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Achilleion

Achilleion is a palace in the east of Corfu, approximately 10km south of Kerkyra and set in beautiful, well kept grounds and offers panoramic views. It was built by Elisabeth of Bavaria who was also known as Sissi, hence the name, Sissi’s Palace.

Mouse Island

Mouse Island, otherwise known as Pontikonisi is a small island off the east coast of Corfu just south of the airport. It's called mouse island because the white stone steps that lead up to the monastery of Pantokrator look like a mouses tail from a distance.

Angelokastro

Angelokastro is a Byzantine castle on the west coast. Although the majority of the castle has fallen into disrepair there is a small underground chapel that’s interesting to look round. It's about 1000 feet above sea level which means it offers incredible views.

New Fortress

The New Fortress is a Venetian castle in Kerkyra and was built at the top of St. Marks hill. The views from the castle are amazing especially at sunrise or sunset. Keep in mind that there are a lot of steps and walking around but you can always rest in the cafe.

Aqualand

Aqualand is a water park that lies a few minutes south west of Kerkyra in the centre of Corfu. There's a pirate play area for young kids. Gentle slides, a lazy river, a wave machine as well as free fall slides and hurricane slides for the thrill seekers.

Nisos Forest

Nisos is a small forest that’s great for a quiet walk, there's a gravel path that leads through the forest from Agios Spyridon beach in the east to Almiros beach in the west passing the abandoned monastery of Agía Ekateríni. The walk takes about 20 minutes.

British Cemetery

The British cemetery is a quiet place often missed by tourists, it’s located in the capital Kerkyra and is well worth a visit, the custodian is always happy to speak to and show visitors around. Just remember to wear insect repellent as mosquitoes are rife.

Old Fortress

The Old Fortress, otherwise known as Paleo Frourio is a Venetian fort in the capital Kerkyra that dates back to the 15th century. Inside you’ll find a number of exhibits with information explaining them. There's also a lighthouse at the top of some steep steps.

Canal D’Amour

Canal D’Amour is a beauty spot on the north coast of Corfu, close to Sidari. It's famous for its tunnel of love, unusual rock formations and fantastic views. It's a great place to spend the day with a stroll along the cliffs, a visit to the beach and a meal in a taverna.

Paleokastritsa Monastery

Paleokastritsa is a small and Picturesque monastery located towards the north west of the island. You’ll enjoy the spectacular views and small courtyards with fragrant plants in terracotta pots and the calm and peaceful atmosphere is a welcome change.
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