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.