Palace of St Michael& St George Tours

OVERVIEW

Located on the northern side of the historical Spianada Square, the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George is an impressive edifice built by the English major S. Whitmore during the period 1819–1823 and considered the most important building of the British rule period in Corfu. Built as the English high commissioner’s residence, it later housed the headquarters of the Monasterial Battalion of Saint Michael and Saint George, founded in 1818 by distinguished English employees of the colony on the Ionian islands. From 1864 to 1913 the palace was used as a royal summer residence.


Today the palace houses the Museum of Asian Art, the only one of its kind in Greece, solely dedicated to the art and antiquities of the Far East and India. Inside the building, the chambers are decorated with carved mythological representations of the Ionian islands, created by the Corfiot sculptor Prosalentis. There are also lavish chandeliers and the windows exhibit the medals that Saint Michael and Saint George won. In the beautifully decorated gardens in front of the Palace, the statue of the English high commissioner Frederick & Adam is a dominating figure.


The Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George and The Museum of Asian Art can be explored with our Corfu Private Tours and Corfu Shore Excursions that include a stop in Corfu Town. Amongst our most popular tours are our Private Tour to Paleokastritsa & Corfu Town, our Private Best of Corfu: Full Day Island Tour or our Private Corfu Food Walking Tour.

Tours & Activities In Palace of St Michael and St George

Check out our Tours & Activities In Palace of St Michael and St George

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 220 € / 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 240 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Achillion, Kanoni & Corfu Town

This Private Shore Excursion is ideal for Cruise Ship passengers who are looking to explore Corfu Highlights in the few hours available in Corfu port. Visit the famous Achillion Palace and discover th...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 240 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Paleokastritsa & Corfu Town

Experience two of Corfu's most iconic landmarks and soak up the island’s unparalleled natural beauty on this Corfu, Private Half Day-Tour. Explore the famous Paleokastritsa and let your senses be ca...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 240 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Paleokastritsa & Corfu Town

Make the most of your time in Corfu port with this exciting Private Half-Day Shore Excursion around two of Corfu’s top attractions! Enjoy the scenic drive to the famous spot of Paleokastritsa, reno...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 240 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Best of Corfu Full-Day Island Tour

Experience the Best of Corfu on this Full-day Private Tour taking you around all Corfu’s must-see attractions in just one day! Discover the impressive Achillion Palace with its exquisite gardens and...

7 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 340 € / GROUP

Private Tour: Achillion, Kanoni & Corfu Town

Experience Corfu’s top attractions in just a few hours on this Corfu Highlights, Private, Half-Day tour. Visit Princess Sissi's Achillion Palace and explore the stunning gardens filled with impressi...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 240 € / GROUP

Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Highlights & Wine Tasting

Are you looking to combine an informative sightseeing tour with an authentic Corfu wine tasting experience? Explore the natural beauty spot of Paleokastritsa, widely considered one of the most beautif...

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 239 € / GROUP

Small Group Tour: Corfu Food & History Walking Tour

This Corfu Food Tour is the best way to experience Corfu’s delicious cuisine along with the rich history and culture of the island. Venture off the beaten path with your food-loving guide, and pop i...

3.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

FROM 55 € / PERSON

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