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Guest Directory

Welcome to The Ionian Park Hotel at Corfu Island.

The Ionian Park Team is available to assist you at any time! We are pleased that you have chosen our resort for your holidays and offer the following amenities and services. If you require any assistance or service which is not listed please do not hesitate to contact reception.

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ADDRESS
Gouvia, 49100 Corfu, P.O. Box 172, Greece

ADAPTORS
If you require adaptors, please contact our Reception at extension”9”

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
Airport transportation is available. Shuttle and taxi services are available. Please contact Reception at extension ”9” for reservation rates.

AIR CONDITIONING
All guest rooms are fully air-conditioned. Individual controls enable guests to regulate temperature in their room. Balcony and terrace doors must be properly closed to allow mechanism to function

ANIMALS ON THE PREMISES
Animals are NOT allowed inside the rooms and/ or on the premises.
Some strayed animals, especially cats, enter the premises on their own. Please pay no attention to them so not to encourage them from staying.
These cats do not belong to the hotel, are not immunizes and it is not safe to touch them no matter how friendly they may appear to be.
For reasons of hygiene refrain from feeding these animals. Do not use hotel ware, china or towels to treat them.
Once a cat is fed, he stays on the premises forever and has to be removed by the Local Animal Pound.

ANIMATION-ENTERTAINMENT
The hotel offers entertainment evenings and children’s recreation program.
Please keep an eye to the hotel’s entertainment boards or ask the reception for more information

ALARM CLOCK
Please contact reception ( extension 9) for assistance.

ALL INCLUSIVE CONCEPTS:
Meals

  • Early Breakfast: from 05:00-07:00
  • Buffet Breakfast: from 07:00 -11:00
  • Morning Snacs from 11:30 -12:30
  • Buffet Lunch: from 13:00 -15:00
  • Buffet Dinner: from 19:00 -21:30

During meals, local drinks (draft beer, house wine, soft drinks and still water) are included.
Lunch Packets available (reservations required at the front office desk till 18:00H one day in advance).

Beverages (From 10:00 a.m. –11:00 p.m.):

  • Hot Beverages: Filter Coffee and Tea
  • Drinks : Draft beer, house wine, soft drinks, local spirits and Greek aperitifs
  • Ice Cream: selection of different flavors
  • Bottled mineral water is not included in the All Inclusive
  • Greek coffee, Nescafe, fredo are not included in the All Inclusive.

 

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BABY COT
Baby cots are available and are provided on request , please contact reception , extension ”9”

BANQUETS & CATERING
Our Banqueting Manager will be pleased to assist you to arrange meeting, cocktail party, presentation, business dinner, gala evening, wedding, etc. in any of our Restaurants and Halls. Please contact reception desk host to book you an appointment with our Conference & Banquet Coordinator.

BABY SITTING SERVICE
Available through the Housekeeping Department. Please make your request 24 hours in advance. Dial extension ”9”

BREAKFAST

  • Early Breakfast is served daily from 05:00 am to 07:00 am (Condimental)
  • Full English Buffed Breakfast is served daily from 7:00am to 11:00am in the ‘Liston’ all Inclusive restaurant
  • For Room Service Breakfast please Order form the menu in your room. Please
    complete this form before retiring and place it outside the door by 01:00 AM to ensure prompt service. Alternatively, you may dial receptionat ext. “9” with your order in the morning there is an extra charge of 5,00 euro per room.

BUSINESS CENTER
We offer a range of business services available 24 hours a day including copying , faxing and printing at the Reception and computer accessibility . For assistance and rates please contact reception .

CAR PARKING
There is a parking and an open space parking next to hotel’s main entrance (parking capacity 300 cars total) free of charge.

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CAR RENTAL
A car rental desk operates next to reception at the lobby area. Alternatively please contact reception to assist you extension”9”

CHECK- IN TIME
Check –in time is available after 14:00

CITY TOURS
For sightseeing excursions, city tours, tickets for Corfu’s museums & galleries, theatres please contact our Concierge at extension ”9”

CONFERENCEFACILITIES
The total capacity of our convention centre is up to 1000 persons, the Mediterraneo conference hall being the larger room with a capacity of 1000 persons in theatrical configuration. All modern provisions like WiFi, video projector or wireless microphone installations can satisfy any convention, exhibition or business meeting requirements.

