Corfu is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Corfu one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Corfu is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Corfu or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Corfu. Explore the historical monuments of Corfu with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Corfu guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Corfu page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Corfu landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Corfu.
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Achillion, Achilleio, Corfu, Greece
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 du...
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Paleo Enetiko Frouno, Corfu Town, Greece
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
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
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Corfu Town, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
One of the most popular squares in Corfu, Liston is the heart of the weekend hustle-bustle. The square has it all- from small cafes, restaurants, old buildings and a nearby garden to offer the essence of the city.
Stop by at one of the restaurants and cafes to grab a bite.
Pedestrian streets lined with umbrellas
Beautiful historic architecture
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Paleo Enetiko Frourio, Corfu 49100, Greece
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
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 constructi...
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Analipsis Hill, Corfu 49100, Greece
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
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...
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20, Kolokotroni 8, Kerkira, Corfu 491 00, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 ...
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Ionian Islands, Corfu Greece
08:30 am - 03:00 pm
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 de...
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near Mon Repos Palace, Corfu 49100, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 ...
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 b...