When in Corfu Town, a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Corfu is an absolute must. Built in the 1960’s and located a short walk from Corfu’s Old Town, this popular museum has on display a number of archaeological finds unearthed from ancient sites on the island. Initially built to house the archaeological finds from the Temple of Artemis in Corfu, this museum was expanded and is now home to findings of the excavations of Thesprotia, the temple of Hera, Kerkyra and more. The highlight of the museum is however the archaeological finds from the Temple of Artemis in Corfu, such as the Gorgon Pediment; a 5th Century BC carving. Another notable exhibit at the Archaeological Museum is the Lion of Menekrates which dates from the 7th century BC. Visitors will also come across a variety of other sculptures, pottery, funerary monuments, a collection of Corcyran coins and more.
Tuesday to Sunday: 8.30am-3pm
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Gorgon Pediment and the Lion of Menekrates
The Archaeological Museum of Corfu does not have prayer facilities for Muslim visitors, and neither does the city of Corfu. Muslim tourists will therefore have to find a clean and quiet place outdoors to offer their prayers. If unable to, they will have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times.
The Archaeological Museum of Corfu is not known to house a café within its premises. Visitors are however sure to find numerous dining outlets in the area surrounding the attraction. Since there are no known Halal restaurants in Corfu Town, Muslim tourists will have to dine on suitable seafood and vegetarian dishes at local non-Halal restaurants.