CHURCH SERVICE
Please inquire at Reception extension ”9”

CREDIT CARDS
We accept VISA, MasterCard

CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Foreign currency may be exchanged at Reception Desk in the Main Lobby.

CHECK-OUT TIME
Check out time is 11:00h Morning. Should you require a prolonging of your stay, please contact reception ( extension0).Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

CHILDREN FACILITIES & SERVICES

  • Mini club available for children from 4 to 12 yrs.
  • Children Animation
  • Play ground
  • Children Swimming pool
  • Water Slides

COMPLIMENTARY TOILETRIES AND AMENITIES
Additional Blankets, pillows, soap, shampoo, towels, face cloth for the guest room, electrical adapters, phone adaptors, clothes hungers, irons available at the reception. Just contact reception at extension”9”

CONFERENCE CENTER / EVENT FACILITIES
Our event facilities provide an exceptional setting for entertaining, private meetings and weddings up to 1.000 guests .
Please contact reception at extension ”9” for assistance for your event.

CRIBS / COTS
Are available free of charge upon request. Please contact reception

CREDIT ARRANGEMENTS
All credit arrangements must be clearly stated upon registration. Guests wishing to change their account to other than themselves must have this prearranged prior to their departure. Please be advised , that personal checks are not excepted. The hotel will seek pre-authorization on all card payments.

CREDIT CARDS
We gladly accept Visa and MasterCard.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Foreign currency may be exchanged at Reception Desk in the Main Lobby

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DAY USE ROOM
You are requested to vacate your room before 12:00 noon on the day of your departure.
If you have a late flight and wish to have another room for DAY USE, this could be arranged (upon availability) at a small charge.
Please inform the Reception Desk well in advance (at least two days in advance and a priority list on a first in- first served basis will be kept, depending on availability.

DISABLED
Access to ground level of the resort

DISTANCES

  • 7 km to the Airport
  • 8 km to Corfu town
  • 300m to Gouvia village

DOCTOR
Services of a doctor can be arranged through Reception. Please contact extension”9”

DO NOT DISTURB PRIVACY
When placing the Do Not Disturb sign on your doorknob please also inform the Telephone Operator if you wish full privacy. Be sure to advise when you wish to receive calls again and change the sign on your door

DRUGSTORE – PHARMACY
You can find a drugstore both in Gouvia and Corfu Town.

DRY-CLEANING,LAUNDRY & PRESSING
We are pleased to offer Laundry and Pressing Services Monday to Friday. Open 09:00-15:00. Dry-Cleaning is available upon request (you can collect your order after 2 day

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EARLY BREAKFAST
Continental from 05:00-07:00 at the Liston Main Restaurant

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Light International entertainment
  • Special Nights events
  • Cinema
  • Animation program with animation team

ELECTRIC OUTLETS

  • All electric outlets in your room are off when your room card( key) is not inserted in the control box or open a balcony door or window.
  • The voltage in Greece is 220 volts (50 cycles).
  • Razor outlet 220/220-50 cycles – 20VA EMERGENCY Should an emergent

EXTRA BED / PILLOWS / BLANKETS
Should you require an extra bed in your room, additional pillows and blankets, please contact Reception at extension ”9”

EMERGENCIES FIRE AND MEDICAL
For any emergency please dial ”9” immediately, to inform reception.
You can also dial (0) 100 to obtain outside help for any fire emergency.
For 24 hours medical assistance, please contact reception ”9”

I n c a s e o f f i r e

  • In the event of any fire, even the smallest, please dial 9 for the reception.
  • Take your door key and proceed to the nearest fire exit by following the EXIT signs leading you to the outside of the building. Please pay attention to the resort staff in charge

I f y o u a r e t r a p p e d i n y o u r r o o m :

