At first sight Mon Repos is like a small replica of the Achilleion, the famous palace of Empress Sissy in Corfu but it lacks its glory. Actually Mon Repos is older than Achilleion, dating back to 1831, and it is the ex summer residence of the Greek royal family, last used by the exiled King Constantine II of Greece and later confiscated by the state. Today the villa is open to visitors, and it also hosts a small archeological museum. Some of the original furniture is exhibited. Compared to Achilleion, it has much less visitors and is much quieter.
Villa Mon Repos is located above the seashore in a quiet area of Kanoni peninsula. Its lands include green park with many trees and small paths leading either to the sea or to the ruins of a few ancient temples. You can access Mon Repos only on foot, the entrance of the park is near Garitsa bay - the south area of Corfu Town known for the windmill. The walk in the park is free, only the entrance of the villa is paid (approximately EUR 4 per person), as the villa is open until 3 pm every day except Mondays. Mon Repos is most famous as the birthplace of Prince Phillip II, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
The park is not like the lush garden of Achilleion but it is shaded by high trees and the air is fresh. One of the paths leads down to the rocky seashore where you will find a jetty on which you can sunbath and swim around. Another path leads to the ruins of the ancient Kardaki temple.