Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea that still radiates the spirit of a distant glorious past. Its rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, its stunning natural landscape, its crystal clear seas, and its excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most sought after tourist destination in the world. The beautifully preserved old town of Corfu with its Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Palaces, fortresses, austere public buildings, alleyways, narrow cobbled streets and squares, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The rich history of the island has been displayed in numerous museums and art galleries scattered throughout the city. The best way to experience the island of Corfu and to get a better understanding of its rich history is by taking a tour of some of the best museums in Corfu including Achilleion Palace, Mon Repos Palace, Casa Parlante Museum, Museum of Asian Art and Byzantine Museum of Antivouniotissa. Other top museums in Corfu include the Archaeological Museum, The Folkloric Museum of Central Corfu, The Olive Museum, The Solomos Museum, The Numismatic Museum, The Museum of Capodistrias and even unique museums like Corfu Costume Museum and The Mantzaros Music Museum. The museums on the island of Corfu would take you on a historical journey, recite the tales of how the city came to be what it is today and is definitely going to be one of the most memorable experiences of one's life.
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Top Corfu Museums
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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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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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16, Nikiforou Theotoki Street, Corfu Town 16, 49100 Corfu, Greece
10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Take a walk in a 19th century Noble house and see how families in Corfu lived during the 1800’s. The whole place comes to life with detailed furniture, traditional layout and design of the house along with true-to-time tools which are carefully placed to create an ambience straight from an 1800’s novel.
19th century Corfu was subjected ...
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Palea Anaktora, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
If you are looking for the one Art museum in Corfu which will give you a wide variety of exhibits to see from all around the world, then head to the Museum of Asiatic art.
The Collection includes:
Japanese Art: 6,200 items from 10,500 BC to 300 B.C to the 19th century.
Chinese art: 3,500 items including pottery, brass-art, sculptures, ivory and ot...
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Kapodistriou street, Corfu 49100, Greece
08:30 am - 03:00 pm
The Byzantine Museum of Antivoiniotissa was originally built as a Church dedicated to The Holy Mother of God ‘Antivouniotissa’ in the 15th century.
Today, the museum holds some of the best art works from 15th to 19th century Corfu. The article and exhibits all showcase the significance and metamorphism of art and religion in the region ...