  • Please, wet every towel in your room and place them under the door and in front of the air-conditioning ventilation grills.
  • Fill the bath tub water.
  • Inform the reception of the situation
  • Stop the air-conditioning in your room
  • Never use elevators during fire
  • Break the balcony door or the window if necessary

I n c a s e o f e a r t h q u a k e

  • When an earthquake begins, keep calm, do not run or panic
  • Remain where you are . If you are outdoors, stay outdoors, if you are indoors, stay indoors.
  • Get away from the windows
  • If you are indoors, sit or lie down next to the bed or stand against in inside wall or inside doorway or if at all possible, find shelter under a study desk or table.
  • Do not panic or attempt to evacuate. Pay attention to emergency announcements. If evacuation is needed , emergency exits and stairs will be inspected and deemed safe. If you are outdoors, stay away from overhead electrical wires or anything else that might shake loose and fall (such as pieces of buildings)
  • Elevators will automatically be shut down until they are inspected.

E v a c u a t i o n o f t h e r e s o r t.

  • In case of evacuation, the place to proceed to in the event of fire or earthquake evacuation is the tennis court in front of the resort next to the main street.
  • Do not use the elevators during evacuation
  • Never run
  • When evacuating always proceed down, never up.
  • Always follow directions of the emergency personal.

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FIRE SAFETY
The floor plan, which is placed on the inner side of the door of your room, gives information on how to proceed during a fire and indicated the fire exit doors in relation to your room. Please check the location of the fire exit doors in relation to your room.
All guest rooms , corridors and other areas are equipped with fire a smoke detectors. These areas are also protected with sprinkler systems.
Every guestroom corridor has a closing door to prevent smoke from traveling.
A fire extinguisher is placed next to every fire exit. Each exit leads you directly to an outside area.

FLORIST / FLORAL DECORATIONS
If you would like to purchase or send flowers please contact our Reception at ext. ”9”

FOOD & BEVERAGE

The hotel operates on All inclusive basis:

  • Liston Restaurant: enriched buffet, breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • vegetarian menu
    • kids menu (on request)
  • Lounge Bar
    • Main Bar, disco or live music once per week
  • Calderimi restaurant serves Corfu Creative Cuisine

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GOLF CLUB
A fine 18 hole international standard golf course is located in the Ropa Valley, just 15 minutes drive away. The course is open 7 days a week and hotel guests are offered special discounted prices. Please contact Reception desk for further information extension ”9”

GIFT SHOP
Book Shop is conveniently located in the lobby.

GUEST ROOMS
Our 200 guest rooms, are all air-conditioned and fully equipped with telephone, mini fridge, private bathroom, satellite TV, hairdryer and balcony or terrace / garden.

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HALF BOARD
Half Board is based on breakfast and dinner in the “Liston ” dining room only.

HAIR DRYERS
Hair dryers are located in each guest room.

HOTEL FACILITIES & SERVICES

  • Courtesy Parking
  • Hotel shuttle bus to/from the beach and to the airport/ port free of charge
  • Laundry Service (extra charge )
  • Safety deposit box at the reception (with extra charge)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage room
  • Doctor Service
  • Baby Sitting (requested on day in advance with extra charge )
  • Internet Corner ( with extra charge)
  • Business facilities as printing, fax, photocopies e.t.c
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access

HOUSEKEEPING

All rooms receive daily housekeeping service between the hours of 9am to 3pm. If any housekeeping service are required, please contact reception extension ”9”
The following items are available through our Housekeeping Department: Baby accessories, baby sitting service, laundry service, non allergic pillows, vases.

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INTERNET ACCESS
Connection instructions : You may access the service by connecting your laptop to the wireless signal. Turn your wireless devise on and arrange your network settings to automatically IP address and DNS server.
After words you may choose the resort’s connection and connect your laptop directly to internet by the use of your browser.
O b t a i n h e l p b y c o n t a c t i n g : For any technical assistance you may contact reception.

IRON AND IRONING BOARD
An iron and ironing board may be obtained free of charge by contacting reception.

