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... Corfu highlights ... Places worth visitig in Corfu island

Kambiello, Corfu Town
Lying in a direct line between the Old Port and the Liston, this is the oldest part of the town and where the maze of narrow lanes best gives the flavour of life in the town in the past.

The Liston, Corfu Town
Based on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris, the Liston is a handsome row of houses with arcades below, looking out over the square, where the Corfiots are frequently to be seen beating visiting English sides at cricket. Under the arcades there is a series of cafes and restaurants.

Achillion Palace
Built in 1891 by Elizabeth of Austria this imposing building, incongruously sited in the charming little village of Gastouri.

Pantokrator
Definitely worth a car trip to the top (2972 ft) on a clear day for the flowers, the view - you may see Paxos, Levkas, Othoni, Albania and even the toe of Italy - and the monastery. Allow a full day for the trip. Climbers may like to try a more direct route via the slabs you can see above Nissaki, but start early to avoid the heat.

Pontikonisi - mouse island
The view from Kanoni of the two little islands below, Vlakherena and Pontikonisi, has inevitably become Corfu's most overworked asset. It is nevertheless definitely worth the short bus trip from the town, even if you choose to savour the view over an ouzo rather than actually going out to the islands.

Archaeological Museum
This repays a visit if one is in any way interested in Corfu's past. Make a point of seeing the Lion of Menekrates, a beautiful limestone animal sculpture over 2500 years old which is unique. The museum is in Vraila Street.

Paxos island
Excursions are also available to the tiny Ionian island of Paxos and to the mainland of Epirus.


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