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Agios Nikolaos Church

The delightful little Agios Nicholaos church is a whitewashed building with red doors and gates. It's found on the south east corner of Zakynthos, just above St Nicholas beach and boasts spectacular views of the Ionian sea and beach below.

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.

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.

Paleokastritsa Monastery

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

Vlacherna Monastery

Vlacherna is a small monastery on an islet located in the bay to the south of Kanoni, close to Mouse island, There's a small chapel 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 one of the tavernas.

Cape Drastis Thematic Park

Cape Drastis is a private section of the coast up in the far north west of the island that offers spectacular 360 degree views. The gorgeous white cliffs offer amazing backdrops and the area is understandably popular with photographers.
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