Mon Repos Palace Tours

OVERVIEW

The Palace of Mon Repos was built in 1826 for the British Commissioner Frederik Adams who gave it as a gift to his Corfiot wife, Nina Palatianou. In 1864 when the Ionian Islands were united to Greece, Mon Repos was offered to the Greek royal family who used it as their summer residence for over a hundred years. An interesting but perhaps little known fact is that Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elisabeth II of the United Kingdom was born at Mon Repos Palace in 1921!


Mon Repos Palace and its grounds are located in Paleopolis, the site of the ancient city of Corfu. The remains of a number of ancient temples can be seen in the grounds and many of the ancient artefacts that have been discovered in the area during archaeological excavations can be found in the museum of Paleopolis which opened in 2001. Displays also cover the Roman period, focusing on the nearby Roman baths with its mosaic floor, as well as the Byzantine period and the more recent history of life in the Palace itself. Visitors can also explore the rooms of the Palace restored to their former glory, containing period furniture and dresses. There are also paintings of Corfu, as well as botanical samples representing the natural heritage of Corfu and the Mon Repos gardens.


The grounds of the Mon Repos estate are also an attraction. They are filled with a lovely range of trees, plants and flowers and offer opportunities for beautiful shaded walks and stunning views out across the straits to Albania. Here visitors can also discover the ruins of a temple to the Goddess Hera, dating from the seventh century BC, as well as the remains of a small Christian chapel.


Discover Mon Repos Palace with one of our Corfu Shore Excursions or Corfu Private Tours such as our Private Tour to Kanoni, Mon Repos and Corfu Town, our Private Corfu History Tour: Corfu Ancient and Modern or our Private Corfu Custom Tour: Corfu in a day where you can explore Mon Repos together with any other Corfu attraction you like!

Tours & Activities in Mon Repos Palace

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Easy Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town & Surroundings

This Private Tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers who are looking to explore the best of Corfu at a relaxed pace, without wasting their valuable time in long drives between different Corfu attract...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 214 € / GROUP

Easy Private Tour: Kanoni, Mon Repos & Corfu Town

Explore beautiful Corfu at your own pace without wasting your valuable time in long drives on this easy, Corfu Private tour around Corfu town & its surroundings! Experience for yourself the classi...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 214 € / GROUP

Private Corfu History Tour: Corfu Ancient and Modern

Voyage through Corfu's glorious ancient past and marvelous present and delve into the rich, fascinating history of Corfu - from ancient times to present times - on this private history-themed tour! Ex...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 224 € / GROUP

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