Location: Town Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)
Dionysios Solomos is the National Greek Poet of Greece. He wrote the lyrics of the National Greek Hymn and inspired the Greek and Italian revolutions with his talent and passion. In Corfu, he met music composer Nikolaos Mantzaros, who had already set to music poems of Solomos, including the "Hymn to Freedom" which was established as the Greek National Anthem in 1865.
Dionysios Solomos settled in Corfu at the end of 1828. Between 1828 and 1832 he lived in various houses. The poet settled in the building that today houses the museum around 1834. He composed his most mature works during his stay in this house until his death in 1857.
With the first Italian bombings of World War II, the house where the poet lived was demolished and left in ruins for many years. It was rebuilt in 1961, with plans and supervision offered pro bono publico, by two Corfiot engineers, G. Linardos and I. Kollas, who wanted to assure that the characteristics of the old building would be preserved.
The work was completed in 1964 and gradually the "Solomos Museum" was established. The museum consists of memorabilia, manuscripts, a library of Solomon's publications, the poet's office and photographs (among others).
The Solomos Museum is located in Corfu Town just an 11-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 the Solomos Museum and many other points of interest in Corfu at their own pace.
Public transport: 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.