Sun Holiday in Corfu

Corfu is one of the best historical tourist attractions in Greece. There are several attractions in this beautiful city ranging from ancient towns, beaches, modern hotels/resorts, museums and monuments as well. The architecture of the temples, the exhibitions in the museums is something you don’t have to miss while in Corfu.

In this article, we’re going to look at four historical sites in Corfu that have made Corfu city to be flocked by tourists and locals. Tourists, who love to explore culture and learn more about history of Corfu and know more about the ancient lifestyle, don’t hesitate to visit these places. Let us look at each historical site and what you expect to see when you tour it.

Achillion Palace

This palace is located few meters form Corfu. Visit this palace and see the statues of the Olympian gods. The 9 musses in the palace is one of the must see thing in the palace. The Achilles statue that stands in the garden outside the palace will give you that adventure feeling. In side the palace, you will see the ancient furniture of Greek. The ancient Greek scholars and writers preserved in the palace will leave you wondering how they have been preserved for centuries.

The New Fortress

This fortress was built between 1576 and 1645. You will spend more of your time in this premise as you enjoy the theatrical performances held in this premise. The view of the premise itself is worthy spending your holiday as you explore its architecture. Your visit will be complete when you see the water ducks, underground stoas, the British barracks, ammunition rooms and the museum of ceramic which are found in this fortress.

The Old Fortress

One of the tourist spots in Corfu that you don’t have to miss to visit. See the steel bridge that connects the fortress and the city. The Savornian, Sea tower,  St. Georges Church, Roman Temple, Mandrakios ramparts are some of the monuments that you have to see in this old fortress. Located in the eastern city of Corfu, the fortress also hosts modern offices like the conference centre, the Municipal library and the clock tower as well. This features are just must see in this old fortress while in Corfu on holiday. The British barracks can also be seen while exploring this old fortress.

Aggelokastro

Aggelokastro holds a church that is built in the cave. This church is believed to be in the honor of Gabriel and Michael. Located in Krini, Aggelokastro preserves the ruins of the chambers and storage rooms that have attracted locals and tourists.

If you have to visit Corfu and explore the historical sites, we believe this article has given you the basic information that you might be lacking as you plan your holiday in Corfu. Exploring these ancient sites is something that you have to enjoy and you won’t hesitate going back again.

photo credit: Keith Laverack