Coordinates: 39.606248, 19.926096

Mon Repos

At Palaiopolis, where the ancient city of Kerkyra was built, lies the estate of Mon Repos.

The estate is 258,000m2 and consists of thick foliage, beautiful gardens and scattered ruins of ancient temples.

At Mon Repos in 1831 the English High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands Frederic Adam built his summer mansion, for this beloved wife, Nina Palatianou from Corfu. In 1864 the municipality of Corfu granted the palace and the gardens to George I, the King of the Greeks, so he could use it as a summer residence. The name of the estate came from King George, who used to call it “Mon Repos” that is “my rest”. It is worth visiting the Museum of Palaiopolis, which is housed at the estate, both due to the history of the building and due to the significance of the findings it hosts.


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