Behind Corfu Island there is some great history, culture and traditions that have been kept in museums with care through time. In this quick guide you will find some of the most famous museums in Corfu open to locals and visitors.
Contact: Vraela Armeni 1, Corfu | 26610 30680
The Archaeological museum is located within a 15min walking distance from Corfu’s old town. The content of the museum mainly covers the Classical, Roman, Hellenistic and Archaic Periods and impressive exhibits of excavations in Corfu as well as Epirus.
Museum of Asian Art
Contact: Palaia Anaktora, Corfu | 26610 30443
The Asian Art Museum of Corfu is housed in the palace of Saint Michael and George and it’s the only museum in Greece devoted to the art of Asia. In this museum you can find various artifacts such as masks and weapons from China, Japan, Pakistan, Korea, India, Siam and Nepal, as well as several paintings, furniture, relics and portraits of the Ionian Congress.
Byzantine Museum of Antivouniotissa
Contact: Corfu Town, Old Fortress | 26610 38313
The Byzantine museum of Antivouniotissa is located in Corfu’s town old fortress in a beautiful church established in 1984. The museum holds religious artefacts such as Christian sculptures, parts of Byzantine frescoes and a collection of icons from famous artists from the 11th to 18th century.