Mon Repos Palace

Mon Repos Palace, Corfu Town: Address, Phone Number, Mon Repos Palace Reviews: 3.5/5

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Jeremy P
Dallas, Texas77 contributions
Mon Repos Villa: before you go, have proper expectations lest you be disappointed.
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 18 July 2021
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Steve B
London, UK4,620 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jul 2021
My wife and myself are currently holidaying in Benitses (staying at the recently opened Angsana Corfu Hotel - Review to follow) and earlier today we visited the Mon Repos Palace Museum.

The main reason for doing so was to see the place where the late Duke of Edinburgh was born but - in view of some recent overly negative Reviews - I was keen to see the attraction at firsthand. I’m glad we did as after a pleasant walk up the Palace driveway, it was not only good to arrive at the Palace itself but to see it looking in such good condition.

After paying the very reasonable Euros 2 (Adult senior rate), we had a good look around at the various artefacts and rooms on display.

All in all, a most enjoyable visit and I was left scratching my head about the negate Reviews - it’s almost as if the authors had visited a different attraction!!
Written 15 July 2021
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gladfly
New Castle, NH961 contributions
A sad dump
Jun 2021
Very sad to come here and see the state that this is now in. A country treasure left to rot. Park and road going up has not been taken care of for tens of years. Road busted up, trees falling down and all over growing weeds and bushes. As someone mentioned, too bad a national treasure fund established soon couldn’t help this place before it’s too late. Outside is in need of lots of work. It’s about a 3O minute walk from old town. Where Prince Phillip was born on a dinning room table on 1921 but at 18 months old his family had to flee and be exiled to France. A sad palace with gorgeous views!
Written 20 June 2021
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Deborah
3 contributions
a lovely walk
Nov 2020
A walk from Corfu Town centre. and lush forest grounds, and rather loved the overgrown feel to it. Couldn't' go inside as lockdown, but a very quiet walk, clearly popular with local runners. Oh and there's a beach....
Written 8 November 2020
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philip m
Gainsborough, UK140 contributions
Birthplace of Prince Philip
Oct 2020 • Couples
A comfortable walk from the Town, follow the waterfront from the old fortress and bear right with the road as it leaves the waters edge, and you find the entrance on your left. Allow enough time to explore the grounds.
Written 30 October 2020
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ScotsTraveler_11
Hove, UK15 contributions
Unassuming “Royal” Building, Bring Mosquito Spray
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 8 October 2020
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Johkate
North of England22 contributions
Good place for a walk in the shade, and a swim.
Sep 2020
We took a walk out, almost accidentally, to Mon Repos from Corfu Town. It's a great place for a walk in the shade, through the wooded, rather over-grown grounds. We went down to the beach (virtually deserted) which was a hidden gem, though it could do with a bit of a tidy, and wasn't that easy to find! We didn't go into the palace, although it was open.
Written 3 October 2020
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mieldelune
france79 contributions
Interesting architecture and history
Aug 2020
Worth visiting and interesting to look around the palace although it isn't a very grand place for a palace, more a modest mansion.
Written 1 October 2020
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PetethefeetWales
Wrexham, UK97 contributions
Deserted
Sep 2020 • Couples
We went on Tuesday 1st September. No one at the pay kiosk as you enter. Walked around grounds to house hardly a palace. Building and grounds totally neglected and overgrown. No access to building. No signage to the beach. Greece needs a ‘National Trust’. Extremely disappointed.
Written 4 September 2020
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TartanWanderer
England, UK3,615 contributions
Super interesting place to visit
Aug 2020 • Couples
Birthplace of Prince Philip but modest in Royal terms. I loved the place but felt the grounds need to be better looked after. Various old temples in the grounds as well. Utterly fascinating.
Written 30 August 2020
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