Category: Architecture
Tags: Points Of InterestTown

  • Location

    Kapodistriou 118 Greece Kerkyra Island Corfu 491 00

This building, which houses the Corfu Reading Society, one of the earliest cultural foundations in modern Greece (founded in 1836), stands almost directly opposite the High Commissioner’s palace. The original construction of this building, which was a residential mansion, goes back to the Venetian period, but it has been subjected to a series of modifications and additions in the 19th century and later. It is one of the most characteristic buildings in the town, and has an exterior staircase with a covered landing emphasized by an elegant arcade.