Monuments within walking distance from Andrioti School
While studying at Andrioti School you can explore the local area, Garitsa, which is rich in history and a pleasant province of Corfu town.
It is a circular tomb, constructed in the 6th century BC, with an impressive archaic inscription, one of the most ancient inscriptions in Greece, dating to 600 B.C. Menecrates was a famous sculptor who lived in Corfu.
Built in 1843, the column is a work of honour to Howard Douglas, the Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian islands from 1835 until 1841. A commemorative text written in archaic Greek expresses the gratitude of the local people for all his deeds for the island.
Iason and Sosipatros church
Constructed in the XI century on the ruins of a monastery, it is one of the few examples of Byzantine architecture left standing. It is worth visiting as it is the oldest church on Corfu island.
The British Cemetery
Founded in 1814, when Corfu was under the British occupation (1814-1864), it was used as a place where British officials and residents were buried. More of a beautiful garden than a cemetery, it is a place of serenity where you can admire a rich variety of flowers, bushes and trees.
The Archaelogical Museum
Some of the more impressive works exhibited in the museum, which indicate the island’s prosperity during the ancient period, are the pediment with Gorgon, the ancient lion of Menekrates, named after the cylindrical tomb of Menecrates’, the small statue of Artemis (490 B.C.), the Kouros, a statue of a young man (530 B.C). You can also admire the findings of the Palaeolithic and early Bronze period as well as the newer objects of the Hellenistic and Roman period. The museum is currently being renovated and will be closed to the public until September 2015.
Mon Repos Palace
Built in 1826 by the British Commissioner Frederic Adams as a gift to his Corfiot wife, it is a small but very beautiful building surrounded by magnificent flora. Later on, the palace became the summer residence of all British governors of Corfu and 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 in 1921. Adjacent to the park you can see the ruins of ancient Corfu town.
The Early Christian Basilica of Paleopolis
Opposite the entrance to Mon Repos stands the ruined church of Paleopolis founded in the 5th century. The site is not open to the public as restoration and excavations have not been completed yet.
The name Anemomilos (windmill) comes from the reconstructed windmill which stands at the edge of Garitsa bay. This windmill once served the milling needs of the locals.