THE PERFECT LOCATION
Even though the island has many different sides, everything coexists in harmony. The island is bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology. This glorious past can be seen on imposing palaces, noble mansions, beautiful museums and charming squares.
If you manage to peel yourself away from the enchanting Corfu Town (only 3 km away from Divani Corfu Palace), move the coasts of Corfu, where beautiful beaches are nestled in sandy coves and surrounded by green forests and mountains.
The sightseeing possibilities are also endless. Achillion Palace, the former retreat of princess Sissi of Austria, Mon Repos Palace, where the Duke of Edinburgh was born and Pontikonisi Island are just some examples of what you can see.
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The perfect location to escape and experience the very best of Corfu island
(1 km from the hotel, a 12-minute walk)
Kanoni is one of the most photographed areas in Corfu island. It took its name from an old cannon that stands on top of the hill.
At the bottom of the hill, you will find Vlaherna Monastery where you can enjoy the sunrise while immersing yourself on the infinite blue of the Ionian Sea.
(1.7 km from the hotel, 23 minutes on foot or 8 minutes by car)
This palace was built as a summer residence for the British governor of Corfu in 1826, but soon became a school of fine arts while its park opened to the public in 1833.
Empress Sisi of Austria stayed here in 1863 while in 1864 it operated as the summer residence of Greece’s King George I. The palace was then named “Mon Repos”. In 1921 Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was born.
(3.4 km, an 11-minute drive)
Strongly influenced by the Venetians, the French and the English, Corfu town is a brilliant base for exploration.
Get lost in the narrow cobblestone alleys, the so called “kandounia”, visit museums, walk down the famous Liston promenade and stroll around the huge Spianada square.
Moving away from Corfu Town, you’ll discover picturesque seaside villages, tiny verdant islets and wild natural landscapes.
(10.6 km, 18 minutes by car)
The Achileion Museum was built as a summer palace for Empress Sisi of Austria.
It is built in Neoclassical Pompeian architectural style, surrounded by statues. Its imperial gardens are set on the top of the hill, offering a superb view over to the Ionian Sea.
Mouse Island or Pontikonisi
(2 km A short boat ride from Kanoni)
This tiny green island is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Corfu and is accessible by a 5min boat ride from Kanoni.
According to mythology, this rocky island is the ship of Ulysses that was stoned by god Poseidon. In the center of the Mouse Island, there is only one building, a 13th-century church of Pantokrator. This church celebrates every year on the 6th of August.