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LOCATION
The Hotel is located in Gouvia, 120metres from the National Road to Paleokastritsa, just a few minutes walk to the Govino beach (200m) or the public Gouvia beach (500m). The gardens surrounding the pool area are a mass of green interrupted by fragrant citrus and orange trees.

LUNCH BAG
In case you are planning to participate in an excursion during your stay in our hotel, please note that the hotel’s restaurant offers “lunch bags” containing:
In case you would like to order your “lunch bag”, please inform the reception or the snack bar at least one (1) day before your excursion.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
If you would like to visit some of the Corfu’s , places and beaches, please contact reception.
Island guides and maps of Corfu are available at the reception desk. We also can assist in finding different excursions and tours. For more information please contact the animation team or the reception.

LUGGAGE ASSISTANCE AND STORAGE
Luggage assistance and transporting, also storage are available 24 hours a day by contacting reception.

LONG CHAIRS AND UMBRELLAS
Long chairs and umbrellas are free of charge in the pool area

LOST AND FOUND
All articles found in guest rooms after departure will be held in our housekeeping department for 6 months. Lost food and beverages will not be held. Found articles will be forwarded upon request at guest’s expense.

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MAIL AND PACKAGES
Guest mail, faxes and parcels may be picked up at the front desk ( reception) , or call to arrange for delivery to your room by dialing ”9”

MEALS

The All inclusive package includes:

  • Full Buffet Breakfast:
    • from 07:00 hours to 10:00 hours
    • Snacks from 11: 00 to 12:00
  • Buffet Lunch:
    • from 13:00 to 14:30 hours
  • Afternoon Tea & cakes
    • from 16:00 hours to 18:00 hours (tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits)

Buffet Dinner:

  • from 19:00 hours to 21:00 hours
    During meals, local drinks (Draft beer‚ wine by glass, soft drinks, tap water, tea and filter coffee) are included.

Beverages

  • Selection of local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks Draft beer‚ wine by glass, liqueurs, soft drinks, tap water, brandy, snaps.
  • Cocktails menu: including a variety of local alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.
  • Hot Beverages: Selection of coffee (filter coffee-espresso-cappuccino)and various flavors of tea

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PARKING
Complimentary parking is available 24 hours to all hotel guests

PHOTOCOPY AND FAX SERVICE
Photo copy and Fax service is available 24 hours per day by contacting reception. The hotel fax number is +30 2661 0 91531 Charges apply for outgoing faxes.

PETS
Pets are not allowed

RECEPTION
Reception is open 24 hours a day
Dial ”9” to contact reception from your room

PERSONAL HYGIENE
We have shaving kits, dental kits and lady sets available in your room. If you need anything else please also contact our Reception team and they will be more than happy to assist.

POOL – BEACH
The use of the pool is allowed from 09:00 to 21:00.

RULES & REGULATIONS

No diving is allowed in the pool
Reserving a sun bed in the pool area by leaving a book or a towel is not permitted. Our staff will take all items away!
Food and / or drinks from the rooms are NOT ALLOWED in the pool area. You are welcomed to use the hotel’s snack bar for any food or drinks you may want to buy and consume in the above areas.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
There is a blue Bus linking Gouvia with Corfu town every 30 minutes.
From the Corfu town terminal you can catch a connecting bus to The North or South of Corfu island . For the bus schedule, please inquire at the Reception Desk.

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RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

  • 2 outdoor swimming pools (including 1 children’s) with fresh water
  • Fish Spa
  • Tennis court
  • pool table
  • table tennis
  • Hokey table
  • Children’s club
  • All day animation
  • Free sun beds and umbrellas at the pool areas

RECEPTION
Reception is open 24 hours per day

ROOM TOWELS
In case you wish an extra change of towels for your room, please contact the reception.
Please be advised that you are not allowed to take any of the room’s towels at the pool or at the beach.

