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Kaisers Throne

Kaisers Throne is one of the highest points in Corfu and is located west of the capital Kerkyra, it has a horseshoe shaped viewing deck with some built in binoculars but even without them you get spectacular panoramic views of the island.

The Liston

The Liston is a beautiful building that runs down one side of Spianáda square, it’s widely considered the heart of Corfu town and consists of Napoleonic style arcade terraces. The Liston was built in 1807 by the French imperial commissioner Mathieu de Lesseps.

Mon Repos Palace

Mon Repos is a palace located just south of Kerkyra in the forest of Palaiopolis. It was formally a residence for the British commissioner as well as housing a school of fine art. Nowadays it's known as Paleopolis Archaeological Museum.

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 at the top.

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 should take 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 George is always happy to speak to and show visitors around. Just remember to wear insect repellent as mosquitoes are rife.
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