Not only does Corfu, Greece attract tons of visitors each year, but it also served as the backdrop for epic tales by Homer and Shakespeare. Between the rugged mountains, pebbly beaches, and historic attractions, it’s no wonder that writers were influenced by the island. When visiting Corfu, these are the top three things to do.
The beaches offer a picturesque backdrop of blue waters, surrounding cliffs, and rock formations. There are more than 130 miles of coastline and tons of beaches to choose from whether you want to sunbathe or do water sports.
Achillion Palace & Museum
This palace was built in 1890 for a former Empress of Austria and was once home to Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor, before World War I. The palace and grounds have statues of famous Greek figures including Zeus, Hera, and Achilles as well as ceiling frescoes and artwork dating back to the palace’s construction.
Located on a remote cliff peninsula in the village of Paleokastritsa, the Paleokastritsa Monatery dates back to the early 1200s and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. You’ll get gorgeous views of the ocean and the monastery is surrounded by olive and cypress trees.