Vidos is an island right on the harbour of Corfu town, which is one of the highlights in the region. You can visit the islet via small traditional boats and particularly during summer months. Your visit will be a memorable experience, since there is superb natural beauty all around and you can enjoy lush greenery, along with absolute serenity and abundant sunlight. There is a hiking trail for those who wish to discover the interior of the island. If you are up for a dive, there are two secluded beaches that allow splendid moments by the sea for you and your precious company.
The Palace of Mon Repos is located within lavish greenery, in the most idyllic scenery at the forest of Palaiopolis. Frederick Adam was the original owner of this magnificent villa from 1828. He was the British Lord High Commissioner of the US living in Corfu and wanted a home that could be used during summer months. After that, the building hosted fine arts schooling and later on it became a superb outdoor attraction for all visitors. Empress Elisabeth of Austria was another notable resident at the Palace of Mon Repo back in 1863, before deciding to construct the equally breathtaking Achilleion Palace. King George I gained the ownership of the Palace in 1864 and gave it its name. The residence was under the ownership of the Greek Kings, till King Constantine II left back in 1967. After some years of decay, the villa got fully restored and is now a magical place to visit. It is now a property of the Corfiot municipality, offering superb exhibits as a museum. Visitors can have a look at the vast collections of archaeological and medieval exhibits, all depicting the history and brilliant past of Corfu in the most eloquent manner. Palaeopolis, on the other hand, is the ancient city of the island and is located within close proximity from Mon Repos. Extensive excavations have highlighted the distinctive character and prominent nature of this ancient settlement.
Pontikonissi is one of the world-renowned attractions in Corfu, meaning the island of mice in Greek. It is a place of amazing natural beauty and a destination filled with rich flora and fauna, certainly worth visiting during your stay on the island. Located at the lagoon of Chalikiopoulos just opposite the airport of the island, visitors are encouraged to embark on small boats and take a trip to this natural marvel. It is called the island of mice due to the small size it boasts, while there is only one building on the island (the Byzantine Church of Pantokrator). It is also worth noting that Pontikonissi is only free to reach on the day the monastery is celebrated, which is August 6 every year. This is when people are allowed to access the whole islet and not just admire it from afar. On other days, only a small part of Pontikonissi is offered for exploration.
Sailing boats and powered craft from all over the world sail in the marina of Gouvia enjoying the beauties of the sea and the environment, the cool breeze and beautiful Corfu.The actual construction of the present Marina began in 1996. The first phase of development increased the capacity to 960 berths.The construction of four modern and luxurious WCs, the Fuel Station, the Super market, a restaurant, and the Public Services building have already been completed as well as the second phase which included an Administration building, a swimming pool, a shopping centre and other constructions.Today the Marina has matured to offer a level of facilities for yachting and motor cruising enthusiast that would be hard to surpass.