Best things to do on a rainy day in Corfu
- An olive oil tour at Governor’s olive oil (https://www.thegovernor.gr/)
The Governor Olive Oli is until today the only olive oil brand with the most participations in scientific projects and researches in the world. Some of the great benefits of consuming our olive oil on a daily basis are improved wellbeing and a lowered risk of serious health concerns.
- Visit museum of Asian art at the palace in Spianada square (https://matk.gr/)
Corfu Museum of Asian Art was founded in 1928 as the Museum of Sino-Japanese Art, following the donation of Gregorios Manos’ Sino-Japanese collection to the Greek state. Since that time, the Museum has been a pole of attraction for many other donations, resulting in its collection currently comprising approximately 15.000 works of Asian art form private collections and individual item donations.
- The banknote museum
The Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank is housed on the first floor of the historic building in which the first Branch of the Ionian Bank in Corfu opened in 1840. The Museum’s Collection includes the complete series of all the paper money that was circulated throughout the history of the Greek State: banknotes, coin notes and related material, spanning 180 years of history.
- Casa Parlante ( http://casaparlante.gr/ )
“Welcome! Please, come in! The Count will be with you presently. He hopes you will join him and the Countess in the drawing room for tea.”
This is what you would hear at Casa Parlante, the most alive historical museum in Corfu. A 19th century noble mansion comes to life with stories to tell. In the unique architectural setting of a classical mansion in the historic Old town of Corfu, the everyday life of the island’s 19th century nobility is recreated. Through animated figures, using robotic technology, and the perfect reproduction of décor and furnishing, Casa Parlante promises to deliver you a true insight into bygone Corfu.
Awakening all your senses, the traditions of the island unfold in front of you, depicting family life in an authentic experience of sights, sounds and smells.
Before your eyes the house will come to life…Listen to the children of the family playing music, smell the aromas of the cook’s virtuosic cuisine, read the headlines of the Count’s newspaper…
- Plane watching and Pontikonissi at kanoni area (3km away from Corfu town)
- A visit in Achilleion museum https://achillion-corfu.gr/
The Achilleion Palace can be found in the Village of Gastouri, 10 km’s south west of the town of Corfu.
When you take the National Road Corfu-Achillion and continue up to the area of Ponti, after the left turn, you follow the serpentine road uphill, while the beauty of this part of the island unfolds before your eyes, with olive groves and rich flora. The stunning appearance of this stately palace takes the visitor back in history to when the palace was inhabited by two great figures from European history whose only common bond was their adoration for Corfu, Greece and its culture, Empress Elisabeth of Austria (known as ‘Sissi’) and Kaiser William II of Germany.
- Escape room in Corfu Town or in Emporiko area
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- The Theotoky winery ( https://www.theotoky.com/ )
The Theotoky family are an old landowning family in Corfu Island, Greece, several members of which have been prominent politicians. They originally hailed from Constantinople, whence they fled following its fall to the Ottomans, eventually settling in Corfu. The painter El Greco (Domenico Theotokopoulos) was descended from a branch of the same family that fled to Crete. The Corfiot branch was ennobled with the title of Count by the Republic of Venice and was entered in the Libro d’Oro, but their titles lapsed in Greece when the Ionian islands became part of the Kingdom of Greece, which did not recognise noble titles. The various branches are: The Calocardári, the Sclebúni, the Statháchi, the Sammárco, the Andrucélli, and the D’Aviázzo. The latter developed a tradition of public service and were further nicknamed the Politikoí (Politicians).
Georges Theotoky, the son of John Theotoky, took over the Estate in the 60’s, at a time when wine making in Greece was almost nonexistent, in a commercial way. The development of the Theotoky Estate, has been George’s and his Italian wife’s Claudia’s passion ever since and their delectable red and white wine has become among the most celebrated estate bottled vintages in Greece. Under George’s direction, the cellar has been completely renewed and modernised, bringing its production methods up to modern high standards, whilst maintaining the traditional appearance of the buildings which house the old barrels and bottles.