Mon Repos Palace
Mon Repos Palace
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Mon Repos Palace in Corfu: Mon Repos Palace is situated on top of Analipsis Hill, near the Kanoni area, in the middle of a beautiful setting full of greenery. It was built in 1826 by British Commissioner Frederic Adams as a gift to his wife, Nina Palatianou, who came from Corfu. It is a small but very beautiful palace with colonial architectural elements. Later on, the palace became the summer residence of all British governors of Corfu and when the Ionian Islands were united to Greece, in 1864, it was given as a gift to King George I of Greece. This is also the house where Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elisabeth II, was born on June, 10th, 1921. During the Italian occupation of Corfu, in the Second World War, this palace became the residence of Parini, the Italian governor of the Ionian Islands.
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  • Abigail Sierra Potter
    London, United Kingdom5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting visit
    Wasn’t really what I was expecting so I thought it would have a little more to do with prince Philip but it had nothing to do with him. It explained the history of Corfu and you could see some historical coins and pots. Lots of photos of Corfu throughout the years. The outside was beautiful and there’s a nice walking path right next to it.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • MarionShew
    Kent, United Kingdom258 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mon repos still a pretty place to go
    Recently renovated Beautiful gardens only 4 euro entry to house but garden entrance free. Great room settings however some rooms closed off and any mention of it being the birth place of our late Phillip Duke of Edinburgh has now been removed. We remember going to Mom rep regularly and watched it slowly go into disrepair so nice that they have finally made the effort to do the interiors Disinterested staff just sat there reading their own books and said they did not understand English which is unlikely on Corfu The temples in the gardens have been moved around many of the columns are stacked together on the opposite side of the temple. Expensive gift shop Still worth a visit on a rainy day or just to stroll round under the cooling trees on a hot day. No cafe and toilets are in the palace only none outside or any cafe to get a drink in the park area
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Paul P
    St. Albans, United Kingdom86 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mom repos visit
    The museum was very interesting telling the history of Corfu. The pictures of the archaeological sites in the grounds bigged them up. They were disappointing. Being the birth place of Prince Philip and former summer house of the king of Greece could be highlighted instead of putting a blue plaque at the entrance. That said museum entrance at 4 euros was not a rip off
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • SB01
    Sonning Common, United Kingdom840 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Needs Some TLC
    I’d rate this a rather disappointing experience. On the plus side there is in one room of the palace an interesting exhibition of photos of Corfu in the 19th century, plus in another some nice floral paintings. But there is no mention of Prince Philip. Considering his contribution as a naval officer and member of British royal family I find this inexplicable. The gardens have some interesting tropical plants and trees, but like the exterior of the house it is a bit run down. The gardens are supposed to contain archeological sites but due to the poor signposting and path closures we never found the Doric temple. Other sites were a few rocks, with more interesting larger sites closed. In total expect to spend about an hour. You can walk from the southern part of town or get bus 2.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • ncjc2013
    Rolling Hills Estates, California488 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing
    This was our 2nd time visiting this palace. It’s so underwhelming we forgot we were there 10 yrs ago. Only 2 rooms of the palace are furnished. We went as part of a ships shore excursion. The walk is pretty, but long to get to the palace. If you have any mobility issues it would be a long walk. There is an elevator if needed to get to the 2nd floor. An hour stop would be too long.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Sherry A
    Cromer, United Kingdom4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful house and grounds
    Beautiful house and grounds. Amazing huge clumps of nerines line the drive up to the house. Lovely views over the sea. Think it is being renovated as it is a bit shabby. Hope renovations are sympathetic .
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 12, 2023
  • Raymond D
    Caldicot, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Hotel in Corfu Old Town
    This is an amazing hotel, on the coast just outside Corfu Old Town about 1.5km away. We had a sea view with walk in shower and room facilities even included Nespresso coffee machine with daily pod & milk replacement. The staff were lovely and very helpful and we were given a late check out and a shower room f-o-c before our late flight pi ck up to freshen up and prepare for UK colder climate. The buffet was good value for the price and varied. The hotel had entertainment Wednesday thru Saturday and the Wednesday night saxophone player could have his own show in uk. We hired a car for the whole holiday of 11 days and the parking in Corfu Old Town was only EUR 3 all day! Highly Recommended
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • On the road again
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida270 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some antiques and Greek history
    This structure was mostly destroyed during WWII. It was rebuilt to include period architectural touches. It was nice but there are other places withing the Med that might be more beautiful. Landscaping was ok but nothing particularly beautiful or special. The walk to the palace is thru a park that has an old nunnery and some resident goats.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Malianna
    Nafplio, Greece1,176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Some of the negative reviews here almost made us not go, but we are so glad we did! What a cheerful little palace, with some beautiful rooms, interesting exhibitions and and extra bonus for us that loved the Durrells series on tv, this was the countess Mavrodakis home. And of course we did enjoy to see where little prince Philip spent the first years of his life.
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Mon Repos Palace and found it to be a cheerful and informative experience. We're glad that our history resonated with you, especially given your connection to the Durrells series. We hope you'll come back again soon!
    Written January 13, 2024
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    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 31, 2023
  • Somerset321
    Ilminster, United Kingdom98 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place for a stoll in the gardens
    Lovely place for a walk amongst the trees and some views out over the sea. The Palace is small but they've made an effort to put displays together to make more of it. The garden is free and the house was only 4 euros, so I wouldn't say it's a 'must see' but if you have time spare, it's worth a look. We were here in April, I imagine in the summer when it's much hotter, the trees will offer some respite from the hot sun.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 6, 2024
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Jeremy P
Dallas, Texas166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
This is a venue which to review is totally based on
one’s expectation level. Prince Philip, the Duke of
Edinburgh, was born in this house. Thus, many British tourists visit, only to be disappointed, because the villa itself has “seen better days”, and other than the small sign at the entrance,
there are no other references to the Prince. The
interior of the house is not a necessity to visit.
There are enormous grounds one may traverse,
free of charge ( there is a fee to enter the home ).
It’s a 30 minute walk from Corfu town ( 2.6 kms.),
right along the shoreline. There really isn’t much
to see here, so I believe most will be disappointed. I had read all the reviews, so I knew
what to expect. It’s a fine excursion if you don’t
make it in the heat of the day, and again, it’s all
about the expectations.
Written July 18, 2021
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Raymond D
Caldicot, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is an amazing hotel, on the coast just outside Corfu Old Town about 1.5km away. We had a sea view with walk in shower and room facilities even included Nespresso coffee machine with daily pod & milk replacement. The staff were lovely and very helpful and we were given a late check out and a shower room f-o-c before our late flight pi
ck up to freshen up and prepare for UK colder climate. The buffet was good value for the price and varied. The hotel had entertainment Wednesday thru Saturday and the Wednesday night saxophone player could have his own show in uk. We hired a car for the whole holiday of 11 days and the parking in Corfu Old Town was only EUR 3 all day! Highly Recommended
Written October 15, 2023
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ScotsTraveler_11
Hove, UK20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Interesting due to it being the summer palace of the old Greek Royal family and the birthplace of Prince Philip of the British Royal family. An easy walk from Spianada (approx 25 minutes) weather permitting.
It’s a surprisingly modest building given its history and you can access it at times during the year but it was closed when we visited. Nice gardens to wander round and there are Greek ruins in the grounds. Unfortunately we were there during an explosion of mosquitoes and left quickly but we were told this is particular to the early autumn months.
Lovely views of the coast of neighbouring Albania.
Written October 8, 2020
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TrewinDorset
Christchurch300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We didn't see many road signs, but map app got us there - close enough to park & walk around the walls to find the main gate!
The estate / gardens are large and lovely to wander around - sun, shade, ruins, sea views and a little beach.
The palace is now a museum and has an interesting historic photography exhibition, as well as furnished rooms and other displays.
Entry only €3 / 4 each. Clean toilets in the palace building.
No cafe which was a shame - we'd certainly have bought a cool drink and snack.
Written September 8, 2021
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Paul P
St. Albans, UK86 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The museum was very interesting telling the history of Corfu. The pictures of the archaeological sites in the grounds bigged them up. They were disappointing. Being the birth place of Prince Philip and former summer house of the king of Greece could be highlighted instead of putting a blue plaque at the entrance. That said museum entrance at 4 euros was not a rip off
Written September 6, 2023
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,755 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Mon Repos is best known as the birthplace of HRH Prince Philip. Little remains from that time. Today it is a museum containing many historical artifacts found in the area. There is a timeline from ancient times to the present highlighting the importance of Corfu to trade.

