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Places of interest

The Town of Corfu
Located just 20 minutes or 14 km from the hotel, Corfu Town (Kerkyra) is a principal port and the largest town in the Ionian Islands. It is built between two Venetian castles, having its own unique atmosphere. It is a thriving mass of shops and businesses, set amongst a captivating and charming assortment of elegant buildings, churches, imposing fortresses and narrow alleyways leading to hidden squares. The tall buildings with the 'volta' (arches), the 'cantounia' (narrow flag stoned streets), the 'mouragia' (sea-walls) all reflect a strong Italianinfluence. The old Town of Corfu was announced as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007, a fact of great significance.

The Palace of Mon Repos
The Mon Repos Palace estate (258 acres) takes up the most of the Analipsis hill where the ancient town of Corfu, Paleopolis, was located. It is 3km from the Town. In the centre of the garden is the imposing palace built in 1824 by British Commissioner Frederick Adams. It is a grandiose building that has been occupied by British Commissioners, Italian politicians, the Greek Royal Family and was the birthplace of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Achilleion Palace (Palace of Sissy)
Located in Gastouri village 25 km from the hotel, this luxurious villa was built for the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth von Wiltelsbach (more familiarly known as Sissy), by the Italian architect Raffaele Carito in 1892. Today the palace acts as a museum, whilst the stunning, colourful gardens that surround it feature prominent statues such as that of the dying Achilles.

Kanoni & Mouse Island
World famous Kanoni is situated south of the Palaiopoli peninsula. It was named Kanoni (canons) after the battery of artillery established by the French in 1798. In the sea below Kanoni is the Monastery of Vlaherna built in the 17th century, linked to the mainland by a pier. Just across from the Vlaherna monastery, is the verdantly green Mouse Island (Pontikonisi). This stunning view is the trademark of Corfu.

IMPORTANT PUBLIC BUILDINGS
- Palace of Saints Michael & George
- Loggia Nobilei (Town Hall)
- Ionian Academy (Grimani Barracks)
- Ionian Parliament
- Aghios Spyridon  church (patron saint)
- Panayia Kremasti and Ayios Iakovos
- Church of S. Giacomo


The Gouvia Marina
Gouvia Marina, the first privately owned marina in Greece, is situated about 3 km from the hotel. In the 17th century Venetian seamen selected the area of Gouvia as an ideal location for creating a naval station and shipyards. Today sailing yachts and motor boats from all over the world arrive at Gouvia Marina, enjoying the beauties of the sea and the environment, the cool breeze and the beautiful island of Corfu.
Today, Gouvia not only features the remains of the Venetian shipyards, which are a point of historical interest, but is also a lively resort with various dining and nightlife alternatives, popular with locals but also visitors of all nationalities.


Paleokastritsa
Paleokastritsa is situated 12 km north-west of the hotel and has long been considered one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu. It has six secluded sand and fine pebble beaches surrounded by tall cliffs, wooded headlands, olive groves, lemon and cypress trees and lush hilly countryside. The island’s favourite monastery is the charming Theotokos monastery, situated in the 13th century Venetian Castrizza San Angelo, located at a peak just above the main beach of Paleokastritsa.


Lakones
A quaint, traditional village situated in the mountains overlooking Paleokastritsa. Here visitors arrive from afar to enjoy the captivating, panoramic views of the Ionian as well as one of the most renowned sunsets in Greece.


Dassia
Dassia is an atmospheric, lively place, popular with younger couples, groups and water sport enthusiasts. Dassia is just 13 km from Corfu Town on the east coast of Corfu with views across the sea to the mountains of Greece and Albania. Popular Dassia beach is long, quite narrow and a mix of shingle and pebbles. The water at is exceptionally calm and flat.
 
To explore Corfu or get more information about sights & places of interest in Corfu, please contact the Guest Relations department at the hotel.
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DON'T MISS

Corfu Old Town
Announced as a Town of UNESCO, a fact of great significance.
 
Day-cruise to Paxos & Antipaxos island should not be missed!

Gouvia Marina, the first privately owned marina in Greece
(
3 kms from the hotel)

World famous Kanoni & Mouse island (Pontikonisi) are perhaps the trademarks of the island.
 

Why Corfu  
Emerald island
 

  Silver colored pine- and olive-groves
  An abundance of sandy and pebbled beaches line the 200 km coastline
Palaces of Achilleon and Mon Repos
  Italianate architecture, enchanting nightlife and fine cuisine
Gorgeous Kommeno peninsula with 3 amazing Grecotel Resorts
 

 

Achilleion Palace; the luxurious villa
of Princess Sissy


 
 
 
 

 
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