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Places outside of Corfu Town

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    Folklore Museum of Acharavi

    During its long history, Corfu has been inhabited by people of various civilizations. The lasting remains of all these different cultures have blended beautifully in the long run and have shaped over the centuries the famous Corfiot tradition and the special identity of our local civilization. In Folklore museum of Read more [...]

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    Capodistrias Museum

    This museum, dedicated to the Corfiot Count Ioannis Capodistrias, first governor of the modern Greek state, is situated at Koukouritsa, near the village of Evropouloi. Capodistrias excelled as a diplomat and later Foreign Minister of Russia in the early nineteenth century. He was born and spent the years of his Read more [...]

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    Achilleion

    The Achilleion summer palace was built in the late 19th century on a lush green hill near the village of Gastouri, nine kilometers south of Corfu Town. It was commissioned by Empress Elizabeth of Austria (better known as Sissi), to be built in the neoclassical style on plans by the Read more [...]

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    “Donatos Paipetis” Olive Museum

    The “Donatos Paipetis” Olive Museum is located at the village of Kynopiastes, eight kilometers to the west of Corfu Town. From the nineteenth century until 1970 it was a traditional olive press owned by the Paipetis family. Visitors may see now the large collection of tools and machinery used in Read more [...]