RESERVATIONS
For reservations :
Dial reception for any assistance”9”
Dial +30 26610 91531
Or go online to www.reservations@parkhotelcorfu.com

RESTAURANTS & BARS

  • Liston – Restaurant served the Breakfast , Half Board and All Inclusive concept
  • Calderimi – operates from 19:00 at extra charge ( Offers a small supplement for the All Inclusive clients )
  • Calderimi Snack Bar – serves the All Inclusive concept
  • All inclusive Bar- is opened daily from 10 :00am to 11: 00 pm

ROOMS
DOUBLE rooms (2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN OR 3 ADULTS)
Comfortable twin or double bedded room, bathroom with bath and shower, spacious balcony. This type of room can accommodate a 3rd person on an extra bed.

In – Room Facilities & Services:

  • individually controlled air-conditioning ·
  • hairdryer
  • Satellite LCD TV ·
  • Safety deposit box
  • direct dial phone
  • mini fridge

ROOM SERVICE
is available 24 hours per day. You can find the menu in the information folder. For orders please dial Reception.

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SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
It is not recommended to live valuables in your room and the hotel assumes no liability for valuable not left for safekeeping. You may store your valuables by using the safe deposit boxes in the reception for an extra charge.

SHOPPING
Mini Market in the hotel near to the reception

SECURITY
24 Hours per day full trained security employees.

SMOKING
Smoking is permitted in limited guest rooms and areas. If you wish a smoking room, please contact reception. If you choose to smoke in a non-smoking guestroom, an additional fee of 100,00 euro will be placed in your account.

SNACKS AND BEVERAGES
Calderimi Snack Bar served the All Inclusive concept from 11:00am

SHUTTLE BUS FREE OF CHARGE
shuttle bus to/from the beach and to the airport/ port free of charge. Please check schedule at the reception desk

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TAXI
Taxi cab can be arranged on request. All taxis are equipped with meters. There is a night tariff between 12:00pm and 06:00am. Reception will be more than happy in assisting you to arrange a taxi for you.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Your guestroom is equipped with a heating and air conditioning unit . If you require assistance please contact reception extension ”9”

TELEPHONE DIALING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Dial ”0” to obtain an outside line
  • Dial ”9” to connect reception
  • Dial the room number to obtain another room
  • Long distance rates are available by contacting reception
  • To place overseas calls from your room dial 0+0+ Country Code + area code +local number.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Reception can make arrangements and supply information on taxi, public transit, shuttle or car and motor bike rental services .

TOWELS AND LINEN CHANGE
We change your towels and linen every 2ed night
In case you wish an extra change of towels for your room, please contact the reception.
Please be advised that you are not allowed to take any of the room’s towels at the pool or at the beach.

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WAKE –UP SERVICES
Not to miss your early start in the day, let us wake you up in the morning. Please contact Reception to place your wake-up call. Dial”9” to contact the operator

WIFI
Wifi is free at the Lobby area, and on all other areas with extra charge

WEDDING SERVICES:
Ionian Park Hotel charm as a wedding location is undeniable, in addition to elegant wedding accommodations. Ionian Park Hotel provides and assists from certified wedding planners to planning the most perfect destination wedding. Our tailor made wedding packages are hard to miss and we definitely do the best to give you the perfect match of needs and prices.


 

WHERE TO GO

Corfu town

Corfu, the capital of the Ionian Islands, is full of history. In the Ancient times, it was inhabited by the Phaeacians. The legend tells that Nausicaa, daughter of the king Alkinoos, found Ulysses, wrecked on the beach, chased by Poseidon.
During its history, the island was invaded many times. The most important domination was the Venetian domination. It lasted 400 years and has given the city its magnificent architecture. The city was also occupied by the French republicans in the 18th century and after by the British which restored the Ionian Islands to the Greek kingdom in 1864.
There are several historical buildings in the old town as well as famous squares.

The Spiniada (Esplanade)

Between the city and the Old Fortress, there is a huge open area which, during Venetian rule, was not a square but was used as an open space to fire on besiegers, and to survey their movements. The French decided to plant trees all along the area to give it the shape of a park. The buildings are of various styles like Venetian, French, English and Greek.

The Liston

The most well-known place in Corfu is the Liston coffee and restaurant passage, situated on the west side of the Esplanade. The archway is the work of a French architect, Lesseps, who also built the almost identical arcades in Paris, at the Rivoli Street.