It is best visited with a small group. The large tour buses cannot enter the grounds and there is an uphill walk of a few hundred meters. Our private tour van was able to drive up to the front door. Visiting in the off season, entrance is only 2 euros.
Written December 23, 2022
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Despina S
39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
on a road trip visiting the sites, Mon Repo rated lowest among the rest. It is a lovely park in disrepair. We were told after the visit that the flora is remarkable by botanical standards as royal visitors brought various samples over the years but that is something one has to guess or be told. Nonetheless, it is a lovely park with glorious views over the see. The palace is interesting on the outside but bare on the inside. If you can fit it in your schedule, do it, if not, don t worry about it
Written August 15, 2020
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Amelia C
33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
If you are in Corfu for 1 day on a cruise stop, visiting this location is not worth it - unless you love English history.

Our tour stopped here for 1 hour and really 30 minutes was more than enough.

Really wish we didn't stop here at all.

It is free to enter.
Written July 7, 2023
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Magvey
Belgrade, Serbia700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It was rainy afternoon, in September 2021, when we visited the Palace. Rain just started after our entrance - so we had enough time for detail visit of whole exhibition there. Exhibition includes thematic groups of photographs, some art styles in XIX centaury, some very old archeological artifacts from ancient Greeks period and old Roman Empery, ...
Written October 20, 2021
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Kate E
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
The walk to the house is nice like a botanical gardens. And the views outside the house and from the balcony are beautiful. But don’t waste your money going inside as it’s not worth the €2-4. Inside the house is a poor attempt at a museum but does not discuss much of the history of the house.
Written July 5, 2023
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