Best Things To Do in Corfu
Most of the attractions in Corfu are perfect for relaxation seekers. The biggest draw is the abundance of beaches on the island, but you can head to Corfu Town on the eastern coast to explore historical attractions, such as the Church of Saint Spyridon and the Old Fortress (or Palaio Frourio).
Updated February 9, 2018
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With more than 130 miles of coastline, Corfu offers a bounty of beaches for travelers to choose from. These shores range from sandy to pebbly and quiet to rowdy. All beaches offer the gorgeous backdrop of aquamarine waters and stunning cliffs and rock formations.
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The Achillion Palace is just one example of famous figures falling in love with Corfu. Originally built in 1890 for a former Empress of Austria, the palace was also home to the last German Emperor, Wilhelm II, before World War I. The majestic palace sat empty until after World War II.
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For sweeping views of the ocean and prime photo ops, travelers recommend visiting the Paleokastritsa Monastery. Located on a remote cliff peninsula in the village of Paleokastritsa, the Byzantine monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the site dates back to the early 1200s.
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At one point in time, all of the residents of Corfu lived inside the walls of the Palaio Frourio, or Old Fortress. Built in the 16th century by Venetians, Palaio Frourio lies at the eastern end of Corfu Town, separated by a moat. Some sections of the fortress offer breathtaking views of Corfu and its surroundings. Another major highlight of the fortress is the Church of St. George which was built by Venetians and utlitized by the British during their occupation of the island in the 1800s.
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Animal lovers will want to take time to visit the Corfu Donkey Rescue. Established in 2004, this refuge is home to more than 500 donkeys that were abandoned or mistreated.
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This church is named for the patron saint of Corfu, St. Spyridon, who is said to have saved the island on more than one occasion. In fact, a large segment of the male population in Corfu is named "Spyros" in his honor. His remains are housed in a crypt inside the church. The structure dates back to the 1580s, and still functions as a Greek Orthodox Church.
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The Corfu Museum of Asian Art is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Founded in 1928, the museum is the only in Greece to be solely dedicated to Asian art. The collection includes about 15,000 pieces of art from throughout the continent. You'll find Chinese pottery, Japanese anitquities, Buddhist sculptures, Central Asian textiles and more. Recent visitors said the museum offers an impressive collection that you wouldn't expect to find on the European island.
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If you tire of visiting the beaches and ruins on the island, check out Aqualand. This waterpark boasts over 800,000 square feet of pools, slides, games and facilities. The park is split into areas for children (ages 4 to 8), families (ages 8 and older) and extreme slides for visitors ages 12 and older. Children's areas include splash pools and water games, while families can enjoy a lazy river, kayaking and a wave pool. Adrenaline seekers have their choice of slides that twist and turn, as well as a free fall slide that drops visitors 78 feet.
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