- By boat
- By land
Old & New Fortress
Meander through the maze of narrow cantons and romantic dungeon alleys that unite the Old Fortress with the New Fortress, a route that will take you back in time. One of the most notable examples of Venetian architecture in Greece, the fortresses are guarded by two Venetian lions from its bastion walls.
Visit the legendary Palaiokastritsa, a pretty village in northwestern Corfu that’s thought to be the Homeric home of the Phaeacians. See the 13th-century monastery of Palaiokastritsa, featuring a church, a museum and a store where you can buy homemade olive oil and kumquat liquor still made by monks today.
Explore the neoclassical Achilleion Palace built in the 19th century by Austrian Empress Sisi (real name: Elizabeth). Colorful Greek columns and statues adorn the palace exteriors, while pastel-hued frescoes cover the inner ceilings.