Location: Town Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)
The Municipal Gallery of Corfu: The Municipal Gallery of Corfu was originally established in 1978, but it was legally recognized as a public institution in 1991. After that, many donations were made by local families and artists, that today constitute the permanent exhibition of the gallery. Among the most important collections are the Samartzis Collection (42 works), the Aglaia Pappa Collection (23 works) and the Philippos Markotsis Collection (12 works), while two more works were donated by Nikolaos Ventouras.
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Housed in the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George, the Municipal Gallery of Corfu exhibits mostly the works of 19th-century local artists, including the works of Haralambos Pachis, the founder of the Artist's School of Corfu, S. Skarvelis, P. Prosalentis, G. Samartzis, and others. Apart from paintings, there are also some very interesting carvings.
The gallery is very active as it organizes art workshops, exhibitions, seminars, and lectures.
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.
See the UNESCO World Heritage sights of Corfu on a tour of the Old Town. Visit the 19th-century Achilleion Palace, built for the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria. Get great views of Mouse Island and the Church of Panagia Vlacherna from Kanoni.
The Municipal Art Gallery is located in Corfu Town just a 10-minute walk away from the central bus station and a 13-minute walk away from a parking lot.
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 rental car allows visitors to discover ABC 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 bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island. 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.