworks!) https://www.antivouniotissamuseum.gr/en
4. The Old Fortress
5. The Orthodox Metropolitan Church of Panagia Spilaiotissa, St. Blaise and St. Theodora, the Byzantine Empress who restored the veneration of the holy icons in 843 and whose incorruptible body is kept in the interior
6. The Roman Catholic Duomo
7. The Archaeological Museum
8. The Achillion Palace
 
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These are the must-see landmarks:
1. Church of St. Spyridon, Patron of the island with his incorruptible body
2. Museum of Asian Art (unique!)
3. Museum of Antivouniotissa (excellent post-Byzantine artworks!) https://www.antivouniotissamuseum.gr/en
4. The Old Fortress
5. The Orthodox Metropolitan Church of Panagia Spilaiotissa, St. Blaise and St. Theodora, the Byzantine Empress who restored the veneration of the holy icons in 843 and whose incorruptible body is kept in the interior
6. The Roman Catholic Duomo
7. The Archaeological Museum
8. The Achillion Palace
This is an excellent list! Thank you for posting it. I might also be visiting Corfu soon so this list will come in handy. I love visiting Archaeological Museums in Greece. They each have their own qualities and are great places to learn. I like to stop in when I find them. :)
 
These are the must-see landmarks:
1. Church of St. Spyridon, Patron of the island with his incorruptible body
2. Museum of Asian Art (unique!)
3. Museum of Antivouniotissa (excellent post-Byzantine artworks!) https://www.antivouniotissamuseum.gr/en
4. The Old Fortress
5. The Orthodox Metropolitan Church of Panagia Spilaiotissa, St. Blaise and St. Theodora, the Byzantine Empress who restored the veneration of the holy icons in 843 and whose incorruptible body is kept in the interior
6. The Roman Catholic Duomo
7. The Archaeological Museum
8. The Achillion Palace
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions! I can't wait to visit some of these places.
 

Prioritizing Things to Do in Corfu

I want to do the following in Corfu - problem is I only have a few nights. Any advice on how I can prioritize?

- Old fortress
- Canal d'Amour
- Meander though old town
- Paleolastritsa beach
- Casa Parlante
- Archaeological Museum
- Nightlife - whatever I can find

Is this too much for 3 nights?

Achillon Palace Information

When I was asking for advice on how many days to spend on Corfu someone mentioned to see the Achilon Palace. So I thought I'd gather information about it.

Located in Corfu, Greece, Achillon Palace is a fascinating monument that attracts a large number of tourists every year. This beautiful palace is perched on a hilltop overlooking the stunning Ionian Sea. The palace was once the residence of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, who was captivated by the natural beauty and elegance of the island and decided to build a palace there in the 1800s. Today, the palace is a popular tourist attraction that is renowned for its stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and breathtaking views. In this blog, we'll explore everything you need to know about the Achillon Palace in Corfu.

Achillon Palace is a historical monument that was built in the late 19th century by Empress Elizabeth of Austria. This stunning palace was designed by a famous Italian architect, Raffaele Caritto. The architecture of the palace is inspired by ancient Greek mythology with stunning neoclassical features and mythological sculptures. The interior of the palace features elegant furniture, beautiful chandeliers, and stunning paintings on the ceilings and walls.

Religious Sites to See on Corfu

There are a lot of churches and monasteries in Corfu and when I visit, I won't have a lot of time. What should be my priorities?

I am intrigued by the relics of Saint Spyridon but am having trouble finding where they are on the island. Is it simply called, the Shrine of Saint Spyridon?

I would love to visit some other churches and monasteries if possible. Any information you have will be good!

Unesco World Heritage Sites of Corfu

I'm currently planning a trip to the beautiful island of Corfu and I'm keen on visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are located there. Being a bit of a history buff, I believe that exploring these sites can give me a deeper understanding of the island's cultural heritage and historical significance.

Could anyone here share more information about the UNESCO site on Corfu? Is there only one? The Corfu Old Town? What should I prioritize to see in Old Town?

Thanks!

Visiting Corfu off the Beaten Track?

I'm currently planning my itinerary for a trip to the beautiful island of Corfu, and while I've got all the major sights on my list, I'm particularly interested in those special "off the beaten path" spots that only the locals know about or seasoned travelers have stumbled upon.

I'm looking to explore the less commercialized areas, serene beaches, quaint villages, or any unique cultural spots that offer an authentic experience beyond the typical tourist attractions.

Does anyone have any personal favorites or undiscovered spots in Corfu they'd be willing to share? I'd love to hear about hidden beaches, local eateries or tavernas, and lesser-known trails or sights worth visiting.
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