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Archaeological sites  (3 results)
Artemis Gorgos temple

It is a temple constructed in 6th century B.C. in Kanoni area on the boarders with Palaiopoli. Its unique stone pediment has been transferred to the Archeological Museum of Corfu. Here visitors have the chance to see the well preserved Dorian temple and the large...
Menecratis monument

Menectratis monument is located in Geritsa area close to ancient Corfu cemetery opposite Alkinoos port mouth. It is a circular tomb built in the 6th century B.C. with amazing archaic inscription which is considered to be one of the oldest in...
Palaiopoli

Palaiopoli and Mon Repo archeological site consists of the Corfu city market area as it evolved from antiquity up to the 6th century A.D. The most remarkable monuments of the site are: the market, Kardakios Dorian temple, the Roman baths and the arched building built in the pro Hellenistic period...

Beaches  (1 result)
Corfu’s Beaches

The coastline of Corfu is formed by golden sandy bays, remote capes and idyllic beaches. Whatever you might prefer, sandy, pebbly, crowded, renowned, with amenities or not, one out of the following will meet your interests. Most of Corfu’s beaches offer amenities, such as umbrellas, sunbeds, food...

Caves  (4 results)
Grava Gardikiou

“Grava Gardikiou” is a cave, where after research scientists found inhabitation signs from the Superior Paleolithic Era (20.000 B.C.). They found tools made of firestone, animal bones etc. It is located in Aghios Mattheos community, 22km away from the southwest side of the city and very close to...
Ipapanti Sea Cave

THE SEA CAVE OF YPAPANTI. Legend holds that it leads to the church and the stately house of Grammatikos - the latter is a preserved building. It was once shelter for the allies’ submarines during the II World...
The Sea Caves of the Ionian Sea

Prepare to be Amazed What makes the Ionian Sea that special? It’s the blend of emerald waters, a beautiful seabed, sheltered coves and secluded beaches. All the beautiful scenes you’ll encounter in the wider Ionian area - and in particular the renowned sea caves - are what makes this part of...
Trypa tou Pelaou

THE CAVE OF "TRYPA TOU PELAOU" (Hole of the sea). The cave located on Mount Mattheos, 500 m away from the Monastery, dates back to the Paleolithic Period. According to legend, it leads to the...

Caving  (3 results)
Grava Gardikiou

“Grava Gardikiou” is a cave, where after research scientists found inhabitation signs from the Superior Paleolithic Era (20.000 B.C.). They found tools made of firestone, animal bones etc. It is located in Aghios Mattheos community, 22km away from the southwest side of the city and very close to...
Ipapanti Sea Cave

THE SEA CAVE OF YPAPANTI. Legend holds that it leads to the church and the stately house of Grammatikos - the latter is a preserved building. It was once shelter for the allies’ submarines during the II World...
Trypa tou Pelaou

THE CAVE OF "TRYPA TOU PELAOU" (Hole of the sea). The cave located on Mount Mattheos, 500 m away from the Monastery, dates back to the Paleolithic Period. According to legend, it leads to the...

Destinations  (1 result)
Τοp 5 hidden gems in Greece

1. Patmos island. Here St. John wrote the Apocalypse. Worldwide known as a sacred island for it is the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation, Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs and volcanic soil. Designated as “Holy...

Family moments  (1 result)
Top 6 family destinations

Just for you, kids! If you have already visited Greece for your summer holidays, then you are fully aware of how your children can really have the time of their lives here. But if this is your fist visit, read a list we’ve made for you and choose your favourite family destination. Either way,...

Flora  (2 results)
Flora - Corfu

Corfu, Paxi and Diapontia islands have the richest flora of all Mediterranean islands and constitute a true paradise of natural wealth. Their natural environment includes 6.000 rare species of wild flowers, 55 species of wild orchid and several species of aromatic and pharmaceutical plants. The...
Lefkimmi Saltern

Until few years ago the area of the specific water biotope was used as salterns. This activity stopped for good in 1988. Since then different and various changes have been made. Even though the information available for the flora and vegetation of this place is little and it limits by the...

Gastronomy  (1 result)
Honey: Sweet gold

In Greece, 12,000 tonnes of honey are produced annually. The vast majority of forest honey production involves pine honey, fir honey and oak honey. What is peculiar to these types of honey is that they do not crystallise and that they have high nutritious value due to their high content in trace...

Greek beer  (1 result)
Greek beer strides ahead

Greece is famous for spirits like ouzo and tsipouro, it is a land of many vineyards, a country proud of the...

