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December 16th, 2020
December 16th, 2020
The palace of My Rest, consists of two main buildings, strictly symmetrical between them. It is part of the neoclassical style (considered premature in this particular case) and is characterized by simple lines with large openings, especially the second building that served as a guest room and is called “Tito” – probably an allusion to the former president of Yugoslavia, who previously came to Mon Repos. The Palace of Mon Repos was built in 1831 by an English commissioner of the Ionian Islands, Frederick Adam. It is said that there was a gift to his beloved wife, korfiot Nina Palantianou, while the architect of the building was also an English man, Whitmore. It has large openings, in the colonial style with intense Greek and neoclassical elements. Close to the palace are the ruins of Corfu`s largest ancient temple, just a short way, you will see the best old temple on the island. You can easily reach Mon Repos from Corfu by bus or even by taxi, as it is a quick ride. King George I gave this mansion and the property the name that founded it: My Rest, which means “my tranquillity.” My Rest housed Empress Elizabeth of Austria before building the Achillion, while it was the birthplace of Prince Philip, who later married Elizabeth of England. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 08:30 – 19:00 But next to the manor of My Rest, visitors are also impressed by the green garden that surrounds it. It is estimated that it consists of more than 2,000 species of plants, from the smallest mosses and flowers to the tallest trees! My Rest, after the union of the Ionian Islands with Greece had been granted to King George and remained until 1967 in the royal family that used it as a summer palace. Since then, a legal battle has begun for its property, the royal descendants having claimed it as personal property, which was eventually rejected by the Greek courts, while my Rest was granted to the commune of Corfu. Today, this palace houses the Palaiopoli Museum.
In June 1994, under the Greek Presidency of the European Union, Mon Repos hosted the summit of European heads of state and government. In the area covered by the archaeological site of Palaiopoli in Corfu, is the green property of Mon Repos. It is located about 3 kilometers from the city of Corfu and covers a total area of 258 hectares of vegetation on analipsi Hill, while including an impressive palace with endless sea views.