Town Hall Square

This beautiful square at Eugenios Voulgaris St was the administrative and social center of the city during the Venetian ruling period. The elegant Venetian building was built in 1663 and its construction lasted 30 years. It first was the Lodge of the Nobles Loggia dei Nobili. In 1720, it was converted into a theater under the name of “The San Giacomo Theater”, and played a great role in the reputation of Corfu for its lyrical art. The building functioned as a theater until 1902. Today, it houses the city hall.

The Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George

This palace covers almost the whole northern area of Spiniada and was built following the plans of George Whitemore in 1819-1824 at the initiative of the British Commissioner, Thomas Maitland, for use as the residence of the British commissioners and as an administrative center. It also housed the Ionian Congress and was the headquarters of the Order of St Michael and St George. During the period 1864-1913, the building was also used as a summer residence by the Greek Royal family. It is a majestic building, the only one in Georgian style in the Mediterranean region and was constructed entirely from Maltese stone. Today, the Palace houses the Ionian Congress archives, the Archeological service, 60 000 volumes of the National library, the Museum of Asian art and the Byzantine Collection. The Palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens. In 1837, a bronze statue of Frederick Adam (the Commissioner between 1824 and 1832), was erected in front of the entrance.

Mon Repos

Mon Repos has been the summer palace of the Greek Royal family. It was built in 1831 by the British Governor sir Frederick Adam for his wife. In 1864, the king George I bought it and gave it the name Mon Repos. Prince Philippe, duc of Edinburgh, was born there. During World War II, Mon Repos was occupied by the Italians. In 1994, the palace was abandoned. After, the Greek Government has confiscated it and now it is a museum.

Kanoni

Kanoni is located 4 km from the southern part of the town. There, you can enjoy the wonderful view and admire the emblem of the island, Pontikonisi.

Kanoni was named after a battery stationed there by the French Republicans in 1798. A canon, remnant of this tumultuous period, still exists on the small square. The view is very fine, especially when all shades of green and blue are set aglow in the sunset. The islet with the monastery of the Panayia of Vlacherna (17th century) is connected to the land by a narrow bridge. On August 15th, a celebration takes place there.

A little further, there is another verdurous islet, the famous Pondikonisi with the Byzantine church of Saint Panteleymon on it. According to tradition this islet was once the Phaeacian ship that brought Ulysses to Ithaca and which was petrified by the god Poseidon in his wrath.

Saint Spyridon Church

Situated in the center of the old town, this church is dedicated to Saint Spyridon, the protector of Corfu. It is believed that he saved the city from famine, plague and from the Turkish invasion in the 18th century. Four times a year, there is a procession of his holy relics through and around the city walls, on Palm Sunday, on Holy Saturday, also the 11th of august and the first Sunday of November.

The Antivouniotissa Church

This church is one of the oldest in Corfu. It was built in the 15th century. Nowadays, it houses the Byzantine museum where are exposed icons, paintings from the 15th to the 18th centuries as well as works of Cretans artists.

The Old Fortress

The Old Fortress is a masterpiece of fortification architecture. It dominates the east part of the peninsula on which the city is built. The first fortifications were built by the Byzantines in the 8th century and the Venetians extended and strengthened it in the 16th century. The fortress was connected to the city by a bridge which used to be raised every night for security purposes. At the highest point of the fortress is the Stone Tower of the Lighthouse. In the southern part of the fortress is St George’s church, built in the neoclassic style by the British in 1841.

The New Fortress

Construction of the New Fortress by the Venetians began in 1576 after the great siege of 1571 by the Turks, to protect the city, and was completed in 1588. Later on, the British and the French restored the fortification and made some additions. This fortress was connected with the sea and land by four gates. Nowadays, only two gates survive.

The Archeological Museum

The Archeological museum was built between 1962 and 1965. It includes finds from Paleolithic times to the Roman era. The most important piece is the Gorgon pediment from the temple of Artemis (590-580 B.C) from Aghioi Theodoroi, in the Hall of the Gorgon, the most ancient stone pediment of pre-Classical Greek art to have survived. The pediment of Dionysus and a marble torso of Apollo are also exposed there.