Greek islands  (5 results)
Antipaxoi

Although a small island, it is endowed with outstanding beauty. The island of Antipaxoi (literally meaning “opposite Paxi”) lies at just 3 nautical miles from the port of Gaios.  Antipaxoi is famous for its renowned beaches, among which Voutoúmi, with its exotic turquoise waters, is...
Ereikoussa

Diapontia Islands An island complex of the Ionian Sea located at the northwestern end of Corfu and including Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Othonoi as well as some smaller uninhabited islets. Ereikoussa The northernmost island of the complex is lush green and ideal for peaceful holidays. The...
Mathraki

Diapontia Islands An island complex of the Ionian Sea located at the northwestern end of Corfu and including Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Othonoi as well as some smaller inhabited islets. Mathraki The southernmost and smallest island of the complex is the paradise of harpoon lovers, with beautiful...
Othonoi

Diapontia Islands An island complex of the Ionian Sea located at the northwestern end of Corfu and including Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Othonoi as well as some smaller inhabited islets. Othonoi The biggest island of the complex is located at the westernmost part of the Greek territory. It has a...
Paxi

A sanctuary of love for gods Cultural village of Europe for the year 2004, Paxi (or Paxoi) is the ideal island for a peaceful holiday. Fjord-shaped beaches, underwater caves, small bays and green hills welcome the lucky visitors. According to the legend, the island would be the southernmost tip...

Ionian islands  (6 results)
Antipaxoi

Although a small island, it is endowed with outstanding beauty. The island of Antipaxoi (literally meaning “opposite Paxi”) lies at just 3 nautical miles from the port of Gaios.  Antipaxoi is famous for its renowned beaches, among which Voutoúmi, with its exotic turquoise waters, is...
Corfu

The cosmopolitan island of Corfu is probably the most well known island of the Ionian...
Ereikoussa

Diapontia Islands An island complex of the Ionian Sea located at the northwestern end of Corfu and including Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Othonoi as well as some smaller uninhabited islets. Ereikoussa The northernmost island of the complex is lush green and ideal for peaceful holidays. The...
Mathraki

Diapontia Islands An island complex of the Ionian Sea located at the northwestern end of Corfu and including Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Othonoi as well as some smaller inhabited islets. Mathraki The southernmost and smallest island of the complex is the paradise of harpoon lovers, with beautiful...
Othonoi

Diapontia Islands An island complex of the Ionian Sea located at the northwestern end of Corfu and including Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Othonoi as well as some smaller inhabited islets. Othonoi The biggest island of the complex is located at the westernmost part of the Greek territory. It has a...
Paxi

A sanctuary of love for gods Cultural village of Europe for the year 2004, Paxi (or Paxoi) is the ideal island for a peaceful holiday. Fjord-shaped beaches, underwater caves, small bays and green hills welcome the lucky visitors. According to the legend, the island would be the southernmost tip...

Lakes  (1 result)
Antionioti lagoon

The specific water biotope is located in the north coasts of Corfu island and is considered to be a very important one not just because the rare species of Lutra lutra lives here but also because it provides ecological balance to the entire area. It is also worth to say that this area is...

Monasteries  (2 results)
Panagia Palaiokastritsa monastery

Panagia monastery was built in 1225. The building that visitors see nowadays is of 16th - 18th centuries. The first buildings must have been parts of an old fortification. This is probably why it was given the name "Palaiokastrita” (Old Castle). The monastery was destroyed by Genoans in 1403. It...
Platipera monastery

The Platipera monastery is located at one of the city entrances (on the way from the north). It was built in 1743 and destroyed in 1798, later on rebuilt in 1801 and in 1864 it was completed by annexing a castellated bell tower. It is dedicated to Panagia, Aghios Chrisanthos and Aghia Daria. The...

Monuments  (5 results)
Achillio palace

The well known Achillio palace dominates in one of the highest spots of Gastouri village. Gastouri became famous in the end of the 19th century when Empress of Austria Elisabeth (known as Sissy) was so much excited by the island that she decided to built there Achillio Palace. Sissy was mesmerized...
Anountsiata

It is a monument of European significance since here were buried the Latin Nobles who died in the Sea Battle of Nafpaktos (1571). This battle gave an end to the Turkish naval threat. Few years later the overall effort of Turks to expand to the West was terminated for...
Gardiki fortress

Gardiki castle was built in 13th century by the overlord of Epirus Michail Aggelos the Second (same person who built Aggelokastro). It has the octagon shape with towers in each corner. Interesting are the ruins of ancient walls in its interior, as well as the ruins of ancient temples built in the...
Kasiopi fortress

Nobody knows when Kasiopi fortress was built. Venetians, knowing that it is difficult to defend the castle and the port, blew up parts of the castle and abandoned the settlement. From that glorious past only few parts of the castle still remain...
Neo Frourio (New Fortress)

It is an imposing building rising up in the west side of the city between the New and the Old Port. It was constructed from 1576 to 1645 by engineer F. Vitelli and is an artificial hill which was delimited by opening large perimetrical fosses and raised by gathering the material from the...

