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Church of Saint Spyridon

The church of Saint Spyridon is located in the old town of Kerkyra and worth a visit whether you are religious or not. It's a Greek Orthodox church that was built in the 1580s and boasts the highest bell tower in the Ionian islands.

Venetian Arsenal

The Venetian Arsenal is a shipyard located behind Gouvia Marina. It was built around 1778 and was supposed to be used to repair the Venetian ships but Venice limited it’s use to maintenance, it’s usage declined until it was decommissioned in 1798.

Corfu Aquarium

The aquarium is on the north west of the island close to Paleokastritsa. It's a wooden building with several tanks inside, the larger ones featuring lobsters, octopuses and eels and smaller tanks with many types of fish and other sea life.

Vlacherna Monastery

Vlacherna is a small monastery on an islet located in the bay to the south of Kanoni. There's a small chapel with a place to light a candle and a gift shop. Don’t expect to spend a great deal of time here but can be combined with a trip to mouse island.

Corfu Golf Club

The Corfu Golf club is approximately 14km west of Kerkyra. It's an 18 hole par 72 course set in lush green countryside with trees, bunkers, ponds and streams to be avoided. It's open 7 days a week and there's a driving range and putting green.

Spianada Square

The Spianada is a large square located in front of the old Fortress in Corfu town. It's a central hub of the town, the Liston is part of the square and cricket is played on the esplanade. There's also lots of restaurants around that are perfect for a drink or meal.

Gardiki Castle

Gardiki Castle is a 13th-century Byzantine fort on the south west coast of Corfu. It's an unusual octagonal shape with full height towers at the corners and a well preserved entrance and despite being partially demolished it remains an impressive site.

Pantokrator Church

The little church of Pantokrator is located at the top of mount Pantokrator which is the highest point on the island. You’ll find it towards the north east of the island and as you might expect the views from up there are second to none.

Gouvia Marina

Gouvia Marina is a large privately owned marina on the east coast. It has about 1200 berths and operates 24 hours a day. From the marina you'll be able to join many excursions either around the island, over to the mainland Greece or another island.

Lake Korission

Lake Korission, sometimes called Lake Korisia is in the south west of the island not far from Gardiki. The Lake is over 5km long from one end to the other and roughly 1.5km across as its widest point, It's home to a vast amount of both native and migrating birds.

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