The island of Corfu has a rich history to discover, from tiny hilltop monasteries to imposing Venetian fortresses, there are plenty of indoor activities for families.
Corfu’s capital, Kerkyra, is a UNESCO world heritage site, so walking around here is like visiting an open air museum. You could get lost in the complex of narrow cobbled streets, where grand palaces sit side by side with locals’ modest houses.
Aside from historic buildings and museums, there are also several child-friendly attractions on the island like a classic aquarium, which is sure to please the kids.
BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you so let’s explore a selection of the best activities in Corfu.
1. Old & New Fortress of Corfu Town
Corfu’s capital is dominated by its two imposing fortresses, which in the past were joined together so the locals could live safely inside.
The impressive 15th century Old Fortress, on the east of town, offers amazing views from the top of its ramparts, as well as reconstructed old weapons, a small museum and a church.
The kids will love to hear the stories of past invasions and battles at this iconic site.
The Corfu Music School is based within the Old Fortress, so you may be lucky and catch one of their performances when you visit.
On the other hand, The New Fortress of Corfu, on the west of town, has underground galleries, vaulted passageways and imposing bastions to explore. You can also admire amazing views of the Old City from its highest points.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am-4pm
2. Vlacherna Monastery
One of the most iconic Corfiot landmarks, Vlacherna monastery was built in the 17th century on a tiny rocky island at the tip of the Kanoni peninsula.
Reached via a small stone pathway linking it to the mainland, once inside the monastery you can admire beautiful frescos and ornate wooden carvings.
Now only used as a monastery on special occasions, it is open to the public to visit all year round.
There are two cafes on the mainland which offer amazing views of the monastery. As it’s very close to Corfu’s airport, this is a great place for the kids to spot planes taking off and landing too.
You can combine the monastery visit with a boat trip to neighbouring lush green Pоntiкοnissi Islаnd, nicknamed Mouse Island due to its tiny size.
This small, friendly aquarium in Paleokastritsa receives great reviews on Trip Advisor and consequently is one of the best things to do in Corfu with kids.
The knowledgeable and friendly tour guides are really welcoming to children. And will let them touch and hold reptiles like snakes and iguanas, if they want to.
Paleokastritsa’s beach is also one of the prettiest in the island, so you could head there afterwards if the weather has brightened up.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 5pm
4. Casa Parlante
This unique museum in Corfu Town brings history to life with recreated scenes using animated figures and robotic technology.
Set up as a 19th century nobleman’s mansion, the lifelike scenes of everyday life will fascinate the kids. Listen to the children of the family practising violin, smell the aromas wafting from the cook’s pot in the kitchen and read the headlines of the Count’s newspaper.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 6pm
5. Asian Art Museum
Finally, this top rated museum is housed in the impressive Palace of Saint Michael and George –the beautiful, luxury residence of the former British Lord High Commissioner.
The Asian Art Museum offers an impressive collection of extraordinary artifacts from the Far East. And he full set of Samurai armor is bound to be a highlight for the kids.
Opening Hours: Open daily 8am-8pm
Visiting Corfu with your kids is the perfect opportunity for a fantastic Family Holiday.
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