Museums  (4 results)
Folklore Museum of Acharavi

Historical mementos, photographs, drawings and historical texts have been meticulously collected and are now exhibited with much love and care in the Folklore Museum of Acharavi, opening a whole universe of personal stories and collective experience to enable us the better to link the past to the...
Museum of Asian Arts

The Museum of Asian Arts is unique in Greece and one of the best in Europe. It is housed in the palace of Aghioi Michail and Georgios which is considered to be the most remarkable monument created in the village during English...
Museum of Banknotes

It is the only banknote museum in Greece and one of the most interesting worldwide. It has been operating since 1981 and is housed in the historic building of Ionian...
The Museum of Olive

The Museum of Olive is very interesting to visitors. It is housed in an old oil press where people can see the proceedings of olive elaboration. It is located in Kionapiastes village which is famous for its good drinking water, for the three aisled Panagia basilica church with its unique...

On foot  (5 results)
Lakka

A picturesque settlement in the northern part of the island, in lush green surroundings with beautiful houses, alleys and small squares. It is located 7.5 km away from Gaios. Sightseeing  The church of Aghios Andreas.  The sea cave of Ypapanti.  The beautiful sunset...
On Foot - Corfu

 Spianada: It is the central square, which was built by the Venetians and is considered the biggest square of the Balkans. Most of the events, as musical concerts, processions and parades take place here. Moreover, cricket matches are organized at the lawn of Spianada. On the other side we...
On Foot - Loggos

The smallest port of Paxoi. It is located 5.5 km NW of Gaios. Sightseeing  The old oil-press and soap factory of G....
On Foot - Ozias

Ozias is the oldest settlement of the village with traditional stone-built houses and remains of old churches. It is located 1.5 km south of Gaios. Sightseeing  Mogkonisi which is linked to Ozias by a bridge.  Kaltsonisi: the favorite place of those who own or rent a...
Travelling to Magazia

A village with stone-built houses and detailed dry stone walls. Near the village, at the western coasts there are several beautiful submarine caves known as “graves” (there are almost 40 such caves at the western coast of Paxoi) with amazing vaults. The most known caves are the ones located at the...

Regional cuisine  (1 result)
Mouth-watering delicacies from the island of Corfu!

Corfu’s microclimate- heavy rainfalls and humidity- as well as the mild relief of its territory are the key factors related to the fertility and fruitfulness of the blessed Corfiot land… Ever since Homer’s time, the olive tree has undoubtedly been the trademark of Corfu. The sight of vast...

Religion  (2 results)
Easter customs in Corfu

Colours and Aromas of Spring in the Garden of Music On the Greek islands Holy Week ceremonies begin on Palm Sunday. At 11.00 in the morning, the litany of the Holy Shrine of Saint Spyridon takes place in recognition of the miraculous deliverance of the island from the spread of the deadly...
Easter in Greece!

Greece plays host to religious festivals with deeply rooted customs and centuries-old traditions all year round. One of the greatest celebrations of Christianity is Easter. The faithful Christians all over Greece follow the Holy Week ritual devoutly, giving themselves body and soul into the...

Spring vacations  (1 result)
Easter in Greece!

Greece plays host to religious festivals with deeply rooted customs and centuries-old traditions all year round. One of the greatest celebrations of Christianity is Easter. The faithful Christians all over Greece follow the Holy Week ritual devoutly, giving themselves body and soul into the...

Touring by Cultural Interest  (1 result)
Settlements - Corfu

More than 100 villages and settlements are dispersed in the lush green surroundings of Corfu. According to their construction date they refer to Byzantium, Venetian, as well as folklore architecture of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, while here and there you can see findings from ancient Roman...

Traditional products  (1 result)
Honey: Sweet gold

In Greece, 12,000 tonnes of honey are produced annually. The vast majority of forest honey production involves pine honey, fir honey and oak honey. What is peculiar to these types of honey is that they do not crystallise and that they have high nutritious value due to their high content in trace...

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