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Mon Repos - Corfù


Mon Repos

to Corfu’s ancient city of Paleopolis. It occupies a prime spot on the Kanóni Peninsula, surrounded by lush wooded grounds that make a cool and peaceful retreat. From the side terrace there is a lovely view over the hillside to the sea.

Sir Frederick Adam, the second British High Commissioner, built this neo-classical summer home in 1831 for his Corfiot wife. It remained a summer house for the Greek royal family until 1967 and then the Municipality of Corfu restored it handsomely inside and out.
Important archaeological sites from Paleopolis surround Mon Repos, and the mansion was converted into a museum to display its artefacts. Exhibits are well presented and informative, giving a fascinating picture of the house and the area, its history and ancient culture.
Follow the path behind the villa that leads to the 5th-century BC Doric Temple, the best-preserved site of Paleopolis, in a sunny spot overlooking the sea. Mon Repos is a pleasant half-hour walk south along the waterfront from the Esplanade, although the last stretch turns inland along the shoulder of a busy road. You can also take the blue bus 2 from Corfu Town to Kanóni.

Where: Vasili, KanóniPeninsula

Open: grounds are open daily 8-7 (free); museum Tue-Sun 8:30-3 (ticket 3 euro)

To see in the City of Corfù:

- Byzantine Museum

- Palace of St Michael and St George

- Campiéllo: Old Town

- Agios Spyridon

- Old Fortress

- Archaeological Museum

- Mon Repos

- Kanóni

- Mitrópoli

- New Fortress

- Esplanade and Liston