Top Historical Places in Corfu

Are you looking to explore the history of Corfu through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Corfu including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Corfu. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Corfu ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Corfu, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Corfu for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Corfu with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Achilleion

    4.5 (1647 Votes)

    Museum, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Built in the 19th century by the Empress of Austria (lovingly known as Sissy), the Palace was the result of the Empress’s love of Greek Mythology and hence the palace followed the theme of Achilles. Following the death of her only Son, the Empress put her mind and soul into getting the palace built. After her death the palace was abandoned during the World Wars and after extensive repairs...Read more
  2. Old Fortress Corfu

    4.5 (1072 Votes)
    Old Fortress Corfu

    Light House, View Point, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    A venetian fort built in the 15th century, the Old fortress is as much a modern part of Corfu as it is historical. The old structure was built to protect the island from Ottoman intruders when the Venetians were ruling the region. Today the Old fortress offers a view of the gorgeous sea as you explore the fortress’s magnificence and caliber Highlights include: Lighthouse Ancient ruins
  3. New Fortress

    Ancient Ruin, Architecture , Fort

    The New fortress was built by Venetians to include the area left out of the old Fortress and to buckle-up Corfu’s defense. Even though initiated by the Venetians, the fortress was completed under the British rule and was built around 1570-1580 by the Italian architect Fransisco Vitelli. The new fortress is known for its 2 levels of construction which provided a good vantage point for dete...Read more
  4. Mon Repos Palace

    4.1 (165 Votes)
    Mon Repos Palace

    Museum, Palace, Heritage Building

    The Mon Repos Palace was built in the early 19th century as a gift from the British Lord High Commissioner of Ionian Island – Frederick Dam for his second wife Diamantina Palatino. However, the Palace was shortly vacated as Adam was sent to serve in India in 1932. Since then the Palace was converted for many uses across centuries including as a Fine Arts School and as a summer home for Ki...Read more
  5. British Cemetery

    4.4 (202 Votes)
    British Cemetery


    The British Cemetery is visited by locals and tourists to pay respect to the World War heroes who laid their lives for Corfu. There are in all 29 burials - 13 World War I soldiers who died during the battle and 16 World War II soldiers who died as casualties in a mine operation. The whole premises are filled with beautiful green trees and creepers amidst which benches are placed. The tranquilit...Read more
  6. Angelokastro Castle

    4.7 (108 Votes)
    Angelokastro Castle

    Outdoors, Ancient Ruin, Castle, Historical Site

    Located almost 30 kilometers to the west of Corfu town, the Angelokastro or the Castle of Angels is a Byzantine Castle located at a height of about 1000 feet above sea level. The place known for its ancient ruins which offer a panoramic view of the Ionian Sea. The name of the castle is one of controversy even though it is believed that after the death of Michael I KomnenosDoukas (who annexed Co...Read more
  7. Paleopolis Archaeological Site

    Ancient Ruin, Archaeological Site

    The ancient ruins of the Palaiopolis Archaeological Site used to be the central area of the Island and a majority of the public activities were arranged here. Today the archeological site showcases ruins of Roman Baths, a Cathedral, the Temple of Kardakiosamong other buildings. The place was excavated a couple of decades back and all its important finding are showcased at the Mon Repos Palace M...Read more
  8. Palace Of St. Michael And St. George

    Art Gallery, Garden, Palace, Architecture

    The Palace of St. Michael and St. George is famous for its iconic white Maltese stone architecture with classic Venetian touches along with British influences. Constructed in the early 19th century, the Palace was in use as the High Commissioner’s residence to later serve as a Senate house (for a few years), after the World Wars and Italian bombings were over. Highlights include: Two Gat...Read more
  9. Old Fort

    Historical Site, Fort

    You will get to know about the rules during the Byzantine times here at Old Fort in Corfu. You will need about an hour to complete a tour around this Vietnamese fortress that has a lot of collection that depicts the history of the place. There is a hidden beach on the northern side of the fort where you can enjoy a nice swim. The view of the entire place from the roof here at Old Fort is magnif...Read more
  10. Palaio Frourio

    Historical Site

    Stunning view of the city mixed with historical importance is what you will get at Palaio Frourio. You will love knowing the history of different periods on this island and there is a beautiful lighthouse here from where you will get a picturesque image of the city. You can also visit the music school in the fort here where you will be in love with the piano recitals. There are a lot of bridges...Read more