Paleokastritsa

Situated 25 km north from the city, Paleokastritsa is the most famous and busy beach of the island. Its beauty is still unequalled, despite all the changes made to improve tourist infrastructure. In fact it was the first place on the island to have experienced tourist development right from the period of British rule, which is why its infrastructure is of high standard.
The place is also famous because it is where archeologists situate the palace of king Alkinoos. According to local legends, the small island of Kalovri would be the other place where Poseidon petrified Ulysses’ ship, but another myth says that Kalovri was an Algerian Pirate ship, petrified thanks to divine intervention.
Paleokastritsa includes six villages next to six bays, called Haghia Triada, Platakia, Alipa, Haghios Spyridon, Haghios Petros and Ambelaki. The beautiful beach offers you many activities as water sport or fishing. You can also try spiny lobsters, the specialty of Paleokastritsa.

The monastery

Although Paleokastritsa monastery was founded in 1228, the current monastery was built in the 18th-19th centuries. It is an excellent sample of Greek monastery architecture, with its simple-aisled church, internal arcaded courtyard, cells and museum housing interesting portable icons dating from the 15th c. to the 18th c., vestments, holy objects and books.

Bellavista

Just before Paleokastritsa is the small village of Lakones. Just next to the village is Bellavista, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Paleokastritsa and its bays. It is one of the 10 most beautiful views of Europe.

Aggelokastro

After Lakones, you find the imposing Aggelokastro, also known as Castle Michel-Angelo, named after its creator, Michel-Angelo II, Sovereign of Epirus. This Byzantine castle of the 13th c. is built on an inaccessible rock 120m high. It was the westernmost outpost of the kingdom of Epirus and played an important role until the end of the 16th century. It was also the headquarters of the island’s governor, elected by the Congress. Many heroic events have taken place there. Inside the castle is the chapel of the Archangels and, close to the north-western wall, St Kyriaki’s church. From here you can see all the way to the town of Corfu: the defenders of the fortress could send signals to the town if any enemy was approaching.

Paxoi

Paxoi is the smallest of the larger Ionian Islands and is situated 7 miles north of Corfu. The 2400 inhabitants live mostly on fishing and olive cultivation.
We don’t know much about the distant past of the island, except that in 229 B.C, a naval battle between Illyrians pirates and Corfiots (during which Corfu was defeated and forced to surrender) took place in the straights between the Paxoi and Antipaxoi islands. Later on, the history of Paxoi is associated with Corfu. In 1814, Paxoi became part of the Ionian Islands and joined them when they united with Greece. The island belongs to the district of Corfu.
With 1300 inhabitants, Gaios is the island’s capital. It was built according to the traditional Eptanesian architecture at the center of the bay, protected buy two tiny islands: Aghios Nikolaos, where only ruins of a Venetian fortress have survived, and Panayia, which has a monastery of the same name where a celebration takes place in August. At Gaios, you can find a historical archive, a library and Aghioi Apostoloi church with important paintings.
North of Gaios, you can visit two lovely fishing villages, Longos and Lakka. Near them lies the beautiful beach of Charami with the cave of Ypapanti, which is connected underground with the Byzantine church of Ypapanti. South of Gaios, there is another village of 250 inhabitants, Ozia, known for its hot water springs. Nearby, at the village of Porto, ruins of two ancient Christian basilicas, Aghia Marina and Aghios Stefanos, remain. In the north-west, we find Trypitos, a natural bridge leading to Moggonisi opposite as well as to several sea caves, among which the most important is Ortholithos with a huge monolith at its entrance.

Antipaxoi

Antipaxoi is a tiny island situated 3 miles off Paxoi and has only 120 inhabitants. It is a green island with a crystal sea and many sea caves and orchards. Agrapidia, Vatoumi and Vrika are ideals beaches for swimming. You can visit the desert islets of Daskalio and Exolitharo by motorboat. The whole region is ideal for snorkeling and diving.

We wish you a great time  in Ionian Park Hotel  and Corfu Island !!