Mon Repos Palace in Corfu: Mon Repos Palace is situated on top of Analipsis Hill, near the Kanoni area, in the middle of a beautiful setting full of greenery. It was built in 1826 by British Commissioner Frederic Adams as a gift to his wife, Nina Palatianou, who came from Corfu. It is a small but very beautiful palace with colonial architectural elements.
Later on, the palace became the summer residence of all British governors of Corfu and when the Ionian Islands were united to Greece, in 1864, it was given as a gift to King George I of Greece. This is also the house where Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elisabeth II, was born on June, 10th, 1921.
During the Italian occupation of Corfu, in the Second World War, this palace became the residence of Parini, the Italian governor of the Ionian Islands.
This Corfu sightseeing tour offers the perfect way to take in the top attractions. Ride a double-decker bus and hop off and back on at any of the stops on the route. With your headphones you’ll hear about Corfu’s history and the city’s landmarks.
Over the decades, the ownership of the palace was argued between the Greek government and the former Greek royal family. The former King Constantine of Greece thought Mon Repos was his property because it used to be his summer residence during his reign. However, the Greek government would not accept this claim and was considering this residence a Greek state's ownership.
Finally, in 2002, the European Court of Human Rights at Strasburg awarded the former king a compensation of 13,7 million for the properties he lost when the monarchy was abolished in Greece (1975).
Nowadays, the building house is used by the Municipality of Corfu as a tourist attraction and is visited by hundreds of tourists every year. The palace has been restored and reflects its original and classical imposing features. It hosts a museum that includes many Ionian treasures. The palace itself is placed in a lovely environment and is surrounded by a large park.
The remains of the ancient town of Corfu, which have been found opposite the palace, make archaeologists believe that Mon Repos was built right on the site where the ancient city of Corfu used to be.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 693 484 3704, or 0030 694 726 6811, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Mon Repos Palace and many other points of interest in Corfu at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are several buses from Corfu Town to ABC during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.