The Archaeological Museum of Corfu
Since the announcement of the renovations project in 2012, locals but also history enthusiasts visiting Corfu had been waiting for the Archaeological Museum to reopen its doors; and in November 2018 it was finally time! Tucked away on a street near Garitsa Bay, Corfu’ s Archaeological Museum is housed in a beautiful 2- storey building, and its main goal is to offer a glimpse of the daily life of the inhabitants of Corfu from prehistoric times to Roman times. The museum is home to a rich collection of ancient artefacts that have been excavated by archaeologists mostly in Corcyra - the ancient city of Corfu- but also in Corfu’s villages , like Acharavi, Kassiopi, Sidari, Almyros, Afionas and Roda.
Exhibits include small statues, vessels, amphorae, pottery, coins and other ancient objects. The highlight of the collection here is the huge (approximately 7 metres long and 3 metres high!) pediment of the Gorgon Medusa, from the famous Doric Temple of Artemis- a typical Doric temple devoted to the Greek goddess of Artemis. Other significant exhibits include the stone lion of Menecrates, the statuettes of Artemis, the head of a Kuros and the marble torso of Apollo and other parts of ancient temples. Like most other museums in Corfu, entrance to the Archaeological Museum includes a small fee.
The Archaeological Museum can be explored through our Private Corfu History Tour: Corfu Ancient and Modern which will also let you explore other fascinating Corfu attractions: Corfu Town and Mon Repos. You can also add a visit to the archaeological museum on any of our Corfu Private Tours or Corfu Shore Excursions.
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