CORFU TOWN (the old town)
Corfu town is a beautiful historic town with many of amazing historical buildings and fortresses, mostly build on the
Venezian style with many of small streets passing around them, so by walking through the old town you can see not
just the romantic historical part of the town but also the real greek life in the streets of the old town.
All the tiny streets are not just full of greek houses but also full of greek taverns, coffe shops, souvenir's shops, shops
selling leather goods, handricraft goods, olive oil goods, kum quat liquers, jewellery ... just whatever you need. :)
And if you want to see even more ... visit CORFU BY NIGHT !
Also, do not forget to visit PONTIKONISI (MOUSE ISLAND)
The Achilleion Palace was built by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi.
She had a very powerful, but tragically vulnerable character since the loss of her only son, Crown Prince
Rudolf of Austria in 1889. A year later in 1890, she built a summer palace in the region of Gastouri, now
the municipality of Achilleion, about ten kilometres to the south of the city of Corfu.
The central theme of the palace is the mythical hero Achilles.
MON REPOS PALACE
Mon Repos Palace is situated on top of a hill in the area of Kanoni.
The palace is surrounded by magnificent park.
It was built in 1826 by the British Commissioner Frederic Adams as a gift to his Corfiot wife, Nina Palatianou.
Later on, the palace became the summer residence of all British governors of Corfu and when the Ionian Islands
were united to Greece, in 1864, it was given as a gift to King George I of Greece. This is also the house where
Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elisabeth II, was born in 1921.
During the Italian occupation of Corfu, in the Second World War, this palace became the residence of Parini,
the Italian governor of the Ionian Islands.
AQUALAND in Corfu town
You could also visit aqualand, which is one of the biggest water parks in Europe and a popular tourist destination