Corfu is known as the second largest Ionian islands in Greece. The island has plenty of historical attraction and known to have the best-preserved buildings in Europe. Thousands of visitors visit the island every year to see it’s incredible landscape and beautiful beaches. Although it’s a small island, it has plenty of things to offer. Below are a list of activities and places you can see in Corfu.
The word Angelokastro translates to Angel’s castle. It is situated on the top of Corfu’s highest peaks. The castle is an integral part of the island’s history as it was used to defend and fight invaders off the island. The castle features high towering walls which proven to be useful back during an invasion.
The Vidos island is situated in the port of Corfu just half a mile from the old town. During World War, the island was used as a quarantine hospital for sick Serbian soldiers who arrived in Corfu from a war retreat in Albania. Many Serbian soldiers who died on the island was buried off the sea due to the small size of the island. It is another historical attraction that you wouldn’t want to miss during your visit.
The Achilleion is a beautiful palace surrounded by statues of gods and philosophers. An Austrian Empress name Elisabeth designed the palace. Elisabeth fell in love with the island and decided to build the mansion based on a Phoenician style. After her death, the palace was used for different purposes during the World War.
The Spianada square is the largest square in Greece and also the main square on the Corfu island. The area is surrounded by other monuments including the Palace of Saints Michael and George and the old fortress. Many people gather here during the daylight.